The Prettiest Wedding Dessert Sign Trend You Have to See

Let guests know what tasty treats are on offer at your reception—oh so stylishly, of course!

Updated 10/02/17

Phil Chester

Wedding signs are an important part of your ceremony and reception décor—they can be used to warmly welcome guests, point them to the various festivities, clue them in on the cocktail bar and dinner menus, and guide them to their dinner table.

Another sign that you shouldn’t overlook? Wedding dessert signage, to let guests know what tasty treats are on offer. And we especially love when these signs are illustrated—they become a visual guide to the dessert menu. If you love the casual, rustic look of chalkboard, display a chalkboard sign featuring illustrations of all the sweet treats you’ll be serving. Another fun idea? Create a drawing of your wedding cake and then list the various cake flavors featured within each tier.

And these dessert signs aren't just for show—they also provide an important service for your guests. Many folks these days have dietary restrictions and allergies, so listing detailed dessert descriptions and ingredients will help those guests narrow down what they can enjoy.

No matter your wedding style, we found creative illustrated dessert signs to complement your celebration’s overall vibe and theme—keep reading for our favorites.

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Chalkboard Dessert Sign

Wedding Cake Chalkboard Sign

Photo and Sign by The Lettering Studio

Such a fun way to highlight your wedding-dessert menu: This chalkboard sign by the Lettering Studio features whimsical illustrations of this couple’s incredible dessert spread, including macarons, mini pies, pudding parfaits, eclairs, and dipped marshmallows; it also lists the various wedding-cake flavors and fillings.

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Cake Flavor Guide

Wedding Cake Flavors Listed on Chalkboard

Photo by Marianne Wilson Photographers

This couple displayed a helpful sign to clue guests in on the different cake and filling flavors featured in their three-tier confection. Your guests will appreciate the dessert intel, especially those with allergies or dietary restrictions.

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Cake Pop Sign

Cake Pop Wedding Sign

Photo by Michelle Beckwith

Cake pops are a delicious and fun alternative to slices of cake. Arrange the different flavors of cake pops on a tiered display along with an illustrated sign to help guests choose; this watercolor version is useful and romantic.

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DIY Cake Flavor Sign

DIY Wedding Sign on Dessert Table

Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie

This sweet sign is an easy DIY project: Print out descriptions of each cake tier on a sheet of paper. Trim the sheet into a tiered-cake shape using a scallop scissor and affix it onto cardstock; display the sign on an easel alongside your wedding confection.

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Illustrated Cupcake Sign

Cupcake Wedding Sign

Photo by Laura Leslie Photography

Serving cupcakes instead of wedding cake? Skip the guesswork by displaying an illustrated sign depicting each cupcake and a description of the favors and ingredients.

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Chalkboard Dessert Station

Chalkboard Wedding Dessert Station

Photo by A Beautiful Mess

Create a whimsical dessert station with platters piled high with your favorite sweet treats. Then place it against a chalkboard backdrop and draw arrows identifying each delicious dessert.

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