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Allison
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Allison, on January 19, 2022 at 9:32 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 13
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Is a welcome to our wedding sign necessary? What other signs do I need? All I can think of are table numbers and a bar sign with drink options. What am I missing? I'll also need to do programs. Thank you!

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Latest activity by Kristen, on January 20, 2022 at 2:56 PM
  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I don't think a welcome sign is necessary unless your venue hosts multiple weddings at the same time. In that case, a welcome sign would be helpful for your guests to know that they are at the right wedding.


    Other than table numbers, I think signs would only be necessary if something isn't obvious to guests (a sign pointing to where the restrooms are if they're hidden in a hallway around the corner, seating chart sign if you aren't doing escort cards, etc). Maybe a sign for the card/gift table or guest book? Otherwise, you shouldn't really need many signs apart from what you currently have planned!
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  • Allison
    Devoted May 2022
    Allison ·
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    Forgot about seating chart, thank you!

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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    The only signage you really need are table numbers. Welcome signs, programs, etc. are totally optional. Instead of a seating chart, you can do escort cards, which are far more convenient for guests than crowding around a sign. You just organize them alphabetically on a table and guests grab and go, with the ability to refer back to it easily later and also claim their spot at the reception table as well. It's also easier for you to make any last minute changes.
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  • Ashlee
    Rockstar September 2022
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    We're only doing a welcome sign because of the layout of our venue. It's at a golf course, but the building also has a restaurant, to get to the ceremony site, you have to walk past the restaurant patio, and to get to the reception from the parking lot (assuming you weren't at the ceremony), you have to walk through the restaurant, so we want people to know when they're in the right spot.

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  • Ashlee
    Rockstar September 2022
    Ashlee ·
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    We're also going to have table numbers, seating chart, bar menu, and then I made both a "in memory" and guest book sign myself on canva. But I don't know if we'll use them.

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  • Michelle
    Rockstar December 2022
    Michelle ·
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    Outside of Pinterest, we have never seen a wedding in real life that had signs and no one was confused by anything. Typically there was a greeter as guests arrive, either a mother of the couple or a sibling.



    Guests know whose wedding they are attending. Unless the venue hosts multiple events at the same time.


    Unless you have a religious ceremony that guests have to follow along or something cultural that a majority will not be familiar with, programs are optional. Have someone to collect leftovers to recycle instead of tossing in the trash.

    The only signage that you need is a table numbers that are easy to locate, cards in front of each item on the buffet table listing what it is and potential allergens and a menu of what is available at the bar.

    Guests can figure out by a table at the entrance that is where they put gifts or pick up an escort card. Adults really don’t get enough credit for being able to use their own logic skill set.
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  • Jacks
    Champion November 2054
    Jacks ·
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    You only need table numbers, and place cards for tables. If you're having a buffet, little cards that list ingredients is nice to have. I can't really think of any other signs that are needed.

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  • Rosie
    Master February 2022
    Rosie ·
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    We're doing a welcome sign, plus a seating chart, but they're only $30 or so to print so we don't mind and just thought they'd be fun. We also decided to print menus since we didn't do invitations, and wanted SOMETHING paper to keep.

    I agree with the others that programs are unnecessary unless you are having a complex religious or cultural celebration that guests might need help to follow, but our wedding ceremony is like, 30 mins long so it will be over before they'd have finished reading a program, lol.

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  • Candace
    Super March 2022
    Candace ·
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    We are doing a big welcome sign to greet our guests and be part of the decor.
    I was thinking about making "reserved" signs for the first row of ceremony seating to make sure no one sits there and our immediate families sit there. I don't think we're going to have ushers.
    I decided not to do a "please sign our guest book" sign because the open guest book is self-explanatory.other than table numbers, I think that's it.
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    We did a big welcome sign. I just personally wanted it. I thought it looked nice. We also had a seating chart and a sign at the bar listing what drinks were offered.
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  • Sarah
    Expert September 2022
    Sarah ·
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    I made this sign to put on a easel. It’s definitely not necessary but it’s cute 🥰
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    Expert September 2022
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    I own a cricut so I made all of these signs for my wedding that is coming up in September! 😂 I have a problem lol
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  • Kristen
    Expert October 2021
    Kristen ·
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    Our venue made small signs that directed people to the ceremony and reception rooms (they were on opposite sides of the building). For the table outside the reception room, we had a few small signs. We had our wedding invitation blown up and edited out the details (we had a movie theme, so our invitation looked like an old-fashioned movie poster; we also postponed twice and were ultimately engaged for five years, so we added "The wait is finally over!"). A family friend bought us a small wooden block sign that read "It's a 'We Do' Redo #CovidCantCancelLove. Then our officiant made us a sign with our two original wedding dates and then our final one.

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