Shabby Chic Wedding Seating PlanCurrently made trendy by the likes of Cath Kidson, shabby chic is the perfect blend of old and new that promises to bring style and romance to your wedding seating plan.

What is shabby chic?

Shabby chic is an intoxicating mixture of old and new, ornate and rustic, bunting and chintz. It is all those delightful things you see in an antique shop gathered together in an opulent celebration vintage elegance. The overall look is informal, inviting, relaxed and romantic – perfect for a stylish seating plan.

Shabby chic wedding seating plans

Seating plans on chalkboards, or in ornate vintage picture frames are fantastic key features in a shabby chic style wedding reception. This wedding seating plan combines both chalkboard and frame ideas. Check out our previous blog posts to discover how to make your own chalkboards and picture frame seating plans!

Tap into your inner Cath Kidson and use pretty pink and blue floral patterns on a cream or light green background – this seating plan is great example of this style, displayed on a simple wooden artist’s easel.

These alternative shabby chic seating plans are great – one uses a heart shaped vintage wire memo board to clip the plans to, the other simply uses twine and pegs to hang escort cards, which have been inscribed beautifully with a calligraphy pen.

Shabby chic table décor

For your shabby chic seating, look for sanded antique tables, distressed whitewashed chairs, with layers of paint showing through to reveal glimpses of wood.

Shabby Chic Table NumberShabby chic fabric can be floral or patchwork, lace or hessian – anything that has a hint of history and romance about it. Colours incorporating soft creams and light greens with floral reds, duck egg blues and pinks are typical of this style.

Use these colours as inspiration for your table settings – anything from a pretty-in-pink table settings with a country feel, to rustic hessian table runners and hand crafted wooden table numbers.

Flower arrangements, with flowers such as roses and peonies, would complement your shabby chic décor perfectly. Discover some vintage jugs or old cut glass vases to put your natural styled flower arrangements in.

Other ideas

If you are planning a summer wedding, a reception in a marquee, barn or simply out in the fresh air is perfect for your informal shabby chic décor. Make it your own, by adding a few hints of 1920’s Tea Party, or a dash of English Country Rose styling into the mix – shabby chic style is incredibly versatile!

Remember to follow the links in the text above to see ideas from our fabulous Pinterest style board, where there are many more ideas to help you design your very own shabby chic wedding seating plan!

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A little bit about Adam, founder of TopTablePlanner...

Adam has been working in the wedding industry since 2006. After discovering that arranging the seating is one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding, he launched TopTablePlanner in 2007. See his Google+ profile.