Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

We don’t have to spell it out for you . . . Wedding signage is big and here to stay. Chances are that the next ceremony you attend (including your own!) will make use of signage in some creative way. These guideposts, placards and chalkboards help to organize and convey the seating plan at our event or to indicate, for example, where the gift table is. They welcome our guests into the ceremony and in many cases, greet them upon departure with parting words. Quotes, names, images and maps are scrawled and stamped onto different materials of all scales. These signature signs help distinguish our wedding from others, giving it the character that makes it unique, as much as they provide information. These days, you don’t see many signs going solo; usually they’re decked with flowers. Here’s the look:

Crowning Glory

When you’ve emblazoned your new status on a stack of gorgeous wood large enough to create an entire panel, you need flowers that stack up, too. Here a design of greenery, roses and hydrangea nestles over the sign, bringing a soft, fresh feel to the backdrop of wood. This helps the signage both blend into the outdoor setting and connect to the flowers used in the ceremony.

Gorgeous Greens

Silver dollar eucalyptus clusters around a copper sign painted to read “wedding ceremony” in white, whimsical script. The contrast here between the rustic brown of the sign and the light, silvery green of the shaggy eucalyptus makes for an arresting visual. The sign’s patina and the fact that it is nearly receding into green makes it feel like it’s been there forever.


Of course hoops are rolling into sign territory–they’r everywhere! A creative, artistic bride and groom might create a backdrop or other centerpiece wall that includes signage, hoops, lights, frames and other decor pieces personal to them. We love how little flower vignettes hang from the hoops here, some of which enclose words that are meaningful to the couple and the event at hand. Don’t forget to festoon your ceremony and reception signs with flowers. They’re like a fresh exclamation point.