There’s no match for the ingenuity of a creative bride with a tiny budget. That’s when you get brilliant solutions, like the ten included in this post that use common IKEA marketplace finds to create beautiful DIY wedding details.

TOLSBY frame

These tiny plastic frames are a bargain and can be used all over the wedding to share messages, or above without a paper insert or, you know, photos.

MÅLA easel

A child’s easel makes the perfect wedding signage, with a little shelf for flowers or anything else, like in this bash.

SKURAR candle holder

Use these lacy votives as is, or embellish them with a bit of spray paint.

BORRBY lantern

A pretty little detail for a romantic wedding, made even more beautiful with a coat of metallic spray paint.

ALVINE SPETTS lace curtains

Use these as a photo booth backdrop, ceremony backdrop, or behind the head table (just hang them from a photo backdrop stand).

KORKEN bottle

For water, yes, or make colorful table numbers.


Use this ornate frame as a chalkboard or remove the backing and make it part of your photo booth props.

ELLY dish towels

These look a heck of a lot more chic than plasticky rented napkins for right around the same price (you can get two dinner napkins from each towel).

BLOMSTER candle holders

Chic and elegant, straight out of the box (and you’ll save some dough on flower centerpieces).

CYLINDER set of 3 vases & FRASERA glass

Here’s a beautiful centerpiece idea straight from IKEA: Use an assortment of glassware to hold a few beautiful blooms.