A Bride’s Guide To DIY Wedding Welcome Signs

A wedding welcome sign is a great way to welcome your guests and make them feel like they are part of your special day. If you’re looking to save money or simply enjoy DIY projects, making your own welcome sign is a fun and affordable way to spice up your wedding day decor.

In this guide, we'll be answering the most common questions couples have about wedding welcome signs, as well as teaching you the best way to create your own.

  • What Is A Wedding Welcome Sign?
  • What Are Wedding Welcome Signs Made Of?
  • What To Write On A Wedding Welcome Sign
  • How To Make A Wedding Welcome Sign
  • What Is A Good Size For A Wedding Welcome Sign?
  • How Much Does A Wedding Welcome Sign Cost?
  • Do I Need A Wedding Welcome Sign?

Without further ado, let’s get started!

Wedding Welcome Sign

What Is A Wedding Welcome Sign?

A wedding welcome sign is used to welcome guests to a wedding and is typically placed on an easel at the entrance of a wedding venue. Wedding welcome signs are personalized and generally contain the names of the bride and groom, as well as any other information a couple would like to include (date, name of the wedding venue etc.). Welcome signs will usually match the theme and style of a wedding and are used to add style and decoration to a wedding day.


What Are Wedding Welcome Signs Made Of?

While the material used to make a wedding welcome sign is up to personal preference, popular materials that couples go for include acrylic, wood, chalkboard or mirror.

Acrylic is the go-to choice for many couples these days and is perfect for modern, classic or traditional weddings. Wood is an excellent choice for rustic or country themed weddings. Metal welcome signs look great when paired with industrial decor. Mirrors are ideal for a more formal or elegant wedding

Acrylic Sheet


What To Write On A Wedding Welcome Sign

There are a number of things you can write on your wedding welcome sign but as a minimum, it should contain the names of the bride and groom and a short welcome message (eg. “Welcome” or “Welcome To The Wedding Of”).

Other things you may wish to consider include:

  • Date
  • Name of your venue
  • Suburb of your venue
  • A short message (eg. “We’re So Glad You’re Here”)
  • A pun or wordplay (eg. “The Party Starts Here”)

How To Make A Wedding Welcome Sign

Step 1: Acquire Sign Materials

To make your own wedding welcome sign, the first step is to acquire the right materials. You will need a large piece of thin but solid material such as acrylic, plastic, wood or metal. If you’re looking to handwrite onto the sign, you will need a thick pen or texta. If you have access to an electronic craft machine like a Cricut, feel free to use this machine to create your text.

Step 2: Design Welcome Sign

Now that you have your welcome sign materials and supplies, it’s time to start designing. You can either sketch, handwrite or use software like Canva, Photoshop or Illustrator to design your sign. If you’re looking for some wedding sign inspiration, we recommend browsing on Etsy.

Step 3: Print, Write Or Trace Text

Next, print out any design elements you need printed. If you are tracing, stick your design to the back side of your sign using tape. If you are using a Cricut machine, cut out your text and prepare to stick it onto your sign.

Step 4: Assemble Sign

Whether you’re tracing, drawing or sticking text onto your sign, it’s time to assemble your sign. Remember to clean your sign with a cloth and spray before you add anything to it.



What Is A Good Size For A Wedding Welcome Sign?

The average size of a wedding welcome sign is 59.4cm x 84.1cm (A1) or 42.0cm x 59.4cm (A2). When selecting a size for your wedding welcome size, make sure to consider the size, layout and setting of your venue, your budget and your personal preference.

If your wedding is going to be outdoors with a lot of space, think about having a larger, eye-catching sign. On the other hand, if you are hosting a smaller wedding at a smaller venue, consider a sign of a smaller size.

A1 vs. A2

How Much Does A Wedding Welcome Sign Cost?

Creating a wedding welcome sign yourself may cost you between $50-$100 while purchasing one online from websites such as Etsy may cost you between $150-$300. The cost of a wedding welcome sign will depend on who it is created by and what material it is made of, as well as the size and design of the sign.



Do I Need A Wedding Welcome Sign?

Having a wedding welcome sign depends on what works for you and your partner, as well as what fits into your overall decorating scheme. If you’re excited by the idea of purchasing or creating your own welcome sign then by all means go ahead! You can be sure your guests will enjoy the day whether you have a welcome sign or not.



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