planning a 4th of July Wedding? Are you getting married
to your favorite Soldier? Or are you just so proud to be
an American that you want to show it by making the most
memorable day in your life a tribute to this beautiful
The key to pulling off a coordinated
event: Evoke your theme throughout the affair.
Whether that theme is as general as a season or a
feeling, or as specific as a special flower, it should be the subtle thread that ties
everything together. Your location, invitations, flowers, menu,
cake, and favors should all cleverly reflect one common concept.
Then, get as creative as you can!
There are a few ways
you can go to pull off the perfect Patriotic Theme
for your Wedding. You could design your
wedding around a Liberty Bell theme, with bells
throughout or a Stars & Stripes theme, or just use a
color theme of Red, White, and Blue. The
possibilities are endless. If you want a White wedding with just a touch of
Patriotism, that can be done also. Just think
about how formal or informal you want your wedding and
then go with the theme that will achieve what you have
The key to pulling
off a coordinated wedding reception: Evoke
your theme throughout the affair, it should be
the subtle thread that ties everything
together. Your reception location,
invitations, flowers, menu, cake, and favors
should all cleverly reflect one common
concept. Then, get as creative as you can!
At some point
during the planning stages of your wedding the
subject of linens will arise. When it does
stop and think of all the possibilities
available to you before you go with standard
issue white polyester tablecloths. Remember
the tops of the tables provide you with a very
large surface area and covering them with a
beautiful tablecloth is the easiest way to
change the feel of a room.. It is also the
most cost effective way to decorate. Ten
tables covered with a theme or specialty linen
print for example will make a statement that
no white tablecloth can make.
First, start with a linen pattern that really makes your statement or that you adore. It may not be as expensive as you think. If it is beyond your budget, it can still be the starting point from which all else will emerge.
Use it, but use "less" of it. For example: order napkins or chair sashes in the fabric, and pair them with a complementary
tablecloth or use your favorite linen only on select tables, and use a coordinating, less expensive tablecloth on others. Alternate patterns on guest tables, or use your chosen pattern as a focal point on the head table, cake table and other prominent locations.
Don't be afraid of color and texture. White on white is lovely, but events of all kinds (even weddings) are often decorated in rich and exciting colors. Consider the romance of midnight blue, and the passion of vibrant red
for your patriotic theme.
If you prefer a traditional, understated look, by all means choose
traditional white. Add a touch of whimsy or an expression of personal style with accessories . . . elegant charger plates, intriguing napkin rings, or a single, stunning flower tucked into the back of a chair cover are the kinds of dazzling details that help set your
Use Bell Placecard Holders and use
some black or brown paint to paint a crack
down the side like the Liberty Bell.
Being surrounded by flickering candles is a sure "fire" way to boost the mood. A room in any condition will look great illuminated by the glow of candles.
Glassware, flutes, goblets,
snifters, votive holders and mugs provide a
gorgeous addition to any tabletop.
Bring color to the table via cloth napkins. Give each person two napkins slipped into one napkin ring. Use two different colors, two coordinating patterns or one patterned and one solid-colored napkin. A colorful setting can be achieved with little effort this way.
your guests just how much you care by
offering Personalized Napkins that
complement your theme.
Napkins can be laid
out on a buffet table, or can be displayed
at each place setting.
Place napkins in
the center of each place setting at an
angle, or unfold them and place them in
glasses for a tall dramatic look.
napkins can also be tied (and bundled with
plastic cutlery) with a multitude of items
to match your theme. Try Curling Ribbon,
Gossamer Streamers, ric-rac or ribbon.
can imprint your napkins with a special design.
Napkins are available at:
is a beautiful, lightweight
"fabric" that creates a stunning
dreamlike setting when it is draped or hung.
You can create fabulous decorating touches
with gossamer and it is very reasonably priced
and holds its shape beautifully. Gossamer
is available in a multitude of colors and
theme patterns, and there are different widths
to fit any of your decorating needs. You are
in for a delightful surprise, if you have
never used gossamer in the past for
into Liberty Bells by painting a crack down
the side and fill them with Red White and
then tie Pre-cut
Tulle Circles around them with a Patriotic Ribbon
holding it tight as a Favor for your guests.
Boxes & Holders decorated
with Patriotic Ribbons
or even Personalized
Satin Ribbon, or Special Occasion Ribbon.
Tulle Circles and designer
wedding rice which is is safe for
birds and animals and won't roll when
stepped on. Or go with Tie-on
bells on Wedding
Chair Covers, Satin Chair Sashes, Chair Bands
Deco Beads, Gel Beads, Vase Fillers
Paper & Plastic
Votive Candles, LED
Candles, Votive Holders