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Wedding Ideas

Wedding signage ideasand inspiration

Wedding signage is one trend that we love here at Upwaltham Barns. Clearly, our couples and their guests think so, too! 

Not only do wedding 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 signs or pick up some fab wedding ideas for your own wedding, then read on…

At Upwaltham Barns, we often see rustic-themed weddings featuring charming wooden signage. Repurposing old wooden pallets with a fresh coat of paint makes them ideal additions to the courtyard for everyone to see. 

If your look is more unique, old desktops, doors, or sizable pieces of wood can also create great signs. We adore seeing these covered in modern calligraphy and dressed with flowers and foliage.

You can get really creative with signpost-style signs, and we’ve seen some great wedding ideas we’d love to share with you. From maypole-themed signs to custom posts, you can create anything you like to work with your wedding theme. The great thing is 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. Signs can be incredibly useful, especially when there is a lot of information to impart, so why not make them beautiful?

Directional signs

When guests arrive at Upwaltham Barns, directional signs can really help them feel at home. Use your signs to direct everyone 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 gently encourage your guests to get involved.

Welcome signs

Welcome your guests in style with a personalised sign that gives your names, your wedding date and even a favourite quote or two. These little details can make your wedding theme pop and provide great talking points. Choose your fonts and special decorations to make your welcome signs unique to you both as a couple. 

Order of the day signs

Well-run weddings is our motto here at Upwaltham Barns – so it’s wise to set out the order of your day on a must-see wedding sign! Add all the important details, like your ceremony timings, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, first dance, evening food and last dance. Order of the day signs make sure everyone is in the right place at the right time.  

Guest instruction signs

By the time your wedding day is in full swing, you want your guests to enjoy all of your thoughtful touches. From directing them to sign the guest book to using your wedding day hashtags, your guests will appreciate a little guidance. Guest instruction signs dotted around the important things will reassure guests that they’re doing the right thing!

Unplugged ceremony signs

If you’ve chosen for guests to turn off their phones and cameras during your ceremony and allow everyone to be fully present in the moment, choose a sign to reflect your wishes. We see a range of unplugged ceremony signs – ranging from sweet and sentimental to light hearted and witty. Whichever option you choose, they convey your message with a personal touch. 

Seating signs

Help guests find their assigned seats with a well-organised seating sign. A beautifully-themed sign not only adds a touch of sophistication to your day but also eliminates any uncertainty about where your guests are going to sit. 

Menu signs

Perfect for showcasing your wedding day menu, bar and food signs help your guests know what’s coming up. So, if you’ve designed a special wedding cocktail or chosen something to eat that reflects you both or evokes a memory, a glamorous menu sign is the place to tell your guests about it.

‘Please take me’ signs

These types of signs will encourage guests to take part in enjoying the kind gifts you’ve prepared for them. Whether you’ve laid on snuggly blankets for your winter wedding or created your own favours, ensure that they feel welcome to take something home as a memento of your special day.

Love quote signs

Add a touch of romance with love quotes displayed around the venue. These always make us smile when we see them! You could always opt for a few humorous lines to make your guests laugh. Either way, signs with quotes can really bring your wedding to life.

For more wedding ideas, please allow us to point you in the direction of our gallery and Instagram feed!


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