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Wedding ideas to make your day uniquely, you

Invites, favors, flowers and wedding decorations. The list seems endless when you're planning life changing moments. And getting ready to tie the knot is one of the most memorable. A few simple DIY tips can help take the pressure off the big day, and make this special time a little more unique for your friends, family and of course, you.

Tips for an inviting table and a showstopping centrepiece

A wedding table with a large centerpeice of eucalyptus leaves

Working with a theme for your wedding, is always a great way to come up with ideas for your centrepiece, complementing the table wear to help tell a story, bringing a sense of personality to each table.

If you want to go big then a large floral arrangement with hints of blue and white creates an opulent style to your table. Or pare back with some candles and lanterns mixed with with autumn foliage for a more rustic cosy vibe.

A collection of blue and white lanterns scattered amongst some cut flowers, lit with LED tealights

An adaptable item for cosy wedding tables

Lanterns are versatile items, you can fill them with candles and tea-lights or perhaps cut flowers. Hang them or use them as centrepieces. Whatever you choose they'll add a sense of cosyness and warmth to your wedding decor.

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Just make sure you save room for cake!

INBJUDEN serving plates with a large vase of flowers in a traditional setting
UPPLAGA cake stand with a large veggie wedding cake

The rustic dinner collection

Bring some traditional beauty and rustic charm to any occasion with the UPPLAGA collection. Serve up some tempting treats with the large serving plates, and get ready for after dinner cake and coffee with the white porcelin cake stand and matching mugs. 

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The DIY rustic wedding

A rustic wedding table setting with FULLTALIG candlesticks
A rustic autumn table setting with string lights for a centrepiece

To create the perfect rustic wedding theme you'll need to add some DIY touches with some simple and beautiful pieces that you've pulled together yourself.

Use deep earthy tones and natural materials for table settings, then highlight with accent colours such as black and deep navy. Combine foraged items, such as autumn foliage, with candles and string lights to create your rustic centrepieces.

Mix and match your items and add hand written tags for a personal touch to each table.

A little comfort for your rustic wedding

For the autumn and winter seasons, we still want our weddings to be full of warmth. Add a few throws and cushions to your guests tables for a little rustic elegance to your theme, plus keep everyone cosy into the late evening.

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See all our blankets and throws
A collection of clear glass vases on a wooden traditional table with grass leaves inside

A clear focal point

A clear glass vase with seasonal flowers and evergreen foliage can tie your whole theme together. Add a seasonal twist by foraging for sprigs and twigs or other found items and showcase your creativity.

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Wedding flowers that you don't need to worry about

close up of hand tied artifical flower bouquet and SMYCKA
Traditional wedding table with lanterns and a floral centrepiece.

Bouquets, button holes and decorations can feel like a lot to do, but with artificial flowers and greenery you can start ahead of time.

Online tutorials can help you get started, give in to your creative side and remember, practice makes perfect. Taking a photo of your final designs means you can enlist your friends to help out, simply copy and repeat.

Artificial flowers keep on giving, they last forever so make great gifts for your guest as a memento of your day or reuse them on birthdays or anniversaries.

The wallet-friendly personal touches and wedding favors.

A wedding gift table with a photo frame of the happy couples names

When making your own unique favors, play to your strengths, if you love making jam then a little pot for them to take home, fan of photography, perhaps a small framed picture or just a small bottle of their drink of choice with a name tag.

Keep it simple and personal, your guest will love them.

Savour the day with unique and personal wedding keepsakes

Leave a lasting impression with your guests by giving them a little something to remember the day. Our small gift and decoration ideas make perfect additions to any wedding table and your guests can keep them as mementos of the special day!

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IKEA Gift account

A wedding, new home or even a new addition to the family. The IKEA gift account helps you get ready for any life changing moments.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.