Create Your Own Wedding Signage

functional wedding signs

In the rush to choose the perfect centerpieces and floral arrangements, it's easy to forget the role signs play in preparing for your big day. Whether they're functional or simply decorative, wedding signs are a must-have.

Functional Wedding Signs

The most important purpose of wedding signage is to make it easier for guests to understand what you want them to do and where they need to go. For example, clearly labeling areas such as the gift table, photo booth, and restroom help keep friends and family from wondering around awkwardly.

Here are a few more functional sign ideas to consider:

  1. "This Way to the 'I Do's' and the Kiss!" Use this sign with arrows to help direct guests to the correct ceremony location.
  2. "Choose a Seat, Not a Side. We're All Family Once the Knot Is Tied!" Use this sign if you're not having separate sides for the bride and groom's family to sit during the ceremony.
  3. "You Can Find Your Seat Here, But Your Place Is on the Dance Floor." Put this sign next to your seating chart at the reception.
  4. "Feet Tired? Try These Flip Flops!" Use this sign for your flip flop wedding favors.
  5. "Oh Snap!" Make a sign indicating the hashtag you want guests to use if they're sharing wedding photos on social media.
  6. "Please Be Wise. Don't Drink and Drive." Encourage guests to get home safely by providing a sign listing numbers they can call for a taxi service.
functional wedding signs

Decorative Wedding Signs

Of course, wedding signage doesn't always need to be functional. Some signs are purposely decorative, adding a bit of whimsical charm to your big day.

For example:

  1. "Let's Do This Thing" or "This Is How Our Story Begins" signs are a fun way to welcome guests when they enter the church.
  2. "True Love Is a Big Deal" or "Best Day Ever" signs can be placed over the altar to add a personal touch to your wedding pictures.
  3. Use a "Hurry Up! I Want Cake!" sign for your ring bearer or flower girl to let everyone know you've still got a sense of humor even though it's your big day.
  4. Are you including your four-legged friend in your festivities? If so, make a “My Humans Are Getting Married" sign for your pet and tie it around his or her neck with a colorful ribbon.
  5. A "Till Death Do Us Party" sign for your reception hall sets the tone for a festive celebration.
  6. Decorate the cake table with a "We've Decided on Forever" sign.
functional wedding signs

How to Create Your Wedding Signage

Fortunately, you don't need to spend a lot of money to create your wedding signs. The Printable Wedding makes it easy to create your own wedding signs using custom borders, backgrounds, and  clip art. Simply download the graphics that coordinate with your wedding invitations and other stationery, then arrange them using Adobe Photoshop or your favorite image editing software. If you want to experiment with decorative fonts, you can find a wide selection of free wedding fonts at 1001 Fonts.

Your finished signs should be printed on quality cardstock and framed in 8x10 or larger frames so they are easily visible. If you're on a tight budget, look for thrift store frames and simply spray paint them all to match your wedding color scheme.

On your wedding day, assign someone who is familiar with the layout of your venue the task of placing all of your signs in the appropriate location. This person can also be responsible for removing the signs after the event.

Channel Your Creativity

Think of your wedding signs as a simple way to convey your personal sense of style. Signs creating using graphics that perfectly match the rest of your wedding stationery create a unified look for your big day while helping to ensure that the celebration runs smoothly.

Written by: The Printable Wedding Team