im trying to work out if an afternoon tea style wedding breakfast will work for day guests and if it will be cheaper...
i don't want to not feed people enough but as it's a summer wedding we don't 'have' to have the whole hot 3 course meal but then i don't want it to only be sweet things, how have others found the afternoon tea? either as a guest or if you are doing it at your own wedding?
so the day guests would have the following...
2.30- 3.30pm a selection of canapes (4 each) and champagne after the ceremony
4pm afternoon tea style sit down meal including sandwiches, cakes, scones and then im thinking a couple of cheese and pate boards to bulk it out or maybe something else savoury e.g mini tartlets/quiches on each table with a couple more glasses of champagne (or tea if they want!!)
then the evening will start at 7/7.30pm and an evening buffet will come out (more substantial/hot food etc) around 8-9pm
will the day guests starve? any suggestions on how to bulk it out? or has anyone done a 3 course type afternoon tea but with different things bought out at different times e.g trio of mini tarlets to start, selection of mini sandwiches/scones for 2nd course and selection of mini cakes etc for dessert or is that just silly?
i've got so many random ideas in my head i can never seem to contain them and think rationally so any sensible ideas welcome!
also if anyone is going for afternoon tea, how did the cost compare to a tradition 3 course? and what does it include?