There’s so much to love when it comes to the sweet simplicity of summer—especially when an outdoor wedding ceremony is followed by a reception under the stars on a warm summer’s night! From picnic baskets to outdoor games, these 10 picnic wedding ideas are sure to inspire you to have a fun summer soiree of your own!
We adore the idea of packaging grab-n-go boxes in advance filled with picnic-inspired fare!
Photo: Eric Kelley
Photo: Amy Moss
Welcome guests with a pre-picnic basket filled with breakfast goodies and to set the mood for the day ahead.
Photo: A Bryan Photo
Refreshing watermelon slices are the perfect appetizer to serve at any summer picnic!
Photo: Kristyn Hogan
Create a drink station–how about a lemonade stand?–for guests to enjoy and rehydrate throughout the festivities.
Photo: Lisa Lefkowitz
We can’t decide which idea we love more: seating guests around a picnic table like this pretty tablescape or providing blankets and pillows to let guests choose their spot!
Photo: Steve Steinhardt
Entertain kids of all ages with a variety of games—croquet anyone?—to play throughout the reception.
Photo: Ruth Eileen Photography
Treat your guests to a summer-inspired dessert like a strawberry shortcake wedding cake!
A movie on the lawn would be a fabulous way to end the night or set up a stargazing station and let guests see the stars in a new light.
Photo: Jose Villa
Send guests off with a sweet favor bag filled to the brim with your favorite seasonal fruit!
Photo: Anna Rose Photography