Wedding Decor – 10 of the Cutest Ways to Use Vintage Teacups

Décor & Flowers

Raid your granny’s presses – here are 10 of the cutest ways to use vintage china teacups for your wedding décor!

1. Table Numbers 


If you’re looking for an unusual way to display your table numbers, popping a little flag or number in to an old china teacup will add some vintage flair and make the tables look oh-so-pretty.

2. Cake Stands


You don’t need to spend a fortune on a fancy cake stand, if you have some of your mam and granny’s china knocking about – stack them high to create a kitsch and quirky pedestal and fill it with yummy treats!

3. Fancy Flowers


A sweet alternative to jam jars and vases, teacups filled with flowers will add a gorgeously romantic vibe to your tables and wedding reception space. Teapots are another gorgeous alternative!

4. Cup of Love


This little cup is filled to the brim with love in the form of these cutesy sugar cube hearts. If you can’t afford to kit your tea station out in china, having little accents of it around the place will add a kitsch vintage feel – have a jug for your milk, some saucers for teaspoons and a teacup filled with sugar cubes!

5. Winter Warmer


If you’re all set for you winter wedding and want to make it extra cosy – serve a soup starter in an old china mug! Guests will adore this sweet vintage twist and it goes without saying they’ll look beautiful.

6. Sweet Stuff


We’re partial to our desserts and will take them as they come, but if you’re looking to make a dessert even prettier if possible, pop it in a teacup. Cupcakes, muffins, macarons, Eton mess, crème brûlée... the options are endless. You could also fill a dessert table with little treats for your guests to tuck in to such as sweets and biscuits.

7. Table Centrepiece


If you’re having  a vintage inspired tea party, this quirky idea is sure to fit in perfectly. Place teacups on your candelabras to create an enchanting centrepiece display, fit for a fairytale wedding!

8. Place Settings


If you can stretch to teacups for each guest and are looking to add a pop of colour to your reception tables, use your teacups as a place setting. Make little tags and tie to each cup for a fun and pretty way to tell guests where they’re sitting.

9. Cake Topper


If you’re having a vintage inspired wedding and are looking for an alternative cake-topper, this creative idea is a winner – pop a pretty vintage cup on top of your wedding cake and transform it in to a whimsical wonder.

10. Cutesy Candles


Another cute way to weave teacups in to your décor is by transforming them in to candles, they would look oh-so-pretty dotted around the room flickering away  – check out the DIY here (craft Queen Martha Stewart also has a great DIY here). Another lovely way to work them in to your décor is by letting them hang from up high,overflowing with the prettiest blooms – sure to give your reception space a stylish shabby chic vibe.

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Image Credits: 1. Image by Amorology Weddings via Style Me Pretty | 2. Image by Kelly Judd Photography | 3. Table Centrepiece photo via Divine Weddings and flowers in cup photo by Cooper Photography via Country House Wedding Venues | 4. Image by Dana Laymon Photography via The Knotty Bride | 5. Image via Cooking Melangery | 6. Macaron image styled by Sarah Dall, photographed by C&D Photo and Cupcake image by Sweetopia via Tom Kat Studio | 7. Image by Heather Lynn Photographie | 8. Image via A Vintage Affair | 9. Image by Sweet Peach Photography via Burnett’s Boards | 10. Image by Parkroad Photography via Apple Brides