Post # 1
My Fiance and I are both very much into hunting. Love camo and we were going to try to incorporate it into our theme, but I’m not sure how to do it without it being tacky in some ways. We were going to use browns and oranges as our colors and use a snow camo as a sort of accent. I’m not sure if this is doable, would love your input!
Another idea I was sort of throwing around was car racing. He used to race dirt track cars, and we also met at a racetrack.
If we picked a camo theme was thinking of this for a dress, with him in a matching vest. Bridesmaids in a pale orange or brown.
Post # 3
I think that, in November in PA, that could actually look really nice. At first I was like, “ehhh,” lol but then I got to thinking about it and it could be really cool. I like the idea of the brown bridesmaid dresses, maybe with an orange sash or something like that? It would be pretty the other way around, too.
I also like this dress:
I tend to think that the all-out camo wedding cakes look a little TOO theme-y, but what about something like this? It’s very fall and foresty without screaming THIS IS A HUNTING WEDDING.
I think that overall, as long as you don’t let the theme overwhelm the wedding, you won’t get that “tacky” feeling. Anything you were particularly worried about?
Post # 4
@Miss Fish Not really, just that we wouldn’t be able to pull it off, or that it wouldn’t seem to flow well together. Or incorporating it into the decor or favors.
Post # 5
I think if done very carefully this could be awesome. i love that cake and if you tie in the camo in just a few places to catch some attention it’ll be great.
Sorry it’s huge, for some reason it wouldn’t let me re-size it. If it were me I would use brown, olive green and another color like pink, fushia, burgundy or a royal blue. that way adding a color completely different you don’t get completely consumed by the camo.
Post # 6
I think it could be very personal if you use restraint. Have most of your decor in solid colors pulled from camo and hunting colors- green, ivory, brown etc with hits of camo and maybe a pop of orange.
Google “camo wedding decor” and you will get lots of pics- I can’t copy them now as I am at work and pics are blocked.
Post # 7
I actually like the dress Miss Fish posted a bit better than your original. It’s not the camo, it just seems to hit a bit awkwardly on the models chest.
Just a small note, you could wear a dress without camo and carry a bouquet in the colors or with a camo ribbon if you don’t want to overwhelm the theme too. I really love that cake, though!
Post # 8
ummmmmmmmm………I am going to have to go against the grain on this on this one.. I think it is a very tacky idea and am not sure (aside from very very small details) how it could be pulled off with class. The ring pillow.. fine.. the grooms cake.. perfect.. but vests? I dont think so.. It remids me of something I would see on the CMT show ‘My Big Redneck Wedding’.. I vote no on this one but it’s not my wedding, its yours! And if you love it, no one elses’ opinion matters.
Post # 9
I’m not sure how to do it without it being tacky in some ways.
The best way to address that concern is, in my opinion, to use camo as an accent rather than a theme. That dress is not classy. Sorry. A camo garter? Adorable. Camo favor bags? Sweet. A woodsy themed cake? Go for it. I would even love to see antler decor — I could see centerpieces based off of this idea. If you’re like my FI’s hunting family, you probably have a pile of them saved up in the garage from through the years. I think brown bridesmaids dresses would be gorgeous, and you could find seasonal orange flowers for that color pop. With your brown and orange colors, I actually think snow camo would be too harsh and a mossy oak or regular camo would blend in better. Use camo print on your bouquet wrap.
I do think you should personalize it and make it your own, and marrying into a family of hunters, I can completely understand the appeal. But you have to be careful how you use it!
Post # 10
I definately think the key is restraint! If everything at your wedding is covered in camo it won’t look great, so I would pick a few key features to include the camo, as some people have mentioned above. I also think you should try to explore some other options beyond just camo if you want to incorporate the idea of hunting. Hunting to me means that you enjoy the outdoors, so maybe trying to create a foresty feel with natural elements like tree slice cake stand or birch elements as sold in this etsy store:
I would also google image search hunting lodges for more decor ideas that express the hunting theme without being too kitchy
Post # 11
Jeff Foxworthy would have a field day with this one!
“If the theme of your wedding is camo, then you know you are from…”
Post # 12
and for a modern spin I think these cardboard animal trophies are pretty awesome
although I think in white they would look more modern/streamlined
Post # 13
Although it’s not my taste, I say go for it if it’s a common theme in y’alls life! People keep saying tacky v classy. But who said all brides want to have a “classy” wedding?! Just a thought.
Post # 14
I think it can be done tastefully, but if it’s more of an inspiration rather than a theme. Like other bees have mentioned, using browns and greens with pops of orange without actually covering a lot of things with camo will still bring in the feel you want without going overboard.
I used to work wedding banquets, and one wedding had giant shot gun shell centerpieces and an archway covered in light up shells, with camo all over in the decor and bridal party…that, imho, was too much. Tastefully done, it can be a great theme/inspiration, but it’s all about moderation.
Post # 15
The most camo were were going to use was going to be the snow camo in the attire, and like everyone has been saying using browns and oranges.. I wasn’t sure if it would be better to use the dress I showed above, or have a white gown with just some accents of realtree camo by way of a sash or something.
Post # 16
I think there are so many ways you can tie the camo theme into your wedding without making it the primary focus. And I think for fall you will have way more options for colors than you would if you were doing the wedding in the spring.
Maybe the snow camo would be a bit too stark against the orange and brown colors you were thinking about. Maybe incorporating more of the greens and browns like woodland camo (I don’t know the official hunters name for it, army brat here haha).
I think I would try to incorporate more of a nature theme into the wedding as a whole if I were going to use camo. Maybe rustic wood, ferns, leaves. That way the use of camo wouldn’t be as shocking like if you were to say….put a vase of white roses on a camo covered table.
I also think that you should do what makes you happy. It’s your wedding. If hunting is a huge part of your life and you want to pay hommage to that then I say go for it!