If you and the S.O. share a love for the great outdoors and are ready to tie the knot, consider doing so with a wedding inspired by your favorite activity: camping. With delicious hot cocoa, cozy woven blankets and whimsical tents, what’s not to love? Since you’ve already scoped out the best camping destinations for your wedding and found the perfect camping braid for your bridal ‘do, it’s time we give you the scoop on a few of these camping essentials. Here are 15 retro-inspired ideas for a beautiful outdoor wedding. Happy planning!

chairs blankets

1. Blankets on Chairs: In case the forecast calls for a sudden drop in temp, keep your friends and family nice and toasty with woven blankets like these multicolored options. They’ll let everyone snuggle in for the experience without compromising comfort. (via Heather Waraksa / Style Me Pretty)

wedding signs

2. Wedding Direction Signs: A directions post is your chance to play around with what you want at your wedding. Whether you make your post functional, decorative or a mixture of both is up to you! (via Sarah Tamagni Photography / Ruffled)

camp tie the knot

3. Camp Sign: Every camping site needs a sign. Make sure yours is looking its spiffiest with the classic initials in a heart and arrows combo. Better yet, put it on a slab of wood for a more bona fide feel. (via Miranda Marrs Photography / Every Last Detail)


4. Invites: Wedding invitations are key to setting up your friends’ and family’s expectations for your wedding theme. Make sure you and your S.O. make quite the first impression — whether it’s with feather-patterned envelopes or colorful arrow-inspired prints. (via Anne Marie Photography / Brit + Co)

tent dining

5. Wedding Tent: Let your guests enjoy a more authentic outdoor wedding experience with an actual camping tent. To glam it up just a bit, decorate those tables with a jewel-toned runner, lace and foliage. Before you know it, you’re all set for a dreamy dining experience in the great outdoors. (via Studio 623 Photography / Rustic Wedding Chic)

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6. Canteen Planters: If your wedding takes place during the winter months, upcycle old or thrifted canteen bottles into contemporary centerpieces. They’re a cheap and easy way to decorate your tables while fitting in seamlessly with your wedding’s retro camping theme. (via Jenna Henderson Photography / Ruffled)

mini oar place card

7. Mini Oar Place Card: Even if your wedding isn’t by the lake, these mini oar place cards are so adorable, you’ll want them regardless. Garnish with a sprig of your favorite herb and voila — the perfect place setting. (via Christie Graham Photography / 100 Layer Cake)

fire pit sign

8. Fire Pit Sign: Complete the camping experience with a fire pit guests can gather around for warmth and to indulge in hot cocoa and tasty s’mores. Place plenty of pillows and blankets all around for a cozy and comfy setup. (via Sarah Jayne Photography / Brit + Co)

hot cocoa and smores

9. S’mores + Hot Cocoa Bar: This may be one of the most highly anticipated parts of a campsite-inspired wedding: the s’mores + hot cocoa bar. Exceed your guests’ expectations with gourmet versions of the traditional camp snack. (via Anne Marie Photography / Brit + Co)

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10. Target Practice: A target and arrows display is a picturesque component to any campsite-inspired wedding. A mix between romantic cupid and childhood reminiscence, this is a must-have to complete your wedding’s decor. (via Rebekah Westover / Ruffled)

photobooth camper

11. Photobooth Camper: Where better to set up a photo booth than a camper? This vintage one combined with a lit marquee and fringe tassels will practically call your guests over from the dance floor. (via Back Road Photography / Wedding Chicks)


12. Camping Printable Photobooth Props: You can’t have a proper photo booth without props! Let your guests choose from classic camping icons — like s’mores, antlers, lanterns and more — to complete their wedding souvenir. (via Paper and Cake)

tambourines mod wedding

13. Tambourines: Tambourines and shakers are a fun way to get your friends and fam more involved come time for the wedding dance. They’ll be able to cheer and shake to the beat as you and your dearly beloved get down on the dance floor. ;) (via Tory Williams Photography / Mod Wedding)


14. Seating Area: Camping never felt so cozy. Create your own dreamy seating area with fur throws, animal hide, log tables and a tent. It’ll allow guests to lounge while surrounded by all the delightful aesthetics of the camping experience. (via Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love / Blue Eyed Yonder)

wedding program twig handle

15. Nature-Inspired Program: Use natural materials like twigs or leaves if you plan on DIYing your wedding essentials to create charming pieces like this program. It’s a way to incorporate nature into your actual wedding with minimal effort. (via Stevie B Photography / Emmaline Bride)

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