Signage is an important aspect of any event where lots of people need to know where to go and what to do. Weddings are a great example of this! Every time I’ve created custom wedding signage for my clients, I’m blown away by how many uses it has. Here are five of the most popular uses for custom wedding signage, off the top of my head:
1. Greet Your Guests
Your wedding day will be a whirlwind, and you won’t necessarily be with your guests every step of the way. I think it’s a nice touch to add a welcoming sign to your guest book table during cocktail hour, or somewhere guests will see it on their way into the reception hall. Melania and Doug went the simple route at their wedding with one word: “Welcome!”
2. Give Directions
Lots of weddings, especially rustic ones, use a sign to direct guests to the ceremony and/or reception space. Your directional signage can take many forms–a multidirectional signpost for where various events will take place, a single sign designating where your wedding will be, or multiple signs to guide guests along. They’re incredibly practical, and if you have them custom designed, they can be a really special aspect of your wedding’s theme!
3. Designate The Sweetheart’ Table
Some of my favorite wedding photos are scene-setting pictures of the sweetheart table where you can see the “Bride” and “Groom” signs on the backs of each chair. It’s such a cute touch! Instead of two chair signs, you might also choose to have one “Mr. and Mrs.” sign made for the table itself, like Dehondra and Lamar did.
4. Assign Seats
When I design wedding signage, this is probably the most common request I get. If you’ll have assigned seating, you’ll need a way to tell your guests where to sit! As I explained in this post, table assignment signage comes in many forms–escort cards, place cards, and seating charts.
5. Announce Drink Selections
Lots of couples create a signature cocktail for their wedding. Kate and John’s was the Rincon Rum Punch, and I created tent cards to let people know what they were sipping. You could also recommend a few cocktails or craft beers as “newlyweds’ choices”, and create a sign to display at the bar.
Where will you use your custom wedding signage? What will it say? Share your ideas with me in the comments!