48 Creative Wedding Welcome Signs

Make a big first impression with these creative wedding welcome signs.

wooden welcome sign with greenery

Photo by Whitney Darling Photography 

When you're putting together the details of your big day, don't forget the first piece of decor your guests will see: the wedding welcome sign. Fortunately, there are many to choose from. Couples looking for an easy and inexpensive DIY project will love the classic look of monogrammed chalkboard easels. If you're throwing a seaside bash, go for calligraphed pieces of driftwood. You can also adorn a sign with colorful, blooming florals for a festive summer wedding or hang eucalyptus garlands for a bohemian affair. For a modern twist, opt for sleek graphics and cool typography.

And these welcome signs aren't just for show. Many couples use them as a master itinerary—from displaying times for the evening's cocktail hour to serving as a map to direct guests to the next stop of the night. Couples who want to see their Instagram feed flooded with photos should write their wedding hashtag on their sign.

Wedding signs also offer a taste of what guests can expect from your wedding, as destination wedding planner Guerdy Abraira explains. "It's an identity mark that helps to set the 'mood.'"

Meet the Expert

Guerdy Abraira is an event stylist and the founder of Guerdy Design.

Along those same lines, Abraira adds that it's important to tell a complete design story. "So ensuring that the font, color scheme, or overall design matches other printables would be the best bet so that it is cohesive with other wedding tokens," she says.

No matter what your theme, we found a sign to complement your wedding's vibe and style. Scroll through our roundup of 48 creative wedding welcome signs to get inspired.

01 of 48

Drift Away

Reclaimed wood wedding welcome sign

Photo by Brandon Kidd Photography

This rustic driftwood sign gives us all of the seaside feels, looking like it just washed ashore in all its glory. We love that it concisely provides the wedding itinerary and points guests in the sandy direction of the ceremony in the most adorable way.


Incorporating reclaimed wood in wedding decor is a budget-friendly (and on-trend) way to inject tons of character and charm.

02 of 48

Fancy Font

White welcome sign with orange font

Photo by Tida Svy; Paper Goods by Shindig Chic

Now this is a typography-forward welcome sign. The stark white sign lets the gradient of font do all the talking without being too cold or uninviting.

03 of 48

Shot Through the Heart

Cupid-inspired Wedding welcome sign

Photo by Well, Hello Photography

Let Cupid's arrow lead the way to your happily ever after with this sweet sign. This unfussy, homespun design has a charming DIY quality to it that perfectly complements the rustic environment. The gathering of foraged rocks securing the base finishes off the aesthetic beautifully.

04 of 48

Fragrant Eucalyptus

Whimsical Wedding Sign

PHOTO BY CORNELIA LIETZ, Event STYLING BY KISS FROM FLEUR 

Eucalyptus is a great accent to this welcome sign's otherwise neutral palette. Plus, its calming scent will waft over guests as they arrive, creating a relaxed mood for the festivities to come.

Place welcome signs at the arrival area of the ceremony or the cocktail-hour entrance to greet guests and illuminate that they've come to the right place.

05 of 48

Garlands of Green

Greenery adorned sign

Photo by Paige Jones Photography

The garland of greenery draped over this simple sign adds a whimsical storybook feel. The natural wood and organic foliage stunningly blend into the verdant vista beyond, seemingly having grown from the same soil before being propped up in a place of honor.

06 of 48

Creative Cardstock

Welcome sign on reclaimed wood table with parasol display

Photo by Erich McVey; Event Planning by Laurel & Rose; Floral Design by Moon Canyon

This printed welcome sign mimics the custom stationery created for these Malibu nuptials. The design illustrates all of the colorful wildflowers growing about the mountainous landscape.

07 of 48

Map It Out

Wedding welcome sign and map

Photo by Carla Ten Eyck Photography

Adding a visual map is an excellent way to ensure everyone knows exactly where to be for each event. This easy-to-follow illustration will get even the most directionally challenged guests to the right location.

08 of 48

Fairy-Tale Romance

Wedding welcome sign with babys breath accents

Photo by Larissa Cleveland Photography

This simple wooden sign framed by a garland of baby's breath is the stuff of fairy tales. Incorporating baby's breath is a stunning (and budget-friendly) way to inject some ethereal fantasy into a space.

