10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch
10 brilliant Netflix picks worth a repeated watch

Jennifer McShane

Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online
Irish fashion boutiques in a pandemic: Nicki Hoyne on running a luxury fashion brand online

Sarah Finnan

4 underrated true crime series worth adding to your must-watch lists
4 underrated true crime series worth adding to your must-watch lists

Jennifer McShane

This huge Skerries home overlooking the sea is on the market for €1.75 million
This huge Skerries home overlooking the sea is on the market for €1.75 million

Megan Burns

The best plastic-free shampoo bars to try
The best plastic-free shampoo bars to try

Holly O'Neill

All the drama behind the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney court case
All the drama behind the Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney court case

Jennifer McShane

7 brilliant film gems worth watching with dad on Father’s Day
7 brilliant film gems worth watching with dad on Father’s Day

Jennifer McShane

How this Irish true-crime podcast about swim coach George Gibney made it to the pages of the New York Times
How this Irish true-crime podcast about swim coach George Gibney made it to the pages...

Amanda Cassidy

We’re remembering our favourite onscreen dads for Father’s Day
We’re remembering our favourite onscreen dads for Father’s Day

Grace McGettigan

Do you try to fit in or do you want to stand out?
Do you try to fit in or do you want to stand out?

Niamh Ennis

Image / Editorial

8 Gorgeous Wedding Decor Ideas From Ikea


by Jennifer McShane
18th Jul 2017
blank

When it comes to wedding decor and all those extra details, while you can go all out in terms of a budget, you don’t necessarily have to. Wedding budgets are getting bigger these days – the average Irish wedding costs around €25,000 and we’d imagine that’s the low end of the spectrum – but you needn’t spend a fortune to get gorgeous products for your wedding decor. Today, we’ve rounded up some beautiful-yet-budget-friendly ideas via Ikea and ways you could use each one from Pinterest. Scroll down to get some inspiration for your big day that will save some of your hard-earned pennies for bigger things – like the dress.

1. Frames

Via Pinterest

I was at a wedding recently and a frame formed the centrepiece of the table – and did so beautifully. ?A little spray paint and calligraphy and you’re all set.

Tolsby Ikea frame, €1?

2.?Easels

Via Pinterest

Another signage option for those say, planning an outdoor wedding this summer.

Ikea Easel, €16

3. Simple Vases

Via Pinterest?

This simple and versatile?wedding prop can be used to add colour with blooming flowers or to add party favours or sweets for guests. And they come at only €1.50 each.

Ikea Vase, €1.50?

4. Globe Lights

Via Pinterest?

Simple and elegant lighting makes a multitude of difference and adds that romantic glow perfect for your into-the-night reception. And these are solar-powered which means they are fuss-free.

Ikea LED solar-powered pendant lamp, €8

5. Table runner

Via Pinterest

A humble curtain that can be upcycled as an attractive table runner? ?We’ll take that!

Ikea?Alvine net curtains, €12

6. Bar Carts

Via Pinterest

A little gold paint goes a long way in transforming this bar cart but you can decorate it however you please, whatever your vibe may be. ?Use it for a quirky dessert?tray or for drinks.

Ikea Side table on Castors, €85

7.?Tea-Light Holders

Via Pinterest

These beautiful candle holders?will add ambience to your table. And at only €10 for a pack of two, you can stock up on a few of them.

G?STV?NLIG Candlestick, €10 for a 2-pack

8. String Lights?

Via The Knot

If lanterns aren’t the look you’re going for, try some simple string lights instead.?They look gorgeous tented as pictured above.

Ikea LED lighting chain with 48 lights, €15

Main image?by Jeremy Wong on Unsplash

Also Read

Vegan
EDITORIAL
Delicious vegan-friendly spots to try for a weekend brunch in Dublin

Check out three of our favourite vegan/veggie-friendly spots in Dublin...

By Jennifer McShane

abgc_architects_aoife_herrity
EDITORIAL
A plain extension in Dublin 8 provides a blank canvas for a design-minded couple

ABGC Architects were enlisted to transform a large white box...

By Amanda Kavanagh

Full House, onscreen father Danny Tanner
EDITORIAL
We’re remembering our favourite onscreen dads for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner (this Sunday 20h...

By Grace McGettigan

blank
AGENDA, EDITORIAL
Andrew McGinley: ‘I know that they wouldn’t want me to be sad.’

Following the utterly devastating trial of his wife Deirdre last...

By Jennifer McShane

brain
EDITORIAL
8 easy ways to keep your brain healthy that you can do right now

Your brain health is just as important as that of...

By IMAGE

blank
EDITORIAL
You don’t have to love football to have been affected by the tragic scenes at the Finland Denmark game

There were heartbreaking scenes as footballer Christian Eriksen was given...

By Amanda Cassidy

blank
EDITORIAL
‘In a public health emergency, why does so much of the post-pandemic talk revolve around drinking?’

No other European country is having the same public order...

By Amanda Cassidy