SHOW YOUR GUESTS WHERE TO SIT, DESCRIBE MEALS AND DISHES AND INDICATE ALCOHOL OPTIONS IN FUN AND CREATIVE WAYS WITH SIGNAGE.
In a day and age where everyone is trying to have the bigger and better event or wedding, it comes down to creativity. We’ve composed some great ideas for different signage that will show your guests the information they need to know at your event, be it seating, alcohol options or the wedding party (if it’s a wedding).
Chalkboard: Chalkboards as a way to indicate various pieces of information and have been extremely common at weddings. If you are going to have signage on a chalkboard then elegance and precision is key. If possible, hire a professional chalk artist like Austin with AB Chalk + Design to write on your chalkboard. Those artists who work with chalk professionally will know little tricks of the trade like slightly wetting the chart for a seamless and smooth look. On top of the tricks of the trade, they have fantastic handwriting and artistic ideas to add extra flair to basic text.
Framed Glass or Mirrors: If you’re looking for a vintage or elegant look you’re going to want to consider framed glass or mirrors. Just like with chalk you will want a professional or at least someone with great handwriting to do the actual writing. Some calligraphers will even do it for you in addition to your invitations. While most mirror and glass are the same, make your sign unique with the frame. The style frame you use will set the tone of the sign.
Repurposed Wood: If rustic is your theme, then repurposed wood is going to be your event’s best friend. Make sure to lightly sand the wood prior to painting for a clean canvas and less splinters then finish by staining and sanding again to achieve the rustic look. White paint is always ideal (but you can use any color) when painting on wood, regardless of the shade of “wood” it will pop! Similar to writing on glass or with chalk, consider hiring a professional or someone with great handwriting to write on your sign.
Light up letters: What better way to show off where the bar is than with blinking lights that say “BAR”. Large letter with lights are often quite inexpensive at stores like Michaels or Home Goods and can spell out anything. In addition to indicating the bar, show off the new MR. & MRS. with a sign (literally) of their LOVE.
Regardless of what kind of signage you decide to go with (even large rocks you paint), make sure its clear and everything spelled correctly. Proofread everything prior to applying it to the sign. A really cute idea one couple had was to have their child write the sign for them. The use of the little girl’s kindergarten level handwriting and even the spelling errors made it extra adorable. Plus it made the little girl feel like a part of her dad and new mom’s wedding. The most important part of signage is to make sure you have enough of them.