Is a Glamping Wedding a Good Idea?
If you really love the outdoors and your guests are generally fun and go-with-the-flow kind of people, a glamping wedding could be an awesome idea.
Would I recommend doing this type of wedding if you're going to get married by a Supreme Court Justice and have 4 members of Congress in attendance? Probably not.
That being said, a glamping wedding is a great way to get all of the people you want to celebrate with in one area where everyone is easily accessible to celebrate with all weekend. You can easily reconnect with old friends by visiting their tent, play a board game with Aunt Edna by the campfire, etc. That's something you don't always get with a traditional destination wedding at a resort.
However, there are inevitable challenges that exist with a glamping wedding. The weather can seriously complicate things since guests will have to deal with the weather all weekend... no one wants to walk through muddy fields every day, and especially not in their wedding clothes.
You also need to be sure you've built in a sufficient amount of infrastructure for you and your guests. Generators are the first things that come to mind -- they are absolutely essential in a situation such as this.
However, if you have someone by your side that can undertake the particulars for you (that's why you hire a wedding planner!) and you can somehow avoid rainy areas/seasons, you will surely have a memorable celebration.
As a wedding planner, when I first thought about writing about this topic my brain started firing off tons of ideas. Infrastructure elements aside, there are a ton of things that can be done to enhance your guests' experience and really make the weekend amazing. Custom sweatshirts for everyone in case they get cold at night? A beautiful picnic lunch in a field before the wedding gets underway later in the day? Fun outdoors activities like horseback riding, hiking, fly fishing, etc.? The requisite s'mores by the campfire? All of these sound good to me!
I always think it's important to strive to impress and delight our clients and guests and there are many ways to achieve that with this type of wedding. While a glamping wedding is a very unique idea that is somewhat non-traditional, it could be a great option for you if you love the outdoors and are willing to take some risks. Your guests will certainly be impressed and delighted and will surely have an unforgettable weekend!