Wedding Planning

Make Your 4th of July Wedding the Hottest Event of the Summer

If you’re still looking for ideas for your summery and patriotic ceremony, look no further! 

If you’re still looking for ideas for your summery and patriotic ceremony, look no further! We have compiled a few items that will fit your wedding perfectly!

Invitations and Stationery

To throw the perfect patriotic beach ceremony, you need to start with invitations. Get your guests in the ocean mindset with seaside-themed invitations! Nothing says the ocean like a lobster and waves!

After your wedding, you’ll need some stationery for thank you cards, and keep those cards equally nautical. A red, white and blue color scheme shouts Fourth of July while sticking with your beach theme.


Every bride needs her “Something Blue, and we have just the thing. Our Green House’s Recycled Glass Earrings and Mason Jar Necklace keep with the Fourth of July theme with their cobalt color while giving a sea glass effect with recycled glass pieces.


Here is where the fun part starts. If you want to up the patriotic factor, your wedding decorations for a July 4th ceremony should have a color palette of red, white and blue. Fill a blue vase with white and red flowers and an American flag or make a sand art candle for the centerpiece.

Depending on the vibe you want your wedding to have, there are several different directions you could go when it comes to table settings. For a more sophisticated look, try pairing a solid color napkin (think red, white or blue) with a festive napkin ring. For a more relaxed, fun feel, use different patterns, such as stars, gingham or stripes for silverware holders.


Surprise your guests with some amazing wedding favors so that they’ll always remember your wedding. To keep it simple while still sticking with the nautical theme, consider sailor-knot inspired jewelry.

GBG’s CEO, Kate L. Harrison, has a JD in Environmental Law and a Master’s from Yale in Environmental Policy. She planned her own green wedding in 2007 and wrote the best selling green wedding book The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget. In 2009, she founded to help couples use their weddings to promote social and environmental change while supporting the local green economy.