Post # 1
I am having a shabby chic/ country wedding. I would orginally want an outdoor wedding or a vintage venue but couldnt find one in our price range. We ended up booking a completely indoor wedding. Ceremony, cocktail, reception all inside. Wondering if anyone had any good ideas to still get that country look inside. I was thinking about hanging globe string lights from the ceiling.. bringing in tall plants.. We have tall willow branch centerpieces and a dresser and shabby chic furniture for dessert and gift tables. Scared we might not be able to pull it off without looking tacky. Any thoughts? Ideas?
Post # 3
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
I think it sounds great. Concentrate on the little touches and layer them for the wow effect.
Post # 5
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 # 6
My fear is that it wont look great because its inside. Every wedding Ive seen with this style is outside. Thanks for the frame idea! Im going to try it!
Post # 7
-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
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 # 9
Thanks for all the ideas! Love them =)
Post # 10
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
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!