an ikea wedding

You’d think that googling ‘ikea wedding’ in 2007 would come up with something useful.

It doesn’t.

I got to thinking about googling just that last night while tossing and turning. I’ve been trying to come up with a budget friendly way to copy this table setting for the wedding. We’re only having five tables, so I figure if I can keep it to $20 a centerpiece (not including flowers) than I’m okay. And Ikea seems the simplest way to do it for a few reasons.

1. Ikea is budget friendly.
2. Ikea fosters independent design and gives a slew of choices for tablesettings.
3. Ikea is down the street from my house.
4. Ikea is budget friendly.
5. See all pictures below…

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These tealight holders are only 99 cents!
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I don’t know what these are, but I like ’em.
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As you can see, Ikea has a gillion things to choose from and I will be stopping by tomorrow afternoon to take my time and arrange some items together for centerpieces.

I’m wavering on my color choices lately, too. The more things I see, the more I just want to do bright colors– this is possibly to justify wearing bright red espadrilles under my wedding dress, but also because I want the occasion to be very loud, bright, happy, fun, exuberant, modern, joyful and exciting. Color is a good way to do that.

The Colorful Wedding. By Yours Truly.

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4 Comments »

  1. madelyn said

    i think colorful is a wonderful idea….the wedding is in the islands…the colors that i have seen you pick out are bright but also warm and fun and romantic…go for it!!!!!

  2. Sarah said

    I agree with Madelyn. But I don’t like the weird, snowflake-looking things in the middle of all the pictures…

    Otherwise, I love all the colorful ‘pretties’ you have picked out.

  3. Becca said

    They’re called pomanders =)

  4. Anonymous said

    I think the tree-shaped things you liked but didn’t know what was is meant to hold your necklaces and other jewellry for storage. Would look cute as a centerpiece though, with some kind of fresh leaves hanging on the branches

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