Every picnic lover knows that a cute blanket, delish eats, and a summery cocktail or two make for the BEST day. Believe it or not, you can bring that same magic to your wedding with the outdoor-ready decor, favor, and food ideas below. Scroll on, and then get ready to start planning your intimate picnic nuptials.
1. Finger Foods: You’ll need some fresh air, cozy amenities, and bite-size eats to start off. Bring corn-on-the-cob skewers to help guests avoid the mess. (Photography: Constance Higley, Event Design: Sarah of Emma Mag)
3. DIY Drink Bar: Set up beverage stations — like this bloody mary one — so that everyone can enjoy the party all. Day. Long. (Photography: Allison Maginn Photography, Design: A Good Affair, Wedding & Event Production)
4. Lemonade Station: What’s a picnic without multiple flavors of delicious homemade lemonade? Spike a few with gin or vodka for an easy signature cocktail. (Photography: Powers Studios, Event Design: Bridal Bliss)
6. Outdoor Games: Encourage guests to mingle during photos and downtime. Besides, who doesn’t love a little friendly competition? (Photography: Brittany DeFrehn Photography, Event Designs: Bright Occasions)
7. Plaid Attire: Have the groom/groomsmen wear gingham under their vests to bring the theme to life. It’s a subtle and stylish way to tie everything together. (Photography: Amber Schonowitz of Schyne Photography, Event Design: Moana Events)
10. Cozy Seating: Get super comfy with low tables, plush pillows, and soft blankets. Your guests will appreciate the extra cushioning. (Photography: Acqua Photo, Event Design: Nicole George Event Planning & Design, Rentals: To Be Designed)
11. Picnic-Inspired Invites: Incorporate the outdoor vibes into your wedding invites with pictures, maps, and all the pretty details to come. (Stationery: Momental Designs, Calligraphy: Kelle McCarter)
12. Food Carts: We know your guests will love every second of this grab ‘n’ go situation. Even better if it’s a late-night snack. (Photography: Rebecca Ellison Photography, Hot Dogs: Dante’s Inferno)
13. Rustic Vibes: Create a centerpiece that is both rustic and romantic by using pops of colors and florals on long wooden tables. (Photography: James and Jess Photography, Event Design: Tyler Speier Events, Rentals: The Tent Merchant)
14. Romantic Picnic Shoot: Last but not least, throw down that blanket, open your basket of goodies, and take a seat with your love. Add a flower crown for extra whimsy. (Photography: Susie Marie Photography)
Now that you’re a professional wedding picnicker, what is your favorite picnic-inspired detail? Let us know in the comments below.