Wedding Planning Guide
Set a stylish tone for your wedding day with a creative welcome sign.
- Personalize Your Welcome Sign
- Welcome Sign Ideas
- Welcome Sign Wording Ideas
By HEATHER LEE | Last Updated:
Welcome guests to your wedding celebration with a stylish welcome sign. After all, the welcome sign is likely the first thing they'll see once they arrive at the wedding, so use it as an opportunity to set the tone for the rest of the festivities to come. Pick a welcome sign design that reflects the overall wedding style and aesthetic, then choose wording to express how excited and grateful you are to your guests for coming to celebrate. To help inspire your own, we've put together this guide to everything you need to know to nail the perfect wedding welcome sign.
PERSONALIZE YOUR WELCOME SIGN
You'll need to include your names and a warm welcome greeting, of course, but the rest is up to you. Adding a personal touch to your wedding sign can set the tone for guests as they enter the venue. It’s also a great way to collect information and inform your attendees.
Want to collect wedding photos from guests via Instagram? Then be sure to include your wedding hashtag on your welcome sign. Will guests need directions from the parking lot to the ceremony? Include brief directions on your signage—guests will appreciate the help. To inspire your own, here's our guide to what to include on your wedding welcome sign.
- A welcome greeting
- Couple's names
Can also include:
- Wedding date
- Wedding hashtag
- Wedding logo/illustrations
- Couple's monogram
WELCOME SIGN IDEAS
From elegant hanging signs to rustic chalkboard and modern acrylic, these welcome signs are a stylish and thoughtful way to welcome guests to your wedding and let them know they've come to the right place.
1. Hanging Welcome Sign
Greet your wedding guests with a stylish welcome sign (bonus points if the design matches the rest of your wedding stationery!). Pro tip: Display the sign at the ceremony entrance, then transfer it to the reception so that it works double duty.
2. Fabric Welcome Sign
A fabric welcome sign is creative and unexpected. This design not only welcomes guests to the wedding but also doubles as a ceremony program and outlines the order of events so guests are clued in on what's to come.
3. Framed Welcome Sign
Place a printed welcome sign in an elegant wooden frame and display it on a wrought-iron easel. A few pieces of fresh greenery draped across the top feels fresh and inviting.
4. Chalkboard Welcome Sign
For a more rustic look, consider the humble chalkboard. This grade-school staple gets an elegant upgrade with calligraphy and pretty, hand-drawn florals.
5. Mirror Welcome Sign
This gilded mirror is such a chic take on a welcome sign. Repurpose a framed mirror and write your welcome message with a white paint pen; hang the mirror in your home post-wedding as a meaningful memento of the special day.
6. Calligraphed Stone Welcome Sign
A chic and modern take on the welcome sign: Hand-letter your welcome message on a large slab of stone and display it at the ceremony (so perfect for urban wedding venues, like an art gallery or loft).
7. Acrylic Welcome Sign
For a more sleek look, opt for an acrylic welcome sign (either in black, white, or translucent) and pair the glossy sign with calligraphed lettering welcoming guests to the celebration.
8. Sandwich Board Welcome Sign
If you'd rather not bother with a hanging sign or easel, we love the idea of a freestanding sandwich board-style welcome sign that you can display at the venue's entrance.
WELCOME SIGN WORDING IDEAS
When it comes to your welcome sign, it's best to keep the wording simple and to the point. Include your names and a welcome greeting that's phrased in a way that suits your wedding aesthetic and personalities. Here are some of our favorite wording ideas.
Classic & Simple
Welcome to our wedding
Welcome to our day
Playful & Sweet
We're so happy you're here!
Welcome to our love story
Welcome to our greatest adventure
We're so glad you're here
Welcome to our beginning
Welcome to the best day ever!
And so our adventure begins
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