(Closed) Vintage camping theme or picnic…maybe both?

posted 8 years ago in Themes
  • poll: Vintage Camping or Picnic
    Vintage Camping : (4 votes)
    40 %
    Picnic : (2 votes)
    20 %
    Mixture : (4 votes)
    40 %
  • Post # 3
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    1269 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you can — google David Tutero My fair weddings- he did a camping wedding that turned out quite lovely. 

    Post # 5
    174 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @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
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @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 Fiance very well.  

    Post # 7
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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!

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