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Wedding signs

wandajune6wandajune6 Chicago-ish member
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I'm seeing lots of signs all over Pinterest and lots of references to them here. I've given almost no thought to signs before but now I'm pondering.

I currently have 2 big signs that match our invitations with arrows that point to our venue. The're VistaPrint specials and I'm hoping that it will help people find the correct entrance to the venue. Beyond that I'm thinking we'll need:

1. Signs for our signature drinks (names and descriptions)
2. Signs on the bathroom boxes (something stupid about keeping them beautiful and comfy on the dance floor?)
3. Signs that specify the sweetheart table, rather than table #s (I'm not a fan of head tables)
4. A sign specifying to take a favor bag on the way out
5. A sign to grab an escort card-- I'm hoping it's self-explanatory but I'm not sure?

Is there anything else that I'm missing? Are there opportunities for non-cheesy cuteness that I'm missing?

Also, ideas for doing these in a cost-effective and easy way? Our colors are black, white and burgundy and we're avoiding anything too rustic. I'm in love with anything/everything ohannabelle does but I probably need something less labor- and skill-intensive.

Thanks!
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Re: Wedding signs

  • I'm seeing lots of signs all over Pinterest and lots of references to them here. I've given almost no thought to signs before but now I'm pondering.

    I currently have 2 big signs that match our invitations with arrows that point to our venue. The're VistaPrint specials and I'm hoping that it will help people find the correct entrance to the venue. Beyond that I'm thinking we'll need:

    1. Signs for our signature drinks (names and descriptions)
    2. Signs on the bathroom boxes (something stupid about keeping them beautiful and comfy on the dance floor?)
    3. Signs that specify the sweetheart table, rather than table #s (I'm not a fan of head tables)
    4. A sign specifying to take a favor bag on the way out
    5. A sign to grab an escort card-- I'm hoping it's self-explanatory but I'm not sure?

    Is there anything else that I'm missing? Are there opportunities for non-cheesy cuteness that I'm missing?

    Also, ideas for doing these in a cost-effective and easy way? Our colors are black, white and burgundy and we're avoiding anything too rustic. I'm in love with anything/everything ohannabelle does but I probably need something less labor- and skill-intensive.

    Thanks!
    Of your list, the only sign I think that is actually necessary is #1 and maybe #4, if your guests aren't used to seeing favors at weddings. A way to avoid this and an extra auxiliary table all together is to just put a favor at each place setting. Also, unless your crowd is used to open seating, they will understand what to do with escort cards - I would just place them right near the entrance so people can't miss them. You don't need a sign here. And if you have escort cards, no one is going to sit at your sweetheart table - at least I'd hope not! lol!!

    It sounds like you're going for a more modern, clean look an incorporating your colors into that. If so, I'd just do black frames with a burgundy matte, white paper and black print (in whatever font you're using for everything else - as long as it's easy to read). I'd make the bar sign rather large so people can read it from a few spots back in line. That way, they aren't holding up the line making decisions when they're face-to-face with the bartender. 

    If you decide to do signs for all, it might be cool to use frames of different shapes and sizes.
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  • I think signs directing your guests to the ceremony/ reception are helpful.  I also think a sign listing the signature drinks is a good idea and can be done by printing them on 8.5x11 card stock or paper and putting them in a frame that goes with the decor.  The rest of the signs seem a little excessive IMO but you could do them the same way.  If you really want signs for all of these things, pick a font you like and print them out on card stock or pretty paper and frame them. 

    Baskets of stuff in the rest rooms, favors, and escort cards seem pretty self-explanatory.  I do have small card stock signs in our bathroom baskets that say "compliments of Mr. and Mrs. FI'sLastName" because my mother thought I should and it wasn't the hill I was going to die on. 


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  • wandajune6wandajune6 Chicago-ish member
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    I feel much better knowing I don't need all of those signs! Wonderful!

    It's pretty straightforward how to get between the ceremony site and the reception site- it's really just a door. Easy.

    I like the idea of a frame with card stock writing.

    I might put the favors at people's seats- I'm leaving it to the venue to decide. We're not sure if it will look too crowded so I trust their judgement.
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  • I've really been liking wedding signage I'm seeing all over Pinterest done on framed glass or even mirrors instead of blackboard.  Chalk markers work great on glass.
  • of those the only sign I did was for the bathroom baskets, just noting for the guests to take what they need and that they were courtesy of the bride and groom. I printed the note on card stock, mounted it onto a colorful cardstock (purple for the girls sign, gray for the guys) and put it in a $2 frame I got at target.
  • plainjane0415plainjane0415 The hills of Tennessee member
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    I think less is more when it comes to signs.  If you have too many, then a guest might feel like they are spending a lot of time reading all of the signs.  Too few, and you will likely have some confused guests running around not knowing where to go for what.  I definitely like the idea of the "signature drink" sign, and the "favor" sign.  I can take or leave the directions to the reception sign, I don't think it will be a huge deal if you don't use it, and if you use it then I would think that would be fine too!  I really wouldn't do more than that though.
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