Brides are always looking for a way to put their own stamp on their big day, and what better way to stand out than by having a picnic wedding? It’s a great way to celebrate the outdoors, incorporate all your favourite foods, and give your wedding a relaxed, down-to-earth feel. Think picnic rugs, sit down meals and strawberries and cream and read these great ways to make your picnic wedding a success.
1. Get creative with your drinks
These cute dispensers are the perfect way to serve your drinks. Guests can help themselves and they look great, too! You could even get creative with the tables you put them on, making use of natural materials like untreated wood to go with your theme. We recommend quintessentially British drinks such as elderflower cordial and Pimms to make your picnic even more authentic.
2. Choose rustic food options
An outdoor picnic is a great excuse for going for homemade food options. Why not think of you and your partner’s favourite things to eat, and turn them into your menu? You could have a buffet table style meal, where guests pick what they want to eat, or you could use this cute lunch box style idea.
3. Think of practical seating
So you know what your guests will be eating and drinking, but where are they going to do it? If you want to do a picnic properly, there’s no other option but the floor, get your guests to grab a blanket and set up camp wherever they fancy – great way to get out of seating plan wedmin, too! If guests sitting on the floor is a little too authentic for you, have your guests sit on picnic tables, or you could even set up hay bales for them to sit on.
4. Outdoor entertainment
Having an outdoor wedding gives you more opportunity to be creative with your entertainment. If you’re going for a traditionally British theme, think village fete style – coconut shy, hoopla, and giant chess. It’s also a great way to get your guests up on their feet competing in sporting activities, you can have them hoola hooping, playing croquet or you could even get a ‘Bride Vs Groom’ football match underway! When it starts to get dark you can turn on your fairy lights and let your guests party the night away on a makeshift dance floor.
5. Don’t forget about sleeping arrangements
Your guests are going to need to sleep it off at some point, so don’t forget to have a plan. If you’re having the picnic near a built up area it will be easy for guests to book into hotels or bed and breakfasts, but if you want the party to continue all night long, why not have them sleep on-site? You can set up tents in your location for your guests to sleep in, and then you can all get up the next morning for a fry up around the campfire! This is a great way for your wedding to have a more festival-like feel, and means you get even longer with your loved ones.
For more inspiration for your picnic wedding and photo credits, check out our Pinterest board!