Planning the signage and day-of details for your wedding or event shouldn't be be an afterthought. When it comes to directing your guests through your experience, artful signage seriously add SO much. Here are some just eight of my favorite ways to incorporate custom pieces.
1. Chair Signage
The guests of honor should have a special seat at the table, and I love these geometric signs I penned a few years ago to mark off the bride and groom chairs. They were cut from a simple foam board, but made to look more elegant with some greenery garland and silk ribbon.
2. Welcome Signage
Whether written on a piece of stained wood, paper, acrylic, or chalkboard, a welcome message is a nice touch to initiate a guest's experience at your wedding or event. This is also a great place for a custom hashtag, should you be using one as way for your guests to tag and share photos.
Who doesn't love to see a meal's full menu before getting started? Whet your guests appetite with a couple of standing chalkboard menus at each end of the dining space, or stationed by a door where guests enter to proceed through the buffet line.
4. Signature Cocktails
If you've crafted an occasion-specific beverage that you'd like to call your guest's attention to, station a couple of special illustrated menus or ingredient lists on or by the bar.
5. Parting Plan
Get your wedding guests ready for the evening's finale with some instructions about how you'll plan on depart. By letting guests know the plan, there's a higher likelihood that people will stick around to bid you proper farewell.
5. Guest Book
There's no end to the possibilities for guest books these days. Call attention to your method with a small sign, and thank your guests for being a part of your day in this way.
7. Seating Chart
Direct your guests to their seats with an elegant, oversized seating chart. A nice photo frame and easel with a bit of greenery is a foolproof way to make it look less perfunctory.
Need a way to let people know that dinner and dancing are to follow in the fellowship hall? Use thoughtfully placed signage to answer any questions your guests might have about your event space as well as the order of the evening's events.