Sometimes I think it’s easy to get swept up overdoing your wedding reception tables – from lots of elaborate table centrepieces, to knick-knacks that hark back to the days you first met and table names declaring the countries you’ve holidayed in.
I think it’s good to remember that if you don’t feel compelled to do all those things, you can still make your wedding tables look inviting and welcoming with a few pretty dishes, maybe some worn-silver serving spoons, and a jug of flowers. For our wedding we wanted a relaxed dinner party feel for our meal, and so took inspiration from family meals in the garden and evenings with friends.
So many brides-to-be are busy collecting teacups and saucers to serve tea at their wedding, but why not find a different use for them that’s a little different to the norm? I love this idea of serving soup in vintage teacups (as seen above it looks even nicer if you have the saucer to go with it) as part of your wedding dinner.
It’s really refreshing to see an alternative use for vintage teacups – I know the one above has two handles and therefore was perhaps designed to hold soup, but I don’t see any reason why you couldn’t serve soup from ordinary teacups. While you’re at it, why not serve croutons or bread from gravy jugs – any other clever ideas for using vintage crockery for different elements of your wedding other than serving tea?
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