(Closed) Red, White and Blue= Tacky??

posted 9 years ago in July 2010
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Not lame at all! If you’re getting married on Independence Day, I think it’s almost an obligation to use red white and blue! 🙂

To keep it from being "kitchy," I might use off shades of all of them (think muted blue/slate, a more burgandy red, etc.). But I think you could definitely use the pure primaries and make it beautiful!

Post # 4
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t think its tacky at all or an obligation. I’m getting married this July 4th but doing pink/green at the ceremony but for our BBQ after its all RWB Sometimes I wish I would have done RWB through out bc some guests are dressing that way and it would have been cool but I’m not exactly have a so called traditional wedding and green is my fav color. There’s a 100 different ways to do it but u can def pull it off.

Post # 5
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009 - Church Ceremony/Reception at The Waterford House

You could always do turqouise/teal, red, and white to change it up a little.  I know it’s kind of a trendy scheme, but it’s just so cute!  Plus there’s tons of inspirational ideas & photos out there for it.

Post # 8
613 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

not lame at all. i didnt have a 4th of july wedding and my colors were very close to red, white & blue…the girls wore navy dresses, everyone carried white flowers, they wore silver shoes and red lipstick.  i thought it was cute.  you can incorporate the colors in a non-cheesy way and still have the theme you want

Post # 9
69 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

My Father-In-Law got married on Flag Day 34 years ago and did a Red, White and Blue theme!  I actually just saw their wedding pictures this past weekend and it looked just fine (minus the outdated dresses of course). 

She had her Bridesmaid or Best Man wear red dresses and her Maid/Matron of Honor wore a blue dress.  Their flowers were even red white and blue.  Again, I know it was 34 years ago-but you can easily do it without being too over the top!

Post # 10
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think I would use white and then either red or blue as the the main colors and then just do splashes of the third to keep it from being too over the top. Like navy Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses with red shoes, white flowers wrapped with a red sash or vice versa. Whatever color your girls’ dresses are I would use that for your flowers, the guys’ vests and ties but then add some of the other color in the boutonniere. Done right, I totally think red, white and blue can be elegant and classy. Make sure to post pics of how it turns out. Good luck!

Post # 11
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I loooove the inspiration board that bunny posted!  Not tacky at all – look at that board!!!!  Just please dont wear this 😉




Post # 12
778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

@ KellyV, that dress!!!  OMG 

You really need to love America to wear that.


Post # 13
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

haha, I actually went to a wedding where the bride had 2 dresses, the second was a ballgown and the top half was a sequined american flag.  We were all like WTF is that?! because it was the middle of winter!

Post # 15
2324 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

First off, I love that Snippet and Ink board. It’s one of my favorites. 


Also, check out this blog…Maggie did a red, white and blue election themed wedding. It’s great.


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