Post # 1
My Fiance and I love high tea and we wanted to have that for our reception not because we were being cheap, but because we love the food. We live in LV and are having an afternoon ceremony and 2 hour reception so that people can then go have an amazing fun vacation out of this without our wedding taking up their entire Sat Night if that makes sense. There are lots more fun things to do on a Sat night in Vegas than a wedding reception.
But yesterday my 16 year old son said that the food was too light for the time of day – help? Would you expect a heavier meal than the following
Assorted Tea Breads
Scones with Cream, Preserves and Lemon Curd
5 kinds of tea sandwiches (some with meat, some with non meat for vegetarians)
2 quiches 1 with meat and 1 without
4 kinds of tea pastries
tea and coffee
PLUS we were going to add 1 station such as a crepe station (savory) or donut station or possibly just more variety on the the sandwiches and quiche above
Am I being paranoid listening to my 16 year old?
Post # 3
@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
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
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
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
I think it would be nice– it’s certainly unique, and people would remember it.
Post # 8
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!