These IKEA Wedding Hacks Will Save You Some Serious Dough
Whether you’re a total DIY bride or just craving personalized decor that won’t break the bank, IKEA is a seriously smart starting point for crafting unique elements for your nuptials. While IKEA hacks might bring to mind bedside tables and dining spaces, the world of our fave box store extends way beyond just furniture. Wedding signage? Check. Mood lighting? Double check! Centerpiece decor? Yup. So instead of forking out hundreds of dollars for candlesticks and linens, scroll on to get inspired and get ready to save tons of cash.
1. Myrheden ($15): Find pretty paper to line the backdrop, and insert photos of friends and family, or vintage accents to add some softness to your entry table.
2. Glass Bottles: These vintage-inspired Korken Glass Bottles ($3) are ubiquitous on European dining tables, and they lend an element of effortless sophistication to tablescapes. Infuse them with a watercolor look with pastel spray paint and vinyl stickers for your table numbers. (via Almost Makes Perfect)
3. Lacey Vessels: These Skurar Candle Holders ($2) and Pots ($4) feel like they were made for weddings with their delicate, lace-inspired details and easy-to-paint finish. The intricate cutouts were designed to give off subtle light, and they work equally well for flower arrangements too. (via The House That Lars Built)
4.Ung Drill Frame ($25): For larger signage or for a super cute photo prop, this ornate, Baroque-inspired frame strays from IKEA’s streamlined aesthetic in the best way possible.
5.Sockerart Pitcher ($10): Using everyday objects in unexpected ways is a simple method to cultivate a laid-back aesthetic. This picture-perfect pitcher perched on a farm table with lots of flowers makes for a dreamy table centerpiece.
6. Napkins: Is your linen quote giving you nightmares? These Elly Dish Towels ($4 for a 4 pack) work in a variety of settings — from a relaxed outdoor garden party to a boho-chic space. Mix and match from the set of four coordinating patterns for a tied-together yet eclectic look. (via Ella Clare Inspired)
7. Hanging Planters: IKEA has a ton of options for floral vessels, but why go with the ordinary? Turn these Fryken woven baskets into decorative hanging planters. This is a sweet way to add some greenery to empty walls without going overboard with pictures of you and your boo. (via A Kailo Chic Life)
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