4. Camping or "Glamping"
Weddings held at breezy rustic sites — some truly camplike, most more luxe interpretations — are becoming popular, whether you or your fiancé were once happy campers or simply love the casual outdoorsy vibe of carefree summer days gone by. “Glamping” adds in glam decor elements like lighting effects, crystals and chandeliers hung from trees, and lush fabric drapings in tents. Guests can join you in kayak races or on nature hikes and horseback trail rides.
How about adding homemade gourmet marshmallows to s’mores fixings, and a “hobo” dinner of beef short ribs, yellow finn potatoes, and cipollini onions cooked in the coals. Hotdogs, hamburgers, pulled-pork sandwiches, cornbread, popcorn and classic ice cream sandwiches evoke fun camp memories.
Welcome Basket Ideas:
- “Care packages” with mini pampering items, packaged snacks and a pair of socks for a take on what parents would send to kids at camp
- Mosquito repellent
- Citronella travel candle tin
- Playing cards
- Blackberry jam, paying tribute to berry-picking memories at camp