09/07/2013 05:03 am ET

Budget Wedding Reception Idea: Clam Bake

Jen Huang

By Kellee Khalil for

Here's a budget-friendly reception idea: a backyard clambake! Not just for New England natives, this crowd favorite is perfect for a laid back, yet upscale picnic. Get creative with your decor while still keeping with a palette that's classically coastal: stripes, blue and white. Go as fancy as you'd like with lobster and large white tents, or stick to a casual setting with picnic tables and rustic fare. We've got some great ideas in the slideshow to inspire your own outdoor affair.

Clam Bake Wedding Inspiration

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