Per legend, July was renamed for Julius Caesar who was born in the month of July. Prior to the renaming it was called Quintilis and was the fifth month in the ancient Roman calendar.
July is considered the hottest month here in the northern hemisphere. It is also the second month of summer. The daylight hours are often considered to be humid and sultry. So, if you are going for an outdoor wedding, we suggest late evening weddings or early brunch time weddings. Hosting an outdoor July wedding at a time when the temperature is cooler, is a great way to keep your guests comfortable. This will also ensure that they stay a while and share in your excitement.
The traditional birthstone for July is the ruby. A great way to use the ruby with your look is to adorn your hair, your flowers or yourself with rubies (or less expensvie look alikes).
The birth flower is reported as being both the larkspur and the water lily.
The larkspur is part of the buttercup family and comes in a multitude of colors so it really works with any type of summertime color palette.
A great theme for the month of July would be to have an Independence Day wedding! Dress your bridesmaids in tea-length navy blue or bright carnation red dresses. For your something blue, wear navy blue shoes. Hang paper lanterns from a tent ceiling in shades of red and white. As favors, you can pass out American Flag pins. For dinner go all-American and host a barbeque with hot dogs, hamburgers and all the fixings that go along with it. Don’t forget for your final send off to have your guests light sparklers instead of blowing bubbles or throwing birdseed.
If a Fourth of July wedding seems a bit to over the top for you, play with any of the summer themes that we’ve mentioned in other blogs. Whether keeping up with a fun day out at the beach by passing out flip flops and pails for the kids or hosting a clambake.