Post # 1
So we are getting married on July 4th!!! A lot of dates in both of our families are on Holidays and my fiance is in love with all things American. So at first I was thinking purple, but now I am wondering if a tastefully done red, white and blue theme would be cheesey or tacky. Right now I am thinking this. Blue dresses for the girls with white flowers (hydrangeas), Red vests and ties for the guys, and then blue flowers for myself. I want to keep it at about that, but I am trying to figure out if people think it is lame or a fun way to incorporate the holiday too!
Post # 3
- 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
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
- 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 # 6
I was originally considering a July 4 palette. Check out this awesome Snippet and Ink inspiration board:
I say if you like it, then go for it! I ended up dropping the red, but my main colors are still blue and pink.
Post # 7
Thats the thing I am worried about I dont wan to do it, if its like oh I should do it because of the holiday. I told my fiance I might as well just get a dress that has an american flag as part of the dress. (Believe me I know they are out there) I just dont want it to be expected that I will do R,W and B. Maybe doing something else will be more of a shock and fun?
Post # 8
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
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
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
I loooove the inspiration board that bunny posted! Not tacky at all – look at that board!!!! Just please dont wear this 😉
Post # 12
@ KellyV, that dress!!! OMG
You really need to love America to wear that.
Post # 13
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 # 14
That dress is horrible!! I cant believe someone would actually wear that!
On a more positive note, thank you for all the creative suggestions. I love the boutinere on the inspiration board.
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
I just tried to look at the blogspot page, and I couldnt pull it up!