Picnic Theme Wedding Inspiration!

July 10, 2015 at 5:09 pm (Wedding Planning Tips) (, , , , , , , , , , )

One of the great things about getting married in this day and age is that when it comes to your reception, there is no right or wrong way to go about it. Case in point, a picnic theme. While wicker and gingham might not be the first things that come to mind, there are endless ways to bring the laid back vibes of a picnic into a wedding, no matter how casual or formal you’d like it to be. And – great news is, no need to worry about ants or rain clouds when your “picnic” is inside!

Invitations

Brown kraft paper, simple doilies and the quintessential red gingham will leave no doubt in guests’ minds what to expect on your big day.

Photo Found Here: http://www.beforethebigday.co.uk/2011/05/wedding-stationery.html

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Cocktail Hour

Why not let your guests loosen up a bit between the ceremony and reception with some activities? Face painting will be a hit with both young and young-at-heart.

Photo Source: http://ruffledblog.com/galleries/new-york-picnic-wedding/deliajeff54/ Photo Credit: Channing Johnson http://www.channingjohnson.com/

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Photo Credit: Channing Johnson 

No matter how distinct the cocktail menu is, fresh lemonade will always be a great idea to mix in.

Photo Source: http://www.unitedwithlove.com/2013/05/08/laid-back-picnic-style-wedding-in-virginia/ Photo Credit: Megan Evans Photography   http://www.meganevansphotography.com/

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Photo Credit: Megan Evans Photography

Table Décor

Make it super simple for guests to grab and go with utensils wrapped in portable bags or tied together with string to keep the carefree theme going.

http://inyourbackpocket.blogspot.com/2012/06/party-utensils.html

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http://blovelyevents.com/2013/06/19/creative-napkins-for-a-lovely-bbq/

Photo Source  ThinkGarnish.com

Wicker will no doubt be incorporated into the décor. Even something as subtle as a miniature basket will do the trick.

 Photo Source: etsy – item is no longer available and no shop listed though


Photo Source: Etsy – Item is no longer available and no shop listed.

Same goes for gingham. Go for small touches like napkins or a bold statement like a table runner.

http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/gingham-style/

Photo Source  Photo Credit: Rustic Wedding Chic

Food

Picnic food is simple and comfort at its finest. Allow guests to mingle amongst stations or tables instead of a formal sit down meal. Or make it family style with dishes passed around. Either way, let guests know what’s for dinner with chalkboard menus.

Photo Source: http://www.unitedwithlove.com/2011/06/29/lauren-justins-diy-bbq-picnic-wedding-in-maryland/ Photo Credit:  Red Shoes Photography http://www.redshoesphotography.com/

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Photo Credit: Red Shoes Photography 

And see them off with homemade or local jam topped with what else, string and gingham!

Are you throwing a picnic-themed wedding or event? Tell us about it!

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