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Eleanor Knight4 years ago

8 tips for planning your perfect wedding in Coffs

Planning a wedding is no easy task. From choosing the right location and picking the invites through to decorating, dress code and wedding favours—there is so much to decide. One way to make this challenging experience a lot more tolerable is by choosing a theme! Right now, the shabby chic theme is high in popularity; sporting naturalistic charm and elegant decor, this vision is easy to create with little fuss! Keen to give it a try? For 8 top tips on things to consider while planning your shabby chic wedding, follow this guide!


Great location - stock image
Great location – Stock image

Location is key to any big day. If you’re hoping to have the perfect shabby chic wedding, decide on a very simplistic location, that offers natural charm. Some spots that work well are converted barns, venues on the beach, vineyards and even farms.

Colour Scheme

A black and white wedding - Stock image
A black and white wedding – Stock image

The most important thing to remember when considering your colour scheme is that less is more. Choose a neutral palate that can easily blend throughout all decisions including the decorations, bridal outfits and flowers.

Dress code

Great quirky idea - Stock image
Great quirky idea – Stock image

Choosing a dress code is a great way to let your guests know how formal your wedding will be. To give your big day a relaxing feel, choose relaxed-formal; this code looks smart, yet comfortable, and is perfect for a shabby chic wedding! You can also incorporate this into your bridal party, for a well-rounded dress code.


Candle light is romanic and chic - Stock image
Candle light is romanic and chic – Stock image

The way in which you decorate your wedding will have a huge impact on the overall atmosphere. Some great and simple designs include subtle candle lighting, draping flower designs, hay bales and unique place cards—just to name a few.

Personalised stationery

Keep it simple - Stock image
Keep it simple – Stock image

There are so many ways to personalise your wedding stationery in order to make it shabby chic. From choosing brown paper to floral designs, the world of stationery is much bigger than you think. Talk to your local wedding stationery company to see how they can help.

Wedding favours

Flowers pose as great wedding favours - Stock image
Flowers pose as great wedding favours – Stock image

Incorporate your shabby chic theme into every aspect of your big day—including your wedding favours. A great wedding favour idea is giving guests little pots of flowers, or even seeds that they can sow in their own back yard. Whatever you choose, just be sure to keep it chic, earthy and simple!


Choose the right photographer - Stock image
Choose the right photographer – Stock image

Perhaps one of the most important tasks of all is choosing the right photographer. You want to make sure they completely understand how you vision your big day, right down to the little details. Be sure to always look at their previous work, as well as having a detailed sit-down meeting before booking.


Keep it simple - Stock image
Keep it simple – Stock image

Flowers are a hugely important aspect to any wedding. To get the best advice on what florals to choose for your shabby chic wedding, it’s best to talk to your local florist. They’ll know exactly what flowers to use, and how to use them!

Are you currently planning your Coffs wedding? For fantastic stationery and flowers, visit the locations below!

Dreaming of invites? Visit this wedding stationery professional in Grafton

Michelle’s Wedding Creations

Fantastic creations, Michelle's Wedding Creations - Grafton
Fantastic creations, Michelle’s Wedding Creations – Grafton

Do you want to make a big impression, even months before your big day? Then we suggest hiring the expertise of Michelle’s Wedding Creations. Specialising in quality handmade wedding invitations and stationery, this friendly company are able to deliver perfect invites to match any bridal scheme. Talk to the team at Michelle’s Wedding Creations and start planning today!
Where: Grafton NSW

After the perfect floral displays for your wedding? Pop in to this Coffs Harbour florist

Precious Petals Florist & Tea House

Unique floral designs, Precious Petals Florist & Tea House - Coffs Harbour
Unique floral designs, Precious Petals Florist & Tea House – Coffs Harbour

For a florist that really cares, be sure to visit the team at Precious Petals Florist and Tea House. Located in the heart of Coffs Harbour, this popular florist is home to some of the most beautiful flora in the area. Whether you already know what bridal displays you’re after, or need some help choosing the right flowers for you, this team can help. Pop in and say hello to the lovely team at Precious Petals Florist and Tea House—you can even enjoy a spot of high tea while you’re at it!
Where: 20 Vernon St Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Need some more inspiration? Check out this guide to making your Coffs wedding Pinterest-worthy!


Are you planning a shabby chic wedding? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below!