Signs, signs, everywhere there are signs—especially when it comes to modern weddings. And why not? Signage serves as both form and function on a couple's big day. On the practical side, printed signs for weddings can help guests understand where to sit, how to find things, and what’s available at the bar.
But wedding signs are also a wonderful way for the lucky couple to express their personal style and add more beauty to their celebratory space(s). And here’s a secret: they don’t have to be handmade. In fact, for busy couples, being able to count on a print professional to create perfectly beautiful signage for their special day can be a huge relief.
The Most Common Types of Wedding Signs
The seven most common types of signs at weddings include:
1. Welcome Signs
Nothing sets the stage more perfectly than a beautiful sign welcoming guests to the big day. Pastel or brightly colored, traditional font or modern, a welcome sign helps establish the right vibe from the very start.
2. Ceremony Signs
Want guests to feel free to sit on either side of the aisle? Signage will let them know. Looking to add a touch of whimsy? Have the ring bearer or flower girl carry signs showing the happy couple as children—maybe even in that role themselves.
3. Wayfinding Signs
When the wedding ceremony and reception are held at the same location, signage can be incredibly helpful in guiding guests from place to place. Instead of assigning a bridesmaid or groomsmen to move people along to the reception area while post-ceremony family pictures are being taken, let beautiful signs point the way instead. And if the restrooms are tucked away, discreet signs can help guests get where they need to go.
4. Social Media Signs
By creating a special hashtag for the wedding and putting it on signage posted around the event, social media followers can easily find all the pictures being posted, no matter who is posting them. Both those in attendance and those who couldn’t be there will appreciate this helpful touch.
5. Cocktail Signs
Ease the backup at the bar by putting the drink choices on display. That way guests can make up their minds before they reach the bartender, and get back to the dance floor sooner.
6. Gift Signs
Give wedding guests who are bringing their gift with them a little help in knowing where to set their package down. Including a note of gratitude on the sign lets them know how much their thoughtfulness is appreciated.
7. Special Feature Signs
Is there a special area or table set up for favors, photo displays or a guest book? Show guests where it is with signage.
Enlist the Help of Your Local Printer
In addition to regular signs, brides, grooms, and their wedding planners can also turn to their local printer to fulfill a couple of other hot trends. Sharing the special day on social media engagement is much more fun with professionally printed props. This includes fun foam board cutouts of wedding objects like bells, giant rings, a cake, or even replicas of the lucky couple.
An elegant touch is super-personalized place cards for seating. BRIDES says that one of the hottest wedding trends right now is a focus on creating thoughtful guest experiences. Their suggestion? Special, custom-printed postcards set at every place, each with a handwritten message for that seat’s cherished occupant.
Couples getting married are always busy, so partnering with a local print professional to add all the right touches is the perfect way to reduce stress while elevating the big day. From sophisticated brushed metal to colorful acrylic to beautiful banners, the only limit is imagination!
4over is always here to help you grow your business and deliver for your clients. And as a trade-only printer and promo provider, 4over will never compete with you—the best measure of our success is yours!
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