We love the idea of using mismatched china for a DIY wedding. Perfect for a garden or vintage styled affair, this gorgeous shabby-chic trend has been popular of late and is a look which gives a wedding decor plenty of personality. You can use mismatched china and tableware for pretty guest place settings, charming wedding centrepieces or even to bring a touch of nostalgia to dessert buffet tables.
When designing your vintage tablescape, stick to a similar theme or colour scheme to keep the look cohesive. Start collecting your pieces early by regularly visiting local thrift and antique stores. It’s fun and often addictive to search for special pieces and you may even be lucky to find some great vintage props at the same time. Also, don’t over look family and friends as a fantastic source. Most families accumulate an assortment of mismatched china in their cupboards over time from formal dining sets. Sourcing vintage china can be very economical and you can recoup your investment when your wedding is over by renting your collection or selling it to other brides. Check out these pretty tablescapes we found using mismatched vintage china for charming DIY vintage wedding ideas.
Image 1: Nicole Chan Photography & Greia Marlow via Style Me Pretty / Image 2: Rustic Vintage by Ruffled Blog / Image 3: Vintage Wedding via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings / Image 4 + 5: Secret Garden Wedding Table by Cynthia Zatkin Events / Image 6: French Countryside Wedding by Jose Villa + Duet Weddings / Image 7: Mismatched Vintage Plates via Southern Living / Image 8: Eclectic Vintage Table by Brandon Kidd Photography / Image 9: Vintage China Place Setting by Joielala Photography via The Wedding Chicks / Image 10: Retro Vintage Tablescape by A Little Loveliness / Image 11: Vintage Wedding by Jessica Zais & Stage Right, Etc via Wedding Bells.