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. Your welcome sign isn't just a beautiful decoration for guests to admire. Many couples use them as a master itinerary to display the start time of the evening's cocktail hour or to serve as a map that directs guests to the next stop of the night. Your welcome sign is also the perfect place to showcase your wedding hashtag, which will give you instant access to special photos that your guests took.
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.'" You can decorate the signage to build upon your wedding theme or aesthetic.
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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.
Fortunately, there are many styles 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.
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.
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.
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.
Shot Through the Heart
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.
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.
Garlands of Green
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.
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.
Map It Out
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.
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.
A Garden Terrarium
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.
Small but Mighty
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All of the autumnal vibes. Who would have thought that reddening fall greenery and a chalkboard sign would make for such a stunning visual?
This colorful modern installation has totally captured our hearts. The flowers climbing up the altar perfectly complement the refreshing color-blocked sign.
An Adorable Addition
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.
Welcome Sign Turned Guestbook
Make extra use of your welcome sign and repurpose it as a guest book where family and friends can write messages.
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.
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.
Wedding Sign Rules
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.
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.
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.
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.
This contemporary welcome sign offers a fresh, circular approach and keeps the content light. Perched atop a transparent base, it's practically levitating!
Don't discount the humble message board. This particular one is as sassy as they come, complete with the couple's combined last name.
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.
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.
A Blazing Welcome
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.
The cute icons on this wooden sign provide a unique and quirky visual timeline of the sequence of events.
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.
A Warm Welcome
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
This straightforward design is a great DIY project for the crafters among us. The messaging can be simple, to the point, and directional.
Pretty in Pink
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.
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.
A Modern Spin
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.
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.
A Multilingual Mix
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.
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.