When you’re planning out your wedding decor, one of the last things that probably comes to mind is wedding signage. However, wedding signs are one of the first things your guests see when arriving, and although they may seem like a small detail, they play a key role in your wedding.
From welcoming guests to telling them where to set their gifts to introducing your signature drinks, signs can be used for almost everything–literally. If you’re unsure which ones you need to include and which ones you can skip, you’re in luck. Because we’re narrowing down which ones are must-haves and sharing some of our favorites so you can get inspired.
What Wedding Signs You Need
Welcome signs do exactly what they’re titled–welcome your guests! They help them know they are in the right place and will save your planner the trouble of having to reassure everyone that walks through the door that they are where they’re supposed to be. They typically include your name, the wedding date, and sometimes the venue.
Guest books serve as a scrapbook that you can look back on throughout the years. It’s important to have signs so that your guests can find your guest book and sign it. Wrangling hundreds of guests can be quite tricky, after all.
Signage is one of the easiest ways to dress up your ceremony space. Break down your wedding timeline, let your guests know if you are having an unplugged ceremony, include your favorite love quotes or poems, and more. The wedding sign world is your oyster.
If you’re holding your wedding in a large space, you might want to consider a sign giving your guests directions. This is especially true if your ceremony and reception are in two different locations.
Bar signs are extremely important if you’re going to have an open or cash bar. You want to let your guests know what drinks are available (ex. wine, liquor, beer, etc.). If you know you are going to be serving signature cocktails, signs are the best way to introduce the name of the cocktail as well as the ingredients.
Seating charts are another extremely important addition to your wedding decor. You’ll want to let your guests know which table they are at, and who they will be sitting with.
Lastly, you will want a sign for your favors. You don’t want your guests to leave without their goodies. Placing a small sign next to your thank you gifts will help draw attention and let them know what you’re passing out.
Our Favorite Wedding Signs
Shop wedding welcome signs: Acrylic Wedding Sign ($63); Rustic Wood Wedding Welcome Sign ($87); Adella Minimalist Wedding Welcome Sign Template ($7.79); Reese Boho Welcome Sign ($8.67)
Ceremony Decor Wedding Signs
Shop ceremony decor signs: Unplugged Ceremony Acrylic Wedding Sign ($55.16); Pick A Seat Unplugged Ceremony Wedding Template ($6.92); Marlo Contemporary Unplugged Sign ($7.79)
Timeline Wedding Signs
Shop timeline wedding signs: Modern Wedding Timeline Sign ($12.19); Juliette Minimalist Wedding Timeline ($6.00); Wood Wedding Events Sign ($36); Order of Events Printable ($10.71)
Bar Wedding Signs
Shop bar signs: Painted Acrylic Bar Menu ($54); Calligraphy Bar Sign Template ($3.90); Custom Pet Drink Wedding Sign ($66.40); Printable Signature Cocktails Sign ($9.60)
Seating Chart Wedding Signs
Shop wedding seating charts: Adella Minimalist Wedding Seating Chart Template ($7.79); Black Acrylic Seating Chart ($77.69); Acrylic Seating Chart ($106); Half Arch Acrylic Seating Chart ($300)
Neon Wedding Signs
Shop neon wedding signs: Custom Neon Wedding Sign ($120); Better Together Neon Light ($180); Till Death Neon Sign ($150); Crazy in Love Warm White Neon Sign ($169.80); All You Need Is Love Neon Sign ($168)
Now that you’ve got your wedding signs figured out, it’s time to plan your reception decor! Check out our favorite 50+ budget-friendly reception decor items for your wedding!