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Wedding Signage Part III – Reception

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One huge decor staple in receptions lately is wedding signage. Use mirrors, planks of wood, or chalkboards to create inexpensive decor!

Signs aren’t necessary for the reception. Because of an emcee, it’s easier to find out where to sit, what to do, and when to do it. However, signs can add to your decor while also being functional.

order of events

Wedding Signage | Genevieve Nisly Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Genevieve Nisly Photography

A sign that announces the order of events near the entrance is a great way to let guests know what to expect.

menu

A menu is helpful to the guests if you’re having a buffet. It could save you money, too! People won’t get a helping of every dish when they know what options are available to them.

If you’re having a signature drink, don’t rely on the bartenders to spread the word. Setting a small sign up on the bar with your go-to cocktail along with what’s available will keep the line moving.

Wedding Signage | Hai Bales Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Hai Bales Photography

Wedding Signage | John Paul Studios | As seen on TodaysBride.com

John Paul Studios

seating

While you don’t have to have a seating arrangement, it’s nice to reserve certain seats, such as the head table and a table or two for immediate family. Separating your aunts and uncles will just result in them running from table to table to share their comments. You can have a place setting for each family member or just put one central sign saying Reserved for Immediate Family and let them choose their own seating arrangements. Helpful Hint: Put the family table nearest to the head table. Doing this will save you a lot of unwanted drama.

Wedding Signage | Klodt Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Klodt Photography

instructional

Wedding Signage | John Paul Studios | As seen on TodaysBride.com

John Paul Studios

Wedding Signage | Orchard Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Orchard Photography

If you’re having any sort of special amenities at your reception – like lawn games, a candy or dessert bar, a photo booth, or a hashtag – it’s much easier to let your guests know by framing a small sign or writing on a chalkboard instead of telling each guest individually or having an attendant stand nearby.

in memory of

Wedding Signage | Orchard Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Orchard Photography

“In Memory Of” signage is a popular trend to remember loved ones on your wedding day. It can be displayed at the ceremony or reception or both, and it’s a great way to feel like they’re there with you! Frame a picture of who you’ve lost, add a few candles, and a beautiful quote or saying to a simple table to honor those you’ve lost.

Read about some more ways to Honor Loved Ones here.

photo props

Wedding Signage | Klodt Photography | As seen on TodaysBride.com

Klodt Photography

Don’t forget to take a picture between your ceremony and reception with a Thank You sign. It can be cutout letters in a trendy font, a hanging banner, or a chalkboard, but it will go a long way after your wedding. You can send copies to your guests along with thank you letters, have it framed for your parents or wedding party, send a copy to each of your vendors, or post it on social media to thank everyone at once!

 

Check out some of our favorite designs and wordings on Pinterest!

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