09 of 48

A Garden Terrarium

garden-inspired wedding sign

PHOTO BY K.R. MORENO; FLORAL AND EVENT DESIGN BY INES & MARIE

A garden-themed affair calls for lots and lots of flowers artfully and strategically placed just about everywhere—and certainly at the entrance of the venue. These gorgeous display-box welcome signs are bursting with life-like miniature greenhouses decorating the aisle.

10 of 48

Small but Mighty

Small directional Wedding welcome sign

Photo by Natalie Franke Photography

This small sign gets the job done without competing with the stunning, oceanfront vista. Unobtrusive yet informational signage is the way to go when your venue is the true showstopper.

11 of 48

Translucent Transcriptions

Frosted acrylic welcome sign

Photo by Plum & Oak Photography; Event Planning by Fawn Events; Floral Design by Penelope Pots Floral Design

A translucent acrylic welcome sign adds a surprisingly soft touch to a mid-century aesthetic. Complemented by ethereal florals and a lush green backdrop, this display is dreamy as can be.

12 of 48

Peachy Keen

Wedding welcome sign peach display

Photo by Well, Hello Photography

Using fruit in lieu of traditional flowers is a fun way to add some personality and flair to any wedding decor. This peach-filled bowl is the perfect, juicy accompaniment to the adorable sign.

13 of 48

Full Disclosure

Rainbow welcome sign

Photo by Red Apple Tree Photography; Event Planning by Jason Mitchell Kahn

This rainbow-bright display incorporates all the welcome sign elements: a welcome to guests, expression of gratitude for their presence, the to-be-wed's names, and a little hint of what's to come. All in the most fun, full-spectrum display.

14 of 48

Letter-Board Literature

Black and white welcome sign with times

Photo by Olivia & Dan Photography

Sometimes the most simple signage makes the biggest, most modern visual impact. This black-and-white beauty is a shining example of just that. Plus, it creatively outlines the schedule of events and points the way to each in a very clever, and concise, way.

15 of 48

Rustic Palette

Wedding welcome sign made out of a wooden palette

Photo by Bethany and Dan Photography

This wood palette sign is perfect for a rustic backyard event or barn wedding. A little paint and creative flourish are all you need to recreate this homespun design.

16 of 48

Frosty Facade

Frosted acrylic welcome sign

Photo by Harwell Photography; Event Planning & Design by Eva Clark Events

Sophisticated, elegant, and positively enchanting. Those are the words that come to mind when looking at this frosted acrylic welcome sign propped on a gilded stand and surrounded by greenery.

17 of 48

Fall Foliage

Autumnal Wedding welcome sign

Photo by Purrington Photography

All of the autumnal vibes. Who would have thought that reddening fall greenery and a chalkboard sign would make for such a stunning visual?

18 of 48

Modern Altar

welcome altar

Photo by HIKARI PHOTOGRAPHY

This colorful modern installation has totally captured our hearts. The flowers climbing up the altar perfectly complement the refreshing color-blocked sign.

19 of 48

An Adorable Addition

Small wooden welcome sign on easel

Photo by Norman & Blake; Event Planning by 42 North

This small, unassuming welcome sign is sweet as can be amidst the rugged, alpine setting. We love the dash of femininity added by the topper of spray roses and greenery.

20 of 48

Welcome Sign Turned Guestbook

geography-inspired welcome sign and guest book

PHOTO BY KAYLEE CHELSEA PHOTOGRAPHY

Make extra use of your welcome sign and repurpose it as a guest book where family and friends can write messages.

21 of 48

Marbled Details

pink marble wedding sign

 PHOTO BY FRANK AND BUNNY LOVE

Pink marble offset with gold text adds a sense of class and style to any wedding sign. The matte black easel beautifully grounds the feminine design for a bit of bold contrast.

22 of 48

Rustic Charm

Rustic wooden welcome sign

Photo by Paulina Weddings; Event Planning by Bianca BlagMarjorie Burgarella

Balmy, summer nuptials require little faff. The season itself brings so much natural beauty. This charming wooden welcome sign and wonderfully weathered display stand state the bare necessities, letting the outdoor setting do the rest.

