(Closed) Is a Lavish Tea enough for a reception after a 1p ceremony

posted 7 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Is traditional "Tea" food sufficient for a wedding that starts at 1p and should end by 4p
    Yes - plenty of food : (8 votes)
    67 %
    Maybe - but you need some heavier food : (2 votes)
    17 %
    No - your guests will be starving : (2 votes)
    17 %
    other with explanation below : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    1493 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @unixfairy: Afternoon tea fare tends to be on the smaller side. It’s meant to be a snack to hold you over until dinner. Most restaurants/hotels afternoon teas have small finger sandwiches, not large full size ones. From my personal experience of attending quite a few afternoon teas (monthly with a bunch of girlfriends), the food would be enough to hold your guests over for a bit, but they might need some more food to hold out for a fun night in Las Vegas.

    Post # 4
    Member
    206 posts
    Helper bee

    Lol, I don;t think 16 year old boys ever think there’s enough food.

    It sounds great to me, although I guess I am a light eater.

    Maybe add a cheese tray, or something.

    Although, if it goes any later than say 5:30, I would provide something more substantial.

    Post # 5
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    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If I were to have a slice of quiche, a tea sandwich, and a pastry, I’d be stuffed! And it’s an afternoon reception, not during a standard mealtime, so I would probably not even eat all that much anyway as it is not a time I normally eat. I think that as long as it is known as just an afternoon tea and not a replacement for dinner, it should be fine. I think you have plenty of options. I would add the savory crepe station instead of the donut station because it feels like a more substantial food and you already have a few types of sweets/pastries anyway. I think it sounds pretty fabulous!

    Post # 6
    Member
    4159 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think that if your ceremony start time is after lunch time, and your high tea idea (which I think is great!) is for 2 hours between lunch and dinner, that’s plenty of food.  Normally people don’t eat much between lunch and dinner anyway.  But if your ceremony is right at lunch time…then you’d need more food.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3520 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think it would be nice– it’s certainly unique, and people would remember it.

    Post # 8
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    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I think that’s plenty of food for late afternoon! It’s before dinner and after lunch, so if I had something to snack on I’d be perfectly content until dinner. I agree that a crepe station sound delish and I think more savory stuff would be welcome.

    Most people don’t eat as much as a 16 year old boy! I wouldn’t be worried, the food sound fabulous!

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