13 Fourth of July Wedding Ideas

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In my book, the Fourth of July gives Christmas a serious run for its money in the "Favorite Holiday Ever Contest." The simplicity, celebration, and community of summer is all wrapped up in one holiday, where we all get together to grill salty meat; wear red, white, and blue; fire off colorful bursts of light in the sky; and, of course, celebrate the freedom we have in our country. 

If you're also planning on celebrating your union, here are 13 ideas to create a simple and gorgeous Fourth of July celebration! 

 gold star cupcake toppers

GOLD GLITTER STAR CUPCAKE TOPPERS

Adorable! If you're not much of a baker, you can easily cheat by purchasing some cupcakes from your grocery store, topping them off with some raspberries and blueberries, then stick one of these cupcake toppers (50 for $7.39 on Amazon) . Voila! You have a perfectly patriotic dessert for all of your guests.
Photo via Craftionary

 flower girl dress

RED GINGHAM TODDLER DRESS

Just stop. Stop. I cannot bear the adorableness of this. If you have a flower girl, stick her in this adorable gingham dress and give her a crate like this one to throw out petals. It doesn't get any more summer than that! AND, you're in luck! I found a dress almost identical to this beauty right here ! Amazon FTW.
Photo by Jessica Roberts via 100 Layer Cakelet

 watermelon star

STAR SPANGELED WATERMELON

This refreshing snack, best if eaten outdoors, is an easy recipe anyone could do. Simply cut watermelon slices up with this star cookie cutter , place on skewer, then follow up with a few plump blueberries. Easy, beautiful, and delicious!

Photo via Alice & Lois

sparklers wedding

LET LOVE LIGHT THE WAY SPARKLERS

Sparklers are a good idea any time of year (as long as they're done safely!), but they're a perfect way to close off a patriotic wedding. Doll up the sparklers with a few of these custom tags for a special touch!

 sparkler sign

SPARKLER SIGN

Let all of your guests know when the festivities will end with a bang. This beautiful sign will do just the trick!

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RED, WHITE, & BLUE DRINKING STRAWS

Although paper straws aren't the most practical way to sip a drink, they sure do make for beautiful photos. Stick them in a mason jar, fill it up with lemonade, and you have a gorgeously sastifying drink! Here are similar straws you can purchase from Amazon .

Photo by Elodie Ciriani via Wedding Chicks

 fourth of july save the date

SPARKLER SAVE THE DATE

Get your guests excited about celebrating both you and our country with a sparkler sparkler save the date! I love the simplicity of this beautiful piece and envelopes are included, too!

 red suspenders for wedding

RED SUSPENDERS

Suspenders on a little boy are one of the reasons why the word "cute" is still used. The bright red suspenders pop against a crisp white shirt and I love the contrast! You can find similar supsenders as these here on Amazon.
Photo by Melissa Schollaert via Southern Weddings.

 fourth of july reception ideas

RED, WHITE & BLUE BALLOONS

What a cute idea! A white barn is, of course, a gorgeous backdrop, but you can use anything to tie up your balloons. All you need are some balloons (you can find some here on Amazon!) and a little bit of patience.
Get the full DIY here
Photo via Woman's Day

 patriotic wedding ideas

FLAG HAMBURGER TOPPERS

Of course, you don't have to use hamburgers to show off your patriotic pride, but why not? Mini burgers are a fun dinner option for a casual, outdoor wedding. After your burgers are complete, stick 'em with these flag toothpicks and you're ready to go!

Photo via Always Perfect Catering.

 red white and blue rings

GORGEOUS RINGS

I unfortunately don't have a source for where you can buy these beauties (although if you know, please tell me!), but I included them because they're just too pretty not to look at, am I right?!

 vintage flag fourth of july wedding

VINTAGE FLAG

I love this gorgeous photo. When you're finished wiht the photo, you can hang it up on a barn outside or in the reception venue to keep the celebrations going. If you want to imitate the pic, here's a vintage flag you can use!

Photo by Al Gawlik Photography via PopSugar

 patriotic wedding ideas

BLUE & GOLD CUSTOM NAPKINS

I so wish custom napkins was a thing when I planned my wedding. I know it's a small thing, but it adds such a classy touch! Especially if you're hosting an outdoor soiree with messy food. These gold foil napkins are gorgeous for a patriotic wedding.