Afternoon tea or 3 Course Meal ? Thinking of going for an afternoon tea option with a hog roast in the evening, but can't help but feel that my guests will be expecting a 3 course meal. what did you do ?
Were having a two course meal and then a hog roast in the evening xxx
I'm doing afternoon tea then a small buffet for the evening as my ceremony is late afternoon x
We are having afternoon tea and then evening Buffett. Guests can expect what they want but that’s what they are getting..
We're having afternoon tea then hot street food in the evening. We wanted an informal day and a sit down meal would be too long xx
We had Afternoon tea and then Hog Roast in the evening. Xx
We did afternoon tea & a hog roast in the evening, I put on the invites about it being afternoon tea, and all our guests loved it! Was plenty of food!
We had welcome drinks around 4.15 with fruit skewers, then afternoon tea at 5.30, free bar.
I’m marrying in November and doing the same thing afternoon tea and hog roast! If they don’t like it that’s tuff! 🤣
I'm getting married in November and we just decided to do a buffet cause we get married at 2
We had a fish & chip van then a cold buffet in the evening, went down a treat! Get what you want not what you think everyone else wants, it's your day x
We had a barbque in day hot roast pork and beef sandwiches at night very informal people loved it x
Afternoon tea is amazing! We did this. Doesn't matter about anyone else it's your day!
We’re getting married in a hotel next March, and a 3 course meal and evening buffet is included in the package, just thought it was easier that way, plus the ceremony will be there at 11:30, so it’s a long day/night. The guests will be full at least and ready to party! 😁
We had a braai (south african bbq) guests loved it. Our wedding was late afternoon so had the braai then had bacon rolls at 10.30pm ish.
We are having afternoon tea then a buffet xx
We were originally going to have a fish and chip super and buffet in the eveing, but our venue choice wouldn't allow outside catering, they do the 3 course, and buffet, or hog roast. We had the 3 course and buffet as the venue top trumped the food. Do what you want. There is no norm for weddings these days. If you and your h2b are happy, then that is the right choice to ho for xx
Just let people know on the invites that’s what is happening and they can plan accordingly
Hot and cold buffet can do hog roast with it or curry xx
Our hotel has pricier packages but also offered afternoon tea then bbq in the evening so we’ve gone for that. We don’t want a formal seating plan/meal as we want it to be more relaxed. Everyone we’ve told seem more than happy!
Getting married in november and having afternoon tea then lasagne for evening guests. I'm well known for loving an afternoon tea and my h2b loves lasagne. We didn't want a 3 course meal as the food is always quite generic and we didnt want to pay for something we didnt want to eat. There is no obligation to provide ANY food at a wedding, it's just nice to do it!!
We had mini chip special from the local chip shop for 35 of us. Everyone enjoyed it.
Followed by Donuts.
We had a seaside theme :)
We did afternoon tea and everyone loved it! Not a crumb left
It's what you're expecting that counts. Guests shouldn't EXPECT anything other than the privilege to share YOUR day xx
We had 3 course meal then chip buttys x
Go do a taster session, try out the afternoon tea or try out the 3 course meal and check youre happy with it, a friend recently went to a wedding with an afternoon tea and a lot of booze, and there was just too much cake then too many drunk people who hadnt eaten enough, so just check that whats being offerred suits you and has enough savoury balance x
We're having a BBQ for the wedding breakfast and a buffet in the evening. It's your wedding day, if you and your partner want a hog roast then go for it xx
Tbh your wedding is about you and your partner and what yous would like. The guests are there for you and really shouldn't be expecting anything other than to celebrate your special day whichever way you see fit to do. We are having a gourmet pizza van and a cake "shop" and if people dont like it well...tough lol x
we had Xmas afternoon tea and hog roast on the evening. Everyone loved it!
