Whether you choose to be accompanied by a parent, multiple loved ones or opt to fly solo, one of the most exciting parts of a wedding ceremony is the moment when you get to walk down the aisle. Not only is your soon-to-be-spouse waiting on the other side, but all of your guests get to see how beautiful and happy you look as you glide past them. One sweet way to let everyone know to get ready for your entrance is with a ”Here Comes the Bride sign that announces your impending arrival.
Similar to a welcome sign, this announcement sign certainly isn’t a necessity for your aisle walk, but it can make for a fun addition to your ceremony and overall wedding decor—especially if an adorable ring bearer or flower girl (or even pet!) is the one who carries the sign down the aisle before you.
“A ‘Here Comes the Bride’ sign is a great alternative to a flower girl basket or ring bearer pillow,” especially if the kids are too young to toss petals or hold rings, says Emma Arendoski, CEO of the wedding blog, Emmaline Bride.
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Additionally, these lightweight signs are “a nice way to include more than one flower girl or ring bearer if you have a large family or if your venue doesn't allow petals to be tossed", she adds. "He or she can carry a sign instead!”
Read on for the best “Here Comes the Bride” signs you can buy right now.
WoodSignStudio Rustic “Here Comes the Bride” Sign
Price at time of publish: $28
Available on Etsy, this pretty wood sign is great for weddings with rustic vibes or barnyard settings. You can pick from five background colors–dark walnut, gray, puritan pine, natural, and black–as well as white or black for the script lettering. And then there’s the attached ribbon, which comes in 21 colors and materials, so you can fully customize the sign to your exact color scheme and preferences. Hang the sign on a tree, attach it to a wagon, or place it around the neck of a willing participant.
Primitives By Kathy Chalk Art “Here Comes the Bride” Sign
Price at time of publish: $9
This fun, eye-catching wooden chalk sign features the phrase in big, bright white lettering so that none of your guests miss the message. It comes with a knotted rope hanger, ideal for placement on a chair or table, if you choose not to have a person bring the sign down the aisle. Pick from one of two size options and get the sign from Amazon, where it has hundreds of five-star reviews from happy shoppers.
DECORSuite “Here Comes the Bride” Wooden Sign
Price at time of publish: $20
This sweet and simple sign is designed to be held by a niece or nephew and addressed to the child’s uncle (aka the groom), Yet, that doesn’t mean you still can’t use it if you have a different family situation—when customizing, just take out the “Uncle” part and instead pop in the name of the groom. You can further personalize the sign by choosing from seven ribbon or twine options (which are all adjustable and long enough to make two loops) and four sizes. It’s available on Etsy.
TheRitzyRose Here Comes The Bride Wedding Banner
Price at time of publish: $22
For an elegant “Here Comes the Bride” sign, check out this Etsy option featuring big capital letters on thick cardstock. You can customize it by selecting from dozens of pretty colors for the ink, paper, and accompanying satin ribbon, ranging from light green to lavender. Your ring bearer or flower girl will look absolutely adorable carrying this sign down the aisle.
TSOSK Wooden “Here Comes the Love of Your Life” Sign
Price at time of publish: $13
This wooden sign on Amazon offers a twist on the traditional “Here Comes the Bride” phrase by writing the gender-neutral “Here Comes the Love of Your Life” instead. It comes with an attached rope for easy hanging or holding, and the waterproof wood will hold up against rain.
CadesandBirch Flower Girl “Here Comes the Bride” Basket
Price at time of publish: $40
Instead of a “Here Comes the Bride” sign, why not go with a cedarwood basket? This farmhouse chic option from Etsy is the ideal size to be carried by a young wedding guest, but especially a flower girl since it has room to fit a bouquet. You can pick from five stain options for the finish while enjoying the gorgeous look of the wood against the cream-colored, multi-font text on the front.
TheRitzyRose “Here Comes the Bride” Wedding Flag
Price at time of publish: $36
Another unconventional option to announce the bride instead of a sign is a flag, like this fun option from Etsy. It’s a small, rectangular flag that features the phrase in script on both sides, so it’s always readable by guests, and it’s made of thick, sturdy cardstock to avoid flopping as the person walks down the aisle. You can pick from dozens of ink and paper color options, and then do the same for the attached ribbon.
woodsign “Too Late to Run, Here She Comes” Sign
Price at time of publish: $12
Do you and your significant other pride yourselves on having a good sense of humor? Then consider picking up this cheeky wood sign from Amazon, which comes with a jute rope and reads: “Too Late to Run, Here She Comes” alongside a few hearts. Your spouse (and all of your guests) will have a good laugh before your big entrance just moments later.
