IKEA has been closed for 10 whole weeks and yesterday they reopened 19 UK stores. I love IKEA, it’s a great place for creatives, tons of different ideas, from home decoration ideas to organising tips to inspiration for your wedding day. Yep, I said wedding day, the world of our fave box store extends way beyond just furniture. Wedding signage? Check. Mood lighting? Double check! Centrepiece decor? Yep! Scroll down to get inspired and get ready to save tons of cash.


While flowers are always a fan favorite, how you illuminate your reception space is an equally important element when it comes to creating a festive ambiance to set the scene for an unforgettable evening. Not only do lanterns provide a fashionable showcase for soft lighting, but they also create memorable decor moments without breaking the bank—making them a true decor staple when it comes to designing your big day.

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LJUV- £35


Chalkboards are simple, cheap, and allow you to be as creative as you want. If you know someone with an artistic flare then you can really design your wedding chalkboard to fit seamlessly with wedding decor. Timelines, directions and hashtag signs, there are many places you can choose to incorporate a chalkboard sign within your big day.

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MÅLA- £18


Sure, we all love fresh flowers at a wedding—but what about plants? Whether it's the main attraction or just a supplement to your wedding day florals, potted plants can add a fresh and unexpected look to your decor.

One of the biggest benefits of using potted plants at your wedding is that all your pretty greenery doesn't end up in the trash a few days after the event.

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Frames are idyllic for displaying loose paper goods such as menus, table numbers, and even escort cards. Many modern couples elect to bedeck their space with quotes and signs – including their wedding hashtag information – and what better way to do that than with a picture frame that coordinates with your motif and colour scheme?

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Bud Vase

There are countless reasons why you should consider bud vases for your reception décor. They're both budget friendly and incredibly pretty. They're a particularly favorable option for couples that are looking to host a more laid-back reception or don't love the look of towering florals. And, when done right, bud vase can be perfectly formal and an ideal addition to your big day.

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Looking for more IKEA inspiration? Checkout our dedicated Pinterest board here.