posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jennileigh: i love the idea, true the weather will be a big worry. i don’t see the problem in byob, if you know your guest well enough to suggest this then go for it, 

my work friend wants a tee-pee wedding, with a bbq, fairy lights and all…. she’s a hippy at heart, a 60’s child who never grew up lol, i just want her to get married so i can see her vision come to life.


in the uk we normally have cash bars, and wow do they bump up their prices for a wedding. so byob would be amazing, i know i’d just fill my car boot (trunk) and happy happy, go for it 

Post # 4
4653 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@jennileigh: I think your idea sounds like a blast! I am doing ours in my aunts back yard with BBQ and yes my Future Mother-In-Law hates the idea I just know i would rather have fun at a wedding that is Me and Fi then be bored at a stuffy wedding that I never wanted 🙂

Post # 5
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I would totally go to a ten-campinng wedding! Sounds like a good time to me!

Post # 7
1571 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@zippylef: I’m with you!

Post # 8
6123 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My friends did a wedding up a canyon at a campground.  People did camp, but it was close enough for parents, aunts, grandpas to go get a hotel at the end.  They did a pig roast, had a friends live band, homebrew, and then the younger crowd camped.  I guess it depends on your guests – are they up for camping?  If not, do they have options?

I think the homebrews and wine are fine.  Maybe try to think of a way to phrase it without BYOB.  Perhaps on your wedding website of what will be offered?

Does the park have a pavilion for dancing?  Could you rent a tent?

Post # 9
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@jennileigh: You sound a lot like my Fiance and I. The camping idea was at the very top of our list 🙂 But the weather wasn’t going to be a factor as we are getting married in the desert. (Destination Wedding)

I think byob is fine for your wedding celebration. Weddings don’t have to all be alike. I struggl to remember this while planning ours. Make it about who you two are as a couple, and it will shine through to your guests. If you are easy going, down to earth people, I’m guessing your friends are too and would enjoy that kind of setting for a wedding. Think about how much more personal it is too!

Post # 11
317 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think it sounds cool…..but I’m very nervous for you with the weather.  It’s such a risk to plan an outdoor wedding with no backup indoor option onsite.  Even if you have an event tent, it’s going to get muddy and add a little wind onto that and it could be awful for you. 

Post # 11
3 posts

What did you end up deciding?  This is exactly the venue we’re looking for in Fall 2018.

Post # 12
25 posts

I love a camping wedding! I would just make it very clear what is hosted and what is not (I.e. A picnic will be provided after the ceremony along with wine and home brew. Camping is available for anyone who wants to extend the party with us)

also Amazon has party tents for a guide price. I got a 10×20 for a couple hundred and plan to sell it. 

Post # 13
284 posts
Helper bee

jennileigh :  That is a very unique idea that I’ve never heard of and sounds awesome! My fiance (just got engaged 11.26.16) and I are frequent hikers, campers and he would so love this idea. Sounds like a good time!

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