Camp Wedding Ideas

Planning Advice

camp-wedding-ideasSummer camps may have come and gone for the season but camp wedding themes are still in style! Whether you like the idea for a casual rehearsal dinner or a twist to dress up an outdoor wedding reception space, there are so many creative ways to weave camp wedding ideas into your day.

If you’re looking to host a sophisticated camp wedding, consider these decor and design ideas to dazzle your guests.

Fill a canoe with florals (and drinks too!). Lakeside celebration? Why not stage decor fitting of the setting? A canoe can double as a self-serve bar and a great Instagrammable moment.

Wood stumps everywhere. I love to decorate with wood and natural elements. When you’re outside in a forest, use wood stumps everywhere and weave in your surroundings to the decor. From ceremony markers to bar decor, natural elements are naturally perfect!

Host summer camp games. Oh what fun a little friendly competition can be between family and friends. Corn hole and other lighthearted outdoor games can be great ice breakers at a cocktail hour.

Serve food fitting of the setting. Camp foods don’t have to be for kids. Gourmet BBQ, miniature versions of classic favorites, even late night snacks on the dance floor from your summer days growing up are simple ways to tie in a few personal touches to the menu.

…and of course, s’mores! Campfire s’mores are always a good idea.

Turn a trailer into a bar (or rent one ready to go!). Turning a camper into a camp wedding bar is an adult way to feel like a kid again. Bars are becoming such focal points at the reception, regardless of what you do, invest some creativity to the style and your guests will go wild for it.

Gift your guests with camp themed favors like custom campfire mugs. Send your guests home with mementos of their “camping” experience throughout the weekend. End the night with a campfire cheers!



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