13 Ideas for Adding Memorable Wedding Signs to Your Décor

Ideal for rustic weddings, view some of our favorite wood signs and chalkboard signage.

One of the biggest wedding trends at the moment is the use of wedding signs. Whether used for welcoming guests, leading loved ones to and from ceremony sites and reception venues, or announcing the bridal party or important wedding activies, there's a sign for nearly every element of your wedding timeline. Wood signs and chalkboard signage work beautifully for a rustic-inspired event, or even an elegant formal wedding with a hint of country style. 

Adding calligraphy or hand lettering is another way to make signs pop, whether applied with white paint, chalk, or another material of your choice. The options for creative wedding signs are endless! The popular phrase, "Choose a Seat, Not a Side," is perfect for couples wishing to join their families together as soon as possible, and cute sayings like "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" can be displayed at buffet stations or wedding bars.

See some of our favorite ways real brides and grooms have incorporated signage into their ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions, below. And to explore more of their wedding décor, click on each image.

Rustic wedding sign at Ojai wedding ceremony
Photo by Braedon Photography

Mexico destination wedding chalkboard sign
Photo by Paul Barnett Photographer

Hawaii destination wedding wood sign
Photo by Steve Steinhardt

Chalkboard wedding welcome sign
Photo by Clane Gessel Photography

Calligraphy take a seat not a side sign
Photo by Sarah & Ben

Bride and groom chalkboard wedding signs
Photo by Clane Gessel Photography

Chalkboard happily ever after wedding sign
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

Tone It Up Katrina Hodgson wedding sign
Photo by Jana Williams Photography

Guest Book Wood Wedding Sign
Photo by Sarah & Ben

Rustic wedding wood arrow wedding sign
Photo by Michael Segal Photography

Brittney Palmer Aaron Zalewski wedding sign
Photo by Daniel Kincaid Photography

Chalkboard arrow wedding Reception sign
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

Enjoy chalkboard wedding sign at cocktail hour
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography

While there are many DIY wedding sign opportunities, many hand-lettering and calligraphy professionals also offer products for purchase. Visit Laura Hooper Calligraphy's online shop to find elegant styles perfect for rustic weddings, engagement gifts, and more. And for more signs and paper goods, visit our Invitations & More photo gallery.

Authored by: Kelcy Christy

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