Whether you鈥檙e a total DIY bride or just craving some personalized decor that won鈥檛 break the bank, IKEA is a seriously smart starting point for crafting some unique decor elements for your nuptials. While聽IKEA hacks聽typically bring to mind聽bedside tables and dining spaces, the world of our fave box store extends way beyond just furniture. Wedding signage? Check. Mood lighting? Double check!聽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.

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1. Seamless Signage: The award for most versatile goes to this nifty Tolsby Frame聽($1) that can be used for every element of signage, from the gift table to table numbers. Find pretty paper to line the backdrop, insert a classic table number or leave the paper out altogether and use a chalk marker to write directly on the glass. Not feeling the color? Spray paint this little frame聽to your heart鈥檚 desire. The gold pictured above is a perfectly glam option that really upgrades聽the frame.聽(via Honey Honey Photography / Ruffled,聽Mindy Lipcavage Photography /聽The Wedding Chicks聽and Rebecca Arthurs Photography / Ruffled)


2. Glass Bottles: These vintage-inspired Korken Glass Bottles聽($3) are ubiquitous on European dining tables and lend聽an element of effortless sophistication to tablescapes. Group them with objects of varying heights on trays for your centerpieces, or infuse them with a watercolor look with pastel spray paint and vinyl stickers for your table numbers.聽(via Kristyn Harder Photography /聽Rustic Wedding Chic and Almost Makes Perfect)


3. Lacey Vessels: These Skurar Candle Holders聽($2) and Pots聽($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 gorgeous light, and they work equally well for flower arrangements too.聽(via Kayla Adams Photography / Wedding Chicks and The House That Lars Built)


4. Easel Signage: In love with welcome signage but not feeling so welcomed by the price? Grab a M脜LA Easel聽($15) (or three) and craft the signage of your dreams. You can stain the outside for a rustic look or paint it white for a classic approach. If you鈥檙e not in love with your handwriting, download pretty fonts and have them printed to the scale you desire, then go over them with chalk to create outlines to trace with a chalk marker. Voila, you鈥檙e a calligrapher!聽(via Leigh Elizabeth Photography /聽Style Me Pretty)


5. Paper Lanterns: Going for a more ethereal or whimsical vibe? These round聽Solvinden Paper Lanterns聽($5+) give off a soft glow and can be strung across the entire space for a striking effect. Tie ribbons along the edge for a more playful look, or add聽greenery to create an organic vibe.聽(via The Knot Shop聽and Bridal Guide)


6. Ornate Frames: For larger signage or for a super cute photo prop, this ornate Baroque-inspired Ung Drill Frame聽($25)聽strays from IKEA鈥檚 streamlined aesthetic in the best way possible. Spray paint it any color you鈥檇 like and leave it open and suspended聽from a tree for photos, or line it with a chalkboard (or printed chalkboard paper) or a mirror for welcome and direction signage.聽(via Emmaline Bride, Kayla Adams Photography /聽Fab Mood and Lauren Scotti聽Photography聽/ Wedding Chicks)


7. Styled Bar Cart: Perch signature cocktails on a gold-painted聽Bygel Utility聽Cart聽($30) with simple signage or display family pictures or other decor elements on the two shelves. This piece will fit fabulously into your married home when the wedding鈥檚 over to serve as a聽sweet reminder of the day.聽(via Ruth Eileen Photography /聽Style Me Pretty)


8. Pitchers: Using everyday聽objects in unexpected ways is聽a simple way to cultivate a laid-back aesthetic. This Socker盲rt Pitcher聽($10) looks picture-perfect perched on a farm table with lots of flowers. Simply tie on some ribbon and position the number on the front. Take it one step further and put flowers in the pitcher for a simple centerpiece/table number combination. (via Martha Stewart Weddings)


9. ClassicLanterns: These Borrby Lanterns聽($8) do everything from illuminate the way to the bar聽at outdoor聽receptions to serve as organic centerpieces with flowers literally blooming out of them. These angular lanterns聽come in black and white and two different sizes, plus they鈥檙e聽easy to spray paint for a customized look that will light up the night.聽(via Sposto Photography /聽Wedding Chicks, Meredith Moran Photography /聽Mon Cheri Bridals聽and Awake Photography /聽Ruffled)


10. Tulle Backdrop: Use Lill Curtains聽($5) to craft聽a stunning ceremony backdrop, hide a wall you don鈥檛 love or create soft light through windows. We love this look where tulle was聽knotted across a rope for an epic ceremony site. Consider hanging string lights behind the tulle for a softly lit effect at聽the head table.聽(via Eventures)


11. Tea Light Holders: Tea lights are typically placed in low votives, but these Blomster Candle Holders聽($16) take them to a whole new level (literally). The stems mimic glassware, giving a festive look, while the raised tea light is an unexpected way to cover surfaces with a candlelit glow. (via Katie Slater Photography /聽Apartment Therapy)


12. Napkins: Is your linen quote giving you nightmares? These Elly Dish Towels聽($4, 4-pack) work in a variety of settings 鈥 from a relaxed outdoor garden party to a boho-chic space. Tie them with twine and tuck in a menu to make聽the tablescape your own. Mix and match from the set of four coordinating patterns for a tied-together yet eclectic look.聽(via Katrina Louise Photography /聽Ruffled)


13. Runners:聽The聽Alvine Spets Lace Curtains聽($13) double as sweet runners on farm tables and other display tables. Trim them to fit or drape them and let the sweet scalloped edges make an appearance. Try alternating runners聽with tables covered in tablecloths or linen-free tables to keep them looking airy and elegant. (via Christie Graham Photography /聽Wedding Chicks)


14. Sheepskin Accents: Perfect for putting on your chairs for the reception, these Rens Sheepskin Throws聽($30) add a softer element and would fit in well聽at a winter wedding. Plus, they鈥檒l look super cute in your house after the wedding鈥檚 over. (via B & G Photography /聽Style Me Pretty)


15. Vases: IKEA has a ton聽of options for floral vessels, and聽we鈥檙e loving聽these milk jug-inspired Ensidig Vases聽($2).聽They鈥檙e a sweet way to incorporate聽ceremony flowers when hung聽on the聽chairs along the aisle and聽would also work well clustered together as centerpieces, in lieu of bud vases. (via IKEA)


16. Personalized Glassware: Create customized glassware by etching your new last name, initials or guests鈥 names on Svalka Wine聽($1) and Champagne聽($1)聽glasses. Talk about adding a personal touch! (via Swooned Magazine)

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