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How to Host the Perfect Tea Party Wedding

Playful and romantic - how to have a tasteful tea party themed day!


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Cute signs and vintage tea cups, it’s safe to say we are a little bit obsessed! So here’s how to throw an Pinterest worthy tea party wedding.

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It’s coming to that time of year again, when Spring flowers are in full bloom and that means one thing only; Tea Party Weddings! Finger sandwiches, bunting and mismatched crockery is the stuff our Pinterest boards are made of and whether it’s a vintage, traditional or Mad Hatter’s themed tea party, Wedding Journal Online has all the tips for making your wedding a whimsical, magical day.

Decor

Bunting, bunting and more bunting! Tea party themed weddings are filled with posies of flowers, pastel colours and cute rustic signs. Collect vintage tea sets from charity shops and fill with flowers or candles for interesting table decorations. If your wedding has an Alice in Wonderland theme upcycle old mirrors as table and menu displays.

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Clockwise- Bridal Musings, Bridesmaids and Weddings, The Loveat, Blovelyevents, Jennifer Rizzo, Britco

Wedding Dress

Stay away from large, structured wedding dresses for a tea party theme. Casual styles are the way to go and adorable tea length dresses are a winner. If you’re feeling more daring embrace the laid back theme and go with a coloured or floral gown.

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Bridesmaid Dresses

Tie together the tea party theme with a floral or fifties inspired tea-length dress for your maids, and mix and match the colours for the perfect rustic, garden party look. Don’t be afraid to embrace long flowing etheral dresses either.

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Clockwise- Joanna Brown, My Wed, Soulstratum Tumblr, Dress Moon, Tara Starlet

The Food

Why not give your guests what the really want to eat; an afternoon tea feast of posh sandwiches, delectable pastries and an abundance of sweet treats. Make the food as formal or as laid back as you wish an don’t feel restricted by the theme either, if you want to serve hot food instead of finger bites, by all means do so. We recommend mini fish and chip cones and a treats from a vintage ice cream truck to round off the feast!

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Clockwise- Flickr, Party and Event Guide, Confetti Daydreams, Almost Always Hungry, Lisa is Bossy

The Cake

Your cake is where the tea party theme should really come together. Emulate Alice in Wonderland with a leaning tower of cups or opt for a rustic-style naked cake for a vintage tea party. Why not get all of your friends and family involved and have a wedding cake off?

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Clockwise- Marianne Chau, Elegant Wedding, Anushe Low, Cakes Decor, Wedding Ideas Mag

The Little Extras

Extras are what make your wedding special. Serve your drinks with fancy straws and get your guests to leave you helpful marriage tips attached to keys as a guestbook.

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Clockwise-Colin Cowie Weddings, Laura Campion, Posttea Not on the Highstreet, My Wedding Concierge, Assassynation, The Party Fairy

The Flowers

Tea party themed weddings are all about the flowers! Go for bouquets of local blooms that look like they’ve just been picked from your garden. For best results pick;  roses, daisies, lilac and lavender. D.I.Y your centerpieces by sourcing second-hand jugs, tea pots and used wine bottles to fill with your favourite flowers.

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Clockwise- Pinspire, June Bug Weddings, Colin Cowie Weddings, Goodbye Miss, idemakeriet blogspot, Rock My Wedding

Favours

Everybody loves tea so for a fail safe favour offer your guests some gourmet tea leaves in a beautiful vintage cup. If you’re having a lot of out of town guests we really love the breakfast box idea; pop a few teabags, a scone and a miniature jar of jam in a box so your guests have something yummy to eat on the way home. If you’re a wizz in the kitchen try making the jam from scratch!

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Clockwise- Style Me Pretty, Ritzybee, INtimate Weddings