We have already discussed outdoor weddings in different seasons in our previous articles. Each season has its benefits and different considerations. But there are different options for outdoor wedding venues, such as the beach, the woods, or more simply the backyard. All are wedding venues that you can choose according to your preference. The love of the outdoors has made outdoor weddings no longer something new.
However, outdoor camping becoming a favorite activity. Camping weddings have also become the dream wedding style for outdoor lovers.This unique way allows everyone to dance, drink, sing and play games together, and the whole wedding is like a carnival party!
Benefits of Camp Weddings
A camping wedding is like an adventure into the unknown, you won't know what to expect. That's what makes it so much fun. If you're still on the fence, these reasons may help you make up your mind.
Imagine the image of being in the woods, the sky and trees, the sound of birds chirping, and the gentle wind. The outdoor environment is always more relaxing than the cold lights and limited space in an indoor venue. Likewise, if you need to spend a lot of time decorating in an indoor venue. Why not choose a campground that is beautiful enough in itself? It doesn't require too much decoration and saves budget. At the same time, you can also get more aesthetic wedding photos. The woods, meadows, and lakes at the campsite are the best places for photography. Every corner can be the best background for photos.
More interesting activities
When the lights have long gone out indoors, the camping wedding party is just getting started. You can build a campfire, chat, dance with friends and family, or even have a barbecue party. During the day, you can also hike around the campground and enjoy the natural landscape or go boating in the middle of the lake. Trust me, this could be the most fun wedding that guests have ever attended.
Campgrounds are less expensive to rent than other wedding venues. And the cost of accommodation, food, and beverage are affordable. And the unrestricted site allows you to set up as much as you want. You can spend less money to achieve the best results.
How to prepare for a camp wedding
If you've read our previous outdoor wedding blog, then you certainly understand what it takes to get ready for it. But camping weddings are a little different, and you'll need to pay attention to the next tips.
Always have a backup plan for your camping wedding. Rent heat lamps if the weather is cold and, if possible, let your guests know the weather forecast a few days before the event. An event tent is always an integral part of an outdoor wedding, and you will need an outdoor shelter to protect your guests from unforeseen weather conditions. Or check if there is an indoor venue on the camping site, cabins can also bring a different atmosphere.
Wedding Dress Code
Camping weddings are less suitable for overly long or complicated gowns unless the carpet is prepared. And guests can dress in an outdoor style, especially for the part of the shoe. It is difficult to move around the campground in leather shoes and high heels. Outdoor weather can be cool at night, so it's a good idea to have a jacket to keep warm. So inform your guests about the theme and venue of the wedding in advance so that there will be a more harmonious atmosphere.
At a camping wedding, almost any type of meal is appropriate. Barbecue would also be a good choice, after all, it is the best food for camping. Typically s'mores are always one of the most popular desserts, with plenty of cookies, peanut butter, chocolate, and marshmallows on hand. Let your guests make their DIY, which will be even more fun. As for the wedding cake, it needs to be kept in a cool place first to avoid melting. If you don't want to fix the dishes, a buffet can also make your guests satisfied.
Tent camping is one of the most traditional ways to have the deepest camping experience. It is also the cheapest way. If your guests are okay with this type of overnight stay, it will be a special experience. It is recommended to prepare a pop-up canopy with netting to prevent mosquitoes for your tent camping guests, it will be safer.
RV camping is more comfortable, with toilets, beds, showers, and even a small stove. Perfect for older guests or those who have never camped before. The last type of glamping is representative of luxury camping. The huge tent will have beds, cabinets, and other items inside. If you don't want to set up this type of tent yourself you can go to a specialized glamping campground, which will also provide professional wedding services.
We found the outdoor location perfect for celebrating love and marriage, and there's nothing better than saying "I do" under the blue sky. In a natural setting, the couple is blessed to complete the ceremony. Planning a camping wedding is not a difficult task, all you need is a detailed plan and patience. After the camping wedding, you will find that it will be an astonishing journey!