Creative wedding signs are one of our favorite ways to add a personal touch to your big day. Whether it's welcoming guests to your celebration, giving them directions, cluing them in on your wedding hashtag, or guiding them to their seats at the reception, a fun and unique sign is great way to inject some style and personality into your overall décor.
One of our favorites ideas? Displaying a clever and creative menu sign at the reception. After all, you've spent a lot of time and effort designing the dinner menu together, so why not show it off? Instead of going the traditional paper-menu route, think out of the box and opt for something a little more fresh and unexpected. Recently, we've been seeing a myriad of creative takes on this idea, including many designs fabricated from wood. They're perfect for a more casual and rustic reception, but are also versatile enough to complement a more upscale and elegant aesthetic.
Need some inspiration? Check out these amazing wooden menu signs to help you channel your own creativity.
Freestanding A-Frame Menu
Up for a DIY project? Fashion a similar A-frame wedding sign using two sheets of plywood and a couple of hinges. Then, use your best penmanship or hire a calligrapher to hand-letter the dinner menu with paint or a permanent marker (be sure to do a test first to make sure the ink does not bleed).
Wooden Serving Board
Farm-to-table receptions are very popular these days—who wouldn't enjoy a meal highlighting locally grown, in-season ingredients? Complement the farm-to-table vibe with a creative menu design, like this example featuring the various dinner offerings printed on a wooden serving board.
Wooden Charcuterie Board
Planning to serve charcuterie or antipasti as an appetizer? The serving board can also double as the menu—this bride wrote out the dinner menu by hand and then had the text laser-engraved onto raw, wooden boards. She also affixed knife- and fork-shaped drawer pulls to both sides to serve as handles.
Tabletop A-Frame Menu
Instead of ordering paper menus for every guest, display one sandwich board-style menu per table, placed next to the floral centerpiece. Just be sure the menu signs are double-sided so everyone is able to easily read the menu descriptions.