The life of Davy Crockett meets the life of Paris Hilton. That’s pretty much what you get when you take on one of the hottest trends in the world right now. It’s called “glamping” or “glamorous camping” and now it’s infiltrating weddings at a rapid rate.
Where and How Do You “Glamp” for a Wedding?
There are two options for glamping. Either you can make your wedding a destination wedding and hold it at a “glamping” resort, which are most common in Montana, California, Utah, Colorado, Vermont, and Maine. Or you can bring the glamping to you, which will require a little bit of DIY, a checkbook, and a large property.
The “how” is easy, well in terms of ideas. Think about everything that goes into a camping trip: tents, picnic tables, campfires, mess halls, etc. Now simply add the glamor: king size beds, silk sheets, gourmet food, antique table decorations, and vivid lights. Surround that with friends and family by your side as you say “I do” in the wonders of nature and you’re on your way to the glamping experience of a lifetime.
Incorporate The Elements
Of course you want your dream wedding to be as lush as possible, but you also want to make sure you are utilizing the elements around you to maintain the charm and simplicity of the environment that surrounds you. That’s part of the attraction of glamping. Mixing the best of two completely opposite worlds to create an experience unlike any other.
You want your wedding to have character, which is achievable in unadorned fashion. For example, you can use empty mason jars as candle holders. Make wooden signs with directions, phrases, or even the reception’s menu. Line the area with traditional lanterns to guide your guests and have open fires where everyone can crowd around and use personalized HERSHEY’S candy for s’mores.
Sometimes the most difficult part of a wedding is getting the entire wedding party together and comfortable with each other. So take them to the glamp site a day or two early. Spend a little time with your best friends and family before the “I do’s” are swapped and chaos ensues. Get everyone around the fire, enjoy some spirits, and swap a few stories of the soon-to-be newlyweds. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to relax, loosen up, and really get to know each other.
There’s Nothing Like Mother Nature
Imagine waking up the day after your wedding next to your new husband or bride. The vintage nightstand next to the bed, the soft white sheets, and the oak wood floors scream stylish hotel room. But as you exit the tent you are greeted with the morning sunrise over a stunning view of the mountains ahead, the valley below, or the rolling green hills in the distance. Is there any better way to start your new life together?
Glamping weddings provide a unique experience for guests to witness the vow of eternal love in the beauty and sanctity of nature. It’s an opportunity to be a part of a trend, but to also put your own stamp on it. The glamping movement may rage on for years and years to come or it may lose momentum and become an afterthought. But no matter which course this trend takes, the memories from your glamping wedding extravaganza will live on in you and your guests’ minds for a lifetime.