What signs do I need for a wedding? 🍝
If you're on a budget and want to stick with must-have wedding signs, you'll want these 5 signs:
- Welcome Sign — to greet people at your ceremony or reception.
- Schedule of Events — to tell people the plan for the day. Think itinerary.
- Seating Chart — to let people know what table they're assigned to at the reception.
- Table Number Signs — small table signs that correspond with the seating chart.
- Bar Menu — if you have an open bar, this is a useful sign to teach your guests what's available to drink.
TIP: Other popular signs you may want to consider are: Ceremony Signs (these usually tell you where to sit), Place Cards for reserved seating, and Buffet Signs.
How much do Wedding Signs cost?
Wedding signs should cost you anywhere from $30 to $200.
The price will depend on your material, sign size, and word count.
(Here's my pricing.)
What do I do with my signs after the wedding? 😘
Did you know you can erase chalkboard, acrylic, and glass signs?
Erase your lettering, then give your original artboard to your bestie who's planning to walk down the aisle next.
When should I order Wedding Signs?
At least a month before your wedding date.
But with any vendor, it's best to order 3 months in advance.
That way you can get any changes or edits made before your big day.
How big should my Table Number Signs be?
4 by 8 inches, at least.
You want them big enough so your guests can find them, but at the same time, you don't want them too much bigger or else they'll be a distraction on the table.
How do I add flowers to Wedding Signs?
A hot glue gun.
Use glue on your flower stems to stick flowers along the edges of your signs.
Do you make Welcome Signs on wood?
I use an acrylic paint pen that is more permanent and can withstand the outdoors.
The wood type does matter for your sign maker — you want a wood that's as smooth as possible to make the calligraphy beautiful. 🙌
Do you letter wedding invitations?
I letter all these paper goods:
- Invitation Envelope (Name/Address) $2.50 each
- Invitation Insert (Names Only) $1.50 each
* Keep in mind, you (the customer) provides the surface/envelope.
* There is a minimum $50 per paper goods order.
Do you letter champagne glasses or clothes hangers?
Yup, I do.
What type of meal styles do you make signs for?
Whether you want a formal experience or a more rustic look, I make chalkboard signs for each of these meal styles:
- Plated Sit-Down Dinner
- Family-Style Dinner
- Buffet Dinner
- Food/Self-Serve Stations
- Cocktail-Style Dinner
TIP: Meet with your caterer as soon as possible to finalize your menu, so you can save time and money when it comes to ordering personalized signs.
How do I make Chalkboard Signs for my wedding?
- Go to your local hardware store (like Home Depot or Lowe's).
- Go to the lumber section and buy a thin piece of wood (you'll have a lot of options, just pick the one you like).
- Buy a can of Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray paint.
- Then go outside and spray your wood board on one side.
- Let it dry, then you're ready to start chalking!
TIP: Buy the spray paint — don't buy the paint in a can. The spray is 100x easier to apply.
TIP #2: You can spray both sides of your wood board if you need to (I never do though), just make sure to let the first side dry thoroughly before you flip and spray the back-side.
How big should my Wedding Welcome Sign be?
At least 1.5 feet wide by 2 feet tall.
You want your wedding signs to be noticeable and beautiful — so keep them large and present them in all their glory on an easel or dressed entrance table.
TIP: Leave a little extra space for your wedding's social media handles and hashtags.
What are some fun and unique sign ideas?
Here are some fun sign ideas:
- Unplugged — a ceremony sign to tell people to silence their cell phones.
- Navigational — signs that point your guests in the right direction (they're usually placed outdoors).
- Junior Wedding Party — these are for the kids who walk down the aisle, like flower girls and ring bearers.
- Food Station — these are great theme signs usually with object art. Think a picture of an ice cream cone for the ice cream station.
- Social Share — remind people to hashtag their wedding photos so you can easily find them later.
- 'Treat Yourself' — also known as 'Take One' signs, these tell your guests to grab the free object nearby: treats, party favors, ceremony programs, etc.
Here are a few more ideas from the knot.com.
What types of Menu Signs do you do for weddings?
Menu signs for weddings are usually smaller (compared to big menu boards for restaurants).
You'll see them mostly for drink specials, wine & beer lists, and other featured signs around 20 words or so.
How big should my Place Cards be?
Just like with Table Number Signs, you want them big enough so your guests can find their names, but at the same time, you don't want them too big to distract from all your other table decorations, like your pretty flowers and tableware.
TIP: If you have place cards, color-code them with the food option your guests chose on their RSVP card so the wait staff knows what to serve.
Do you make Signature Drink & Cocktail Hour Signs?
They're some of my favorite ones to make actually. 😍
Here's my pricing (under the "Menu" signs column).
Do you make Guest Book Signs?
Yes, I do!
I consider that a Reception Sign (here's the pricing).
TIP: Want a creative idea for your guest book? Have people sign Jenga pieces instead of a book — that way you can play with the memories for years to come. 😉
What is a Reception Sign?
Reception signs are a family of signs that are located at your reception venue.
For example: welcome signs, table number signs, place cards, navigational signs, and more.
What is a Ceremony Sign?
Ceremony signs are a family of signs that are located where you actually get married (at the ceremony).
For example: welcome signs, unplugged signs, navigational signs, and more.
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