There are so many fun aspects about planning a wedding. There is shopping for the wedding dress, which is probably the most exciting and emotional part! There is picking out the music for you to walk down the aisle to (Need some suggestions? Click here to find a great song list!) and the first dance music. There is test tasting cakes to figure out which flavor suits you and your lover best (and this is the most tasty one of all!). But there are some other aspects to weddings that many brides forget about or put on the back burner that are actually very important.
One of those elements are the signs for your guests. Most of the time, signs should be used in both indoor and outdoor weddings but it can vary depending on the venue. But for an outdoor wedding, signs are almost a must. It is a good idea to have signs for the where the bathroom is, where the ceremony is, where the guest book is, what the menus is, etc. But you can also have signs that have beautiful quotes, Bible verses, or something else meaningful on them.
But why have a plain, old boring sign? There are so many creative ideas out there when it comes to creating unique signs for your special day, so why not utilize them? Below are some super neat ideas that you should keep in the back of your mind. Do not procrastinate this part of your wedding! Do not make it a chore, and have fun with it!
If you are having an outdoor wedding with a buffet style spread, why not advertise to your guests what is on the menu for the evening? This sign is very easy to make with old boards and paint, or can easily be found on Etsy if you do not have time and want someone else to use their creative talents!
Having a rustic wedding or your ceremony is in a barn? Why not incorporate an old wagon wheel for your signs!?!
This is a super cute idea if you and your future spouse are world travelers! Want to incorporate the countries you have been to? List their mileage away from that location for a fun and clever touch! Even if you and your honey are not travelers, list your honeymoon destination or where you have always wished to go!
Want to let your guests know the flow of things for the exciting day ahead of them? Have an itinerary for the day! You can easily do this with an old chalkboard (as pictured above), or any other type of sign as well! This is also great for parents, so they know what all they should stay for and decide if it is important or not (because when you have toddlers, weddings are not always as fun as you think they may be).
This is great not only for the seating at the ceremony, but for the reception as well! If you are having open seating during your day, then this sign is a must have!
This sign has become very popular weddings, and for good reasoning! If you are planning on having alcohol at your wedding, and you have those tipsy cousins or always drunk distant relatives, then maybe having this sign posted in a few places at your reception is a good idea!
Want to reminisce over your favorite things and best memories? This cute sign will give your guests just a little more insight on you and your lover’s relationship, and is fun to read through when hanging around during the cocktail hour!
For those with their own Instagram hashtag, having a sign with the hashtag on it is a great idea and will definitely get the guest’s attention so they know to use the hashtag!
This is a great idea for those who do not want camera flashes and their grandmothers standing in the middle of the aisle during the ceremony, trying to take pictures. If you assure your guests that you will share your wedding photos on Facebook or another social media site of some sort, then why bother with their pictures? Go unplugged!