Friday, August 13, 2010

A New Wedding Destination {Summer Camp Weddings}

As the dog days of summer are beginning to wind down and kids start recording phone numbers and addresses of their summer camp friends, camps sites all over the east coast are apparently gearing up for a different kind of session.  That's right, spring and fall, the time just before and after children occupy bunk beds and dining halls, ropes courses and bon fire sites, summer camps are becoming the new weekend wedding destination site.
Here are some interesting points to consider.
  • Cost: a weekend at Lake Bryn Mawr Camp costs $30-50,000.  A 5 hour reception in Washington DC would cost the same if not more.  
  • Bonding:   With most DC area weddings having 50% or more of their guests coming from out of town, there is never enough time to spend with those people, even when you include the Friday night dinner and the farewell brunch. 
  • You don't have to worry about who is sitting together, but you do have to decide who is bunking together!
  • Fun group activities could include horse back riding, "color war", and kayaking.
  • The views surrounding some camp spots can be a stunning backdrop for amazing pictures.
  • Don't worry!  You can bring your favorite planners with you.

    To learn more about some of the camp site locations offering this option and about couples that have taken the leap into the lake during their wedding weekend, check out summer camp wedding.

    Don't forget the bug spray!  Guest welcome bags will take on new meaning here (how about including these cool s'mores packets?) :)


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