Signs have become common decor at weddings everywhere. Not only are they beautiful but they serve a purpose: guiding your guests, telling a story, giving a good laugh, and inspiring your guests to share your special day. Who knew there were so many ways to use vinyl wedding signs?
Your guests will remember your signs just as much as they will remember the flowers. If you can customize your signs, it makes it that much better. You then have a custom wedding memento to save for your home.
Why have vinyl wedding signs become so popular? There are a few benefits to using vinyl for your wedding signage:
- Vinyl gives you a clean, crisp look, whereas chalk can smudge if you touch it. You wouldn’t want those guests who’ve had a few too many to get curious and smudge your sign, right?
- Since vinyl is cut, it’s first designed on a computer. This means endless possibilities for fonts!
- If you have a wedding logo, that can be incorporated into the design as well.
- Vinyl can also be placed on a variety of surfaces: chalkboard, canvas, mirror, and acrylic. Depending on your style will help determine the surface.
So what kind of signs do you need at your wedding? Remember, your wedding style will determine which signs you should have.
If you only have one sign at your wedding, it should be a “Welcome To Our Wedding” sign. Remember, your guests have traveled (some far) to see you exchange vows. Invest in a welcome sign to make them feel happy and excited to be there.
Another sign that has been trending with couples are Unplugged signs at the ceremony. Couples want to share the ceremony of marriage with you, not look out to their guests and see everyone’s face behind a phone.
More than likely you’ve hired a wedding photographer, so let him or her take the ceremony photos and ask your guests to leave their phones in their pockets/purses during the ceremony. There will be plenty of time for them to take photos at your wedding reception.
Have you thought about programs for your wedding ceremony? Why not have your program made into a sign? Guests can always refer back to the program sign for the schedule. Oftentimes, paper programs end up on the floor. Having a sign instead of programs can also help you save the trees!
Now, it’s time for the wedding cocktail hour! If you are having custom cocktails at your wedding, a vinyl wedding sign is a great way to display your drink options. Don’t have a custom cocktail? That’s okay, there are so many cute bar signs out there to pick from.
This could also be a great time to have a few love quotes scattered around for people to view while your guests are getting to know new family and friends.
Seating chart – a very important sign for your wedding. This will help guide your guests to their tables. At their tables, you can create table numbers. Many couples are even including a special hashtag. This is a great way for your guest to share the photos they take while at the wedding. Placing the hashtag on each table number will help spread the word faster.
Moving on to your wedding reception! There are so many different signs that can be scattered throughout the venue. guestbook and cards/gifts signs are helpful in showing your guests where to sign and drop off gifts/cards.
It seems lots of couples are having photo booths are their weddings. Whether it’s a DIY photo booth or a local photo booth company, guests love taking advantage of this and making memories with their family and friends.
What better way to introduce them to the photo booth than with a sign! You can even place your design on a mirror, that way guests can check their makeup and hair before snapping their photo.
These days people are choosing a less traditional way to give out favors and cake. Why not display your cake or favor table with a fun sign? “Love is Sweet – Enjoy a Treat”
Or you could go a little more specific. If you have a s’mores table, add a cute sign that reads, “S’more Love – S’mores Bar…Please Enjoy”. Adding a coffee and tea sign can help add some decor to the coffee/tea bar.
Planning a wedding is an overwhelming task, but it’s important to remember that decor can really add detail to your big day. Whether it’s one sign or 10, having that little extra something will brighten up your event.
Chic Signs began, of course, after a wedding. Amber Mirabella, the owner, wanted fun signs for her wedding to guide guests through the day. While she lives in Florida, she realized chalk was not an option since everything had to be transported to Vermont. This is when Amber discovered the benefits of vinyl!
During the wedding, she received an overwhelming amount of compliments on her signage. After that, she wanted to help couples create custom signs for their big day and Chic Signs was born!