When a couple is on a budget, but still wants an awesome reception with exciting food, we often recommend doing a picnic style wedding reception. Guests can enjoy the weather at any level of elegance and formality you deem fit for your wedding. We love the mason jar look featured here to embrace a look that is casual yet sleek and greatly customizable. When serving drinks, remember to factor in the heat. Guests should drink plenty of water, especially if you are serving alcohol. Light drinks are more suited for hot weather than dark. Vodka and Gin will make a better choice than Whiskey or Dark Rum. This site gives a few other great suggestions for drinks.
Bouquets and centerpieces with colorful fruits and flowers add a beautiful natural accent to tables. Using picnic baskets is also a great idea. The vibe of a fun picnic wedding is captured well here if you want to go for an all-out picnic. Click here to see Santoni’s Wedding Catering site. Those interested in something more elegant can find inspiration for outdoor events from this blog by Elizabeth Anne Designs. Use the natural environment to your advantage. Light up foliage, hang lights from trees, and incorporate the natural colors of your venue into the reception theme.
As with any outdoor event, remember that rain is always possible. Don’t let it ruin the big day! Be sure to either have an alternative indoor option or enough tenting to cover your guests.