Ikea Wedding Decor Hacks

A table of small plants as wedding favors with a chalkboard sign that says "Let Love Grow."

Weddings aren’t cheap—but that doesn’t mean your decor has to suffer on a budget! In fact, there are countless creative hacks that can make your big day look gorgeous and luxe without the heavy price tag. Enter: IKEA. The Swedish chain store has many items that can transform and elevate your wedding vibe without paying an arm and a leg. Whether you’re a DIY expert or someone who likes to dabble with their creativity, these IKEA wedding hacks are easy and fun for any couples to try out for their special day. Here are some of our favorites.

ALVINE SPETS Lace Curtains

Decorate your chairs and/or table tops with these lace curtains that you can dress up or down, and accessorize with ribbons or flowers for a chic and rustic look.

SKURAR Candle Holders

Are you on the hunt for delicate candle holders for the most romantic tablescape? Look no further than these white, lace-like candle holders that can hold lovely-scented candles or even tiny plants or flowers.

MÅLA Easel

If you’re loving the chalk board vibe for your wedding, this is a great hack to snatch up. It’s the perfect thing to write your wedding hashtag on, or to provide a drinks list for your bar service. (You might even want to get a few of them.) The best thing is that your guests won’t know this charming easel is made for children.

SOCKER Glass Container

While this is typically used for an in-house greenhouse container, it’s also a great little hack that can provide a chic place for guests to leave cards.

KRINGSYNT Lanterns

Lanterns hanging from a tree at a wedding reception.

This indoor/outdoor tea light lantern has a gorgeous lace pattern that’s perfect for both a centerpiece or to stand all on its own. It’s stunning for an elegant, romantic ambiance that will light up the room or space.

REGOLIT Pendant Lamp Shade

This affordable paper lamp shade is an easy way to create a a fun and moody atmosphere either outdoors or indoors. String them up during cocktail hour or have them light your path as you enter the reception.

ROSENMOTT Curtains

A fun set of blackout curtains like these floral ones can serve as the perfect backdrop for a photo booth and/or social media snaps.

ÄPPELVIKEN Chandelier

Throwing a romantic outdoor reception? You might want to consider installing a few of these stunning chandeliers outside for a glowing and dramatic vibe.

BAKGLAD Cake Stand

Use this elegant cake stand as part of your tablescape by adding tiny candles or plants. You might even want to use this as a little platform to place name tags on. Bonus: you can take it home and use it again (but this time with an actual cake!).

VIRSERUM Picture Frame

A gold vintage picture frame with a wedding reception seating chart displayed on it.

This gold, 4×6 frame is a gorgeous way to make beautiful table numbers on a low budget. Just print out the numbers at home and you’re good to go!

BEGÅVNING Glass Cloche

A glass dome hosts a treasure trove of ideas. You can fill it with LED lights, candles, or even tiny flowers and succulents, and it works really well as part of your centerpieces.

GROERYD Bar Cart

Throwing an at-home and/or micro wedding? This bronze utility cart can be used as the ideal drinks station with plenty of room for glasses and bottles. Don’t forget to add a few shakes and spoons, and some olives and lemon slices.

FEJKA Potted Flower

This cute little faux floral is the most festive addition for any holiday-themed wedding. Whether you’re placing it as part of a tablesetting or lining multiples up along the doorway, it makes for the jolliest vibe.

BUMERANG Wood Clothes Hangers

This is a cute little treat for your wedding party. Buy a set of these wooden hangers and customize each one with some paint or a Sharpie. It serves as a practical necessity for the big day, as well as a nice little keepsake.

As you can see from the hacks above, IKEA is not just for affordable furniture and tasty meatballs. With some creativity and a little bit of vision, you can easily turn IKEA items into beautiful decor on your big day.

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