Guide to Plan a Picnic Wedding
There are so many ideas to make a wedding unique, but nothing is as relaxing and picturesque as a picnic wedding. If you are looking for quiet and outdoor ambiance and like unexpected things, a picnic wedding could be perfect for you.
One of the best things about picnic weddings is that they can be deliciously casual or classic and whimsical. You can still style it to your liking. Rest assured that planning a picnic wedding does not have to be extremely difficult or complicated, but it is a great way to make everyone comfortable and adopt non-traditional styles.
1. Refine a date
The choice of wedding date affects more things than you think, especially if you are planning a wedding with a specific theme. Remember that you are not limited to a certain time of the year. Take into account your preferences and dreams.
Do you want it to be inside or outside? If it’s outside, do you need an emergency plan in matter of bad weather? Are you planning it for summer or winter? Do not say “no” to ideas before you think about it, because everything is possible (for example, a winter picnic in the interior by the fireplace could be incredibly cozy and romantic). A picnic wedding is a great way for creativity, so make sure you choose a date that best suits all your ideas.
2. Inform your guests
Although you don’t have to disclose all the details of the wedding, it’s a good idea to notify your guests if you are planning a picnic wedding. Wedding invitations are a great way to give your guests a general idea of your wedding theme and you can provide all the necessary details about the invitations. Let them know what to expect, especially if you have a specific dress code for your event. Whether you want people to come in casual clothes or be as dressed as possible, this is a great way to let them know.
3. Choose your location
The ideal place for your wedding picnic depends on your preferences and the style you are looking for. You probably want to choose a place that offers enough privacy so that you can achieve the quiet and devoted environment that a picnic wedding allows. You want a lot of space so that all your guests can sit (or lie down!) on the field. You want to make sure that all your providers can access the location without having too many problems. Whether you choose a professional place or a neighborhood park depends entirely on you, but remember that the “picnic style” should not be limited to the exterior. This event can be as small or grandiose as you like.
4. Think about comfort
A great way to spoil a picnic wedding is if it is too uncomfortable. Prioritize the comfort of your guests and your wedding party and think about how you can make the experience more enjoyable. This could mean putting a rubber mat under blankets and pillows to make sure moisture doesn’t seep out of the floor. That could mean investing in a lot of insect repellent to keep mosquitoes and midges away. This could mean covering a hardwood or concrete floor with several layers of soft blankets and pillows to keep your guests comfortable for hours. Remember: just because it’s a picnic doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider your guests and their experience
5. Picnic baskets
What is a picnic (or a picnic wedding) without a suitable picnic basket filled with food? While you can certainly prepare a buffet (or a picnic table), picnic baskets or boxes could be easier. Provide your guests with a simple and convenient supply of food. Remember that you will be sitting on the floor, so choose options that you can easily hold on your lap and do not need a table, a knife and a fork for eating. Some of your guests will probably want to get up, stretch and move around a little, so making sure the food is accessible and easy to transport can make a big difference.
6. Peck your dreams
Remember what prompted you to organize a picnic wedding in the first place. Perhaps it was a picture with delightful decorations and a cozy atmosphere. Maybe it’s your budget that makes you want to keep things small and concise. Whatever the motivation, keep your dreams in mind when planning your wedding picnic—or any wedding style. Do not be obliged to do anything other than what you imagine. Go with your instinct and create the day you want!