10 ideas for your wedding signage

29 Jun 2022

Style your wedding to a tee with wedding signage in and around your venue 

Wedding signs are a vital cog in the wheel of organisation of any wedding, helping to direct and advise your guests on the day while adding to your wedding décor. The amount of wedding signage you have on your wedding day is up to you, but certain types of wedding sign can be key in ensuring the smooth running of your big day.

From signs which serve a highly informative purpose, to signs which aren't essential but add to your overall wedding look, there are a plethora of options to choose from. 

What's more, wedding signage need not be expensive, and you don't always need to extend your stationery suite order to accommodate your choices. Wedding signs present an exciting DIY project for brides, grooms and their guests to get involved with and add their personal stamp. Wooden pallets and chalkboards are the perfect canvas for wedding signs and work particularly well as part of a rustic or vintage wedding theme. Alternatively, put pen to paper or glass, and get creative with calligraphy. 

Whatever you choose, the choice is yours. But before you make up your mind on what wedding signs to include in your special day, take a look at these ten ideas for inspiration. 

1. Direction signs

If the different stages of your wedding are being held in a number of areas around your venue, consider a sign erected in a central location to direct guests accordingly. 


Above: An English country wedding at Clock Barn in Hampshire (Mia Hooper Photography)


Above: 'A classic pink, dreamy wedding in Lancashire' (Adam Wakefield Photography)


Above: The wedding of Rebecca Labuda-Tew and Paul Richmond (Sarita White Photography)

2. Welcome signs

Welcome your guests to the ceremony or reception room with a sign showcasing your names, initials, mongram and/or wedding date. Ideally, display on an easel at eye level for all to see. 


Above: 'An emotional, dreamy wedding in South Wales' (Photography: Rachel Lambert Photography)


Above: 'A magical, Harry Potter themed wedding in Essex' (Photography: Simply Photographic)


Above: 'A timeless wedding in Nottinghamshire' (Makowski Photography)



Above: 'How this influencer bride saved more than 8K on her wedding' (Romy Lawrence Photography)

3. Order of the day

Save on paper and create one large order of the day sign, to be displayed in a prominent position. Ensure all of the key stages of the day are shared, from the ceremony to the first and last dance. 


Above: 'An English country wedding at Clock Barn in Hampshire' (Mia Hooper Photography)


Above: 'The wedding of Rebecca Trainer and Martyn Simpson' (Natalie D Photography)


Above: 'The wedding of Emma Colby and Jason Grant' (Georgina Harrison Photography) 

4. Slogan signs

Add interest to your wedding décor with slogans and love quotes that your guests will love to read.


Above: 'An autumnal wedding shoot at Applewood Hall' (Dave Blake Photography)


Above: 'An alternative winter wedding shoot in Norfolk' (Esther Wild Photography)


Above: 'A British wedding shoot with an Italian theme' (Sian Richardson Photo and Film)


Above: 'The wedding of Rebecca Trainer and Martyn Simpson' (Natalie D Photography)

5. Seating plans

A seating plan or table plan is an essential staple for the daytime reception, allowing guests to quickly and easily find their seat for the wedding breakfast. If you are allowing guests to sit where they want, use a sign to communicate this with them so they aren't left confused and asking you questions. 


Above: 'A pretty in pink wedding in Norfolk' (Lyndsey Goddard Photography)


Above: 'A rustic farm wedding in Nottinghamshire' (Carol McNiven Young and Bob Galley)

6. Menu signs

A menu sign in or outside the wedding breakfast room can give guests a taster of what culinary feast is to come. 


Above: The wedding of Kate Ruscoe and Michael Paiano (Dan Morris Photography)

7. Social media signs

Communicate your wishes for a plugged or unplugged wedding with a social media sign, advising guests whether you're happy for them to post pictures on the wedding day or after and what hashtags to use. 


Above: A countryside wedding in Cornwall (Photography: Tracey Warbey Photography)

8. Guest book signs

Guest books left for guests to sign without a sign directing them to do so might fall flat. Position your guest book and sign in seating areas or by the bar so that guests will notice it while they sit or wait to be served. 



Above: Getty Images

9. Neon signs

Cool and contemporary, a neon sign can add a modern edge to your décor and present a stunning photo opportunity for all guests. Place above the top table, against a flower wall or another complementing backdrop for optimum impact. 


Above: 'A modern fairy tale wedding in Ireland' (Treasure and Heart Photography)


Above: 'A fun-filled Easter wedding in Lancashire' (Lucy Henzell Photography)


Above: 'A black tie wedding in Surrey' (Inverve Photography)

10. Evening party signs

Add an element of creativity to your evening party with signs that encourage fun and comfort. From flip-flop baskets to dance floor rules, signs such as these show your guests you have their best interests at heart.


Above: 'Bride's top picks from Sell My Wedding'



Above: Getty Images

For more wedding signage inspiration, check out Bride's Pinterest page for ideas aplenty. 

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