We’re calling all wedding creatives today as we share our 10 Ikea wedding essentials for last minute styled shoots. If you’re ever in a pinch for certain rentals or items you can’t source on time for your editorial, look no further: these picks are timeless and don’t scream Ikea as we know them. In fact, you may have seen seen in many beautiful editorials and real weddings, just like the ones below:

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Photo by Cecelina Photography from this classic + contemporary wedding inspiration

Well sometimes close-in weddings or styled shoots don’t offer the luxury of day trips to this European design mecca. And when that’s the case, we hope you’ll have bookmarked this page (or pinned a few inspo shots) for quick reference on chairs, glassware, candles and more!

bistro chair tablescape with candlelight
Photo by Rachel May

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floral installation moody tablescape with clear vessels
Photo by Joanna Millington

1. TÄRNÖ Chair: Outdoor, foldable acacia black, gray-brown stained steel

bistro chair tablescape with candlelight
Photo by Vasia Photography via Magnolia Rouge

2. FENOMEN Candle Set: Unscented block candle, set of 5, natural

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Photo by Paula O’hara from this Irish destination wedding

3. FULLTALIG Candlestick Holders: Candlestick, set of 3

Pictured on the cover, these candleholders can be spray painted in gold to get a brass or look, or even better, rose gold!

4. FRAMTRÄDA Wine Glass, clear glass

glass block candleholders
Photo from this summer tablescape inspiration with greenery

5. DINERA 18-piece Dinnerware Set: Stackable matte glazed stoneware

pink tone on tone stoneware plates
Photo by Valorie Darling Photography

6. ODDVALD Trestle: For making a quick tabletop surface.

trestle table and greenery garlands
Photo by Samuel Docker Photography via Rock My Wedding

7. Clear glass bottle with stopper

Perhaps you have seen this glass bottle before, in the form of hand-lettered table numbers, limoncello wedding favors or simply playing a small part on a carefully designed tablescape. A great addition for real weddings as well!

8. BLOMSTER Candle Holder: Set of 3, clear glass

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Photo by Katie Slater Photography from this Autumn wedding in Connecticut

9. GULLMAJ Napkin: Lace white

These 100% linen, hemstitch napkins are a must not just to create content, but for your home too!

linen napkin with hemstitch
Photo by Michelle Beller

10. Artificial Plants

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Photo by Haley Richter from this East meets West wedding inspiration

There’s no denying these Ikea products have style, and you won’t find a more cost effective solution for achieving a fine art look. If there’s one thing we’ll shout to the ends of the earth, it’s that less is more. Designs with contrast, steeped with intention. Tell us which Ikea products are your go-tos! Because truth be told, there’s no shortage of design supply where this Swedish-meatball loving company is concerned.

bistro chair tablescape with cherry blossom centerpiece
Photo by Allen Tsai

bistro chair wedding tablescape with greenery garlands
Photo by Davy Whitener

If you’re now in the Research Zone, we’d encourage you to read out our recent post about collaborating with other vendors on styled shoots as well!

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