Nothing adds a personal touch to your wedding décor quite like beautiful hand-lettered signage. You can use it to help point guests in the right direction, inform them about the festivities to come, or even share you and your beau's favorite quotes.
No longer relegated to just the stationery suite, brides are turning to calligraphy to ramp up their decor for unexpected pops, including on chair signs, ceremony backdrops, and more. This classic art form is getting a modern upgrade for 2017—with unusual materials such as agate slices, glass, and ferns, the lettering goes above and beyond the traditional.
Give your guests something to write home about with the following calligraphy options!
Ramp Up the Excitement
Rather than simply listing the wedding events, this sign by Sophia Loves Letters features friendly cues to ramp up anticipation (e.g. "generally awesome speeches," "we promise it's worth the wait").
Choose a Chalkboard Sign
A chalkboard sign by Proper Letter adds a humorous touch to the ceremony proceedings.
A Ring Bearer Banner
For a unique alternative to a "here comes the bride" banner, take a cue from this ring bearer, who carried a sign by Meant to Be Calligraphy featuring a lovely quote from Judy Garland down the aisle.
Customize Your Ceremony Backdrop
For the ultimate romantic ambiance, ask your calligrapher to design a custom-made ceremony backdrop with a brief passage from a book, movie, or song that has special meaning to you. This wedding even showcased calligraphy (the & symbol) on the flower girl and ring bearer's wagon!
Embrace Your Locale's Color Palette
A rose gold and sky blue sign by Jenn Heller Design Co. played up the stunning scenery of this beachside celebration.
Choose Sweet and Simple Sayings
This banner designed by Pink Champagne Paper says it all.
Repurpose a Glass Frame
Repurpose a glass frame printed with a sweet saying by hanging it in your home—you'll think of your wedding day every time you pass it in the hall. We love this one by Whimsy Design Studio.
Think About Tanned Leather
Boho brides, check out this nontraditional sign from Whimsy Design Studio, crafted from fabric and suspended in a tree.
Get the Party Started
Fig & Flourish used hip-hop lyrics as the inspiration behind this sign, letting guests know they're in for an awesome dance party.
Meant to Be Calligraphy's scroll-style seating chart display is ideal for an intimate affair.
Write Guests a Thoughtful Note
For an ultra-personalized touch, pin custom calligraphy notes for each guest to a wooden board, like this gorgeous sign by Baci Designer.
Utilize Modern Lucite Details
Showcase your signature cocktails on a colorful sign. We're crushing on this lucite design by Anne Robin Calligraphy.
Pay Mind to Your Theme
Incorporate your wedding theme into your dessert table, like this whimsical Anne of Green Gables décor created by Momental Designs.
Adorn an Alfresco Space
An outdoor wedding featured this simple but stunning banner by Sea & Sun Calligraphy.
Calligraph Agate Slices
Agate slices are quickly becoming one of the hottest wedding trends of the year—check out these steal-worthy table numbers by Laura Hooper Calligraphy.
Add Elegance to Table Numbers
These glass table numbers designed by Schin Loong from OpenInkStand Calligraphy Studio would make an elegant addition to a black-tie wedding.