The welcome sign: It's typically one of the first details your guests will see, greeting your friends and family members and giving them a sneak peek at the festivities to come. It's also a helpful way to point guests in the right direction (or simply remind them who is tying the knot!).
One of our favorite welcome-sign styles is the A frame—a freestanding sign with two panels connected by a hinge. A-frame signs (sometimes called sandwich-board signs) are relatively easy enough to make on your own if you and your fiancé are up for a DIY project. And when it comes to the overall look of the sign, the sky's the limit: Choose distressed or reclaimed wood if your wedding aesthetic is on the rustic side, or paint the panels white for a clean, modern look.
To help get you inspired, we've rounded up some of our favorite A-frame-style welcome signs.
Modern A-Frame Welcome Sign
For a clean and modern look, paint the plywood sides a bright, crisp white. (Don't forget to paint the back too.) Turn your text into decals and carefully apply them to the painted sides. Adding a spray of flowers and greenery at the top will help soften the overall look.
Wooden Chalkboard Sign
Take a rustic wooden A-frame sign and add a chalkboard panel to the front. The combination is perfect for a ceremony set in an outdoor venue like a farm or vineyard. A lush garland of bay leaves and garden roses completes the look.
A Series of Signs
Greet arriving guests with the warmest of welcomes: Line the path to the ceremony site with a series of sandwich-board signs thanking guests for attending your celebration. Adding decorations to the signs, like small bouquets of flowers and greenery, will make them even more eye-catching.
Create an inviting scene as guests arrive at the ceremony. In addition to a sweet sign, add a variety of lush potted ferns and grasses, as well as glowing candles, to greet guests as they take their seats.
Painted A-Frame Sign
Set a festive, fun tone for the celebration to come by greeting guests with a colorful and whimsical welcome sign. Paint it a bright color to match your wedding color palette and add additional touches—tasseled balloons, pom-pom-embellished baskets to hold the ceremony programs—to create a bohemian welcome station.