there were two things i was certain of when i got engaged
the guy i was going to marry
and that there would be mason jars at my wedding
lots of them
everything else seemed to fall into place
around all the mason jars of course
...and then came baby...

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

bunk beds & gimp bracelets: host your wedding weekend at sleepaway camp!

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ok, i absolutely love the idea of getting to spend an entire weekend with your favorite people in the whole wide world doing all the things you enjoyed as a kid.

i know sleepaway wedding camps aren't a totally new idea, but the wall street journal just featured a great article (hat tip to my brother, mike) about the wedding trend, so i thought i'd give my two cents.

isn't it amazing/crazy how much time is spent planning a wedding DAY? in most cases, it's not even a whole day! wouldn't it be glorious to have everyone eating, sleeping & canoeing together for a whole weekend?

maybe it's not super glamorous, but just imagine how fun it would be to watch your freshman year roommie in a potato sack race against your crazy aunt betty. or watching your 12-year old cousin tie-dye a t-shirt with your first boss out of college. and, HELLO, can anyone say bonfire & s'mores?

yes, you'll need to be cool with the possibility of limited electricity, bunk beds & bug bites, but it will no doubt make for a fun, unique wedding experience.

plus, just think of the clever welcome gift bags, buckets or potato sacks you'll be able to create for your guests. they could be stuffed with fresh fruit, trailmix, granola bars, bug spray and maybe even a handmade map of the camp.

and listen, i'm not saying just one wedding day isn't all that & a bag of chips, but there's something really special about the little moments in between with all your guests.


Unknown said...

This is totally what Craig and Jill should have done!

Annie @ Marry You Me said...

I am loving the idea of a camping themed or campsite wedding!