(Closed) Input on my camo theme idea?

posted 10 years ago in Themes
Post # 17
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Helper bee

I’m sorry, but I don’t think there’s a non-tacky way to do a full camo wedding dress, no offense. However, having it in other places like decor could be totally fine.

There’s a lot of neat cake ideas out there, and adorable cake toppers, you could do it in your invitations, table settings, other assorted stuff. It doesn’t have to be super themey.

If you really want to bring it into your dress, maybe you could do a white dress with a sash in green or brown (I’d recomend you keep it solid though)

 That camo garter is super cute, and I love those cardboard deer heads.

EDIT: there’s a lot of great accesories on that camo formal site. Like shawls and gloves. And this slip, if you get a ballgown, would be really cool. Kind of like the colored-crinoline trend, it’d be just a peek, and a great personal touch without being overwhelming.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OK sooo since you asked about it being tacky… i will go ahead and say being from the South specifically in the moutains of Northeast Tennessee….. let me just say I was actually kinda horrified by this post title because I have seen some pretty awful “camo themed weddings” In this area it is dreadfully to popular.

I agree moderation is the key…. please do not theme your wedding around camo and hunter orange! I have seen so many dresses … vests etc with all camo and hunter orange. Infact I have seen wedding where they used nothing but camo print and orange and I can just tell you it screams tacky to well almost everyone but the bride and groom.

My personal vote is NO CAMO ON THE DRESSES OR THE SUITS! Play off only the general colors instead and use only accents of camo the greens the browns and the oranges could make for a beautiful wedding  and focus more on the woodsey feel off it all

Use the camo on things like… A handkierchief, your garter… perhaps a small amount of camo ribbon on  the flower girl basket & the ring bearer pillow… use it as accent ribbon on your boquets

OOO pretty camo shoes

Do a real woodsey themed cake and perhaps have a bride and groom custom made from clay of the two of your in all camo… Dress and tux

I saw a “mounted deer head” grooms cake done at a wedding once that was actually really neat

I think a rustic theme should be more of your focus.. With things like twigs and branches and slabs of wood and mason jars .. could all go well with the colors and the overall feel of your wedding … and tie in the camo nicely without being too themey or camo overkill

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Just had another thought if you absolutely are set on having soemthing camo on your dress.. My vote is what if you had a corset back dress and had camo laces? or I do love the idea of a camo peek a boo crinoline.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m not huge on hunting but I am a redneck and a camo theme is awesome!! My sister is determinded that she will one day have a camo-themed wedding herself! There are plently of ways to incorperate camo without it looking tacky as long as it isn’t over done, and so far I think you are doing a great job 🙂 Btw I love the wedding dress!!

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think an outdoorsy-fall theme would be less overwhelming. You could include camo in the favors and such. I do think the fabric on that dress is kinda pretty, but is it something you’ll like in 20 years?

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh. My. God. Camo shoes.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Maybe go outdoorsy instead of camo.  One of the venues we looked at and did not end up using was a lovely hunting lodge on a pond.  It was very tastefully decorated but still had a lot of “hunting” elements.  You could search out something like that?

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Less is more on this theme IMO.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

check out the final epsiode of Teen Mom 2 on MTV, one of the moms does a camo wedding and it is super cute. i think having camo on your dress is a bit much. but if you love the dress then go for it, it is your wedding. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Definitely go with solid colored dresses. If you use orange, a dark, burnt orange would look gorgeous with brown bridesmaid dresses. Tie a single bow of camo ribbon on your bouquets, and maybe add a touch of it on the groom/groomsmen’s boutonneires. They could potentially wear a chocolate brown tux or suit (to mimic the bridesmaid dresses) with a burnt orange vest/tie for the groomsmen, and either ivory/champagne or white for the groom. (Ivory or champagne wouldn’t clash like pale white would). That being said, if you haven’t found your dress yet, go with a ivory or champagne colored dress… it’s still got the effect white does, but it’s more earthy, and natural. The flowers you use could be creams, burnt oranges… and use deep greens for fillers like this http://assets.slate.wvu.edu/resources/387/1228505998_sm.jpg

Also, do some of the smaller details, like your garter, in camo. Don’t put it on the cake, you want this to be a part of your wedding, not define your wedding… what defines your wedding is you and the groom.

some more ideas:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_mVNQFjdp3b0/SSd7C12cz7I/AAAAAAAAA7s/cxg7Nt06XfQ/s400/11-17+-+Orange+and+brown+rustic+wedding+copy.jpg

http://aperfectcelebration.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/rustic-wedding-reception-ideas-2.jpg

http://media.theknot.com/ImageStage/Objects/0003%5C0076417%5CImage475x475.jpg

http://www.moderngirlinvitations.com/modernbrideguide/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/0462.jpg

http://www.paisleytreepress.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/groomsmen-in-brown-tuxes.gif

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

IMO I wouldn’t do an all over Camo dress or Camo on the men’s clothing, but I would try to encorporate it into the ceremony in smaller ways (Love the Shoes that Miss Fish found!!, and the idea about the camo wrap on the bouquet).  The cake would be lovely with camo accents, and hainvg antlers in the centerpieces would be awesome.

I think it would be awesome if done with restraint!  But, then again, it isn’t my thing, so maybe I shouldn’t weigh in… (and I hope my Fiance doesn’t see this thread, or he will want to restyle our wedding into a camping/hunting theme…the most he is getting is a grooms cake that is the exact replica of his tent complete with miniatures of a campfire, lantern, and 12-pack)

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsBrightSkies:lol! While I love that your Fiance is enthusiastic about it, even if he did find this thread, you could just pull the “I’m the bride!” card. If he wants a hunting themed party, tell him to wait for his birthday or something!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsBrightSkies:lol! While I love that your Fiance is enthusiastic about it, even if he did find this thread, you could just pull the “I’m the bride!” card. If he wants a hunting themed party, tell him to wait for his birthday or something!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have never seen a camo wedding dress before! Its quite interesting and unique.

Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Redneck hunting and fishing couple here as well. I love camo formal and am working with fmil on the surprise for FH. She is going to make him a vest with the Realtree camo fabric. I will have the garter and the laces on the corset will be the same. The wrap around the flowers will also be the realtree. Not much, but enough. My girls will all be wearing green of various shades while the guys will be wearing browns.

This is a second marriage for both of us, and we are not out to impress anyone. We are going to have fun with this, and so far the ones that know about it are gung ho.

Our centerpieces are going to pull in the other side of our lives which is cruising, and will be sand dollars, star fish and shells.

Might as well mix it up. We will only get married once and want to do it OUR WAY!

 

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