Looking For Memorable Wedding Reception Ideas? Hosting a Tea Party, Unique and Economical

Memorable wedding reception ideas, which are unique and fit any budget, are hard to find. An afternoon tea party wedding reception is elegant and becoming very popular in these economic times. It gives the bride and groom an opportunity to plan an event within a budget and still appear as if they spent a small fortune.

The secret to making an afternoon tea party wedding reception memorable is paying attention to the subtle details in your planning. Your attention to details will not go unnoticed by your guests. Trust me; this will be an event that your guests will talk about for years to come.

Planning a wedding reception should be fun for the bride and groom and the wedding party. So let’s get started planning this very important event.

The first thing to decide upon is a place to have the reception. This can be a garden room at the arboretum, to a romantic historic estate or in your own back yard or Local Park. Once you have the site identified, then, it is important to identify a theme for the reception.

Looking for Memorable Wedding Reception Ideas? Hosting a Tea Party: Unique and Economical.

Deciding a theme for the reception can be fun. This is when the bride and groom can decide if the wedding reception will be a formal affair or a more casual and whimsical one. The theme will determine the tone for day.

Deciding the decorations for the theme will be your next step. Flowers, the invitations, menu cards and place cards should subtly reflect the theme of your reception. Attention to detail will make this a spectacular event.

There are so many things that a bride to be can do to make this event as special as she wants it to be. Paying attention to the quality of paper that menu cards and place cards are written on makes a difference. Fine linen paper versus plain card stock says two different things. A small flower, a snowflake, a heart on the menu card is a little detail that adds to your theme. These little details add up to a spectacular and memorable event.

The next step is planning the wedding reception menu. Bite sized finger foods such as afternoon tea sandwiches, petite sweet and savory scones, fruit kabobs, are the key to keeping the food easy to handle and mess free.

Remember presentation is the most important thing. Get creative and have the food displayed in an eye appealing way.

Consider having a tea bar. Serve hot and iced teas. Offer a variety of teas, both traditional and herbals, for those concerned about the caffeine.

If you want to be a little more elaborate or are inclined to serve alcohol, tea cocktails, such as Long Island Iced Tea. Of course there is non alcoholic t mock tails that are fun to serve to your guests as well.

For those that prefer a more traditional celebration, champagne, is as an option to toast the bride and groom.

Memorable wedding receptions ideas include giving your guests a keepsake of your special day. When hosting a tea party for a wedding reception, you have so many options for an inexpensive, yet memorable keepsake. Miniature tea cups with the name of the bride and groom and wedding date on it is something that will last forever.