Wedding signs are one of those details that can give your big day that subtle difference between being ordinary and becoming super-stylish.

Let’s think about wedding signage for a moment.

They’re there to communicate all sorts of messages to your guests. They can show directions, create a mood and raise a smile…

If you’re getting married in an out-of-the way venue, say for example a country church or barn, then your wedding signs will play an important part in showing guests the route directions and avoid confusion.

Sign at outdoor wedding

Signs are an important way to direct guests and make them feel welcome.

They may also point out where guests should park.

If you’re marrying in a large hotel then your wedding signs should direct guests to exactly where they need to go.

Personalise your signage

Now here’s where you make your wedding all your own. Think about the style of day you’re having and ensure that your wedding displays match it.

wedding sign on moss

Think about where and how you place your signage… Here our Bradford stylist put a classic framed sign on rustic, mossy wood as part of the table centrepiece

So if you’re having a country style event, then you could opt for more rustic calligraphy. If it’s a city event, then something more sophisticated is called for. Art Deco signage can work well under these circumstances.

Rustic wedding sign

Make sure that your signage matches up with the mood of your setting. Here it’s a rustic theme, so simple cream lettering on a tan background has been used to match the decor.

Sometimes, sadly, you and your fiancé may have lost relatives who have passed and will be missed on your wedding day. Why not make a memorial sign to show that you are remembering them on your special day.

memorial sign on wedding day

A memorial sign for loved ones who have passed away shows that you are remembering them on your wedding day

Another way of personalising your day is by putting little love notes around your venue. These can be calligraphed postcards placed in frames or simple chalked messages. If you’re stuck for ideas, then delve into a poetry book or visit a poetry website for some ideas.

heartshape chalkboard sign

Small signs set around your wedding venue can do much to create the mood you want.

Signs can also entertain your guests and make them laugh. Maybe you want to calm the nerves of the bridegroom as he takes his steps down the aisle to await his bride. In which case a sign like this could certainly raise a smile and lighten the mood.

Amusing wedding sign

Messages can be fun and entertaining too. Have a think about it and a bit of a brainstorm with your friends. You want your guests to smile when you see them.

If you want your wedding to be more informal and casual, you won’t want bride and groom sides at the ceremony. So that people don’t have to hesitate wondering where they can sit, put a sign in place to guide them.

chalkboard at wedding

Chalkboards are inexpensive and instant. You can change the message quickly and move chalkboards around to give different directions

You can place your signs on easels, against chairs and furniture or hang on a wall. Don’t forget that they can also be placed on decorative bases too.

We’ve talked before about creating focal points at a wedding and signs are a great way of doing this and drawing the eye to a particular area.

We’re also fans of using lighting to create a mood and ambience. Pick out a light up sign and you can do all this! We love the way our York stylist used a neon sign as a backdrop against the top table… Simply stunning!

electric wedding signage

Use light up signs as a backdrop to your wedding tables to light up and draw the eye to a particular area.

Image credits for the above image:

Florals 🌷- Once upon a Thyme – flower company
Bridalwear – The Little Pearl Bridal Boutique
Venue – York St John Students’ Union
Photography JoanneB Photography