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Tips and Advice

Local Handmade Wedding Signage

Wedding signage is a simple and fun way to personalize your wedding, add to your décor, and help set the tone for your ceremony and reception. Wedding signs can be both practical and personal.

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This photo: Mirror work by Chalk & Vine

Practical signs may include things like:

  1. Seating charts
  2. Table numbers
  3. Menus
  4. Dessert labels
  5. Directions to the ceremony
  6. Politely asking your guests to abstain from taking photos if that’s your preference

Personal signs are a lot more customizable to who you are as a couple – such as:

  1. A sweet saying about how you met
  2. A memorial to honor family members who have parted
  3. An adorable sign for a ring bearer to hold as they walk down the aisle
  4. A banner for your sweetheart table
  5. A sign for your wedding hashtag

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This photo: Wood work by Hey Halle

And the great news? There are NO rules about wedding signage! You get to be completely creative with it. Here are a few of our favorite local vendors that specialize in wedding signage. Between the bunch, you’ll find what you’re looking for – they do it all! Chalkboards, glass, laser cutting, hand lettering & calligraphy, design & styling, and more:

  1. Chalk & Vine 
  2. The Scribblist
  3. Letters & Dust
  4. Hey Halle

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This photo: Chalkboard work by Letters and Dust

And lastly, here are two pro tips for thinking about signage:

One: If you’re having an outdoor wedding, we suggest staying away from paper and other lightweight signs – most of the time, they’ll just blow away in the wind! Think about heavier alternatives like wood, mirrors, chalkboards, or even putting a paper sign in a heavy picture frame

Two: If you’re getting married at a venue that regularly holds weddings and events, ask them if they have a welcome sign and/or directional signs – most of them will have these already for you to use, so you can think about making, buying, or renting one less sign!

Featured image for this post featured work by The Scribblist.

This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.