Campground weddings are a great option for brides who want a unique and memorable wedding celebration. If you love the great outdoors, and you want to incorporate aspects of outdoor activities into your wedding day, a camping theme is a great option!
Reasons to Have a Campground Wedding
If you are interested in having a camping themed wedding, chances are that you and your partner love to spend time outdoors. Camping is a fun activity that lots of people enjoy, but you must ask yourself is a campground wedding is the right choice for you.
A camping trip can easily be ruined by bad weather, and so can your campground wedding. Make sure you are okay with the unpredictability of Mother Nature before you settle on having a camping themed wedding.
Another thing to consider is that it may be difficult to provide the proper amenities to your guests depending on which campground venue you choose. Camping is typically an experience that is not exactly considered luxurious, so you have to ask yourself if you are okay with roughing it on your wedding day.
Bathrooms and catering supplies may be hard to find, so before you choose your venue, make sure they have adequate facilities for a wedding.
If you are okay with the spontaneous and unpredictable nature of a campground wedding and you want to be one with nature on your special day, then these amazing ideas are for you!
30 Awesome Nature Inspired Camp-Themed Wedding Ideas
Here are some of our favorite outdoor wedding ideas for your camporee themed bash. Your wedding guests will love the array of outdoors inspired activities and campground wedding decor!
1. Natural Wedding Arch
Every couple wants a romantic and intimate wedding ceremony. Exchange vows under a nature inspired wedding arch made from greenery and branches.
If you are having a summertime wedding, you may want to rent some air conditioned trailers for the bride and her wedding party to get ready prior to the event.
3. Campsite Maps
Set your amazing weekend wedding off to a great start by handing out campsite maps to your guests to show them where the abundance of fun activities are located.
4. Music Festival Inspired
For a truly special event and a modern twist on the traditional campground wedding, go for a music festival theme!
5. Picnic Tables
Make sure you place lots of extra tables, such as these cute picnic tables, throughout your venue so guests have different places to sit.
6. Rustic Banners
Decorate your campground wedding venue with these gorgeous rustic wedding banners. String them above trees or tents for a rustic and pretty touch.
7. Campfire Singalongs
Make sure you light up a campfire after dinner and sing some song by the fire in true campground fashion.
8. Lake Swimming Activities
If your venue allows it, swimming is a great activity to offer your guests during the hot summer months. Having an abundance of activities at your wedding will make guests want to stay the weekend!
9. Ample Bathroom Facilities
Many camping sites do not have luxurious accommodations for its guests. If you want your wedding guests to feel comfortable, make sure you rent extra bathroom facilities.
10. Biking Trails
If you and your partner love outdoor activities, plan various adventure wedding excursions with your guests like biking.
11. Campground Atmosphere For Events
Make sure you find the perfect venue before planning your camping themed wedding. Whether it’s your favorite campground or another affordable wedding venue, look for locations that have hosted weddings before.
12. Wedding Barn Venue
If you like the idea of a camping themed wedding but you aren’t the type to rough it outdoors, opt for a barn venue and incorporate camping themed decor.
13. Panoramic Views
Venues like national forests have absolutely amazing views that are the perfect backdrop for a wedding.
14. Camping Wedding Invitations
Make sure your stationery suite indicates that you are having a campground themed wedding.
Add a little magic to the rustic atmosphere of your venue by decorating with lanterns.
16. Lawn Games
Make sure you offer an array of lawn games for guests to play, such as cornhole, so your younger guests can occupy themselves while older guests mingle.
17. Great Outdoors Themed Wedding Cake
Your beautiful wedding cake doesn’t have to be plain and white, decorate your cake to match the great outdoors!
18. Outdoor Bar
Make sure your guests have access to an open bar outside by using lots of ice to serve cold beers and other bottled beverages.
If your venue has plenty of space outside, place teepees out in your venue for a unique atmosphere.
20. Rustic Cabins
Some campgrounds offer “glamping” options- which is glamorous camping, that offer air conditioning or other amenities.
21. Hiking Trails
Usually camp weddings are an action-packed weekend of different outdoor activities. If you and your partner love to hike, incorporate a hiking trip into your weekend.
22. Lots of Smores
There’s no such thing as camping without s’mores.
23. Outdoor Dance Floor
Instead of an indoor ballroom venue, create a dance floor in the middle of nature!
24. Kitchen Facilities
Make sure your venue has the proper kitchen facilities so that your guests have access to clean water and your caterers are able to adequately feed all of your guests.
25. BYOT (Bring Your Own Tent)
If you want your guests to stay overnight, indicate on your invitations that your guests should BYOT (bring your own tent).
26. Campground Signs
Have homemade signs created to point guests to various camp-inspired activities at your venue!
27. String Lights
Decorate your tents and venue spaces with string lights so guests can see each other once the sun goes down.
28. Canoe Bar
A great idea is to turn an old canoe into a bar and serve drinks out of it.
29. Wood Accents
Use wooden charger plates or tiered wooden accents to your dessert table for a nature inspired look.
A great idea is to give out sparklers at the end of the night so you and your spouse can enjoy a romantic getaway.
These are some of our favorite camping and nature inspired wedding ideas! Use these for your campground themed wedding or other events like the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and more.
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