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8 Wedding Ideas From Ikea Brides-To-Be Will Love


By Jennifer McShane
13th Aug 2017
8 Wedding Ideas From Ikea Brides-To-Be Will Love

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