02/16/2014 02:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

9 Key Elements For The Perfect Picnic Wedding

By Kellee Khalil for

Picnic weddings are a trend we hope to see more of in 2014. They're the perfect blend of rustic charm and stylish party, and they make for a truly memorable wedding day. With spring (somewhere) on the horizon, here's everything you'll need to plan a low-key, outdoor affair.

Provide blankets and pillows for cozy outdoor seating.

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Decorate your picnic area with bunting and rustic decor.

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Don't forget your picnic basket!

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A delicious cake or dessert spread is a must.

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Floral arrangements add an elegant vibe.

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You can even number your blankets for a stylish "indoor" look!

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We love a short dress and sandals for a summer picnic wedding.

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A refreshing beverage spread helps guests beat the heat.

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And don't forget the wine!

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