(Closed) Where & what do I need signs for at the reception.

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

It’s all up to you.

Most of it is optional, but off the top of my head:

Card box, memorial table, guestbook, favors, menu, bathroom baskets.

Post # 4
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

there are many ways you could go overboard with this but also make none and things would still happen.

  • wedding this way (those cute rustic arrow pointing signs) if the parking lot is far from front door or confusing
  • programs (or have someone hand them out)
  • please sign guestbook
  • sign for bar drinks – people always want know whats available when they get to the bar!
  • signs to bathrooms -only if they’re hidden or confusing
  • photobooth
  • exit w/time- sparklers etc.

Post # 5
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think Rgeddy gave you a good list. The only other thing I would add would be signs for the bathroom baskets (if you’re having them).

Post # 7
4485 posts
Honey bee

If you are having a buffet, make signs for each menu option to list what it is. Not everything is identifiable on sight. Also, for your bar, make a list of all available choices. If you are having a card box (that is shaped like anything: stack of presents, birdcage, etc), then you need some way to identify that is what it is for. You would be surprised at how many weddings have a simple basket and those same guests would not know what to do with a birdcage or stack of boxes. Honestly, beyond that, signs are not needed for anything, nor will guests be confused if there are no signs.

Post # 8
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We are doing a lot of signs: Here is my list so far:

The are basic signs that are being done by our calligrapher, we have other signs, for bathroom basket, and what the candy is at the buffet too. 

Reserved for

Mother of the Bride


Reserved for

Father of the Bride


Reserved for

Grandmother of the Bride


Reserved for

Grandfather of the Bride


Reserved for

Mother of the Groom


Reserved for

Father of the Groom


Reserved for

Grandmother of the Groom


6 signs that say

Reserved for Family


The Bridal Suite


The Groom’s Room


Just Married, Do No Disturb






Mr. (for our chairs at reception)


Mrs. (for our chairs at reception)


Love is Sweet (candy buffet)


Thank You (one word on each card)(for a photo opt)


4 signs that say

Wedding (to direct from parking lot)


Guest Book


Please take your seat (escort card table


Please take one (for tissue packets)

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