One of the best budget tips when shopping for and planning a wedding is to buy items you can repurpose in your everyday life. Consider items that are sustainable when it comes to decorations and functionality. Shopping for wedding decor at places like Dollar Tree, Costco, and even the Swedish home furnishing brand, IKEA, makes a real difference in your bottom line and offers more bang for your buck.
IKEA hails from humble beginnings. It began in 1953 as a mail-order catalog business in the small southern town of Älmhult, Sweden. The company’s vision is to “create a better everyday life for many people.” That same vision also sounds like a great wedding goal for you and your beloved. By shopping wisely and asking what matters most for your wedding, like spending less and reducing waste, as a couple, you can create a better every day for your wedding guests. IKEA values simplicity, affordability, and sustainability without sacrificing style and design. These same values will be evident at your own wedding when you score some of these IKEA finds that can be repurposed long after the vows and rings have been exchanged.
20 Festive and Functional IKEA Products for Your Wedding
Decorate your wedding and your home with some of our favorite decor items from IKEA.
LILL Lace Curtains
This sheer transparent fabric not only lets the light through in a bedroom but can also be used for your wedding decor as a table runner, alter arch, the backdrop to a photo booth, and so much more. Repurpose these curtains once the wedding is over in your own home.
PÅDRAG vase has a round and elegant shape with a clean design that makes it easy to combine with other products to make for a beautiful wedding centerpiece. These would be perfect for your own home or as a gift for your wedding party as a thank you.
Start and end your wedding reception with these wide-shaped glasses. It’s perfect for bubbles and yet wide enough for tasty desserts. Even if you don’t want to splurge on these for all your guests, consider buying enough for the wedding party and to double as a set for your home.
Lanterns and candles always enhance wedding decor – and when it gets dark outside, their glow creates a romantic and cozy atmosphere. The wedding venue feels warm, guests feel welcome, and a romantic touch is added to every moment.
HEMSJÖ Unscented Block Candles
The glow from candles can add atmosphere to any moment – they can light up dark mornings, make a one-on-one dinner more romantic or make a venue or your home feel warmer and more inviting. The best part is when the wedding is over, these can still be reused in your own home over and over.
GLASIG Tealight Holder
GLASIG tealight holders are the perfect company for decorations at your wedding ceremony and reception. Place one or several on the table – or wherever you want to create ambiance. The clean design goes well with different table settings and wedding styles.
TERJE Folding Chairs
Even if you don’t want to purchase folding chairs for all of your wedding guests, these would be perfect chairs to dress up for the head tables. And after the confetti has been swept up from the floor, you’ll have durable chairs for your own home entertaining.
GARNERA Serving Stand
Crowded on the table? Use the green GARNERA serving stand in two tiers to serve the finger food or desserts. Traditional – of course. Practical – absolutely!
IKEA 365+ Jar Round
Dress up the dessert table or wedding favors with these classic jars. This transparent jar makes it easy to find what you are looking for, regardless of where it is placed. And you’ll reuse this jar in your own kitchen or pantry.
SMYCKA Artificial Bouquet
We could spend an entire post on the artificial floral section of IKEA. You can create your own with their selection, or you can purchase a predesigned bouquet like this one. These flowers look so real you can almost smell them.
FEJKA Artificial Plant Wall Mounted
Imagine the endless creative ways you can utilize this 10.25 x 10.25 greenery. Create a beautiful ceremony backdrop, a seating vignette for the reception, a photo booth backdrop, and so much more. The best part is you won’t have to water or worry about dead leaves after.
Decorate your wedding ceremony with pictures you love or signage. This frame has a detailed bead edge and comes in many sizes, perfect for the gift table, guest book, or in your own home’s gallery wall. The plastic front protection is safe ― and does justice to the motif.
KORKEN Jar with Lid
Leave a lasting impression on your guests by giving them a little something to remember about the day. This small jar with a lid makes the perfect addition to any wedding favor table. Fill with plants, candies, local jams, or other creative items.
Don’t forget the ribbon! This paper ribbon adds something extra to a gift in a flash. And make it even more creative by combining them with other colors available.
ARV BRÖLLOP Cake Stand
Use this glass cake stand for your cake or for a romantic and whimsical decoration as shown. Fill with sweets or lights! You decide and then make sure it follows you home for whatever use you decide.
AINA Cushion Cover
This seating area is to die for. The sweet pink floral arch is created using artificial stems from IKEA, but also those simple but sweet pillow covers atop hay bales are perfect for your guests to take a break from dancing.
Keep the party going for your guests or your wedding party with these affordable and comfy slippers. Perfect indoors or to quickly run out and toss the bouquet and make your grand exit.
NÖJAKTIG Decoration Dish
NÖJAKTIG rattan dish adds a natural, rustic, and decorative touch to your wedding decor or home. Fill it with dried flowers, wedding favors, wedding programs, or other nice things, lean it against a wall – or just let it stand beautifully on its own.
MÖCKELBY Oak Table
This large oak table is more of a long-term investment but would be a fantastic purchase for a large backyard wedding. With room for at least 8, this rustic-inspired farm table would be a conversation piece for years to come. Treasure the memories of your wedding with every meal.
UTSUND LED String Lights
Enjoy light outdoors after sunset. Light chains are perfect when you want a nice setting for your wedding ceremony, reception, or back patio. Create a cozy atmosphere for dinner or for your own quiet moment.
More Wedding Decor Finds from IKEA
Of course, if you’re still on the hunt for more wedding decor finds, be sure to visit IKEA online or via one of their stores around the US.
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