A wedding welcome sign is the first thing guests will see when they arrive on your big day, so it will give an immediate hint at the style and vibe that's to come. With that in mind, we think it's a great opportunity to make a stylish first impression.
To get you feeling inspired, we've scoured the web for the prettiest welcome signs for weddings and it turns out the sky is pretty much the limit. From chalkboards and rustic wooden pallets to floral installations and hand-painted creations, you can easily match your wedding welcome sign with your theme.
Wedding signs aren't just about the aesthetics, though. They're also a handy way to point guests in the direction of the bar (so important), let guests know that you're going unplugged or give them an idea of what will be happening and when.
So, without further delay, here are our favourite wedding welcome sign ideas!
1. Gorgeous Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is known for style, romance and unforgettable parties, so we can't think of a better theme to incorporate into your wedding day than the roaring 20s. Ensure your guests know that glitz and glamour awaits them with this elegant, vintage wedding welcome sign.
2. Elegant Illustration
Keep your wedding welcome sign elegant and pretty by having illustrated florals. You can match the type and colour of flower to the theme of your wedding, but we have a soft spot for this beautiful blue hue.
3. Lovely Layers
Tonal layering is a trendy way to add colour into your wedding décor without being too distracting. Stick to soft shades such as orange, pink, cream and brown, adding texture to the wedding welcome sign with a bunch of blooms.
4. Watercolour Wash
We can see a watercolour wedding welcome sign fitting perfectly into a country house celebration. It's simple yet effective, and you can even give it a go yourself with a wash of paint and a white marker pen.
5. Funny Font
Celebrate the fact that your special day has finally arrived with a funny wedding welcome sign. We reckon your guests won't be able to resist taking a few snaps by it before they take their seats.
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6. Sophisticated Style
Minimalism doesn't have to mean boring. This chic monochrome wedding welcome sign has been given a gorgeous upgrade with the use of pillar candles and wildflower posies. Winter weddings, this one's for you.
7. Cactus Cool
This cactus-themed wedding welcome sign is well suited for a destination celebration in sunnier climes, but it'll work just as well if you're having adorable mini cacti as your wedding favours too.
8. Cute Caption
Show yours and your partner's laid-back personalities with this cute and casual wedding welcome sign. It'll let your friends and family know how happy you are that they are there in a relaxed and informal way.
9. Family Affair
As well as welcoming your guests to the wedding, it'll be appreciated if you let them know where they should sit at your ceremony. If you have no set seating, this sign is ideal and a really sweet message.
10. Petal Perfection
Rose petals are the epitome of romance and we love the idea of scattering them around the base of your wedding welcome sign. You could even trail them up the aisle too to keep the theme coherent.
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11. Natural Beauty
If you're sticking to a neutral and pared back theme for your wedding day you'll love this sign that simply states your surname and date in a gorgeous black font. It'll also make a lovely keepsake after the big day.
12. Lush Greenery
Incorporating greenery into your wedding décor is a budget friendly (and on-trend) way to inject a fresh feel. Foliage tends to be cheaper than florals and it looks equally as stunning.
13. Fragrant & Fresh
Speaking of greenery, why not opt for eucalyptus to adorn your wedding welcome sign? We adore how the decadent white font mirrors the long sprigs of foliage.
14. Barrels of Fun
A unique way to add a rustic touch to your wedding day is by placing your wedding welcome sign next to a reclaimed barrel. You might even be able to get your hands on one at your local tip.
15. Add Embellishments
Embellishments are a quick and easy way to jazz up your wedding welcome sign and and we're obsessed with the Instagram hashtag this couple have created so their guests can help them capture the love.
16. Pampas Chic
You've probably noticed pampas grass is the décor to have at your wedding and we can see why. It fits into any style of venue and can really elevate how it looks just like it has done with this acrylic wedding welcome sign.
17. Make It Mini
You don't have to have a large statement sign to welcome your guests with, simply placing a gorgeous notice by your guest book will look wonderful and do the job just as well.
18. Handy Work
A summer garden celebration calls for rustic hand painted flowers on a chalkboard and they don't come much better than this lovely design. Place at the entrance of your venue for an enchanting welcome.
19. Playful Party
Calling all playful couples, give your guests a giggle before they've even sat down with this humorous sign. We bet they won't have seen it any other wedding!
20. Sweet as Honey
Reminiscent of a honeycomb, this gorgeous gold acrylic design is sophisticated and stylish. If your wedding is an elegant affair it'll emulate that perfectly.
21. Picture Perfect
Keep things personal by adding some of your favourite snaps of the two of you to your welcome sign. Date night pics, holiday shots and engagement shoot photos are perfect, or you could even mix in a few that you've taken with your guests for them to spot themselves in.
22. Mirror, Mirror
A luxe mirror makes for the perfect DIY wedding welcome sign. Master the art of modern calligraphy and use a white pen to write your message and finish the look with some foliage. It also serves as a handy way for your guests to top up their lipstick...
