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On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations

On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations


More and more couples are finding more ways to break away from traditional wedding receptions and a lot of them have discovered that a picnic wedding is a lovely alternative. The picnic can be held in various locations like at the beach-side or in a field. Whatever location you choose, it is important that you decorate tabletops that will reflect the theme and style of your wedding. A lot of table reception decorations can be done at home. All you need is a little time and a lot of creativity.

On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations

On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations

On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations


On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations



On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations

Here are some table top ideas for your lovely picnic wedding:

Tablecloths. Picnics are always casual affairs and your guests may come in their best casual clothes or in semi-casual attire. Your tablecloths, then, should match the attire of your guests. It would obviously be inappropriate to use fine tablecloths for your reception since, again, it's a casual affair. For your picnic wedding, you can opt for simple colored tablecloths. You can choose tablecloths in your wedding colors, or you can simply use the traditional color for picnic tablecloths-red gingham checkered tablecloths. Using the traditional colors will always bring the picnic ambience to your occasion.

Flowers. Try to avoid extravagant flower arrangements since picnic weddings are of rustic nature. Choose flowers that have simple earth tones to decorate your tables. Sunflowers are always "happy" flowers because of its color; daisies are like smaller sunflowers in different colors; and black-eyes Susans are also best bets. Try to stay away from crystal vases because they will not go perfectly with your picnic theme. If you want, you can use mason jars to hold your flowers and have them put strategically in different locations in your picnic area. Colored ribbons tied neatly in a bow will be best decorations for these jars.

Napkins and Plates. Just like the flowers and your table decorations, it would always be best to avoid using anything that is used in a formal reception table. You can even use paper napkins and plates, depending on how casual you want your picnic wedding to be. If you want to be a bit formal while being "picnic-y" in style, then choose gingham-printed cloth napkins and Chinet brand plates. They are perfect for your picnic wedding.

Autumn Leaves. These are perfect decorations for your simple picnic wedding. This would, obviously, depend on the season of your picnic. Using a shallow platter, fill it up with autumn leaves and place a mason jar and a couple of candles in the middle of the platter. This can be a very timely and themed center piece to finish off the picnic touch in your table.

Edible Centerpieces. Food is always the focus of any picnic, even in your wedding. Since this is so, you can use edible arrangements as your centrepiece which coincides perfectly with your theme. You can use bowls or baskets of fruit or a tiered veggie tray can also be perfect. Just make sure that there aren't any flies in your picnic area.

On Picnic Wedding Ideas - Elegant Table Decorations

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