Too much signage?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Has the 'cute signage' trend has jumped the shark?
    No, I think it's darling! : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Some signage is OK with me. : (24 votes)
    36 %
    It's gone from inspired to tired. : (38 votes)
    57 %
  • Post # 2
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    9226 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I think it is getting that way. It will probably peter out over the next couple of years or so.

    Post # 3
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    225 posts
    Helper bee

    It is SO overdone, thanks to Pinterest. I think traditional weddings and wedding decor are going to make a huge comeback as brides become more ‘pinned-out’. 

    Post # 4
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Tincangirl:  IMO it should never have become a trend. Something interesting at one person’s wedding to make it stand out is cute. When you can buy them on Etsy it’s no longer interesting. 

    Post # 5
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    371 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2000

    Tincangirl:  If it goes away, I hope it takes god-awful poems with it (for elopement announcements, wishing wells, etc.). Okay, in reality I’m very much “do what you want”, but I do roll my eyes inwardly at the lot of them. 

    Post # 6
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I think some are okay – like the pick a seat not a side thing. Would I have it? No. But I wouldn’t roll my eyes at someone who does.

    The signs I really don’t like is the “just wait until you see her!” signs that the bridesmaid’s hold. I just think it’s a little bit self-absorbed.

    Post # 7
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    576 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I dont think it’s the signs themselves that bother me. It’s a) the horrid poems and b) that there’s a total lack of creativity and meaning to the individual couples in the wording.

    Post # 8
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    6506 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think I have ever seen any signs like this at a wedding (even the weddings I attended last year).

    I do think the ones I have seen on pinterest are weird though- the whole ‘pick a seat and not a side thing’ makes it sound like the family has been fighting or something. I will pick a side because if I know the bride, I will likely know people on the bride’s ‘side’ and would like to sit with them.

     

    Post # 9
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    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I also think the pick a seat not a side sign is acceptable bec it actually serves a purpose. I also like the Mr and Mrs signs for chair backs. That’s where I draw the line. I cant stand the pointless here comes the bride or oh so clever last chance to run signs. Ugh. I also really don’t like the chalkboard or arrow signs pointing to food dance and toilets, etc. Less is more in my opinion.

    Post # 9
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    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    double post

    Post # 11
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    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I thought it was cute at first. Now I’m very much over it and generally dislike them. I still like the ones with arrows pointing to where different activities are – IF it fits the venue and atmosphere. But most of the cutesy poem ones are so overdone. And yes, I have seen them at real weddings!

    Post # 12
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    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I was at a wedding a couple of months ago where there were signs galore and all I thought of was how much time the bride must have spent on Pinterest to get her ideas.  I think signage is overdone to the point where I find it annoying. The cutesy poems have got to go too.  Not a fan either.

    Post # 13
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    42510 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Tincangirl:  I think the vast majority of people don’t read wedding blogs or look up “wedding” on Pinterest and have likely never seen any of these things.

    Brides who are planning a wedding are seeing the world from a different perspective.

    Post # 14
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    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I have no problem with a sign that genuinely serves a purpose.  IE, if the reception is 5 minute walk away and out of sight, then I appreciate a sign clearly showing me the way.  I also love a visible toilet sign!!  I hate signs which serve no purpose though, or generic poems which have been repeated to death.  We will have several signs due to renting out a whole 20 Acre property for the weekend, but they will be plain wooden signs with the necessary words on them.  They are not a feature.

    Post # 15
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    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m entirely over it. It doesn’t help that, as a family, we have a wicked tendency to want to alter unecessary signage so we tend to have to sit on our hands when in the presence of too many signs!

    As for rude requests coached as “cute poems”, no thanks! If you want to ask for cash or for your guests to fund your honeymoon then have the courage to ask outright. Don’t stick me with a piece of crap poetry!

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