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Eco-Friendly Patriotic Wedding Ideas That Pop!

Eco-Friendly Patriotic Wedding Ideas That Pop!
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Are you a Yankee Doodle Dandy? Is the Fourth of July your favorite holiday? Are you marrying into the military? Then show that patriotism by incorporating those all American colors of red, white and blue into your sustainable wedding. Join our Green Event Expert as she gives you tips and tricks to make your sustainable wedding sizzle!

When I meet a Fourth of July bride & groom, I know something right off the bat. 1. They know who they are & what they stand for and 2. They aren’t looking for a subtle or soft wedding theme. The red, white and blue color scheme is a strong one. It automatically inspires strong patriotic emotion and a sense of who this couple is. The great news is now you can have a red, white and blue color scheme and still make it Brilliantly GreenTM!

Patriotic Wedding Decoration Ideas from ecopartytime.com

Eco-friendly Patriotic Wedding – Ceremony

For your Independence Day wedding ceremony, make a big statement with a ceremony backdrop of Ecopartytime’s new honeycomb fans or a show stopping flag. You can also use the new honeycomb fans to brighten up the guest seating areas in a non-floral way. Instead of a normal sand ceremony, you can plant red, white and blue seed bombs Ecopartytime carries as well.

Eco-friendly Patriotic Wedding – Reception

Make sure to follow your eco-chic all-American theme through in your food as well. The Fourth of July usually means family picnics and that is a great wedding menu with a bit of imagination. Start the reception off right with red, white and blue cold drinks complimented by our red and blue paper straws. Serve locally sourced grass-fed beef sliders paired with beer from local breweries. Berry pies or tarts and cupcakes wrapped in Ecopartytime’s new 4th of July recycled linen wrappers are a great way to make your dessert table pop!

In a wedding with strong colors like this one, eco-friendly LED uplighting can elevate your event décor to the next level. Ask your venue or DJ if they can provide red gels for their uplighting. Red up lighting with solid blue tablecloths & mostly white table décor will make your theme “Patriotic Pizzazz”. Instead of puffed rice or birdseed, have your guest throw a combination of red, white and blue recycled paper confetti as you make your exit.

Patriotic Wedding Desserts for an eco friendly wedding

Eco-friendly Patriotic Wedding – Wow Factor

I always encourage my June and July brides to choose a locale/date which corresponds with a local city’s annual fireworks display. Finding a reception site with an amazing view of the city’s fireworks provides a free and amazing wow factor your guests will never forget.

Why is this a Brilliantly GreenTM choice? You are re-purposing a an amazing fireworks display that will happen anyways & it saves you money which you can then use as a donation to a military charity like the Wounded Warriors Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org/# or the USO www.USO.org to fund the brave men and women who fight for our freedoms each and every day.

Patriotic Wedding Fireworks ecopartytime.com

Eco-friendly Patriotic Wedding – Flag etiquette

Chances are with a patriotic wedding, you will be using one or more flags in your décor or photos. Make sure you avoid a possible (and completely unintentional) flag faux pas by reading the official flag display rules at the link here. https://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html#display

"No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America." Section 8

No one wants to offend a guest unintentionally and knowing these rules can save you some major stress when it comes to displaying the American flag at your Independence Day wedding.

Patriotic Wedding Photo Op Ideas

Red, White and Blue & congratulations to the two of you! Your patriotic wedding will reflect the strong and independent couple you are! Make sure to send us pictures of your beautiful Independence Day wedding! Until next time, my party people, I wish you “Happy 4th of July & Love, Laughter & Happily Ever After. . .”

Images Credit : True Photography and Emerald Events and Weddings 

About the Author

Melissa Wagner-Gens is Ecopartytime's Green Resident Expert. She is also a Green Event Educator, certified event planner.

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