Planning a July 4th wedding gives you lots of options for fun decorations, event venues, and entertainment. With the help of your wedding planner, you can create a romantic and patriotic day that you and your guests won't soon forget. Here are some ideas you can use to make your Independence Day wedding a memorable day:
Instead of having guests throw rice after the end of the wedding, consider instead hosting a fireworks show. This ties into the wedding's theme while giving your guests a bit of surprise entertainment. Have your party planner work with a professional fireworks expert, and ask about different designs you can use in the display. Hearts and stars are a few of the specialty fireworks display options you might want to consider. Plan for the fireworks to go off just after you are announced as a couple at the end of the ceremony. Fireworks are ideal for outdoor weddings, but there are ways to incorporate them even if your wedding is indoors, such as having the display as your wedding party is leaving the church or reception hall.
Why not get the wedding started with a marching band leading your wedding party down the aisle? You can enlist the help of a local high school band to be part of the big day. If you are getting married close to where you grew up, consider working with your former high school. The band can play patriotic songs during the procession, and it can also remain at the event to play during your fireworks display. You may also want to ask about having the school's color guard perform as live entertainment during the reception.
A patriotic menu can add to the overall theme of your wedding. Consider a backyard barbecue-inspired menu, complete with hot dogs, french fries, and hamburgers. Serve apple pie instead of wedding cake, and have your caterer work on a few specialty items in red, white, and blue. These items might include yogurt parfaits with blueberries and strawberries or cupcakes frosted to look like American flags. Don't be afraid to get creative with the catering menu, and offer a range of different options that tie into your wedding theme.
Talk to your wedding planner about these options, and work together to create unique and fun touches that make your July 4th wedding a truly special fay for you and your guests.
I still remember my first wedding. Because I was in a hurry to get everything done, I just chose the run-of-the-mill option for every aspect of the ceremony. Instead of finding a minister who knew me and the groom, I just took whoever was available. Instead of custom designing my cake, I chose it out of a big, boring book. Unfortunately, all of these design oversights led to a wedding that was really bland. However, that marriage only lasted a few years, and before I knew it, I had a chance to do things again. The next time around, I added special touches that made a big difference. Read my website to find out how to make your wedding better.