How to Say “I Do” to Wedding Day Signs and Visual Graphics

by Jayme Nelson

As one of the most important days of your life, a great deal of preparation is involved in wedding planning to make everything extra special. As you organize the details, the décor and visuals play an important role in setting the backdrop for your big day. Regardless of the setting or theme, there are countless ways to incorporate visual graphics into your wedding ceremony and reception.

Beauty and function

Regardless of size or attendance, weddings can be stressful. Incorporate signs and graphics that add to the overall décor to help ease stress and provide helpful information for guests. Use clear signage to direct guests to the ceremony location, their seats and to help them find the reception. Blend the traditional look of directional signs with romantic décor. Find fun and quirky ways to use floor graphics to lead wedding guests to your wedding site or display canvas prints on easels of pictures of the couple pointing off frame to indicate the direction the guest should go.

Wedding Signage

This custom sign created by FASTSIGNS of Midtown Denver let guests know that they could sit anywhere during the wedding and added a sweet touch of décor to the venue entrance.

Wedding Signage

If a meal or refreshments are served, post a menu where guests may gather ahead of time or wait in line for food. For a formal sit-down meal, place printed menus at each setting as an extra personal touch.   

Wedding Signage

 Custom place cards are helpful for wedding receptions that have limited seating, while assisting guests and guiding them to their tables. The place cards can be printed with the colors and fonts used throughout the wedding and incorporate your theme. If you have a destination wedding, each table could be named after a location that the couple has traveled to together. At my wedding, to honor our love of music, each table was named after one of our favorite love songs.  

Wedding Cards

The look of love

To help transform the venue, use canvas prints of the happy couple on easels and tables as visual accents. Another way to utilize photos is to have a small digital display set up at the entrance of the reception, playing a loop of images of the couple together.

Reserve seats for the newlyweds with “just married” signs for the reception or “Mr. and Mrs.” Signs as a way to dress up your chairs and provide a fun photo opp.

Wedding Chair Signage

When it is time to move to the dance floor, add a special touch with vinyl floor graphics. Scrolled letters showing off the happy couple’s newly merged initials, names spelled out with the date or a romantic quote are all sweet options.

Printed Wedding

When the celebration begins to wind down and guests prepare to leave, some couples like to provide a small takeaway. Printed matchbooks, customized drink cozies or candy in personalized bags are all ways to give guests something fun to leave with. For overnight guests, print “do not disturb” door hangers they can take with them back to their room and leave out to avoid any early housekeeping calls.

Whether an intimate gathering on the beach or a larger than life party at an upscale hotel, getting married is a special life moment. With a little bit of creativity, you can add memory-making touches with your own style of signs and visual graphics. Looking for ideas? Check out our Wedding Pinterest Board here or consult with a local FASTSIGNS for help.