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

chairs blankets

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

wedding signs

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


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

tent dining

5.聽Wedding Tent: Let your guests enjoy聽a more authentic outdoor wedding experience with an actual camping tent. To glam it up just a bit,聽decorate聽those tables with a jewel-toned runner, lace and foliage. Before you know it, you鈥檙e all set for a dreamy聽dining experience聽in the great outdoors.聽(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鈥檙e a cheap and easy way to decorate your tables while fitting in seamlessly with your wedding鈥檚 retro camping聽theme.聽(via聽Jenna Henderson Photography聽/聽Ruffled)

mini oar place card

7.聽Mini Oar Place Card: Even if your wedding isn鈥檛 by the lake, these mini oar place cards are so adorable, you鈥檒l want聽them regardless. Garnish with a sprig of your favorite聽herb and聽voila 鈥 the perfect place setting.聽(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聽around for warmth and to indulge in hot cocoa and tasty s鈥檓ores. Place plenty of pillows聽and blankets all around for a cozy and comfy setup.聽(via Sarah Jayne Photography / Brit + Co)

hot cocoa and smores

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

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10.聽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鈥檚 decor.聽(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聽will practically call your guests over from the dance floor. (via Back Road Photography /聽Wedding Chicks)


12.聽Camping Printable Photobooth Props: You can鈥檛 have a proper photo booth without props! Let your聽guests choose from classic camping icons 鈥 like s鈥檓ores, antlers, lanterns and more 鈥 to complete their wedding souvenir.聽(via Paper and Cake)

tambourines mod wedding

13. Tambourines: Tambourines and shakers are a fun way to get聽your friends and fam more involved come time for the wedding dance. They鈥檒l be able to cheer聽and shake to聽the beat as you and your dearly beloved get down on the dance floor. ;)聽(via聽Tory Williams Photography聽/聽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鈥檒l allow guests to lounge while surrounded by聽all the delightful aesthetics of the camping experience.聽(via Heidi Geldhauser of聽Our Labor of Love聽/聽Blue Eyed Yonder)

wedding program twig handle

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

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