Post # 1
Working on a theme for the reception -it will be in mnts at our family cabin where my parents got married. Was wanting a unique theme for the reception but having a difficult time choosing. Camping is a hobby and a love of ours and I thought it would be easy go with a more vintage camping type theme. Laterns, picnic tables mixed with maybe vintage place settings and themed center pieces…smores pakages for favors…appropriate since we are in the mnts.
The other thought is picnics with picnic themed food. We can have picnic tables but also picnic blankets. A family could pick out an older – vintage style quilt…ebay has tons in good condition and I love quilts so could use again. Then have baskets. Have a table set up where they could pick out what food they wanted to put in their basket and go eat their lunch on the lawn – a little bit more informal.
I really don’t have a preference (I don’t think 🙂 just need some input.
Post # 3
I think if you read your post, you have your answre…lol! I think a mixture of both would be so easy for you and truly unique and beautiful… Think of a picnic back in the 50’s. It would incorporate the picnic tables, with more of a homemade, pcked in a basket type of table cloth, not what we use today. Use picnic basket as the base for centerpiece, use more of a wild flower mix, let them looklike you just picked them and placed them there. In the DIY as well as the classifieds for sale decor, there are great ideas to help you picture how to mix both. Collect the mason jars, use for flowers and canldes. hang them from trees with candles, off sheperds hooks. You can use picnic tables with chairs instead of benches to make it easier for guests. Use lanterns, even have a fire pit, with some foldable camping chairs set to enjoy the view, almost like a small seating area, maybe near the bar. I’d limit all the ribbons and stuff, to give it the rustic theme, maybe just to a simple bow to tie around jars and stuff. Good luck, this sounds like it is going to be just as fun to plan as to attend. You have so many possiblities, dress it up or down. But what first came to mind when I read your post was a picnic in the 50’s, women with their picnic baskets, etc. i can’t wait to see you psot pics!!!
Post # 4
If you can — google David Tutero My fair weddings- he did a camping wedding that turned out quite lovely.
Post # 5
@elementarytruths: We pretty much have a vintage/ campfire theme going on for our wedding. We are making smore’s kits for favors (with campfire candles), have thought about old camping lanterns and tin cans for centerpieces. We are getting married at a rustic mountain resort— anything goes type feel. We are probably going to be making homeade liquers for adult favors- limoncello, and melon liquers so guests have some extra drinks after the sun goes down ; ) We are incorporating an old type feel with the venue, clothing, and dessers. Pie istead of cake, feathers (I want to say quail?) and our invites will have some sewing on them which makes them look more vintage. I’m thinking about incorporating some survival kits or brocures out there as a fun favor as well! good luck
Post # 6
@elementarytruths: That is one of the best reception ideas I think I’ve read… It really makes me want to crash your wedding for s’mores lol. I think your idea sounds cute, intimate, and it seems like it reflects you and your FI very well.
Post # 7
I want to come! Sounds awesome. Grab me some potato salad and some pie look at the cute lanterns in the centerpieces while eating off of those blue speckled camping plates! So fun!