I am totally jumping on the sign train. Signs can provide so much personality to a reception. A beautiful scripted sign can further emphasize the elegance. A goofy handwritten sign can play up the fun. Signs can be sweet, funny, or just plain helpful as they direct guests where to go.
I wanted a little bit of everything. It’s allowed…I’m the bride
I didn’t sit down and list all the signs I wanted to make. I just collected a pile of wood and had fun with it!
I used all sorts of wood for our signs: scraps of plywood left over from our invitations, old floor trim from my parents house, and beautiful cherry from an old tree in my parent’s backyard. I wanted wood that was a little beat up instead of the perfect “scraps” you can buy at Michaels.
I armed myself with a white paint pen and started drawing. My first sign will go at the bar. I’ve seen this quote popping up around Pinterest and knew it was the perfect quote to sit at the bar, especially considering all the love connections I have planned for our wedding party.
When Mr. S was cleaning last week, he came across an old sign I made for his wine tasting birthday party a few years ago. It reads:
In wine, there is wisdom
In beer, there is strength
In water, there is bacteria.
He’s thought it would be perfect for a second bar sign. I told him it depends if I can get around to it…
Since I was making signs, I knew we had to have the classic Mr. & Mrs. signs. I still need to attach ribbon to the back so they can hang over the chairs. I also want to touch base with our florist and see if she can add leftover flowers to the left side of the signs so they are kind of cascading down.
What wedding is complete without a perfectly mushy sign? I used one of my favorite quotes from Love Actually. I still don’t really know where we will use this sign, but I couldn’t resist making it.
Since our reception is 75% outside, I wanted our guests to have the option of taking off their shoes so they will be more comfortable. I have been searching Goodwill and Craigslist for an old bookshelf or dresser that I can refurbish so it can serve as a shoe valet! The guests can leave their shoes and replace them with some flip flops if they want. These signs will help explain this to the guests.
This final sign may be my favorite. I kinda cranked it out and wish I would have spend more time on the fonts, but I think the ladies will love it. It will go in the women’s restroom right in front of the mirror. I know how girls can be at wedding. Party in the bathroom, right? Wrong. I want everyone partying on the dance floor!
I should probably seal the wood at some point, but I’m feeling kind of lazy.
What other signs should we make?? Did you make any signs that your guests just loved??