16 IKEA Wedding Hacks for the Prettiest and Most Affordable Signage
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16 IKEA Wedding Hacks for the Prettiest and Most Affordable Signage

IKEA might not be the first place you think of when you start shopping for wedding decor, but the Swedish superstore can be a great go-to for personalized touches that are kind to your budget. If you’re looking for a custom wedding sign that’s totally unique to your personality but won’t take a lot of time to put together, IKEA wedding hacks are just what you need. Tiny details like wedding signage will not only provide a bit of order but can also add pizzazz to your big day. For stunning wedding signage ideas, the 16 DIY ideas below will inspire you and make sure your guests don’t get lost while trying to find the all-important cocktail bar. Scroll on and get ready to take your wedding signage to a whole other level.

1. DIY Instagram Frame: You won’t want to miss a moment of your special day, so make sure all your guests know the right hashtag. These photo frames are perfect for spray painting your choice of color, and they’re cheap enough to put one on every single table. (via Ruffled)

2. DIY Watercolor Table Numbers: The watercolor look is trending hard on the wedding scene, so it only makes sense to include some of it in your table settings. Stock up on IKEA’s glass water bottle and use spray paint to get that soft, ombre effect. Fill the bottle with flowers or leave as-is for a fresh, modern look. (via Almost Makes Perfect)

3. Frame the Way: Make sure no one gets lost by clearly pointing out directions with these elegant markers. Spray paint the center of an IKEA UNG frame with chalkboard paint and have fun practicing your hand-lettering in chalk. Hang the frames from metal hooks and set them up along the walkway to the all-important cocktail station. (via The Wedding Chicks)

4. Chalkboard Easel: Use everyday objects like the IKEA kids easel in unexpected ways to cultivate a laid-back, playful vibe. The MÅLA easel looks picture-perfect covered in pretty lettering and lots of flowers. (via Wedding Chicks)

5. Framed Table Settings: Give your guests a sneak peek at the menu by showcasing it with a TOLSBY frame. These tiny plastic frames are a bargain and can be used all over the wedding to share messages or important details. (via My Little Secrets)

6. Giant Gold Frame: For larger signage or for a super cute photo prop, take the back out of a large IKEA picture frame and write out the wedding deets right on the window. Spray paint it any color you’d like and leave it on an easel or suspended from a tree. (via 100 Layer Cake)

7. Notecard Wall: With a little glue and a lot of patience, you could create a whole wall of notecards for guests to leave their well-wishing notes. Rather than put the whole thing on the wall, you could paste the envelopes onto a board or a frame so you can take the cards with you when the wedding is over. (via Popsugar)

8. Mini Greenhouse Cardbox: Personalize IKEA’s mini terrarium with paint, stencil letters or even glass-etching. Set the terrarium up on a table and let guests fill it with cards and gifts. (via Jonathan Ong/Style Me Pretty)

9. DIY Leather and Gold Marquee Lights: Pick out letters for you and your boo and use IKEA string lights to make these pretty marquee lights. You could spell out a sassy message across the dessert bar or just enjoy seeing your new last name lit up. (via A Wandering Star)

10. Fancy Frames: Get the IKEA UNG frame all fancied up with gold spray paint and chalkboard paint. Whether you have a photo booth, lawn games or an ice cream sundae bar, you don’t want your guests to miss a thing, so make sure you have plenty of these signs pointing the way. (via Wedding Chicks)

11. Framed Guestbook: At 99 cents a piece, you can spell it all out. For a fun, interactive guestbook idea, set out a Polaroid camera and add the signs “snap it, sign it, stick it” so guests can attach their selfies to the board. (via Rebecca Arthurs/Ruffled)

12. Painted Easel: Pick up IKEA’s MÅLA easel for $20 and spray paint this little guy to your heart’s desire. The white frame pictured above is a perfectly modern, clean option that really highlights the hand lettering. (via Lovisa Photo/Style Me Pretty)

13. Boho Banners: Head to the garden store for some copper trellises and tie up a cloth banner with plenty of ribbon. Use iron-on letters for a quick and easy DIY that will definitely get guests going in the right direction. (via Ruth Eileen Photography/Style Me Pretty)

14. DIY Chalkboard Glasses: IKEA has a ton of options for glass vessels: They’re an easy way to incorporate ceremony flowers when clustered together as centerpieces, in lieu of bud vases. This couple created customized glassware with a stroke of chalkboard paint to make great little personalized favors for guests. (via My Little Secrets)

15. Lantern Table Settings: Surround IKEA lanterns with flowers and set a candle inside (battery powered, for peace of mind). The result will be super pretty mood lighting when the sun goes down. Prop up a table number against the centerpiece and your tables will be totally Insta-worthy. (via Urke Photography)

16. Lightbox Messages: Lightboxes are a simple way to send a message to your guests, and they’re easy to DIY. Use a frame from IKEA to form the box part and glue wood ledges across the frame. Stick vinyl letters to sheets of plexiglass and then cut out a rectangle around each letter so they will slide easily into each slot, then craft a perfectly punny message for your dessert station, #hashtag or welcome sign. (via Rocky My Wedding)

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