September, 2019 | Best Wedding Backdrops
One great way to make your wedding stand out is through the use of custom wedding reception signs! You’ll undoubtedly have plenty of signage around your wedding, and every sign gives you an opportunity to express your personality or the theme of the wedding. Guests will appreciate the extra effort, and they’ll undoubtedly take plenty of pictures!
Custom wedding reception signs can fit into any budget, even smaller ones! With a little creativity and re-use of resources, you can have great signs without spending too much.
Three Great Ideas for Affordable Reception Signs
- Create a photo montage
When it comes to creating custom signs, the design part is often the most expensive. If you’ve got your own design already worked out, that can significantly decrease costs when you commission the sign. One great way to do this is by making a photo montage. Pictures taken from your engagement, or from earlier in your relationship, can quickly make for a great sign.
From there, it’s simple to drop a little text over the top and send it to the printer. You get a great personalized sign, at very little extra cost.
- Reuse your wedding invitation design
There’s nothing wrong with reusing designs you’ve already laid out. This can be a really good way to keep a strong theme running through your wedding. For example, it’s simple to take the basic design of your wedding invitations and scale them up to sign-size. Since the design is already intended to accommodate text, it’s easy to then add in whatever message you want.
This is another great way to get a nice-looking sign, without paying extra for a custom design.
- Compromise on sign materials
Wedding reception signs can be made from a wide range of materials, just depending on your budget. This makes for an excellent opportunity to cut a corner that very few guests will ever notice. If you use more basic materials in the creation of your signs, they’ll still look just as nice when they’re fully printed and mounted.
The only real difference is that lower-grade materials may not store as well, but are you planning to reuse the signs? Put the money towards more important decorations!
Best Wedding Backdrops & Signs Makes Decorations Affordable
First impressions matter – even at a wedding! For many guests, the first thing they’ll see is your wedding welcome sign. Sure, it could be a plain “Welcome to our wedding” sign, but why not be a bit creative? The right welcome sign can get your guests in the right mood from the very beginning while telling them that this wedding is going to be something special!
Here are some of our favorites that we’ve either made for customers or seen at weddings we’ve worked.
Five Alternative Ideas for Clever Wedding Welcome Signs
- Foamcore designs
Foamcore is a great material to work with because it can be carved to look like almost anything while having a fun and playful look. You could go with a basic arrow, or you could get really creative. Do you have a theme for your wedding? Get a foamcore sign that matches that theme.
- “Wedding Crashers Welcome!”
We got a good laugh when we saw this one, as did most of the guests walking by. Just keep in mind, there’s always the chance that actual crashers will take it literally. Then again, if you’re of a bohemian mind, that could just add to the fun!
We’ve seen a couple of great welcome signs designed after signposts. One had a very traditional “white wooden arrows” look, while another was deliberately rustic and probably was made from found wood. They welcomed guests to the ceremony, while also pointing the way to the most important attractions. The extra effort was appreciated!
- “Can we get a witness?”
This was another cute one we made for a couple with an odd sense of humor, and it got a few giggles as the guests passed by. It used a “jailhouse bars” look, referencing the old Public Enemy track.
- Framed glass
One surprisingly eye-catching wedding welcome sign we came across used a piece of framed glass (well, probably plastic) which was positioned to “frame” the reception when you looked through it. Then the welcome message is written over top in white marker. The result was perfect for taking pictures, inviting guests to get creative before they’d even properly arrived!
Best Wedding Backdrops & Signs Can Make Your Wedding Stand Out!
We specialize in creating amazing backdrops, signs, floor decals, and other decorations for weddings with their own sense of style. Contact us to talk about how we can make your wedding look unique!