23 of 48

Wedding Sign Rules

lucite wedding sign with geometric motif perched atop of easel

PHOTO BY NATO TUKE  

Put the (light-hearted) rules for the day on your welcome sign so guests know what to expect. This ultra-modern acrylic sign does all the talking without obscuring the view.

24 of 48

Love Letter

Love Letter wedding sign

Photo by INDIA EARL 

Greet your guests with a letter thanking them for being there and encouraging them to explore the venue. We love the natural, inviting tones used here.

25 of 48

Entry Point

Green welcome sign next to altar doorway

Photo by Lauren Fair Photography; Event Planning by Bello & Blue Events; Floral Design by Bello & Blue Events

What's a doorway without a matching welcome sign? We can't get enough of this enchanting Alpine ceremony complete with a refurbished entrance opening up to the meadow and mountainous backdrop beyond.

26 of 48

Tropical Traits

Tropical welcome sign

Photo by Ashley Jensen; Event Planning & Floral Design by A La Carte

An inviting tropical palette is equal parts warm and refreshing. This deep mahogany sign creates a saturated canvas for the pops of bright white font, creamy flowers, and branches of greenery.

27 of 48

Contemporary Chic

Round minimalist welcome sign

Photo by Dennis Roy Coronel; Paper Products by Aerialist Press

This contemporary welcome sign offers a fresh, circular approach and keeps the content light. Perched atop a transparent base, it's practically levitating!

28 of 48

Message-Board Musings

Welcome message board

Photo by Ryan Horban; Event Planning by Courtney Tibbets of After The Engagement

Don't discount the humble message board. This particular one is as sassy as they come, complete with the couple's combined last name.

29 of 48

Crimson Creation

Crimson fabric welcome sign

Photo by Carina Skrobecki Photography; Event Planning & Floral Design by Greenwood Events

This crimson pennant incorporates all the sumptuous fall tones of the dreamy autumnal wedding it graced. Don't forget to match with your reception linens for a cohesive look.

30 of 48

Vertically Aligned

Vertical welcome sign

Photo by Biancca Wallace; Event Planning by Courtney Tibbets of After The Engagement

Flip the script by going vertical with your signage. This quirky wooden welcome brings up all the retro motel inspo, an adequate fit for a mid-century theme in Palm Springs.

31 of 48

A Blazing Welcome

Tiki Torch Welcome Sign

Photo by Rebecca Yale Photography; Event Planning by Moana Belle Events; Paper Goods by Lotus & Ash

Pay tribute to the local surroundings by mixing in some traditional touches. These Hawaiian nuptials featured a welcome sign with local foliage illustrations and a crown of tiki torches to light the way to the festivities.

32 of 48

Iconic Signage

Wooden welcome sign with icons

Photo by Thunder & Love

The cute icons on this wooden sign provide a unique and quirky visual timeline of the sequence of events.

33 of 48

Simple Statements

Hand-written welcome sign

Photo by Pat Furey Photography

There's something oh-so romantic about an intimate elopement with little fanfare. This hand-written welcome sign encompassed all of that charm for the sweet hillside ceremony.

34 of 48

A Warm Welcome

Wooden welcome sign next to copper beverage bar

Photo by Whitney Darling Photography; Event Planning by RO & Co. Events

In case you haven't realized it yet, wooden signs and copious amounts of greenery make for a stunning mix. This setup is an absolute dream with the warmth of the copper mugs and the freshness of the surrounding greenery. Such an elevated Provençal aesthetic would be a sublime touch to a vineyard wedding.

35 of 48

Boho Brilliance

Transparent welcome sign

Photo by Katie Ruther; Event Planning by Destination Weddings Tulum

Such natural, tropical splendor shouldn't go unnoticed. This transparent welcome sign ensures the verdant view remains unblocked. We love the combination of the fresh greenery with the warm brass stand and the white, eclectic mix of fonts.

