The key to having your wedding on the 4th of July or any holiday is planning ahead. You should send save-the-dates as early as 8-12 months before your wedding so your guests can keep the day open for the busy holiday weekend. While this seems extremely early, you can bet people will make plans over the 4th if they don’t know to keep it open for your special day. This also gives your guests the opportunity to buy hotel rooms and air fare ahead of time before they get too expensive or booked. This many not give you time to take professional engagement pictures for the save-the-dates, but cute matchboxes with your names, date, and location are just as great!