Picnic Wedding Ideas: 19 Outdoor Wedding Buys For Relaxed Couples

Create the cutest picnic wedding filled with luxury food hampers, personalised blankets and fruity drinks for you and your guests to enjoy

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We love picnics here at hitched - we've already suggested this theme as a bridal shower idea, and now we want to help you plan a whole wedding around the theme of picnics.

The summer wedding months need to be embraced, especially if you are hosting at an outdoor wedding venue.

This theme is cute, friendly and easy to put together so here’s our top ideas on how to incorporate picnics into your wedding. 

Get The Look

We have the best wedding accessories and star buys that will help you to create the best picnic wedding your guests have ever seen.

Blankets

Every picnic needs picnic blankets, and they are a great way to seat your guests with less hassle. Have the venue set out these gorgeous personalised family blankets. You can get your chosen table names embroidered on the corner of the blanket so that everyone knows where they will be sitting. The blankets come in different colours too so you can pick one that matches your colour scheme and make a table plan with small swatches of each blanket.

personalised blankets

Grass Table Runner

If you decide that blankets and floor seats are not for you, get some vintage wooden benches and use these outdoor-themed grass table runners. They are soft and really fit the theme of a picnic wedding. You could even have one just for your top-bench to make it a little different.

grass table runner

Food Hampers

Having a set menu or coursed-meal can be difficult for a picnic wedding, so embrace the theme and have a luxury hamper for each group to enjoy. This gorgeous hamper has an array of sweet treats that your guests will love digging into. Beforehand, invest in savoury hampers with lots of breads, cheeses and spreads. If you are looking to save money planning your wedding, why not buy wicker baskets yourself and create your own hampers with whatever food you and your partner want to serve. 

sweet luxury hamper

Mini Hamper

This little rattan basket is the perfect sized hamper to carry condiments and cutlery. Get some vintage maison jars and fill them with ketchup, mustard and vinegar, and tie the cutlery with brown string to create a rustic wedding look at your picnic.

mini rattan basket hamper

For The Kids

Keeping children entertained at weddings can always be tricky, but this colour in picnic blanket could be the solution to all of your wedding worries. Assign a table (or two – depending on how many little ones you’ve invited) and they can colour in the blanket to keep them occupied.

colour in blanket for childrens picnic

Soft Play Picnic

As an extra incentive for your mini-guests, why not use this soft picnic set for them to play with and entertain themselves. The design is super cute, fits in with the theme and the children will love using it whilst eating from their mini-hampers.

soft play picnic hamper

Sequin Baskets

Instead of the venue staff bringing wine and champagne around on trays like other weddings, have them use these glamorous gold sequin wicker baskets to serve extra drinks from. They are chic and stylish and if you line the inside with plastic sheets, you could turn them into ice buckets for cold beverages.

gold sequin wicker backets

Hand Stamped Cutlery

Add to your outdoorsy style and embrace these wooden, hand stamped cutlery sets. They have cute, colourful wording printed on them and are totally practical. They will tie in so well with the rest of your theme and are the perfect eating accessory for any posh picnic.

wooden hand stamped cutlery sets

King and Queen Plates

As everybody knows, the newlywed couple are the most important guests at the wedding, so why not make it official with these funky ‘King’ and ‘Queen’ plates from Peas in a pod? The pie and cake phrases are totally picnic-worthy and they look super pretty too. Eating off these at your wedding will have you feeling like true bride and groom royalty.

bride and groom picnic plates

Stylish Milk Bottles

Drink your chosen wedding cocktails in serious style with these patterned milk bottles. The funky and vibrant colours are perfect for summer weddings and will look great in your photos. Alternatively you could use them as a cute décor piece and fill them with coloured sand or tasty treats to please the eye.

decorated milk bottles

Picnic Shot Table

Get the party started at your wedding with this mini picnic table shot holder. This is perfect for the theme and will have all of your guests up and dancing in no time. To make this fun for everyone, have mock-shots filled with tasty juice mixtures for the children and non-drinking adults.

mini picnic shot table

Fancy Food Flags

To make sure everyone knows what they’re eating, make sure these food flags are on your wedding shopping list. You can use them to label sandwiches and snacks and they look super pretty.

cute food flags

Floral jugs

These floral jugs are the perfect thing for the venue staff to serve pimms and other tasty wedding cocktails in to your guests. They are beautifully decorated and will brighten up the décor at any summer wedding.

floral jugs for summer weddings

White Chocolate Strawberries

These white chocolate covered strawberries are the ideal edible wedding favour for a picnic wedding and they look amazing too. The cute paper basket and bedding they are served in is totally fitting to the theme. We can only imagine how amazing they taste too…

white chocolate covered strawberries

Fingerprint Tree Guest Book

Keeping with the country garden wedding theme, we definitely recommend this fingerprint tree guest book. It is an unusual guest book idea which embraces your picnic style wedding and your guests will love wishing you well in your new married life in this unique way.

fingerprint tree guest book

Rose Gold Copper Mugs

Here at hitched we are huge fans of rose gold wedding ideas and these copper mugs are beyond perfect for a picnic wedding. Copper is known for keeping drinks at cool temperatures which is ideal for weddings that are outdoors during the warmer months of the year. As well as the technical reasons, they look rustic and gorgeous, and can easily fit into plenty of different colour schemes.

copper mugs

Push-Up Ice Creams

For the dessert course, instead of serving the sweet treats on plates, give each of your guests one of these funky push-up ice creams which come in a variety of different flavours that will not disappoint any of your hungry friends.

ice cream push ups

Popcorn Tubs

These adorable paper tubs are great for couples who are having food stalls. Guests can top up their tubs with delicious snacks and if you’re feeling really adventurous, why not hire a popcorn machine with some unique flavours to fill the tubs with.

cute food tubs

Barbeque Bucket

Relaxed couples who really want a chilled out wedding breakfast can give each table a steel barbeque bucket like this one, so they can cook their own food. Provide some mini wicker baskets with plenty of seasoning options and have a grill themed picnic at your wedding.

barbeque steel bucket

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Steal Their Style

This stunning styled shoot is serious picnic wedding goals. This couple have chosen a more grand table decor style and cute plastic wine glasses to toast to their marriage.

picnic wedding couple styled shoot

Image Credit: Kat Forsyth

One thing picnic weddings definitely need is a serious amount of outdoor wedding games to keep everyone entertained in the summer evening. 



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