I have been married for nearly 15 years, but sometimes it feels like it could have been 100 years ago for all that weddings have changed since then. Back when I was a bride, things were pretty straightforward: brides wore pearl necklaces and veils, strapless gowns were pretty much a no-go, and the only signage was the numbers on the dinner tables. Well a lot has changed since then; brides wear short dresses, birdcage veils, and sparkly wedding jewelry, grooms help plan the wedding (sometimes), and wedding cupcakes are practically as traditional as a tiered cake. One of the biggest changes has been the trend towards lots of personalization and DIY touches. The fun wedding trend that is on my mind today is using interesting wedding signage. Get some ideas on how it can be done.
Wedding signage is particularly popular for outdoor weddings. Leave no doubt in your guests’ minds about which way to go to find your ceremony, the reception, or even the restrooms. If the point of a sign is to share information, these certainly come in handy. Custom signs are often a DIY project or you can find them online. Be sure to choose a style of signage that matches your wedding style. The elegant font of the sign above is so pretty for a classic wedding, while many signs have more of a homemade rustic feeling. Just as you wouldn’t wear a formal ballgown and regal wedding jewelry to a backyard barbeque, you shouldn’t have a very ornate sign at a casual wedding or a very casual handmade sign at an elegant reception.
Couples also like to use wedding signs to mark the date and their names. Everyone already knows these things, of course, but it is a nice personal detail, kind of like having your monogram on the dance floor. Funny signs can also be incorporated as props for wedding photo ops or to use in a photo booth for the guests. Personally, I think that the groom above should be a little bit worried!
Another idea is to use custom made signs to convey a message or share a sentiment. It is very sweet to have a romantic saying on a sign. It also looks cute to have pictures taken beside it. Trees are ideal for hanging signs or you can nail them to a free-standing signpost. Smaller signs can also be hung from the back of the bride and groom’s chairs or you can hang a message on a wall of the reception (behind the dessert table would be nice).
Chalkboard wedding signs are popping up all over the place. They are fantastic for the dinner menu, table numbers, or pretty much anything else you can think of. Small chalkboards are perfect for messages like “Take one!” on the wedding favor table or “Dancing shoes” next to a bucket of flip flops for a beach wedding. The only thing to remember when making a chalkboard sign is to make sure the lines are heavy enough to read easily. There certainly couldn’t be an easier way to personalize your wedding than writing out a message to your guests.