Lets get one thing straight – Everyone loves Ikea!
Or at least, they probably should :)While sadly we don’t have an Ikea here in the Okanagan, we still have one in Vancouver. Every time our travels take us down that way we’re sure to pack the vehicle to the brim with all sorts of Swedish design treasure. On a recent browse of the Ikea merchandize, I had a thought. People use Ikea for all sorts of projects around the home – but what about using Ikea for your wedding?! And so hence this blogpost was formed, and I set off to research the wonders of Ikea and to find the best it has to offer when it comes to DIY Wedding projects, decor & lighting. I wasn’t disappointed!
So the following is an extension of the many GENIUS Ikea Wedding Hacks out there. Perfect for brides on a budget, or brides looking to personalize their wedding in a way you just can’t get without a little DIY elbow grease! Some of these items are perfect right off the shelf, some require a little crafting. Either way, I guarantee you’ll be impressed by what Ikea has to offer when planning or decorating your wedding ceremony / reception. Where I was able to find them, I’ve included product numbers in the file names of the individual photographs – just right click and save as, or pin it to your wedding planning board to get the info! Best of luck, stay inspired!
Ikea Wedding Decor Inspiration!
These table frames come in white – spray paint gold or the colour of your choice to match your reception, use for everything from table settings to instagram hashtags to desert bar labels.
This simple table runner is made using a vintage ikea curtain with matching vintage glassware.
Make your own fancy reception signs using a vintage mirror and chalkboard paint! (Find more awesome chalkboard paint ideas here!) UGG-DRILL-Frame-MYR79
Have a wet day / rain back up plan for your outdoor wedding or photoshoot? Ikea has you covered with their colourful umbrella selection – only $3.50 each!
Gift Bags of all shapes and sizes. item-number-20248383
Its like twine – but colourful! Item-number-30250827
Gift tag numbers by Historisk from Ikea – great for table markers! Item Number-302.480.47
$5 Ikea Curtains can take a charming country barn from plain to chic!
Planning on providing your own italian soda bar? How can you go wrong with such a cool trolley. Item-BYGEL-Utility-Cart-MYR119
DIY Ikea cake stand hack! Using a candle dish and candlestick holder
Item Numbers: SKURAR-Candle-dish-MYR9.90-and-ARYD-Candlestick-holder-or-ERSATTA-Block-candle-holder-MYR29.90
Cupcake / appetizer platters. Item-MALMA-Mirror-MYR3.90
Simple aisle flowers or table decor using Ikea decorative pots with gypsophila
Vintage bottles with plastic stoppers. These are at almost ALL the restaurants in Australia – so I’ve always been surprised they’re not popular here. For some reason they haven’t made there way to Canada, but they’re bound to come eventually!
Another simple and eye catching flower concept using Ikea Socker Plants – $3.90ea
Ikea Socker Wedding Plant Pot – Item-no-10155671
Another variety of Ikea frames for your wedding tables / reception labels. $4.99ea – item-number-102.328.63
And a third variety of Ikea frame!
These Ikea table lanterns are perfect for outdoor wedding receptions, and can easily be spray painted to match your reception colour scheme! Item-no-60236156
Simplicity is a core concept in Ikea design, which is something I love. Clear glass vase – $1.99 Item-no-40233149
If you’re not keen to make your own cake stand, this clear glass cake stand from Ikea is only $14.99! Item-number-40122550
You can never have enough candles / lighting at your reception! Tidsenlig-Scented-Candle-in-glass-pink-2.99-item-no-00236282
Another use for Ikea’s Socker Plant Pots – miniature ice coolers!
The Ikea Tolsby frame makes another appearance in classic white – pretty sure the cool toothpicks are available at Ikea somewhere too.
White wedding concepts from Ikea – simplistic & timeless.
Ikea has also recently come out with their own line of paper products!
Historisk Gift Wrap – Item-Number-802.508.39
Yet another great Ikea photo frame with little vintage jars and accenting tablecloth/ribbons
The Tolsby frame from Ikea – Item Number 30151035
Tea lights are certainly nothing exclusive to Ikea – but they are a staple when it comes to creating ambience and lighting at an event. These scented variety add a pop of colour AND fragrance to your reception. Just be careful with the flames – for outdoor or potentially windy situations, electric versions can be a much safer solution!
