Weddings are the ultimate celebration of love. When two families unite through the promise of eternal love, it is a moment to be remembered forever. But a successful wedding day doesn’t just happen by magic. It involves months of meticulous planning and organisation. Wedding planning is fun and exciting. Between choosing the wedding bouquets, the dress fittings and debating who will be on the guestlist, it is a time to be treasured and enjoyed. However, one aspect of wedding planning that is often overlooked is signage. A small but important detail, wedding signs are essential for setting the tone for the day’s festivities.
WHAT WEDDING SIGNS DO I NEED FOR MY WEDDING?
There are many different styles of wedding signs. From welcome signs to wedding table placements, it is important to help guests navigate the events of the day. Wedding signs can take many forms, from cardboard printouts and carved wooden signs to hand stencilled enamel signs. Pinterest, top wedding blogs and magazines offer endless pages of design inspiration for choosing the perfect sign for your big day. However, it is important to consider the sign’s purpose before you think about the design.
HERE ARE OUR TOP IDEAS FOR SIGNS TO USE AT YOUR WEDDING:
- A wedding welcome sign that is displayed at the entrance of your venue will create a lovely first impression for guests.
- A ‘Pick a Seat, Not a Side’ sign is a nice touch for uniting the families and bringing people together.
- A wedding hashtag sign can be a helpful way for people to share and find photos of your big day.
- Seating Plans allow guests to easily find their seats at the wedding breakfast.
- Table names add a funny and creative touch to the dining area with each table being named after something close to the couple’s hearts.
- A fancy place setting gives guests a thoughtful souvenir to remember the day by.
- Directional signs allow guests to easily navigate their way around the day’s activities.
- A gift table sign is a helpful touch showing guests exactly where they are to deposit their wedding gift envelopes.
- Photo Booth signs are a fun way to tell guests what kind of photos they can take
- Marquee signs add your personal touch to the day
- Bride and Groom signs for the chairs of the bride and groom add a cute touch to the day and can be saved and used as wall art in the newlywed’s home.
- Favour Signs can be a nice idea if you want your guests to donate to a charity of your choice or if you want to advertise a table of party favours for your guests.
The list above is just some of our suggestions. Every wedding is different and therefore the signs needed will vary. However, regardless of how you choose to celebrate your day, having a sign that commemorates your love is a great wedding memento.
WHAT MATERIAL SHALL I CHOOSE FOR MY WEDDING SIGNAGE?
The first piece of wedding decor that your guests will see is the signage. Since first impressions count, it is important to make a good one. When it comes to choosing a material for your wedding signs, the options are endless. First, it is important to think about the purpose of the sign. Is it going to be used just on the day, or will you like to use it as a keepsake after? Secondly, it is also important to think about how the sign will withstand the events of the day. There is nothing worse than a limp sign that got soaked during an over-exuberant toast. Next, perhaps consider the function of the sign, maybe not all signs need to be made from the same material?
The most common signage materials for wedding signs are:
- Foam Core Board
- Enamelled Metal
- Old Vintage Mirrors
WHY CHOOSE RAMSIGN FOR YOUR WEDDING SIGNS?
Enamel signs embody all the elements of perfect wedding signage. They are made with love, they can be personalised and are created to withstand anything life throws at them - rowdy parties included. Once the day’s festivities come to an end, these signs make wonderful keepsakes that remind the newlyweds and their guests of the momentous occasion. Discover more reasons why enamel is the ideal option for wedding signs UK weather won’t destroy.
MR & MRS GIFTS FOR ALL TO ENJOY
Easily identify which side of the room each family has to sit on with a tasteful and eye-catching nameplate. Place the surnames of the bride and the groom on large nameplates and display them at the front of the seating area. Not only do these signs help avoid awkward confusion on the day, but they also make great gifts for the newly united families. It is a great way to make them feel included in the day’s festivities as well as showing family pride. Because enamel signs are hand stencilled, they are designed to be cherished for many years to come and even handed down to future generations.
WEATHERPROOF WEDDING SIGNS FOR YOUR BIG DAY
Come rain or shine, an enamel sign will still appear as new as the day that it was designed. The generous layers of enamel provide a glossy finish that withstands temperatures and weather conditions at both ends of the spectrum. Rustproof, UV light resistant and graffiti proof, these signs are durable and resilient. Most signs have a protective coating or treatment to protect them from the elements. But sooner or later the protection fails and we all know the miserable result. In contrast, enamel signs consist of glass fused to a steel core. These materials make enamel signs inherently strong, and in fact, completely unaffected by everything nature throws at them. From the humidity of the Scottish Highlands and the changeable northern European weather to the scorching heat of the Australian Outback or Las Vegas, these signs are a great worry-free option for outdoor wedding decor.
WEDDING DECORATIONS THAT ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH
Be in charge of the design process from start to finish thanks to the traditional production methods needed to produce enamel signs. Each sign is handmade by our team of craftsmen who ensure that the result is a personalised sign that speaks your language. Adding these handmade touches to your wedding decor helps to create a warm, friendly environment and not to mention long-lasting memories. Enamel signage allows for your personality to shine through. From the hand-stencilled message to the carefully placed trim, you are in control of the final appearance of the sign. Since your wedding day is such a milestone event, make it as personal and unforgettable as possible and include some enamel signage in your decoration plan.
