25 All-American Ideas for Your Fourth of July Wedding

Incorporate these star-spangled designs into your big day.
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Jacqueline Mann
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Jacqueline Mann
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  • Jacqueline writes articles for The Knot Worldwide that cover an array of wedding-related topics.
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Updated Jun 29, 2023

Are you planning a 4th of July wedding and want to show off your patriotic spirit? There are lots of creative ways to incorporate your theme into your day, with 4th of July wedding ideas ranging from firework-design invites, flag-inspired centerpieces, and bouquets all about that red, white and blue. Don't forget to use a witty 4th of July wedding hashtag when posting photos on social media. A few ideas include:

  • #Marriedonthe4thofjuly
  • #Redwhiteandyou
  • #(Name)and(Name)makefireworks

As you plan your summer wedding, think about if you want to include a hint of red and blue in your color scheme, or fully lean into the 4th of July wedding theme. Whether you want a backyard wedding packed with 4th of July outdoor wedding ideas or an elegant evening event, check out our favorite ways to include the holiday in your wedding design.

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4th of July Wedding Cake Ideas

Love the idea of 4th of July wedding cakes? Decorate your summer wedding cake with fresh flowers, berries or colored fondant that matches your 4th of July wedding theme. Here are a few amazing wedding cake ideas for your big day.

White Wedding Cake With Red and Blue Accents

Thoughtful accents of red and blue flowers create a subtle 4th of July color scheme on this three-tier white cake. This is a great option if you prefer a simple design that still represents your wedding theme.

Three-Tiered Cake With Fresh Flowers

Decorate with fresh flowers in blue, red and bright pink for an elegant 4th of July wedding cake. The colors of the blooms pop on an all-white confection.

Naked Cake With Summer Berries

Summer berries are a fabulous addition to a 4th of July wedding cake. Dress your cake with strawberries, blueberries and fluffy whipped cream for a natural red, white and blue design.

Elegant Red, White and Blue Wedding Cake

Red, White and Blue Wedding Cake
Photo: Teal Photography
Cake design: Amy's Custom Cakery

Complement your 4th of July colors with a modern cake decorated with red blooms and blueberries. The blue and white fondant and pearls give it a sophisticated look.

4th of July Wedding Bouquet Ideas

Choose bold colorful florals or a subtle play on the traditional holiday colors for your 4th of July wedding bouquet. We've gathered a few of our favorite unique bouquet ideas for your Independence Day celebration.

Bold Red and Pink 4th of July Wedding Bouquet

Bold Red and Pink 4th of July Wedding Bouquet
Photo: Meigan Canfield Photography,Floral Design: Pots & Petals

This bold 4th of July wedding bouquet features shades of pink and red that stand out against soft ivory florals and greenery. It includes a combination of eye-catching textures from peonies, roses, proteas and kangaroo paws.

Firework-Inspired Wedding Bouquet

The unique textures in this colorful arrangement are reminiscent of fireworks. Ranunculus, dahlias, roses, poppies, veronica and thistle come together to create this festive bouquet.

Red, White and Blue Bouquet

Red white and blue floral bouquet
Photo: Kim Hall Photography

Fully lean into the 4th of July wedding theme with a red, white and blue bouquet. This classic bouquet features red and white roses accented by blue florals.

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4th of July Wildflower Bouquet

Complement your 4th of July outdoor wedding with a wildflower bouquet boasting the colors of America's flag. This stunning arrangement includes blue thistle, darcy roses, lisianthus, dahlias and tweedia.

Bright Bouquet With Roses and Hydrangeas

Red Garden Rose and Blue Hydrangea Bouquet
Photo: Julina Marie Photography
Floral Design: Michaeleen's Florist

This bright and colorful 4th of July wedding bouquet is the epitome of summer. Red roses and blue hydrangeas are accented by yellow craspedia and rich greenery.

4th of July Wedding Flowers

One of the best parts about 4th of July wedding themes? All the amazing wedding flower ideas. Select in-season summer wedding flowers that complement your July 4th theme. Dramatic protea and delicate dahlia are a couple of our top wedding flower suggestions for your wedding.

King Protea

Make a statement in your wedding bouquet, centerpieces or ceremony florals with a bloom that looks as if it's bursting like fireworks. This trendy choice also holds up well in hot July weather.


This petite blue flower provides a subtle accent within a 4th of July color palette. It works in a boutonniere, a bouquet or anywhere you want to incorporate a hint of blue.


