If you or your partner are a lover of all things vintage, then why not consider having a vintage tea party theme for your wedding day? It’s a really beautiful theme that has huge scope for creativity. You can find plenty of the items you need readily available and also it can work well for all sorts of budgets.
The beauty of this theme is that you can really let your imagination run riot. Think petit fours, vintage tea cups, china sets, teapots, doilies, tea leaves, scones, bunting and much more. If you’ve got some vintage suitcases in your attic, then haul them down and use them as wonderful focal points around the venue. If you want to impress then why not head to an auction and search out some vintage style china to use as centrepieces or even in your table plan or favours?
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Think vintage style tea cups stacked on saucers or side plates for simple, yet stunning centrepieces. Why not put candles or florals in the cups, or arrange a vintage tea pot on top of retro book stacks and have florals popping out the spout? Old fashioned tea caddy’s and tins also work really well as part of your centrepieces. If you want to impress then why not create a teacup candelabra instead of the traditional versions?
For a vintage tea party theme, it’s got to be tea for your favours. Fab puns abound, like – the perfect blend, love is brewing, let love brew, you’re tea-rific, etc. Why not have tea leaves presented to each guest in test tubes, or design some printed paper bags, or splash out on specially selected blends in personalised tins. The sky’s the limits really, as to how much you want to customise them. You could also add some sweet treats like macaroons or cookies or if you want to impress why not present each guest with a vintage cup and saucer with a pouch of tea inside?
Who doesn’t salivate at the thought of afternoon tea? And it’s easy to incorporate it into your wedding day with afternoon tea style dessert tables stacked with goodies. Consider having mini scones filled with jam and cream as an alternative to canapés for the guests on arrival. Why not have cocktails served from teapots or have afternoon tea complete with sandwiches, scones and cakes as your guests midnight feast served on traditional afternoon tea trays?
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Think bunting, lots of bunting! Bunting is incredibly cheap and easy to source so you can afford to have lots of fun with it. Why not get it personalised with the couple’s names or wedding date on it? Simple items such as vintage style suitcases piled high can make great focal points around your venue and are ideal for guest’s gifts or cards. Doilies and vintage tea parties are a match made in heaven, but if you want a new take on doilies then why not use then for your table plans, with each table written on a doilies? The same goes for the vintage china, why not turn it on its head and use it for your table plans?