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5 tips for throwing the tea-party wedding of your dreams

5 tips for throwing the tea-party wedding of your dreams

Written by Katie Byrne

Adore vintage? Love tea? Then this could be the perfect theme for your celebration...


#1 Creating the just-right atmosphere

A traditional English tea party creates just the right amount of atmosphere to provide your guests with plenty of fun games and entertainment. Think old-fashioned parlour games for your reception tables, retro-inspired decorative details, pitch-perfect entertainment...

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#2 Cake, cake, cake

No afternoon tea is complete without cake (and lots of it!) - and don't forget savoury goodies, too! We're talking sausage rolls, sandwiches, quiches... For an extra-personal twist, ask trusted guests to bring along their own bakes for a DIY afternoon tea feel. Yum.

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#3 Cream and jam

Also, as well as cake: think scones. Lots and lots of scones... 

Images: Whimsical Wonderland Weddings and Hello.

#4 The key to that chic afternoon tea vibe?

It's all in the details. Scour eBay, charity shops and car boot sales for a gorgeous assortment of mix-and-match tea crockery, from tea cups to cake stands. Useful for serving up all those scones, yes, but they also make great decorative details for your reception - they gorgeous filled with blooms!

#5 Finally! The perfect favour...

A punnet of strawberries and cream for your guests to take away - delicious!

Images (left and right): Godiva and Bespoke Bride.

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