There are a lot of things to think of, décor wise, while planning a wedding. The decorations that you use on your wedding day will not only be there for functionality, (i.e. tables need a centerpiece so that they look nice), but also to show your guests who you are as a couple! One of our favorite ways to do this is through wedding signage. There are many options for wedding day signage, and it can feel overwhelming when trying to decide what you want and need to display. Here are our suggestions for 6 essential wedding signs.
Wedding hashtags are a fun way for your guests to tag and share candid photos from your wedding day. In order for guests to know that there's a hashtag for the event, you need to let them know about it... which is where a wedding hashtag sign comes in! You can create your own, order one on Etsy, or download one from Chicfetti. We recommend placing this sign on your reception sign-in table, or by your escort or name cards. In the excitement of the event, some guests may not notice your sign, so we also suggest asking your DJ to announce the hashtag a couple of times during the evening!
Individual menu cards for guests are lovely, but sometimes there just isn't any room for them in the budget. If this is the case we have a couple of suggestions for displaying the dinner menu for guests.
If you're serving a buffet, you can display a large menu board on an easel near the buffet entrance. This is a wonderful, economical, and eco-friendly way to show your guests what awaits them for dinner.
For a plated or family-style meal, you can place 1-2 framed menus at each table.
If you've been following us for any time at all, you know that we love a good love quote. Displaying your favorite love quote(s) on the various tables at your event – think guestbook table, dessert/cake table, and gift table – can really show your guests your personality as a couple. If you put them in some cute frames, these signs can also serve as decorative pieces!
Unplugged ceremonies are becoming more and more popular, and placing one of these signs at your ceremony is one of our top suggestions. Basically, an unplugged ceremony is when you ask guests to put down their cameras and phones, and be fully present with you while you exchange your vows. And you don't have to worry about not having photos of this special moment – your photographer will get plenty of photos that you will be able to share with your family & friends.
Most weddings take place in at least two spaces, and routing guests from the ceremony to cocktail hour to reception can be a bit tricky. To help ease any confusion, and let guests know what to expect next, you can display directional signage to let guests know where to go next, and a tentative timeline. To help guests get an idea of what to expect next, I also usually ask the officiant to make an announcement at the very end of the ceremony.
Pick a seat, not a side
These signs have been popular for the last few years, but they're still a favorite of mine. Upon arriving at the ceremony, many guests wonder where they should sit, knowing that one side is for the bride's guests, and the other for the groom's guests. However, many of your guests won't know which side is which! This is where a “pick a seat, not a side” sign comes in. These are great because they let your guests know that you don't want them to worry about this tradition, and that everyone there is about to become one big, happy family.
If you're still looking to add more signs/information/details, here are some additional items to consider!
- Wedding Programs
- Seating Chart
- Gift table
- Table numbers
We hope that this guide has been helpful, lovelies! Let us know which signs you're planning to use for your Big Day!