Case and point – Ikea candles are enough to decorate a wedding reception all on their own! You just need… well, a LOT of them!
Some globes and paper hangers from Ikeas paper line. Item-Number-802.510.80
Looking for an easy ice chest? Consider a classic cream bin – KNODD-Bin-with-lid-MYR59
This DIY trick is a great one – plain black lanterns from Ikea, spray painted gold (or any other colour to match your wedding theme!)
Take a lick of blackboard / chalkboard paint and turn your Ensidig vases into creative personalized drinks!
When the weather is cooperative, there is nothing better than an outdoor wedding reception! This garden party inspiration was put together using Ikea products – featuring a classic dining set from the Anso series.
Ikea has also come out with an extensive range of solar lights, lamps, and fixtures that make country weddings without power completely doable!
Colourful fabrics and dinnerware make a perfect tablescape for outdoor dining – from Ikea USA
DIY wedding – A homemade cake layered with cream and berries, set atop a mouth blown glass AKTAD cake stand. Decorated with fresh flowers. Wow.
Clear glass Ensidig vases from Ikea with sliced lemons and sprays of flowers make for fresh and inexpensive table centrepieces!
This Ikea hack features a modern twist on traditional flower arrangement, again using minimalism to shift the focus from the flowers onto the variety of clear glass vases. Bind with twine.
Ikea has also come out with a pretty extensive array of classy tableware and glassware. A simple but elegant table setting!
Candle lit paths add a magical feeling to outdoor wedding celebrations. Use assorted candles, votives and lanterns for variety in height and light.
Who said tiered wedding cakes had to be expensive? If you or someone you know makes a mean chocolate cake, these SOCKERKAKA baking molds and decorating tools will take you the rest of the way!
Another cool Ikea idea – display their Premiar world map at your reception to show your guests where you’ve been together!
There’s nothing like the real thing – but sometimes close is close enough! Smycka artificial flowers let you decorate a space without worrying about summer heat wilting expensive flowers before your guests even arrive! Big impact – small budget.
White enamel vase by SOCKERÄRT – a perfect flower holder for a rustic wedding theme!
Sometimes purchasing glassware can actually make more sense than renting – At least you’ll get to use em again, or make a deal with your bridesmaids, might as well divide the cost!
String up DIY fabric flags. Add some flare and fun to your outdoor reception or cocktail area.
IKEA chandelier hack – create using a ceiling mounted utensil rack, a handful of hemma black cords and mason jars!
These have got to be one of the coolest Ikea Hacks we’ve seen – DIY Cloud lights for your reception. All you need is paper lanterns, cotton batton, some cleansing pleats and hot glue. We’d LOVE to see someone make a giant room length version! A word of advice – make sure the lights you use inside are LED, and DON’T get hot!
Garlands are easy and inexpensive ways to add big charm to your reception – inside or out! String lights and paper lanterns from Ikea go a long way. Stock up when you see em on sale!
This Ikea hack is brilliant. A Glansa pendant lamp with curvy willow branches added on after purchase. Very easy to modify this one to match the season your wedding takes place!
Ikea for winter weddings – snowflake string lights.
Ikea mirror with added string lights. Easy, fast, awesome.
Use Ikea lanterns to add elegance and ambience in a big empty space. We recommend setting them up on dimmers to adjust to the mood!
Some other Ikea wedding reception ideas.
White lanterns with candles below and string lights above form a breathtaking wedding aisle for a sunset or nighttime wedding ceremony.
Ikea string lights overhead can turn even a simple backyard event into something superb.
DIY Mason jar chandelier using Ikea mason jars, candles and some old 1×4. Hang with strong twine.
Reception Ambience brought to you by Ikea. Stringlights overhead, battery powered tealights on the tables. Throw in some delicious scented candles for good measure!
We hope these Ikea Wedding Decor ideas have inspired you and given you some ideas for decoration your wedding! We’d love to hear your new plans in the comments below :) For more wedding inspiration, check out this awesome article on chalkboard paint wedding ideas!
Until next time, Happy Planning!