Wedding Reception Ideas – Hosting a Tea Party Will Be Elegant and Impressive

Looking for wedding reception ideas that will not break your pocket book? Hosting a tea party can suit any wedding reception budget. An afternoon tea party would be scheduled between one and three in the afternoon. High tea, of course would be between five and seven in the afternoon.

Now before you stick you nose up at having an old fashioned tea party for a wedding reception, I think there are several things that you really should consider.

First, tea party wedding receptions are quickly becoming popular for many reasons. Not only can they be indulgent, but, they can fit any budget. And I have a few suggestions up my sleeve that can help you save even more. And in this economy, who could not use a few more dollars toward a honeymoon or house payment?

The modern day tea party can include a tea bar with a variety of hot and cold teas and even tea cocktails. Have friends that are loose leaf tea snobs? Encourage them to bring their own tea and enough to share with and introduce their favorite tea with others, if they would like.

Want to serve alcohol but have a limited budget? Have a Royal tea and serve champagne.

Of course, the food, the decorations, the wedding cake and the favors are the big cost concerns for any wedding. This is where a tea party wedding reception can appear elegant and sophisticated and look like you spent a fortune, when you did it within your budget.

More wedding reception ideas, hosting a tea party will be elegant and impressive.

Take a look at the wedding finger food reception ideas. Think of planning a menu of small finger foods that are easy to pick up, that go with the time of year and time of day you are having the reception. Keep the foods bite size so there is little chance of a mess.

Scones, tea sandwiches, tartlets, mini quiches, eclairs, petit fours are foods we do not eat everyday and when you add the extra special touches such as lemon curd, Devonshire cream, fruit based jams and spreads it is the perfect touch for pure indulgence for your guests.

It is really important to carry the theme and stick with the colors for the wedding reception. This is very easy to do in a cost effective manner when hosting a tea party wedding reception.

I utilize the three tier afternoon tea party server to carry the colors throughout the room. It can be the centerpieces on the tables, replacing the flowers and serving as the wedding cake.

That is a tall order, but I will tell you, that it works and not only is it absolutely beautiful, it can save you lots of money.

Utilizing the three tiered afternoon tea party server, place cup cakes, each decorated with a beautiful flower and color from the bridal bouquet. Strategically, place these on the bride and grooms table. This will be the flower arrangement, center pieces and wedding cake.

On each of the guests tables, use the three tiered afternoon tea party server to serve scones and sandwiches on the bottom level. On the middle tier serve the cup cakes with the flowers (wedding cake and flowers). The top level serves cookies, petit fours, eclairs, and candies.

Paying attention to small details such as taking time to add extra touches, such as menu cards will be appreciated by your guests.

I do not want to leave you without giving you some suggestions for favors for your guests. In keeping with your budget, I have a few suggestions you will be quite happy with, I am sure. Consider having tea tins made up with the happy couples names and date of marriage. You could even fill the tins with a special blended tea created and named after the happy couple. Also a nice idea is a miniature tea cup with the bride and grooms name on it.

As you are looking for wedding reception ideas consider hosting a tea party. You will find it to be an elegant and impressive event and most important, you can do it on a budget.