36 of 48

Sugar-Coated

Playful welcome sign

Photo by KT Merry; Event Planning by The Lynden Lane Co.; Floral Design by Oak and the Owl

Who said glamorous weddings couldn't be playful, too? This setup is all sorts of tropical glam yet the fun welcome sign (Peeps!) fits right in. We're totally drooling at the colorful pop of bougainvillea combined with the sugar-sweet messaging.

37 of 48

Double Dose

Wooden welcome sign iwht white frame

Photo by James x Schulze; Event Planning by Aimee Monihan of Mountain Occasions; Event Design by Rishi Patel of HMR Designs

We've seen wooden welcome signs aplenty, but this wood-on-wood approach is totally unique. The wooden welcome sign is encased in a contrasting wooden frame for a picture-perfect display. The ashy tones and stark white frame are especially refreshing in this context.

38 of 48

Paint Splotches

Paint splatter welcome sign

Photo by Caleb John Hill; Event Planning by Tricia Dahlgren Events; Paper Products by Sloane Harmony Designs

You just know an unforgettable event awaits when you're greeted with a welcome sign like this. With a bold-hued paint splatter, gradient effect, and emphasis on how "it's about to get real," there's no doubt that a colorful itinerary is being foreshadowed.

39 of 48

Sandwich-Board Sweetness

Sandwich board welcome sign

Photo by Olivia Leigh

Chalkboard welcome signs have earned several spots on our list, but none are quite as cute as this sweet sandwich board. Anyone else picking up some garden-coffe-shop-bistro vibes?

40 of 48

Completely Seamless

Transparent minimalist welcome sign

Photo by Lilly Red Creative; Event Planning by Opihi Love

Acrylic, but make it elevated. This ultra-modern welcome sign is oh-so cool in its minimalist aesthetic and contemporary approach. The barely-there design seamlessly blends into the white wall behind it for a bold yet restrained look.

41 of 48

Cultural Motifs

Multicultural welcome sign

Photo by Stepan Vrzala; Creative Direction & Planning by Mwai Yeboah of Love From Mwai; Décor by Amida Sama; Graphics by Rosey and Co.  

A multicultural wedding is a great opportunity to inject some traditional flair. This welcome sign design was heavily influenced by the bride's African culture and set the stage for her nuptials in Rwanda.

42 of 48

Simply Sweet

Simple directional welcome sign

Photo by Stephanie Velez

This straightforward design is a great DIY project for the crafters among us. The messaging can be simple, to the point, and directional.

43 of 48

Pretty in Pink

Pink acrylic wedding welcome sign

Photo by Justin Lee

Acrylic welcome signs tend to take the transparent route and blend into the background. But with pastel pink brushstrokes and wispy font, this whimsical sign does not shy away from the spotlight.

44 of 48

Mixed Metals

Bronze framed welcome sign on iron easel

Photo by Gretchen Gause; Event Planning by Lindsey Relyea of L’Relyea Events

Who knew an ornate bronze frame could look so incredible paired with a wrought-iron stand? The unexpected mix is industrial perfection standing next to this vintage pickup that served as a beverage bar.

45 of 48

A Modern Spin

Modern wooden welcome sign

Photo by Nicole Leever Photography; Event Planning by Vanessa Noel Events

Typically wooden signage comes with a certain homegrown feel that we've come to expect in the wedding space. But this contemporary take, with its modern typography, saturated green accents, and pale blonde grain totally caught us off guard in the most refreshing way.

46 of 48

Paper Banners

Butcher paper wedding welcome sign

Photo by The Nickersons

Banner signs have been making a big splash in wedding decor inspo for a while now. This sign constructed out of butcher paper is perfectly sweet and full of whimsy.

47 of 48

A Multilingual Mix

Acrylic welcome sign in spanish

Photo by Erich McVey

This acrylic welcome sign is a win in any language. We love how its transparent design puts the focus on the wooden easel supporting it.

48 of 48

Leading Lady

Multi-directional wedding welcome sign

Photo by Jeremiah & Rachel Photography; Event Planning by Greenwood Events

Take note of this sympathetic design and let your welcome sign point the way to each segment of your celebration. We have a feeling your guests may need the extra help as the festivities (and the drinks) gain momentum.

Related Stories