Camping Wedding Inspiration and Baskets for your Guests – Episode #171
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We are getting married in 2019 and I originally wanted to do a late September or early October date because we both love the fall. But just recently I started thinking about August 31, 2019, which would be Labor Day weekend. The venue we want is kind of out in the middle of the woods along a river in Oregon and they let us have it from Friday-Sunday! We both have A LOT of family and friends and I thought it would be fun for everyone to camp and do more of a whole celebration weekend. There’s swimming, fishing, bonfires, horseback riding (through the venue), and hiking. Do you think this would be a fun idea, or would people be annoyed that a wedding is taking over their Labor Day weekend? I know some families have traditions for this weekend.
When planning a weekend camping trip for your wedding you will have a lot of things to keep up with. Making sure your guests are comfortable and have the necessary items.
- Renting RVs might be the way to go. Each has its own kitchen and most their own bathroom.
- Or Find a campground that has cabins to house all guest
- Or luxury tents https://www.glamping.com/
- Make sure it’s a weekend of fun with games and activities
- Have an itinerary for the whole weekend but build some free time in there as well.
- Food: Bring lots and delegate someone in charge of the food/meals. You will need to feed them all weekend Brunches and dinners also think about having a good-bye brunch on 171the last day to send them off.
- For the reception: Possibly food trucks or Look for a caterer that has experience catering outdoor events, BBQ
- Take care of guests, lots of drinks(non-alcoholic), baskets filled, lots of seating
- Lawn games or disc golf
- Smore's, trail mix bar
- Camping Packing List: http://www.cozi.com/blog/family-camping-checklist-and-a-few-great-tips/
Welcoming your wedding guests and keeping them comfortable during all the activities is an important thing to consider. Here are a few types of baskets you may want to create for them.
- Cute totes, boxes or baskets for your out of town guests
- A personalized welcome note
- An Itinerary card or paper with location address, a timeline of all events, dress codes.
- A list of activities and eateries close to their stay
- Snacks-fruit, trail mix, chocolate, etc.
- You can add something personal if you like
- Hangover kit (pain reliever, mini water bottle, mints or gum)
- Depending on where you are, something local, wine, beer, coffee, honey…
- Headache med?
- Deodorant (Spray)
- Bobby pins
- Hair ties
- Bug repellent
- Wet wipes
- Safety pins
- Stain sticks
- Brush and comb
- Lint roller
Outdoor Ceremony Basket
- Bug repellant
- Water or have a water station
- Blankets if cold
- Fans if warm
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