Hosting A 4th of July Wedding
Everyone loves a good summer soiree! If you’re dreaming of a wedding filled with sunshine, warm breezes and a long weekend of fun and games, then consider hosting a summer holiday wedding. It’s true that they may be a bit more expensive and with considerably more traffic but holiday weekend weddings mean 3 days of fun! Why pack all your partying into a 4 hour reception? Your guests will have plenty of time to travel, relax and enjoy! We love the idea of tying the knot on the 4th of July! Nothing says party time like a grand fireworks display and sparklers! Host family and friends at a picturesque farm venue in the country for a down home good time. All it takes is a dash of pretty, a touch of true blue, a dollop of patriotic red and a pinch of pink to add some romance to the farm.
Tips for planning the perfect 4th of July barn wedding.
~Set your date at least a year in advance and send out save the date’s 6 months before the big day. Most people make plans for holiday weekends knowing that they will have extra days off. So get your big day on their calendars well ahead of time. Vendors should also be booked asap as holidays are hot dates to say I do and book fast!
~ If you’re worried that friends and family will not be happy about you ruining their big holiday plans, don’t! Most people will love the idea of having something to do where everyone they know will be in attendance! It saves them the trouble of fighting shore traffic and overpriced beach house rentals.
~ When scouting venues be sure to also look into local lodgings and activities. Quaint and cozy B&B’s are a perfect pairing for a barn style wedding. Also, inquire about utilizing your venue for 3 days to host all of your wedding events. This will simplify your planning and make it easy on your guests. Spending a weekend in the town so you’re familiar with all the local attractions and things to do is a great idea. This will allow you to create a memorable experience for your friends and family come wedding weekend.
~ Since it’s a holiday weekend, be sure to plan activities for each day so guests can have a grand old time. Anything from a meet and greet BBQ to trivia night at the local haunt will create memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget the fun and games! A day of lawn games and lunch is always a good idea. Cornhole, lawn scrabble, scavenger hunts, horseshoe and croquet are a good time for all!
~ Embrace the holiday vibe. Your wedding can still feature all the timeless traditions, floral decor and ambience as a ballroom wedding but pay homage to your setting and state of mind. Fancy plated corn on the cob, warm flaky biscuits and pulled pork entrees will be well received by your guests! For a sweet treat a bite size pie buffet will surely win them over! Oh, and maybe some square dancing for good measure.
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4th Of July Wedding Vibes Courtesy of:
Venue - Farm and Bakery Events
Photographer - Amber Dawn Photography
Stylist - Kristin Rockhill
Gowns - La Belle Mariee Bridal
Hair and Makeup - Nancy Caroline Bridal Styling
Menus - April Lynne Designs