Surprise Your Guests with a Wedding Picnic

A fun idea for your reception


As we segue into summer and the temperature rises, it’s impossible to ignore the allure of an outdoors wedding. Whether you’re planning on a casual beach barbeque or a formal meal for several in the grounds of a luxurious venue, it’s important to make sure your menu reflects the surroundings and temperature.

When arranging the catering for your summer wedding, make sure you pick delicious meals that will satisfy your guests, but won’t leave them stuffed and drowsy in the heat.

Paula Janse Van Rensburg perfectly understands the importance of eating outdoors, which is why she started up Dial-a-Picnic — a South African based company that endeavours to set up picnics for any occasion.


A wedding picnic is a great way to surprise and delight your guests at your outdoor wedding. Paula recommends making sure your choice of picnic food for your wedding catering is easy to eat by hand, and won’t perish in the heat. Consider having a theme to your catering; company director Paula cites a Mediterranean theme as one that would work particularly well.

You can match your cosy picnic blankets and pillows to your colour scheme, and save money on chair hire and centrepieces.

Dial-a-Picnic offer three different types of wedding picnic packages: the Basic Wedding Package, the Standard Wedding Package and the Gold Wedding Package, each one including a range of delicious picnic foods, and the rental of charming wicker baskets, colour coded accessories to match your wedding theme, and picnic basket personalisation to include the bride and groom’s names.

Other extras include rose petals and a choice of menus, depending on which package you choose.


These readymade picnics are the perfect choice for an outdoors wedding, whether it’s at the beach, park or in a gorgeous garden. The freshly baked baguettes, locally sourced products and irresistible food themes mean your guests will be talking about the catering at your outdoors wedding for years to come.

Dial-a-Picnic director Paula tells us her top five favourite sweet and savoury treats for the perfect picnic:

heart  Freshly baked breads served with variety of pates like houmous, tzatzkiki, west coast snoek pate, olive tapenade, etc.

heart  Variety of cheeses served with crackers and homemade preserves.

heart  Variety of free range cured meats like salami, rare roast beef, etc served with delicious mustard.

heart  Seasonal fresh fruit kebabs topped with berry drizzle.

heart  Chocolate dipped strawberries.


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