A little lagniappe goes a long way, and you can have a little something extra with signage personalized to your aesthetic and formality of your wedding. That being said, the framed phrases of “Don’t worry, you can dance – Vodka” and “Pick a seat and not a side, we’re all family once the knot is tied!” can seem repetitive and lack the uniqueness you’re seeking for your big day. With the desire to bring a flair and a little fun to otherwise bleh signs, we’ve compiled a couple of suggestions to switch things up and inspire you on your wedding day!
CHOOSE A LIGHT COLORED STAIN OR PAINT FOR WOOD SIGNS
While the darker toned Jacobean and Walnut are popular stains for wooden signs, test out how lighter stains like Pickled Oak or Natural look against the colors of your wedding. Alternatively, you can do a signage in one of the accent colors of your wedding, such as this stunning white chalk painted sign!
MOVE AWAY FROM SCRIPT
Don’t get me wrong – a scripted sign is beautiful, but they’re quite common. We love the modern twist of these ones below with their Sans Serif fonts (like Arial and Helvetica), but also how elegant the typeface is of Serifs are (such as Times New Roman and Georgia).
USING TEXTURES AND GETTING PRINTS FRAMED
With marble becoming a popular texture for this upcoming wedding season, check out the option of having signs printed and framed, ensuring that the marble look gets utilized without acquiring a vast quantity (and, let’s be honest, investment) of the material. You can also try more complicated fonts or play around with the layouts on a chalkboard-esque black, or keep it classic with a script and serif on ivory paper. Most signs can be printed at your local print shop or University, and frames can be modern and sleek or ornate.
USING MATERIALS BESIDES WOOD AND PAPER
Can we talk about banners? The flutter of fabric and the texture of a banner can add a whimsical element to your event. Conversely, acrylic is a popular medium gracing styled shoots and beginning to make its way into real weddings, mixing modern materials with classic scripts and typefaces.
I hope this signage has inspired you! I love playing around with formats and wording for my clients, or exploring new mediums with local calligraphers and graphic artists. What’s your favorite phrase or sign to see at events? I’d love to know!