(Closed) Input on my camo theme idea?

posted 10 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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 # 5
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
30393 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2976 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

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
1915 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

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
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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
2896 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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 # 16
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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!

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