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The Art of Wedding Signage: Essential Signs for Your Big Day


Your wedding day is a beautiful celebration of love, bringing together family and friends to witness your commitment to one another. While you plan every detail to perfection, one often overlooked aspect that can add charm, organization, and personality to your special day is wedding signage. Thoughtfully designed and strategically placed, wedding signs can play a crucial role in guiding guests, setting the tone, and ensuring a smooth and memorable experience for everyone involved. While some wedding signage is extremely important, there is some signage that isn't necessary. In this blog post, we'll go through all the necessary signage for your big day and tell you which signage you can skip to save a few bucks.


Unique wedding signage  at Sun Valley in Cleveland
Mann and Wife Photography

1. Welcome Sign: The first impression matters, and a well-crafted welcome sign at the entrance of your wedding venue sets the tone for the event. Your welcome sign can feature your names, the wedding date, a heartfelt message, or a romantic quote that represents your relationship. Consider incorporating your wedding theme or color scheme to create a cohesive look. If you're on a tighter budget than you can skip this sign, especially if it simply just a welcome sign and doesn't include any important information. If your ceremony and reception are at the same venue but, your ceremony is outside, consider putting the welcome sign right by where your ceremony will take place.

2. Order of Events: Keep guests informed about the schedule of events with an order of events sign. This sign can be placed near the entrance or at the guestbook table, outlining the timeline for the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. When guests know what to expect, they can relax and fully enjoy each part of the celebration. Consider doing an order of events sign and skipping individual programs. People typically know what to expect for a ceremony and they usually get tossed anyways. Guests care more about what time dinner will be served and what time the bar opens and closes.

Guest book sign at Sun Valley
Dennis Crider Photography

3. Guestbook Sign: Instead of putting money towards a guestbook sign, consider putting your guest book in spot that has high foot traffic during cocktail hour. Think about Creating a "welcome" table that includes your card box, guest book, and pictures of you and your new husband. Signs are great for giving details and maybe even pointing towards overlooked details so put your important details in thoughtfully placed locations.

Signage at Sun Valley venue in Cleveland
Dennis Crider Photography

4. Bar Menu or Signature Drink Sign: If you're having a bar at your wedding, display a bar menu sign or a sign showcasing your signature drink(s) and all the liquor, beer, wine and washes. This adds a personalized touch and helps guests choose their preferred beverages. Adding a bar menu gives you the chance to add some personal touches to the bar space and also puts out your guests options up front. Bar signage will also help out your bartenders and make the bar line go a lot faster with guests seeing all their options right there!

5. Dinner Menu: Guests will appreciate seeing their options or what will be included on their plate before dinner arrives. Instead of putting an individual menu at each place setting, consider putting the dinner menu on your wedding website. If you want the dinner menu displayed during your reception you could include a simple trip-fold menu at each table that all guests can look at our pass around. These option will eliminate the need for each guest to have their own paper menu and wasting a lot of paper and money!

6. Dessert Table Sign: If you're having a dessert table or a wedding cake, a sign highlighting the sweet treats available can be delightful. Signage for desserts can be very helpful, especially if you have guests who are gluten or dairy free.

Sun Valley Signage in Ohio
Grace Hannah Photography

7. Photo Booth or Hashtag Sign: If you are renting a Photo Booth that comes with an attended than including a Photo Booth sign isn't always necessary. Most photo booths are very obvious with a backdrop, props, and of course the big camera. Consider asking the attended if they have their own sign that they use. If you're doing a DIY Photo Booth with polaroid cameras than adding a sign with directions can diffidently be helpful!

8. Thank You Sign: As the day comes to a close, express your gratitude to your guests with a thank-you sign. This simple gesture will leave a lasting impression of your appreciation for their presence on your special day. If you do choose to have individual dinner menus at each place setting or table, maybe add in a sweet thank you note to your guests at the bottom.

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