What guests are expecting is irrelevant. It’s your day. If you want afternoon tea and a hog roast then have it. 3 course meals are overrated anyway xx
I personally don’t like afternoon tea... I think people deserve something substantial and it’s better to make sure people have eaten enough when drinking. There is such a markup in afternoon tea it’s unbelievable!
We had afternoon tea and a bbq in the evening. Don't worry about what people expect, it's your wedding, as long as you're feeding them just do what you want to do!
We did afternoon tea, no evening meal either.
We had a 3 course meal which was great for us and our guests enjoyed it but u go with what u feel more comfortable with. We had a buffet in the evening
We had afternoon tea and no one complained. You eat so late in the day at a wedding that I always think that by the evening you don’t want anything plus we found it so much cheaper.
Everyone really enjoyed it x
Were getting married at 3pm. After the ceremony there will be canapes and drinks. Then at 6pm evening guests will arrive and well be having a hog roast, salads and pizzas for the kids in the family. We didnt want formal sot down as it isnt really us.
Well we're having afternoon tea buffet because so many people don't like cooked dinners or veg or they become fussy. So afternoon tea with lots of cake and a variety of sandwiches. Xx
It's your wedding , hopefully once in a lifetime, what would you like? Your day! will be perfect...
We did afternoon tea and hot meat rolls in the evening and nobody complained of being hungry x
Could you put it on the invites so people know what to expect? I think it’s a lovely idea but if you’re worried about people expecting a 3 course meal that is a good way to prewarn them 🙂
We're getting married later in day and having a bbq afterwards... hopefully will be very relaxed and fun. X Do what you want, not what's others want or expect. X
We've got afternoon tea then open bbq ...laid back, relaxed x
Our wedding was at 3pm. One hour service, photos and had a pig roast and salads with lots of nice desserts. We also put snacks out for people to grab during the photos. We didnt have an evening do. Around 120 for service and reception.
Tell everyone in advance then they know.
Been to a hog roast wedding, and it was marvellous
Afternoon tea during photos, then a great big bbq buffet early evening. The guests loved it, and so did we. We are garden-party-and-bbq type people, so it was much more "us" than a formal dinner would have been.
We are having a buffet. Ceremony at 2 with the buffet about half 5. We have several little ones and lots of people with different food requirements so this is the easiest way for us and we are finishing at 9 at the reception venue. Plus we can have the leftovers the next day! I know at some weddings it's been a 3 course meal and I have only had pudding as I did not like the starter or main. My friend had a 3 course meal and had options for us to pre book, we had it about 5/6 And it was yummy! My sister had a buffet and it worked well, and I wasn't that hungry but knew I needed to eat so was able to eat a bit without feeling guilty that I didn't want more or waste anything. It depends how formal or relaxed you want your day to be.
We're having canapés & drinks after the ceremony, a hog roast with pastas, salads, jacket & roast potatoes for the wedding Breakfast and then for the evening evening we're having bacon, egg or sausage baps with homemade chips and sauces.. Xx
Afternoon tea and hog roast sounds lovely.
We are having 3 course meal and then pizza buffet in evening.
We are having a 2 course meal and then a hog roast with 3 meats in the evening x
I'm having a 5 course meal then buffet in evening.
Were having 3 course meal then evening buffet, but it was all included in a package at the hotel we wanted to have the whole day at. Go for what you want! Our wedding is in March, so I didn’t fancy chancing the welsh weather for anything outdoors or travelling from church etc, so literally the whole day is in one place. People don’t expect traditional now, do it how you want to 😁
I wanted afternoon tea however my dad said a lot of the guest going weren't afternoon tea kind of people as big bikers so ended up going for a 2 course meal with canapes before but at the end of the day it is your choice but afternoon tea isnt very filling xx so think about how long the day is what time you get married and wether or not your doing more food later on xx
We had our wedding at 3pm then pig roast with salads and lovely desserts made by us or Costco. Didn't have new people coming at night. We also put out bite size cakes etc so people could snack during photos.