There are a of couple pros and cons you should consider when having a July 4th wedding. Good news first: almost everyone (in America) has the day off, so theoretically they should be able to make your wedding. Simple BBQ foods are not only fun, but also less expensive than more traditional wedding catering choices. Fireworks are already included ;-). Your wedding colors are practically picked for you. If July 4th falls on a weekday (like this year’s), venues are cheaper to book, and last but not least, it’s a great excuse to use sparklers at your wedding!
The cons: people may prefer to be in flip flops rather than heels so if you want a ‘posh wedding’ – this day is not for you. July 4th = excessive drinking, which can be good or bad depending on what sort of bride you are, what your friends and family are like, and of course, this could ramp up the bar tab. People might already have other plans like family reunions etc. Some vendors you wanted might be closed since it’s a holiday, and finally…it’s hot outside! (see my post on how to avoid sweating on your wedding day).
Personally, I think a low key fun loving July 4th wedding is a fabulous idea!
(p.s.) I realize that the quilted guest book below says June 5th and not July 4th, but it’s such a great idea I just had to include it.