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Wedding Trend Forecast 2013: Campground Weddings

Posted: 10/03/2012 11:19 am

If you're a bride planning a spring or summer wedding, you might only need to look to the woods for inspiration. No, we're not suggesting a rustic backyard ceremony or a glam barn wedding... we're talking about camping.

Three-day-long weddings in the woods (or on the beach, or in the mountains) have become a huge trend for 2013 couples. The idea that you can have all your guests in the same venue for an entire weekend is just too appealing for some brides to resist. And there are no rules when it comes to taking your nuptials outdoors. Everything from fireside weddings at childhood day camps, to over-the-top "glamping" excursions is fair game.

If you're thinking about bringing your guests on a wedding adventure, make sure you take the comforts of home along with you. Welcome everyone with baskets of treats that they can snack on throughout the weekend, set up common areas for people to gather in, and provide lots of activities to keep them on their toes.

Check out our slideshow below for more ideas on how to create an experience that no one will forget. What do you think? Would you take your wedding to the woods?

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  • Embrace The Atmosphere

    Recreate a camp dinner for your rehearsal. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Place_Settings?utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Gorgeous tables</a>

  • Bring In Special Treats

    Roughing it in the woods doesn’t mean your guests have to eat like campers. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=snacks&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Fun wedding snacks</a>

  • Welcome Your Guests With Goodies

    Bring on the summer camp nostalgia with a mini picnic. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=welcome+bags&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Fun welcome bag ideas</a>

  • Party Like A Kid

    Get a fire going and break out the s’mores. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=dessert&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Delicious desserts</a>

  • Use Nature's Beauty

    Don’t overpower the natural beauty of your location. Keep decor simple and organic. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/browse/category/Rustic?utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Rustic wedding inspiration</a>

  • Pay Attention To The Details

    Even buckets of rootbeer are memorable with a little personalization. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=drinks&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Unique Drinks</a>

  • Glam It Up

    Don’t be afraid to take tents to the next level. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=tents&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Incredible tented weddings</a>

  • Give 'Em Something Sweet

    Create comforting favors that guests can enjoy after the wedding. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=favors&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Favors they’ll want to keep</a>

  • Let The Games Begin

    Keep guests entertained with some outdoor fun. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search/tag/Guest%20games?utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Games for your guests</a>

  • Take The Inside Out

    Set up lounge areas where guests can gather between activities. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/search?q=lounge&utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Chic wedding lounges</a>

  • Pitch A Tent

    Retreat in style after a night of partying. See also: <a href="http://lover.ly/post/19703?utm_source=huffpo9-28-12camping&utm_medium=guest&utm_campaign=huffpo9-28-12camping">Book these glamorous tents for you and your guests</a>

 

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