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To Sign or Not To Sign

Signage is not only a beautiful detail to add your wedding day but a great way to let your guests know where to go and what to expect throughout your event. Clients often ask what signs are truly necessary, so here is Something Pretty Event’s rundown of all of the signs you might need from your wedding ceremony to reception! Enjoy!

Warm Welcome – Kick off the festivities with a sign welcoming your guests to the wedding.

Order of Events – Let everyone know what they can look forward to with a timeline sign, including key events like your vows, cocktail hour, first dance, speeches, cake cutting and send off so they don’t miss a thing!

Open Seating – Many couples have done away with the tradition of seating their family and friends on opposite sides of the aisle. Let your guests know they are free to sit where they desire as they arrive at your ceremony.

VIP Guests – Reserve seats at the front of your ceremony for your parents, grandparents and any other special guests.

Unplugged Vows – Want an unplugged ceremony? Ask guests to turn off their cameras and phones during your vows so they can be fully present in the moment with you.

Ceremony Program – Display your ceremony program in sign form! This usually features your names and wedding date, and acknowledges your officiant, the parents of the bride and groom and members of the wedding party.

Wedding Hashtag – Share a personalised wedding hashtag so you can easily find all of the happy snaps posted on social media. This is a great way to relive the big day while you wait for the professional photos.

Where To – Don’t forget directional signs to help your guests get to where they need to go! Arrows pointing towards your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception areas, as well as other facilities such as bathrooms will make navigating your wedding simple.

Seating Plan – Whether you’ve organised a seating plan or are happy for guests to choose their own place, display the details at the reception entrance to get the party started ASAP!

Order Up – Will you be serving a selection of drinks or delicious dishes to choose from? Bar and food menus are the perfect way to share what’s on offer.

Sweet Treats – If you’re having a lolly buffet or dessert table, state the ‘opening hours’ to keep your display looking fabulous until after the main meal. Creature Comforts – Invite guests to use items you’ve provided for their comfort on the day, such as fans or parasols in warm weather, and cosy blankets in cool weather.

Entertainment – Whether it’s a fun photo booth or unique guest book idea, if there’s anything you’d like your loved ones to get involved in, a sign will help draw attention!

Favours – Finally, don’t let your family and friends leave without their favours. Placing a small sign next to your thank you gifts will ensure they won’t get left behind.

Here are some gorgeous sign ideas provided by Offbeat Bride - enjoy, it's impossible not to want them all!

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