SHOP ETSY WEDDING SIGNS FOR A HANDMADE WEDDING
Thanks to sites like Etsy, there are so many bespoke signage options for your big day. However, the decision about what material to choose depends on personal taste as well as budget. For those who are watching the pennies, old photo frames make a great and visually inviting option. Just remove the backing and add your text to the glass in a calligraphy font using a gold marker pen. A country wedding may benefit from rustic framed chalkboard signs. Simply add a salvaged wooden frame to the chalkboard of your choice and then add whatever text you want using a chalk pen. Perhaps a bold graphic design printed onto cardboard will appeal to a modern, city-dwelling couple? For those who want the memories to last a lifetime, enamel signs are a perfect option. Choose your colour theme, decide on your text and trim and enjoy signs that won’t tarnish or fade. Choose your favourite couple quotes, commemorate the date of the wedding or make ‘He and She’ Wedding signs such as a ‘Mr and Mrs’ sign to debut your new couple status.
WHY SIGNS ARE THE PERFECT WEDDING GIFTS?
Of course, wedding signs don’t have to be limited to location decor. Signs are wonderful gift ideas and will provide the happy couple with a lasting memory of their special day. Signs such as ‘Mr & Mrs Jones’ are a popular choice. A sign showing the date of the wedding or a custom couple milestone timeline charting out the relationship are all ideal presents for the newlyweds. Unique wedding gifts don’t have to be reserved for the happy couple. Many people make a wedding day special so celebrate their support with a thoughtful gift.
THOUGHTFUL FATHER OF THE BRIDE GIFTS
The father of the bride plays an important role in the bride’s wedding day. The day itself probably feels as significant to him as it does to the bride. He watched her grow up, fall in love and now he is supporting her marriage. As thanks for walking the bride down the aisle, giving a speech to all the guests and sharing the first dance with the bride, a customised gift is the perfect way to show you care. Dads are notoriously very difficult to buy for, however, you cannot go wrong with a personalised sign. Signs also make wonderful father of the groom gifts. Choose from our lineup of top ideas from the list below or create your own heartfelt design.
- Add a favourite quote to a sign to brighten up his home. Song lyrics, literary quotes or Bible verses make great sign texts.
- Get personal and declare your appreciation for him with a love note. This will be sure to make him smile when he passes by the sign.
- Celebrate his newfound title and create a ‘Father of the Bride’ sign accompanied by the date of the wedding. He will be reminded of this happy day for years to come and will never forget your anniversary.
BRIDESMAID THANK YOU GIFTS
The bride’s best friends have been with the bride through thick and thin. They have earned their brownie points organising a blowout hen night, been witness to more than one bridezilla moment and ensure that the bride arrives at the chapel on time. They are the bride’s guardian angels and their hard work deserves to be recognised. A poignant and meaningful gift is a touching token of friendship and something that can be cherished long after the wedding day. Take this opportunity to get creative and turn a small sign into a customised key charm. Not only is it practical but it also will remind your bridesmaids of your love for them each time they use their keys. Personalise each one with a simple ‘Thank You’ message that will make each bridesmaid feel loved and special. These can be given as stand-alone gifts or in bridesmaid gift bags.
DISCOVER WHY SIGNS ARE THE PERFECT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFTS
Whether you have been married a full year or a quarter-of-a-century, each anniversary is a beautiful celebration of love and commitment. Choosing a gift that really speaks to the heart and also reminds your loved one of your wedding day is not easy to find. Will you go down the route of giving wedding anniversary gifts by year such as 1 year is a paper anniversary or will you invent your traditions? If you are brave enough to break away from traditions, wedding anniversary signs have become a popular gifting trend in recent years with loved ones wanting to immortalise their favourite quotes and love notes.
IMMORTALISE PRECIOUS MEMORIES WITH CUSTOM ANNIVERSARY GIFTS
There are so many creative ways to show how much you love someone through customised signage. Choose a section of the lyrics from your first dance song and create a sign that can be mounted onto a wooden tea tray. This will make tea time all the more entertaining and always ensure you have a story to tell your tea guests. The sign could also be placed in other areas of the home such as the entranceway, on a gallery wall in the living room or on the stairway.
UNUSUAL FIRST ANNIVERSARY GIFTS FOR THE HOME
Perhaps you have recently bought your first property together and want to treat your partner to some stylish home decor. A customised house number or nameplate is a creative way to celebrate and decorate your home. Not only will you be able to show off your shared surname, but you will also boost your curb appeal in the process which will also gain you extra brownie points. Think of a design that is both visually appealing and practical. If it will be viewed from the street, it will need to be large enough so that all the design can be seen clearly. Adding icons is also a fun way to convey your personality to the world. If you share your home with a furry friend, add a paw print to make them feel included too.
TRADITIONAL WEDDING ANNIVERSARY GIFTS
Some landmark anniversaries such as gold or silver call for big family gatherings. However, it is so easy to fall into the trap of buying an expensive bottle of champagne and some flowers as a gift. While this is lovely, it is just not personal nor memorable. Gifting the happy couple a sign personalised with a special message to them is a creative and fun way to celebrate their love. Our favourite sign-worthy sayings are:
- And so, together they built a life they loved
- Marriage = 2 people. The one who is in the right + The husband
- All because two people fell in love. X years of marriage, X loved children, X grandchildren, 1 blessed family.
- X years of marriage, an eternity to go!