(Closed) Indoor Shabby Chic Wedding

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
43 posts


White distressed frames are the epitome of shabby chic.  You could maybe diy some with different width cheap mdf trim and hang’em all over the place.  Or paint a bunch of thrift store frames.

I have the same fear for my rustic wedding, like my decor will just be lost and look thrown together.  But it sounds like you have a lovely vision!


Post # 4
3520 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it sounds great. Concentrate on the little touches and layer them for the wow effect.

Post # 5
1813 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I saw in a wedding magazine a couple having a shabby-chic wedding and they had teapots filled with flowers which I thought were absolutely gorgeous!

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2012


-china teacups with tealights (if it’s real china and the tealights have plastic instead of metal the light will shine through and looks lovely).
– drape lace and pearls off branches or flowers to tie in the theme
– for table numbers you can use different fabrics for the number and background and then put them in a frame
– you could have people write you a message and attach it to a tree or bare branches
– for favours you could have retro sweets/ seeds/ small plants/ homemade jam anything!
– for place settings you could have pebbles with peoples names or mini luggage tags
– for your card box you could have a vintage hat box, vintage suit case, vintage royal mail post box, wicker basket with vintage fabric over the top and slot for cards- you don’t want any going walkabout 😉 

For ours, we’ve used a variety of these sorts of things but I think you need to remember to tie it all together. We also wanted to make sure the theme was properly introduced at the church, so will have bunting through the church yard, rose petal confetti, mini bunting on church pews and then vintage cars. Even down to my shoes and tights! Lol!

Don’t worry about it too much, you can make anything work, just experiment and go with it! 😀

Hope that gives you some ideas! x

Post # 8
46253 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Shabby chic incorporates vintage, recycled and found items, so I think that is the key to pulling off the look, not whether it is inside or outside.

globe lights with their quaint shape would be perfect


Ceiling decor could include hanging one or more vintage looking chandeliers


bunting made from faded worn looking fabrics


hanging lights made with doilies


Other details you can incorporate

skeleton key escort cards

mix the materials, textures and shapes of the containers

table numbers can be created from many different items

vintage chalkboard- find an old frame- paint the mirror with chalkboard paint

crochet table topper- find old crochet tablecloths to use on the sweetheart table if you have one, or on the favor or cake table




Post # 10
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am in the SAME situation… I want shabby chic – but the weather here is way too unpredictable to spend the money for a completely outdoor venue when I’ll absolutely have to have a plan B for weather!!!

I think the lights and bunting are great ideas!!!  I just feel like the walls of the venue are going to be soooo plain compared to outdoors. 

Does anyone have any more ideas or photo suggestions?

Post # 11
3 posts


We are in a similar situation.   Very formal venue..but want shabby chic.  All the cute pics we see with it have very rustic ceilings, floors, walls.   Seems crazy that those venues/events cost more than a formal one!

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