23. Box of Tricks
A welcome sign doesn’t need to be flat, you know. A glass box filled with blooms makes for a striking visual display that will certainly inject glamour into a space.
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24. Pop of Colour
Who would have thought an old crate, some balloons and a few pom poms would look so effective? We love this idea for a rustic barn or a festival style wedding.
25. Paint Smudge
We’ve been seeing a lot of clear acrylic signs and place names lately and we love this paint smudge take on the trend. You can easily customise it to suit your wedding theme and colour.
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26. Clean Lines
Clouded acrylic with white lettering and clean lines is the perfect choice for minimalist wedding themes. Accompany the sign with some on-trend dried flowers and you'll have a spectacular entrance.
27. Chalk It Up
Chalkboard wedding welcome signs are super versatile and easy to customise. Whether you fancy experimenting with different fonts or adorning it in florals, it’s easy to make your sign your own.
28. Love Letters
Wooden signs don’t always have to be rustic, we love the application of luxe lettering and a cast iron stand here to create a more opulent feel that wouldn't look out of place at a formal manor house celebration.
29. Feather Touch
For ultimate country vibes, try an etched pine design with matching dried florals and feathers. It's an unusual idea that will have your guests impressed the moment they walk in.
30. Painted Palms
We are obsessed with this hand-painted palm design. We can totally see this at a beach wedding somewhere far away while your guests sip on cocktails and enjoy a sea breeze.
31. Modern Rustic
Give guests a heads up on what’s in store by creating a welcome sign that doubles as an ‘order of the day’. Trust us, they'll thank you for it!
32. Sweet and Simple
Farm or festival style weddings can totally keep things pared back with a simple sign stuck in a watering can or welly boot. More over, you can even get watering can wedding table decorations to match!
33. Industrial Chic
We are here for this industrial take on the chalkboard trend. A hammered silver frame and pub-style lettering give this a seriously cool vibe if you're hosting your wedding at a warehouse venue.
34. Go Unplugged
Want to let your guests know it’s time to put the iPhone away? Use your welcome sign to politely let them know you’re going unplugged and you want them to enjoy the moment with you.
35. Floral Fancy
Copper pipes give an instant industrial feel while classic blooms such as roses soften the look for a magazine-worthy welcome display.
36. Festival Feels
Listen up all festival couples! We’ve got your wedding welcome sorted with this effortlessly cool banner style sign. Keep it clean like the above design or add a burst of colour with vibrant paint splatters.
37. Level Up
Make your sign part of a multi-level display by combining it with interesting props and blooms. You can be as extra as you like - after all it is your wedding day!
38. Minimal Monochrome
A sheet of linen teamed with simple fonts and foliage can have a huge impact when paired with a minimal or monochrome theme. It's a timeless design that you won't look back on and regret.
39. Beach Boho
Let guests know that they’re free to kick off their shoes and feel the sand between their toes with an amazing destination wedding welcome sign like this one.
40. Whimsical Wildflowers
Match your wildflower bouquet to your welcome sign by quite literally sticking them on! Complemented by a lush green background or a meadow field, this display is dreamy.
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41. Pretty Welcome
Sometimes the most simple signage makes the biggest impact and this pretty visual is a shining example of it. A little paint and a white board is all you need to recreate this design.
If you liked the above wedding welcome sign but want something a little bit different, swap the card out for a mesh board. It's cool, creative and so sleek.
43. Fabulous Frame
A welcome sign framed by gilded gold is the stuff of wedding dreams and this grand design makes a stunning visual. Head to your local charity shops and you'll be able to find a treasure troves of gorgeous affordable frames.
44. Magic Moment
This clear acrylic wedding welcome sign is giving the illusion that it's floating in the air and we love the dash of femininity added by the spray of roses and greenery.
45. Oh Baby
Baby's-breathe is a fail safe, floral favourite in the wedding décor world and it complements a wooden sign beautifully. We adore the addition of the ferns to add some edge to an otherwise soft look.
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46. Beautiful Balloon
A couple of balloons, a plank of wood and some white paint is all you'll need to recreate this playful sign. It'll be seriously helpful at guiding your guests to your venue if it is a little off the beaten track.
47. Double Trouble
Double the use of your wedding welcome sign by repurposing it as a guest book where friends and family can leave special messages for you. It's a great way to keep them entertained while they wait for everyone to arrive.
Show your guests which direction your ceremony and reception are in with this charming scroll that is tied to a tree. It's completely recyclable so is ideal for eco aware couples who are worried about wedding wastage.
49. Rustic Romantic
Having a whimsical woodland wedding? Garlands of flowers draped around a wooden sign make a dreamy welcome that looks like it came straight from the pages of a fairy tale.
50. Statement Sign
Get guests excited for what's to come by letting them know the party starts here! The dramatic floral display makes quite the entrance but that's why we love it!
If you’re looking for other ways to make your wedding your own then take a look at 37 ways to personalise your wedding.