How Personalized Signs and Graphics Can Enhance Wedding Planning

by Jayme Nelson

A wedding is a joyous event, with family and friends helping to celebrate a special day. A lot is invested in this day - both emotionally and financially - and making it a personal, memorable and smoothly run event is up to the professional wedding planner.

Here are some ways to help the happy couple have the wedding of their dreams by putting custom wedding signs and graphics to work on the big day.

Welcome and Guide   

Weddings often have a diverse group of guests who are unfamiliar with the venue and need direction. Plan ahead with custom-designed wedding signs and graphics that include the bride and groom’s names or photos that can be used around the location.

Starting outside in the parking lot, place A-frame signs at the parking entrance to ease stress and let attendees know they have arrived at the site and are going the right way. Add sidewalk signs or hang banners from trees or buildings to guide guests down pathways or to an entrance.

For large and multi-room venues like banquet halls and hotel ballrooms, easy-to-move banner stands can help point the way.

personalized wedding banner and photo frame

Use easel signs or posters of the bride and groom to welcome attendees. Let people know where to sit with floor graphics and ribbons on pews. Keep everyone informed of the festivities to come, from when the bride will make her appearance to what is on the menu with a printed brochure or digital signs. Create custom place cards and table numbers to help keep things flowing smoothly from ceremony to reception.

Welcome guests in style with wall graphics that mirror the wedding theme, photos of them or a monogram of the newly merged initials. Canvas or gallery-style prints of the bride and groom are a nice touch to place on the gift table. Digital displays featuring photos of the couple can be placed in the entry area.

Decorate and Entertain

While event venues host countless weddings, each bride and groom is unique, and their visual graphics should reflect their personality. When it is time to celebrate the newlyweds during the reception, a few well-placed wedding signs and graphics can help encourage memory-making.

Provide picture perfect photo opportunities for the wedding party and guests. The cake is often a highly-photographed fixture during the reception, so make sure whatever confectionery treat the couple chooses to have on their big day has a custom backdrop of its own.

Create a frame to hold up so guests can take personal photos with the bride and groom or other guests and share in social media. Include the wedding hashtag to remind guests to share all of the photos they take online with the newly married duo. For something organic, incorporate a living garden wall as a backdrop for the bride and groom as they exchange vows, and have it moved into the reception area afterward for guests to photograph and pose for pictures.

personalized wedding photo booth and glass

As the festivities draw to a close, couples may choose to send people off with special goodies. Custom-printed wine labels on bottles of a favorite wine or engraved mason jar glasses are two ideas.

Weddings are a special milestone in a relationship. Whether large or small, local or far away, each one should be as unique as the couple. Make statements in style with a few well-placed, customized wedding signs and visual graphics.