One wedding trend that we’ve been seeing more and more of recently is wedding signage. Lots of couples are including wedding signs in their plans and we love this idea. Not only do the signs help guests by giving them information or simply by pointing them in the right direction but they’re also fabulous decorations in their own right, especially for summer weddings. If you’d like to know more about wedding signage or pick up some fab wedding ideas for your own wedding, then read on…
Ideas for wedding signs
Chalkboard signs are wonderful for country weddings. They’re incredibly adaptable and you can include any information on them that you like (see below for some great ideas!). Chalkboard signs are also a great wedding DIY if you’d like to craft some signage yourself. Obviously, chalk sticks are easy to use but if you’d like a more precise finish, chalk pens are a great idea. Whether you handwrite your sign yourself or use a template to get a professional look, just make sure that the lettering is big enough to read!
We also see a lot of wooden signage at Upwaltham Barns and these are great for rustic themed weddings. Old wooden pallets can be given a new lease of life with some paint and these are then easy to place in the courtyard for everyone to see. If you’d prefer a unique look, old desktops, doors or any sizeable piece of wood will make a great sign. We adore seeing these covered in modern calligraphy and dressed with flowers and foliage – perfect for a summer wedding.
Signpost style signs always make us smile too and we’ve seen some great wedding ideas we’d love to share with you. Wooden arrows attached to a stake post quite literally point guests to where they need to be and you can create anything you like to work with your wedding theme. We know that lots of these signs decorate our couples’ gardens after their wedding days too!
Ways to use signage at your wedding
We love seeing wedding signs used throughout the venue and if you’ve got lots of information to impart, you might find signs to be very useful indeed! Here are a few suggestions for signs that we know work really well:
- Directional signs – when guests arrive at Upwaltham Barns, directional signs can really help them feel at home. Let your signs direct them to your ceremony, the Moroccan snug, the South Barn or the Stable Bar. If you’re setting up a photobooth or anything similar, a sign can also remind people to get involved.
- Welcome signs – welcome your guests with a personalised sign that gives your names, your wedding date and even a favourite quote or two. These can really set the tone for your day from the outset. You can even attach these to props such as garden forks or vintage bicycles!
- Order of the day signs – there’s always a lot going on at weddings so why not set out the order of the day on an unmissable sign? Give the timings of your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, first dance, evening food and last dance so everyone is in the right place at the right time.
- Mini signs – remember that wedding signage doesn’t have to be huge to be useful! Mini signs can be just as fantastic as large ones and they work really well if you want to give details of the drinks options or buffet menus. Prop them up where they’ll be seen and these signs will be super useful without taking over.
- Instructions to guests – you will want your nearest and dearest to sign the guest book or use the photobooth but sometimes, guests appreciate a little guidance. Small signs here can be really helpful and they will reassure guests that they’re doing the right thing!
- ‘Please take me’ – if you’ve set up a display of wedding favours, blankets for guests or similar, let guests know that it’s ok to take one!
- Quotes – whether you want to display quotes that fit with your wedding theme or just a few humorous lines to make your guests laugh, signs with quotes can really bring your wedding to life.
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