12 Wedding Essentials You Can Find at IKEA

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Whether you're planning a Zoom wedding or looking forward to a (safe) IRL gathering in the future, there's always plenty to plan. But if you're interested in budget-friendly finds, we're here to convince you that IKEA might actually have some of the things you need.

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Yes, the Swedish retailer is known for affordable furniture and decor. But a few of their items could also pull double-duty during your special celebration. Your wallet will thank you later.

Check out some of our suggestions below for wedding essentials you can find at IKEA.

1. Dyning Canopy, $24.99

This 118-by-79 inch canopy could work wonders for an outdoor wedding. It's machine washable and you can keep it for future outdoor gatherings.

2. Festbjudning Dried Parts of Flowers/Plants, $11.99

We've seen lots of dried florals in decor lately, and they can definitely work for special events, too. Use these lovely stems to elevate your party and then add them to a room that needs a little extra something.

3. Glimma Unscented Tea Lights (pack of 100), $3.49

Love the idea of tea lights twinkling during your special day? Thankfully, IKEA has a 100-pack that will make your tablescape that much more magical.

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4. Glasig Tea Light Holder (pack of 5), $3.99

Grab a few tea light holders, too, while you're at it. These finds are affordable but classy.

5. Märit Table Runner, $4.99

If you're thinking of renting linens, consider actually buying a runner or two so you can re-use it after the party.

6. Storhet Champagne Coupe, $2.99

Why not buy, and keep, the special champagne coupes from your celebration?

7. Sällskaplig Champagne Coupe (pack of 4), $12.99

If you want an even more fancy look, these fluted gems are a great idea.

8. Lindrande Decorative Box, $14.99

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This table decoration can double as chic storage for your accessories later on.

9. Gullmaj Tablecloth, $24.99

Again, you can definitely find some classic and budget-friendly linens to use. This tablecloth is a cotton and linen blend with a "matte luster."

10. Enrum Lantern for Tea Light, $3.99

If you want something a little more eye-catching than your average tea light holder, these will do the trick.

11. Elokvent Dried Parts of Flowers/Plants, $9.99

Here's another bunch of dried stems we are bookmarking.

12. Svensås Pegboard With Letters, $9.99

Finally, grab a pegboard with letters like this one to share your wedding hashtag or drink menu.

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Eva is a Los Angeles-based writer who covers trends, news, and makers for Hunker. Her writing has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Bustle, KCET and more. She is a proud bookworm and organizes her books by color.

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