Wedding Planning Tips from The Signage Experts at High Oak & Co.
It's all in the small details, isn't it?! And when it comes to wedding signs, we know the basics, but we are no experts here at Belle The Magazine. So I reached out to the signage gurus at High Oak & Co. to give us the best tips on finding the right wedding signs for your big day. Chelsea, co-owner of High Oak & Co. is sharing with us EVERYTHING you need to know about picking the perfect signage for your celebration. Read Chelsea's tips below…
After all of the logistics of the wedding are sorted and planned out, it’s time to look at the smaller details that make a huge impact on the day of. Thoughtful planning and communication when hosting any event is the make-or-break for a truly enjoyable celebration, and wedding signs help do just that!
By assisting your guests through clear and simple signage, you are setting the “We are taking care of you today! Thank you for being here!” tone for your wedding. So our friends from High Oak & Co. are sharing their top 5 essential wedding signs for anyone hosting a celebration for their loved ones.
If you’re getting married in a wide-open outdoor space or a multi-functional venue, let your guests know where to go with arrow signs! These are especially essential for locations that are a bit tricky to find via GPS or just aren’t familiar to your loved ones. Make it as stress-free as possible before your guests even arrive! Getting married at a historic venue where you aren’t able to hammer a sign into the ground? Grab a large chic garden plant pot, fill with coarse sand, top with small rocks, and “plant” your arrow sign inside of it. Easy to move and remove for the event without any damage! There are several ways to point people in the right direction.
Lastly, make sure to include your wedding hashtag in your welcome sign to remind all your guests to include your tag when they post throughout the event!
WELCOME WEDDING SIGN
The moment your guests arrive, let them know they are in the right spot with a wedding welcome sign. This also serves as a little greeting from you since you won’t be able to greet them yourself as you’re kind of busy getting ready for the ceremony! Welcome signs should generally be larger than your other signage and be clearly situated so there is no doubt where the I Do’s are happening.
Good communication is essential on a wedding day, so for flawless crowd management, give every reception table a name or number to help your guests and catering staff know where they will go. No matter if you’re doing assigned seating or not, table numbers are especially helpful for special dietary guests, guests with sensitive medical issues, or anyone who might require special attention throughout the night.
RESERVED WEDDING SIGNAGE
At most every wedding, there is always a row or a chair reserved for the couple’s family, closest loved ones, or those actively participating in the ceremony. Help those VIPs know where to go and that you have saved space for them with a freestanding or hanging Reserved sign. After the ceremony, upcycle this same sign at the reception!
COUPLE’S TABLE DECOR
Okay, while it’s not technically essential, we love when couples designate their sweetheart table with chair signs, tabletop signs, greenery, or anything else to make them feel like the hosts for the evening. It helps separate the everyday from the special day and makes for some great photo moments as you toast in celebration!
WEDDING SIGNS FOR COUPLE'S CHAIRS
WEDDING SIGNS FOR COUPLE'S TABLE
ABOUT HIGH OAK & CO.
Based in West Sussex, England, Robert and Chelsea started their eco-conscious and inclusive wedding signage shop, High Oak & Co., in July 2020. With a bit of American can-do spirit, British ingenuity, and a furry sidekick named Miss Pickles Barrington, they love to create signs to help couples celebrate all over the world. You can get to know them more on their shop website: www.highoakandco.com