wedding signs

Neon Wedding Signs

Light up wedding signs are nothing new in terms of décor and have been super popular for many years with couples around the country, but for 2018, expect to see the traditional signs take on a whole new retro kitsch vibe with the arrival of neon signage.

Yes think bright yellows, hot pinks, vibrant greens, cool blues and everything in between! The beauty of these signs is that you can use them in so many ways. As part of your ceremony backdrop, as part of a DIY photobooth, a cake backdrop or simply as a focal point in your venue.

You could hire or purchase a generic sign, to say something such as Best Day Ever, or Mr & Mrs. However you could also go the extra mile and create a custom sign with a personalised message, or phrase and later hang it in your home as the ultimate wedding day keepsake. 

We’ve put together some ideas to get your creative juices flowing. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me directly if you wish to chat about any aspect of your wedding planning and décor.

 

In the Ceremony

The ultimate wedding ceremony backdrop, you can go for something small like initials, your new surname, or fun phrases like ‘it started with a kiss.’

 

Cool Phrases

There’s no end to the romantic phrases you can use. The beauty of these is that you don’t have the extra expense of customising your sign. Everything from ‘happily ever after,’ to ‘love is all you need’ to ‘best day ever,’ are to be found.

Happily Ever After Sign by Love Inc 

 

Celebrate Your Surname

Why not go for something simple and celebrate your new married surname? Many new couples find it so oddly fun to see their new shared surname, it’s a bit of a thrill to see it be a reality, so why not celebrate it up in neon lights? Plus it would be the ultimate keepsake you can hang in your home for years to come.

 

Bespoke

If you’ve got a phrase, or a line of a song, or even in image that is something truly special to you both as a couple, then why not have it up in neon lights? Or why not have the wedding date up in lights? If you’re both social media butterflies and techie lovers then why not have a hashtag in neon light signage to act as both a social media tool to direct your guest’s posts, but also to serve as a bespoke keepsake from your big day.

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Cute Ideas for Flower Girls and Page Boys

There’s nothing cuter than having flower girls and page boys in your wedding ceremony, especially if they are indeed your own children or nieces/nephews or other relatives. It gives the proceedings a very special feel and for the children, it’s a wonderful memory they can look back on. For the couple, it’s also incredibly fun to help kit them out in mini formal wear and to try and make their ‘big’ entrance as memorable as possible.

Do bear in mind though, depending on the child’s age and demeanour, they can get stage fright. Indeed, it can be nerve-wracking for your average adult to walk down the aisle, so remember that the little ones may need some encouragement before they do their thing and be prepared for the fact that no matter how much you may have rehearsed and talked about it, they may decide to back out at the last minute. Generally speaking though, most children really enjoy the role and the further they get along the aisle, the bigger their smile.

If you’d like to chat about any aspect of your wedding day planning or décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

 

Flower Girls
When it comes to flower girls, generally it’s all about the girly cuteness. All the fun of finding a suitable dress, shoes and as much sweet accessories as they’ll let you add in! Think fairy wings, lots of tulle, flower crowns and more. A piece of jewellery like a small bangle or necklace is a great little thank you gift for them to look back on too! But of course, it’s all about the entrance and here’s some ideas to help make that entrance as perfect as possible for them.

 

Making an Entrance
Petal Baskets
The traditional petal basket is a wonderful idea and allows your little helpers to spread some petals as they walk up the aisle.
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Signs
These make for fantastic pictures and you can find everything from romantic to funny wording to suit your style, just be sure to have a sign that’s a suitable size for the child as you don’t want them feeling overwhelmed.
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Big Balloons
What child doesn’t love a balloon? And letting them carry a specially made big wedding balloon down the aisle should appeal to both girls and boys.
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Bubbles
If your church of venue is not keen on the idea of petals, then bubbles are a great alternative. It will also focus the mind of the child as they walk down the aisle.
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Page Boys
These days, the sheer variety of smart attire for page boys is staggering and indeed it has become just as much fun to put together an outfit for the dapper boys as it is for the girls. Think mini waistcoats, bow ties, sunglasses, hats and a cool mix of smart and casual. Personalised cufflinks would make a lovely gift which they can look back on in years to come. Again the entrance is all important and there’s plenty of ways to make it as fun as possible for these little dudes.

 

Making an Entrance
Ring Security
This is such a genius idea and one most little boys will love. The idea is you make them essentially ‘ring security’ as they walk down the aisle with the rings. Look out for cute signs, police style badges and sunglasses to complete the look. Of course it is a very serious jobs to mind the rings, but you can always provide them with dummy rings and let the best man take care of the real deal.
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Superhero
Most boys will have a favourite superhero, and if you aren’t too fussed on formal attire, why not let him walk down the aisle dressed up as his favourite hero? Or add some hero embellishments to his outfit, such as superhero cufflinks or buttonholes?
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Signs and Flags
Signs and flags are a universal addition for both page boys and flower girls. Take it to the next level have a small cart which the page boy can wheel the flower girls down the aisle in, complete with cute signage on the back.
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Four Legged Friend
If you’re planning to include your four legged friend in the procession as well, then why not let the page boy or flower girl be in charge of leading your canine companion down the aisle? The combination of cuteness will be hard to match!
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It’s a Sign – Wedding Signs to Love

From the basics of ushering your guests through to the correct part of the venue, to fun sayings and quotes, signs have become an integral part of a wedding day celebration. Today there are literally thousands of fantastically designed signs you can incorporate into your wedding day and indeed the DIY lover can have a ball with chalkboards, antique style signs, mirrors, bunting signs and so much more.

Rather than seeing signs as something perfunctory, try and see them as an addition to your décor. Look for signs with creative designs, fun embellishments and consider how they might fit in with your photos too.

And don’t forget the content of the signs themselves. Think about your favourite romantic quotes, or something to encourage people to get up on the dancefloor, or advice on free seating etc.

If you’d like to chat about this or any other aspect of your wedding day décor, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

For the Ceremony
Today many couples decide to do away with the traditional bride and grooms side of the church or ceremony venue and encourage guests to sit together, or wherever they choose. A sign is an ideal way to inform a guests for your intentions.
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Order of Events
Often it’s nice to fill your guests in on how you want your wedding day to flow, especially if you’re going with something that’s a little different, for example if you’d like guests to gather for speeches before the meal, or get together for a sparkler send off or group photo, if you plan to have a food truck arrive later in the evening, etc, then a sign is the ideal way to make sure everyone is in on your plans.
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Important Info
From instructions on how to sign a guestbook especially when it’s not traditional such as fingerprint trees, wishing jars, photo books etc, to any hashtags you might have for the wedding day, or directions to the bar, the sweet table, or the photobooth and how to use it. If you are having your ceremony and reception all in the one venue, then signs directing people to the different areas are also essential, so you don’t end up sending bridesmaids and groomsmen out to herd sheep.
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The Wedding Photos
Signs can make fantastic props for your wedding photos. Get creative with the sort of signs you use and how you use them. For example why not have the bridesmaids or groomsmen hold up chalkboards with how you met them or are connected to them? Also your favourite sayings or quotes in signs would work really well.
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Quotes and Sayings
From ‘all you need is love’, to ‘the best day ever,’ and everything in between, incorporating some of your favourite or all time classic romantic quotes, really adds something special to your wedding day. Plus they can look great in your wedding photos too!
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