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Stephanie
Master July 2018 Alberta

What to do about signs?

Stephanie, on May 8, 2018 at 01:34 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 9
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I have no idea what signs I need, how I should make them, what they should say, what they should be on.

What is everyone doing for their signs? Making or buying? What are you using for them? What are they saying?

Thanks!

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Latest activity by Vinod, on May 13, 2018 at 08:46
  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    The only sign i had created was to remember those present in spirit put on the table with the money box
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  • Marie-Claire
    Devoted August 2018 Quebec
    Marie-Claire ·
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    I haven't started working on signs yet, but I'll likely do them myself, although the friend who did my invitations offered to help (but she already did a lot of work for free, so I don't want to take advantage of her kindness).

    Here's what I'm thinking of:

    - Program at the church (instead of printing individual programs)

    - Card and guestbook table

    - Seating chart (although I've been thinking of using place cards instead, but that would still require a sign to explain that they have to put it in full sight for the servers to know their menu choice)

    - Reserved signs for the wedding party's chairs at the ceremony

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  • Courtney
    Super July 2018 Ontario
    Courtney ·
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    I actually made word documents, and then exported them into JPEG format. With the picture format, I printed them off at Walmart and shoved them in a frame I already owned! Super cheap!

    This is me setting up how my guest table will look (there will be more space between the globe and mailbox. You can see the sign I created to ask people to sign the guest book.
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    Overall the signs I have are:

    1. Welcome sign - this is a mirror that I used chalk markers to write on to welcome guests to the event.

    2. A Those we miss sign - I have a table in the entrance with pictures of our loved ones who've passed. I have a little picture frame sign with a poem there.

    3. A 'Where to go' sign - I found a chalkboard and this greets guests when they enter the foyer of our event with arrows of where to go.

    4. 'Sign our Guest book'


    That's it!

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  • Peggy
    Super May 2019 Alberta
    Peggy ·
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    I designed mine as posters on Vistaprint, and will be using modge podge to attach them to heavy duty poster board. This costs me about 25% of buying them as backed posters from Vistaprint, and is easy to do.

    We have the following signs for our wedding:

    Pick a seat, not a side (Ceremony)What to do about signs? 2Welcome and thank you (Reception)What to do about signs? 3

    Candy buffetWhat to do about signs? 4

    We also have a chalkboard style sign for our Memorial table.

    I'm also going to be making smaller, regular sized (8x11) signs for the bathroom baskets, bar menu (we don't need a large one because we are including the bar menu on the back of our welcome note at each place setting). Also for gifts/cards, place cards (which we are using in place of a seating chart), as well as for taxi numbers and one for the slip-on shoe basket I'm having for ladies who want to get out of their heels!

    Others have mentioned more you may need: Hashtag, unplugged wedding, guest book and reserved signs for at the church/wedding venue for family.


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  • Clarissa
    Expert October 2018 Saskatchewan
    Clarissa ·
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    We are doing 2 for sure. Both on either antique mirrors or glass/mirrored picture frames (as large as I can find and paint the glass to make it a mirror).
    - one will be our seating chart. Probably diy myself or have the wedding planner help
    - the second one will be our welcome sign except it will say “And so the adventure begins” or something along these lines. My mom has already offered to make this for us (she’s a great painter).



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  • Jennifer
    Super August 2018 Alberta
    Jennifer ·
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    We have some that are boughten and some we made. I’ve just kind of picked ones that stood out to me Smiley smile so far we have:
    -direction signs for the farm (wedding and parking)
    -we have a pick a seat not a side type sign
    -a cards and gifts sign that also says thank you on it
    -we have one for our cupcake table, “I love you more than cupcakes”
    -A happily ever after starts here sign
    -ones for our bar that says to not drink and drive to take the shuttle home and one for our bartenders since they’re volunteering from an animal shelter
    -we have one for our guest book
    -wedding memorial sign, “in loving memory of those who are forever in our hearts”
    -reserved signs for the parents and grandparent tables
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  • Jessica
    Super March 2018 Ontario
    Jessica ·
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    I used Etsy to buy all the pre-made signs and then printed them out at Staples. I purchased all the frames from Michaels or the dollar store depending on the size.

    -Hashtag Sign

    -Thank you sign

    -Seating Chart

    -Bathroom Signs for our baskets

    -Candy Bar Sign (used a chalkboard for this one)

    -Cards and Gifts Sign

    -Guest Book Sign

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  • A
    Frequent user October 2018 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    Chalk boards, bought some 2nd hand off wedding swap and sell groups, one from craft store and dollar store for smaller ones.
    We have one for sign our Letter (guest book), in memory of loved ones, one for cards and gifts, one for our wish jar, wedding party have small ones with names on them, small ones to label which flavor of cupcakes.
    We are doing A camo country theme so I've incorporated mini chalk boards in lots of areas
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  • Jocelyn
    Expert August 2018 Ontario
    Jocelyn ·
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    Etsy has premade ones u can order:
    unplugged ceremony
    seating chart
    Instagram
    etc.
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