Here's Tribesmaid Planningahead's menu that carries with it a great reminder that the ULTIMATE way to have a lower budget wedding is to have an afternoon tea reception instead of dinner catering.
We catered our own wedding (with major help from the wedding party). So I whipped up a concrete version of the simple afternoon tea wedding menu that's been running around in my head. I kept this very very simple to spare us stress and cost and time.
So, this menu is not a full-meal-type-thing, just some finger food and cake for a 3 p.m. reception…
Plain and lemon-ginger, with clotted cream, lemon curd, and jam.
A few options:
- Cucumber and cream cheese (maybe with lemon and mint) on white bread.
- Apple and cheddar (maybe with honey mustard) on wheat bread.
- Open-faced roast beef (with baby greens and horseradish cream) on sliced baguette.