Statement Cafe au Lait Dahlia Bridesmaid Bouquet
Photo: Chelsea Brown Photography
Floral design: Posh Petals

Dahlias provide a unique texture in a bouquet or centerpiece. Similar to proteas, they also look like a firework burst, but on the more delicate side. They grow in a variety of colors including soft ivory and bright red.

4th of July Wedding Centerpieces

Use your summer wedding centerpieces to tie in the theme of your celebration. Below are a few 4th of July-themed wedding centerpieces we love.

Red Centerpiece With Roses and Hydrangeas

Add a festive pop of color to your tablescape with an all-red centerpiece. We love the elegant textures of roses and hydrangeas that stand out among a white tablecloth and delicate blue accents.

Bold 4th of July Centerpiece With Ranunculus

This fresh centerpiece features accents of blue, white and red blooms mixed with complementary colors. The arrangement includes blush ranunculus, blue delphinium and greenery that are arranged to look like fireworks.

Rustic Red, White and Blue Centerpiece

Perfect for a backyard barbeque reception, this centerpiece includes a red, white and blue ribbon and star accents. Fresh sprigs of baby's breath add a simple touch to the décor, which is situated on a rustic wood slab.

Simple Centerpiece with Blue and White Hydrangeas

Simple Centerpiece with Blue and White Hydrangeas
Photo: Karson Photography,
Floral design: Charleston Flower Market

Blue and white hydrangeas and red hypericum create a beautiful mix of 4th of July hues. We like the simplicity of this arrangement, which is a great option for a casual reception.

Additional 4th of July Wedding Decorations

Continue your wedding theme through your decorations, summer suit or wedding dress. Add a touch of July 4th spirit to your favors and invitations too.

Hanging Paper Lantern Stars

Bring the feeling of fireworks indoors with a dramatic hanging display of metallic paper lantern stars. The lights from your venue will dance off of the shiny finish, creating a dazzling effect.

Festive 4th of July Wedding Invitations

Include fun firework bursts in your wedding invitation design to tie in your 4th of July wedding theme. Instead of a traditional red, white and blue color scheme, this elegant design features elements of black and gold.

American Flag Socks

Show off your American spirit with festive red, white and blue flag socks. This playful and unexpected pop of color looks great with a blue suit and fits in perfectly with the summer holiday theme.

Summer Jam Wedding Favor

Snag some summer jam from your local farmer's market for sweet 4th of July wedding favors. Top with blue and white checkered fabric and tie with twine for a rustic look.

Patriotic Ceremony Arch

Decorate your ceremony arch in red, white and blue for a backyard 4th of July wedding. This festive arch includes streamers and paper lanterns in patriotic colors.

Pinwheel Aisle Decoration

This adorable aisle decoration is perfect for a backyard or garden wedding. Blue and red pinwheels are complemented by delicate baby's breath for a flag-inspired color combo.

4th of July Wedding Colors

As you select your wedding colors, decide if you want to go the traditional red, white and blue route, or play with a variety of colors that are still 4th of July inspired. When it comes to wedding color combos have fun and incorporate your personal style.

Classic Red, White and Blue Color Palette

Go all out with your 4th of July wedding attire with American flag inspired colors. That could look like bridesmaid dresses in blue with red accents, or red dresses with blue accessories. Bright navy suits paired with a red tie is also a cool combo for this color scheme.

Navy Blue and Blush Color Palette

Choose a softer version of the patriotic color palette by swapping out red for blush. Blush pairs beautifully with navy and white for an elegant approach to your 4th of July wedding.

Silver and Blue Color Palette

Pair blue and silver for a modern take on 4th of July colors. While the blue is a nod to the traditional palette, silver mimics the sparkle of fireworks. This is a fitting choice for a formal evening wedding.

4th of July Wedding Considerations

Thinking about hosting a 4th of July wedding? Consider these 4th of July wedding pros and cons before you set your date.

Pros of a 4th of July Wedding

If the holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, you may be able to host a full weekend celebration without the need for guests to take additional time off. You can also benefit from existing décor already in place at your venue. Depending on your reception location, you could have a prime viewing spot of a public fireworks display.

Cons of a 4th of July Wedding

While guests might have time off around the holiday, this is also a prime time for summer vacations, meaning you might see more "unable to attend" responses on your RSVPs. In some parts of the country, July also brings along high temperatures that might make a backyard reception unbearable.

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