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15 Helpful Wedding Signs you must have for your Guests

  • Bridal Basics • Last updated Mar. 15, 2018
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One of the biggest keys to having a beautiful wedding is in having the perfect signage. If you have ever browsed for wedding signage ideas online, you can see that finding the perfect signage, font and design for your wedding signs is no easy task.

When you are having a wedding, you can use signs in a variety of different ways. Signs are the perfect way to let your guests know:

  • Where to go for the ceremony

  • How to get to the reception
  • Where to park
  • How to find the location of your wedding

  • What food you have available at the reception
  • What table they are going to sit at
  • and more

What’s great about picking the perfect signage for your wedding is that you can use a variety of different typefaces and designs in different areas during your wedding. Perhaps you prefer to stick with one particular theme and style for signs before and during your ceremony, and switch to a different theme for the reception.

Without too much adieu, let’s take a look at some of the most important and overlooked wedding signage.

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Directions

The first thing that many people don’t think about when having their wedding is getting signs for directions. If you are having your wedding in some kind of remote location or anywhere that may be difficult to get to, you want to make sure that you have multiple signs set up to give your guests directions to your wedding. This may seem like something trivial, but you want to make sure that all of your guests make it to your wedding and make it to the reception on time.

wedding welcome sign

Wedding Welcome Sign on easel by EB Creative

Welcome Sign

Having a beautiful welcome sign is absolutely essential for setting the theme and the design of your wedding. Make sure that you have a lovely and large welcome sign that you can display outside of your venue so that all of your guests, friends and family members feel loved and welcomed, when they are walking into your wedding.

wedding ceremony seating signs

Ceremony Seating Signs via Pinterest

Ceremony Seating

Speaking of reminders, when you are going into the ceremony, how are you going to notify your guests where they are sitting? It is always a prudent idea to make sure that you have a sign outside of your ceremony so that your guests know where they are sitting. Typically in weddings, guests from the bride’s side will sit to one side of the ceremony while friends and family of the groom will sit on the other. Make sure that your guests know where they are going to be sitting during the ceremony.

alternative guest book

Alternative Guest Book by EastInADay

Guest Book

The moments that you have at your wedding with the people that are there are some of the most important memories of your entire wedding. All of the photos and the kind words that you have from your guests are going to be some of your most cherished memories when you look back on your wedding day. That is one of the biggest reasons that you need a sign that lets your guest know where your guest book is.

Your guest book is a wonderful place for your guests to sign in for your attendance at your wedding, and to also leave a nice sentiment for the happy couple. If you are interested in having a guest book at your wedding, make sure that you have a guest book sign to let your guests know where to sign in.

wedding programs

Wedding Programs

For the most part, your guests are going to be coming to your wedding with no agenda. It is time to let loose and have fun with the happy couple and all of their guests, but there are some guests who would like to have an agenda and outline for the wedding itinerary. At any rate, it is nice for your guests to have a memento from your wedding and to have an idea of what the schedule is going to be for the day. That being said, it is nice to have a sign to indicate where your programs are so that your guests can have an idea of what is going on at your wedding.

rustic wood unplugged signs

Silence Your Cell Phones

For the most part, your guests are going to be coming to your wedding with no agenda. It is time to let loose and have fun with the happy couple and all of their guests, but there are some guests who would like to have an agenda and outline for the wedding itinerary. At any rate, it is nice for your guests to have a memento from your wedding and to have an idea of what the schedule is going to be for the day. That being said, it is nice to have a sign to indicate where your programs are so that your guests can have an idea of what is going on at your wedding.

bar menu signage

Bar Menu Signage

One of the best possible signs that you can have at your wedding is one that lets your guests know what drinks you are going to have at your wedding. If you are having a full bar, have a sign that lets your guests know. If you are having a limited bar with some select cocktails or just wine and beer, having a sign is a great way to let your guests know what is available so that they don’t back up the bartenders by asking questions about what drinks are available.

dinner menu

Dinner Menu

Some weddings will have it where all of the guests select their food with their RSVP so that there isn’t any confusion or lack of food when it comes to dinner or the wheel at your reception. Just in case you haven’t had guests order ahead of time, you may want to have some large signs available so that they know what their food options are.

wedding signature drinks sign

Wedding Signature Drinks sign by Sugar & Spice Invitations

Signature Drinks

While mentioning the bar and dinner menu, you may also want to have a sign that alerts your guests to any signature cocktails that you may be serving at your wedding. It is fairly common at weddings for the bride and groom to have a signature cocktail that is meaningful or symbolic to them. Make sure that you have some beautiful signage to let your guests know what your signature cocktails are.

cards and gifts table sign with charriot

Cards and Gifts

What are some of the first things that your guests are going to want to drop off when they come to your wedding? They certainly won’t want to be holding onto the gifts that they got the groom and the bride for the entire duration of the ceremony and the reception.

Make sure that you have a table set up to take the gifts and cards of the guests that are coming to your wedding. The best way to let your guests know where to put their cards and gifts is to have a nice sign on display to let them know. Having a sign for your guests so that they know exactly where to leave their cards and gifts will help them out and also help you keep the gifts clear of the dance floor.

instagram wedding signs

Instagram Wedding Signs by Etsy seller Chicago Factory Gifts

Instagram

One of the biggest trends with weddings in the last five or six years is to have your own Instagram hashtag. Since you currently can’t make collaborative albums on Instagram, one of the best ways that you can share pictures of your special day is through hashtags. Having a clever and memorable hashtag for your wedding is one of the best ways that guests can share their photos of your special day. So they know how to tag your photos, make sure that you have a sign to let your guests know what hashtag they are using. This is a great call to action so that you don’t miss any pictures from your special day.

snapchat filter wedding sign

Snapchat Filter Wedding Sign by andreakingphotography

Snapchat

Snapchat has been another social media platform that has been a booming online location for wedding memories and pictures. If you have paid for a Snapchat filter for your wedding, make sure to let your guests know that you have a special filter for it. You may even want to have them save their snaps so that you can enjoy the pictures and video later.

social media wedding signs

Other Social Media

If you have any other social media calls to action that you would like to have your guests use, make sure to let them know. Encourage them to share their photos, videos and favorite memories with you on all of your favorite social platforms.

bathroom signs

Bathrooms

Just so you don’t have a lot of guests getting lost looking for the bathroom, you may want to have a few signs at your wedding that gives your guests directions to the bathroom at your venue.

thank you sign

Thank You

One of the last signs that we recommend having for your wedding is a thank you sign. As your guests are leaving your wedding, remind them how much you appreciate their attendance to your special day. This is also a great time to let them know how much they have meant to your life and your relationship.

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