Wedding stationery isn’t limited to invitations – a wedding stationery suite can include a long list of cards and signage that will be used on the day of the wedding. Signage helps your guests know how to engage with what’s on display, and draws attention to all of the sweet details that you’ve worked so hard to design. It can be fun and lighthearted, simply displaying a quote or lyric, or it can be an important element in ensuring guests’ needs are met – for example, a simple sign can indicate which dessert options are nut- or gluten-free.
Before you start thinking about what to add to your stationery suite, check with your wedding venue to see what they provide for signage and stationery. Many venues will take care of signage for all food, drinks, and more.
After you’ve talked to your wedding venue about their signage, it’s time to start thinking about what additional stationery items you’ll need to have created. Here are a few things to consider:
I’m sorry to do this to you, engaged peeps with mile-long lists for anything and everything wedding-related, but yes, here’s another list to make. Don’t worry – I’ll make it easy for you and get the list started with some of the most common wedding day stationery and signage:
- Place cards
- Seating chart
- Table numbers
- Menu cards
- Ceremony program
- Signature drink signage
- Welcome sign
Start the list a few months before the wedding, and add to it or remove items as necessary.
Talk to your designer…
To get your wedding day signage and stationery to coordinate with the style of your wedding and uphold the first impression given to your guests when they received their invitation, your best bet is to work with a designer. Talk to them well in advance of the wedding, but keep in mind that many of these day-of pieces can’t be finished until you have your final guest list.
Your day-of signage is a great opportunity to think outside the box for your wedding – remember, not everything needs to be printed! For a rustic wedding, your guests’ names can be written on tree slices, or for a vintage look, an ornate antique frame could be turned into a chalkboard displaying a welcome message. If you’re thinking of using an escort card system, you can even have the favours creatively displayed with each wedding guest’s name and table number rather than having that information printed onto cards.
Don’t be afraid to stray from tradition and have some fun with your signage – its your wedding, after all! Your stationery and signage is another opportunity to let you and your fiancé’s personalities shine through and give your wedding guests a really unique experience.