An Easy-Peasy Guide to Nailing Your Wedding Signage
As the big day nears closer, wedding signage can often come close to being an afterthought. With so many last minute details to cover, you sort of get to a point where you say "what hasn't happened just isn't happening" and you embrace it!
BUT, there is another way. I'd of course suggest planning ahead, at least a little bit, but I wouldn't be telling the truth if I said I'd actually do this ahead of time myself. (I didn't even have mantle decor chosen on the day of my actual wedding...oops!)
Anyhow, there are some basic signs most couples need; here's the list and instructions how to easily and quickly acquire these beauties.
Note: nothing is a *must* so don't even think about stressing yourself out if there's just not enough time or the budget has run dry! Your wedding is more about the people (the memories and the marriage) than it is about the decor, so always remember that!
1. Welcome Sign
2. Seating Chart
Consider this landscape seating chart or this alternative portrait seating chart to make your guests feel comfortable about where their little home-base will be for the rest of the night! This way they can drop off their belongings, grab a drink, and report back to their cozy little area when it's time for introductions! Confusion: gone! (How-to and printing info below!)
3. Ceremony Seating Sign
Some people aren't sure if they should sit on a certain side; whether you want to tell your guests this way -> or that way <- or want them to know to "Choose A Seat and Not A Side" I've got ya covered and know your guests will appreciate it!
4. Menu / Food Signage
Whether you want to do a larger menu sign like this poster, or print individual menus for each table setting, it's a great way to let guests know what to expect so they can plan ahead for any allergies or dietary restrictions. It's also a beautiful decor item and another added detail to pull everything together!
6. Social Media Hashtag Sign
Admit it! That clever hashtag took you a hot second to come up with! So...make sure your guests use it - this beauty serves it's purpose and you'll forever be able to look back on #allthememories!
8. Cards and Gifts Sign
This one seems so minor but is SO important! You know that feeling when you walk into a party and immediately think "where do I put my gift/card?" because you're ready to free your hands to socialize, grab a drink, and...feel less awkward ASAP after walking in that door. Cards and Gifts sign this-a-way!
9. Guestbook Sign
If you went to lengths to get a guestbook, chances are you'll want guests to actually sign it! Make it known with an easy-peasy instant download guestbook sign!
10. Signs for Any Food, Drink, or Activity Stations
Some food & drink examples of this are a donut bar, a coffee bar, a candy buffet, a hot chocolate bar, etc. and then there's always the fun activity stations whether it's a guestbook activity like "leave your favorite recipe, advice, etc." or a photo booth or selfie sign! If there's something you think of and don't see, hit the "Request Custom Order" or "Contact Shop Owner" buttons today!
How to Order
The "how-to" is super simple - click on any link above, or browse the wedding signs & paper part of the shop, and read through the listing description (aka "Item Details") before adding it to your cart. There you'll find any answers to your questions (size info, what info to include, turnaround time, etc.) and this way you'll know what I need from you to make it yours!
When checking out, there's a little box where you can leave an optional note to the seller. Add in your info and soon enough, your inbox will be filled with the magical file all ready to be printed for your big day! Bam...done!
If you have any custom needs whether for print or design, let me know!
For items that are letter-sized (8.5" x 11") or smaller, you can print at home, a local or online print shop, or reach out to me to have your signs printed on hi-res archival paper that will be on your doorstep in just days, for an affordable price. Win-win!
Large Format Items:
For large format items (welcome posters, seating charts, menu posters, etc.) you'll want to contact your local print shop, or use one of the trusted online printers below!
Print options based on how you plan to display this beauty:
1. As a poster on an extra heavy matte paper, then frame it!
2. As a poster with foam board backing, or on a canvas. Put it on an easel (local garage sale groups and website are so amazing for this...I recently found one for $6!) and throw some beautiful florals or greenery around it!
3, As a poster, one with foam board backing, or on a canvas. Then hang it on the wall as a minimal statement piece, or add in some greenery and florals.
I think that covers it, but if it doesn't you know where to find me! :) Happy wedding planning!