I remember when my husband and I were looking for wedding venues that one of the venues offered a Picnic Wedding setup. The pictures they showed us reminded me of a fairy garden with red, pink and orange pillows strewn over a rich green lawn, with lush gum trees overhead. It was just magical. But at that time the venue was really expensive and I rather wanted a different type of outside wedding.
In honour of that memory, here are some great ideas for a Picnic wedding.
There are various option for a picnic wedding, you can do it in the morning or at night. You could choose to keep it traditional with pillows and blankets on the ground or with tables and chairs, or even picnic benches. It all depends on your personal style and how comfortable your guests will be.
Basic Pillow and blanket Picnic
Using tables for your Picnic
Great food ideas includes homemade pies, cheese and cracker platters, sandwiches, fresh fruits and fruit salads. Furthermore a cute picnic basket for each table would make it extra special but having a central table with all the food displayed on it will work equally well
If you choose to do the picnic wedding your dress should be comfortable enough to sit on the floor with. This does not mean that if you want an elegant wedding dress that you would not be able to wear it. It only means that you can now possibly get 2 dresses instead of one. One for the wedding ceremony and one for the reception.
When choosing a picnic wedding and the type of reception setup always consider the age of your guests, no use letting senior citizen with bad knees sit on the ground if they are expected to get up and down the whole time. If you have older family members maybe consider giving them tables and chairs while allowing the younger guests to sit on the ground.
Also be sure to inform them beforehand to wear clothing that will allow them to sit on the ground comfortably.