RustyArrowCreations “For Once She Is On Time” Rustic Sign
Price at time of publish: $24
This Etsy sign made from pine wood is another humorous option for couples who like to poke fun at each other. In pretty, white script lettering, it features the words: “For Once She Is On Time! Here Comes the Bride!” Available in several stain colors and ribbon styles, you can personalize the sign to your liking–just be warned that with this sign, your guests will surely be making gentle fun of your usual tardiness for the rest of the night.
WoodSignStudio “Here Comes Your High School Sweetheart” Sign
Price at time of publish: $29
If you and your soon-to-be spouse have been together since your teenage years, celebrate this major milestone with a sweet sign. Refined and sophisticated, this wooden sign from Etsy says: “Here Comes Your High School Sweetheart.” The stain finish is offered in several shades, while the long, lovely ribbon and elegant lettering can be selected from dozens of color options.
Ozxchixu “Here Comes the Bride” Burlap Banner
Price at time of publish: $11
For a unique way to announce your arrival, consider this large burlap banner from Amazon, which is meant to be displayed on a table, strung up in a tree, or carried by a person. The banner features a multi-font text printed in beautiful black lettering while the attached rope makes for easy hanging or carrying. And don’t worry—the edges are sewn shut, so they won’t fray during your big day.
Lillian Rose “Here Comes the Bride” Wedding Banner Sign
Price at time of publish: $20
Available at Walmart, this chalk-style wedding banner cleverly displays the phrase on one side and the words “Just Married” on the other so you can flip it over for the reception. You and your guests will love looking at the banner’s mix of black, white, pink, and green colors—just be aware that it doesn’t include the ribbon, so if you want one, you’ll have to purchase that separately.
CristysStudio “Here Comes the Bride” Wedding Heart Sign
Price at time of publish: $31
Rather than being shaped in a rectangle or square form, like most “Here Comes the Bride” signs, this acrylic option from Etsy has a heart shape, making it a romantic addition to your ceremony. The heart and ribbon are offered in a white or ivory hue, but you can pick from a few dozen color options for the lettering. Your flower girl or ring bearer will look so cute walking down the aisle with a heart around their neck.
LadadaGifts “If You Think I’m Cute, Wait Until You See My Auntie” Sign
Price at time of publish: $32
If your niece or nephew is taking part in the ceremony, give them this adorable “If You Think I’m Cute, Wait Until You See My Auntie” sign to hold or carry. Available on Etsy, this pine wood sign comes in two sizes and two stain colors. There’s also an accompanying long, satin ribbon or twine that’s adjustable in length. The funny phrase itself is written with a matte white finish on vinyl to really stand out.
Andaz Press “Here Comes the Bride” Chalkboard Sign
Price at time of publish: $8
With the phrase written in white lettering above a dreamy illustration of verdant leaves and blush colored flowers, this chalkboard sign from Walmart is a beautiful piece of wedding ceremony decor. And there are plenty of ways to style it: You can attach a ribbon if you want the sign to be hung, or you can place it inside a frame or on an easel for an eye-catching display. Either way, you’ll have a gorgeous “Here Comes the Bride” sign for your walk down the aisle.
RitzyRose “Here Comes the Bride” Sign 3-Pack
Price at time of publish: $60
Planning on having a few ring bearers and/or flower girls? Then pick up this set of three banners from Amazon, each of which is inscribed with a part of the phrase. Customize the banners by selecting everything from the color of the paper to the ink to the ribbon. Bonus: The lettering is printed on both sides of each sign card so that guests will be able to read them no matter where they’re seated.
What to Look for in a “Here Comes the Bride” Sign
Consider your overall wedding decor
These signs vary significantly in color, design, and even shape, so take some time to think about the vibe you want to cultivate. Many signs tend towards a more casual, laid-back look that goes with an outdoor or rustic wedding. But they can also work with a more formal ceremony if the design is more minimal in color and materials.
Many couples opt for signs that can be personalized to match their wedding colors. There are several sites that allow for further customization based on the relationship of the attendant to the bride, the couple, or incorporating their names or monogram.
Weight and size
It’s also important to take note of the sign’s weight and size to ensure it’s light enough for young attendants to carry, notes Arendoski. In general, most options out there are lightweight, but make sure to do a test run with your flower girl or ring bearer first.
When should a “Here Comes the Bride” sign be used?
Most frequently, according to Arendoski, “the sign is carried down the aisle by the flower girl or the ring bearer in the procession immediately preceding the bride before the grand entrance.”
How much should a “Here Comes the Bride” sign cost?
Prices will vary, but you can typically expect to shell out about $20 for these types of signs, says Arendoski. The more elaborate the design, of course, the costlier it will be, but it’s rare for this décor to be truly expensive.
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