Elegant DIY Wedding Welcome Sign Ideas & Essential Elements

As you embark on your wedding journey, one thing that often gets overlooked is the importance of a wedding welcome sign. These humble signs hold immense significance in making your big day feel warm, inviting, and well-organised. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the recommended signage sizes, displaying tips, what to write on them, and even how to create your own using our elegant DIY templates. Come along as we embrace love and celebrate your special day in style.


How Big Should a Wedding Welcome Sign Be?

In essence, the size can be tailored to your preferences. An A2 size, comparable to 18”x24”, offers a noticeable presence without overshadowing an intimate setting. On the other hand, an A1 size, approximately 24”x36”, suits an average-sized wedding well.

Where to Display Your Welcome Sign?

Typically, the ideal location for your welcome sign is at the ceremony entrance, ensuring that your guests can easily spot it and appreciate its charm. You can then use it again at the reception entrance if that will be held at a different venue. Use an easel or freestanding frame for easy positioning.

Craft a Heartfelt Welcome with These Phrases

Selecting the right words for your welcome sign is crucial to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for your wedding. Choose a phrase that matches your wedding’s style and your personal preferences. You can include your names, the wedding date, or a heartfelt thank you message to your guests. If you have a particular colour scheme, integrate it into your sign. Remember, your welcome sign is one of the first things guests will see, so it should reflect your love and extend a heartfelt welcome to your guests.


  • “Welcome to the wedding of [bride’s name] and [groom’s name]"
  • “Join us as we start this beautiful journey together.”
  • “Today, two families become one. Welcome to our love story.”
  • “The adventure begins here. Thank you for being with us.”
  • “Our hearts are full of joy, and we’re thrilled you’re here to share it.”
  • “Love is our greatest adventure. Welcome to our wedding day.”
  • “With love and gratitude, we welcome you to our special day.”
  • “Today, we say ‘I do’ with love in our hearts and smiles on our faces.”
  • “As we start this new chapter, your presence means the world to us.”
  • “Our love story continues, thanks to your presence.”
  • “Together with our loved ones, we embrace the magic of this moment.”

bride and bridesmaids with the welcome sign


Gain clarity and guidance in our expert guide:

Choosing the Right Material for Your Signage

Welcome signs can be printed on various materials, including acrylic, wood, chalkboard, and mirrors. However, if you’re seeking a cost-effective and versatile option, foam board is an excellent choice. It can be laser-cut into various shapes, such as arches, waves, or rounds, providing a distinctive addition to your wedding decor.

Explore Our Elegant Welcome Sign Templates

To get you started, we’re delighted to introduce our carefully selected wedding welcome sign templates. These ready-to-use designs are here to make your stationery preparation a breeze, delivering a budget-friendly and elegant solution. Dive into the details below to discover how to easily personalise and print these templates, and explore coordinating stationery options. This approach is perfect for achieving your desired atmosphere without straining your budget.

The Graceful Arch Welcome Sign

Elevate the serene vibe of your special day with this arch welcome sign from our Autumn wedding collection. You have the option to keep it in a classic rectangular shape or get creative by transforming it into distinctive die-cut shapes using the included SVG files with the template.

arch wedding welcome sign

Crafting Rustic Wave Signage

Introduce a touch of whimsy with our wave-shaped modern rustic welcome sign. You can choose to maintain its classic rectangular shape or let your creativity flow by crafting unique die-cut shapes, thanks to the included SVG files within the template.

modern rustic wedding welcome sign

Celebrate with Your Unique Colour Palette

Elevate your event with a burst of vibrant colour and excitement through our modern welcome sign. Our templates empower you to customise the colours to align perfectly with your theme, ensuring it becomes a true reflection of your unique style.

bright modern wedding welcome sign

The Minimalist Approach

Embrace the elegance of simplicity with our minimalist welcome sign, where the subtle design makes a statement while effortlessly harmonising with your chosen wedding theme and colour palette.

minimalist wedding welcome sign

Effortless Minimal Elegance

Less is more with our minimal welcome sign, a subtle yet stylish greeting that sets the tone for your event while effortlessly brightening up the space with the chosen theme colours.

minimal wedding welcome sign template

The Magnolia Flower’s Welcome Touch

Add a dash of romance to your event with the delicate beauty of a floral sketch harmoniously combined with contemporary typography on our captivating magnolia flower welcome sign.

magnolia flower wedding welcome sign template

Transitioning from Boho to Modern

Explore a chic and contemporary update to our Boho wedding welcome sign. The template originally included Bohemian floral elements, but for this setup, they were omitted to achieve a more modern aesthetic. Additionally, the sign has been laser-cut into an arch, mirroring the style of the table menus. The creative possibilities with our templates are limitless.

modern boho wedding welcome sign template


How to Make Your Own Wedding Welcome Sign?

how to make your own wedding welcome sign template

Creating your own signage is a breeze with our user-friendly templates. Simply choose a design that resonates with your style, customise it with your details and theme colours, and voila! You have a custom sign that sets the tone for your special day. If you’re unsure about where to begin, explore our demo link in the listings to test our sign maker, accessible directly in your web browser before your purchase.

Where to Print Your Wedding Signs?

Explore our recommended list of local printers, ensuring your wedding stationery and signs receive the care they deserve. Additionally, their convenient location will help keep shipping costs to a minimum.

Achieve a Seamless Look for All Your Stationery

modern wedding stationery and signage

Every detail matters when it comes to wedding stationery. Ensure a seamless and coordinated look by selecting signage that effortlessly complements your invitations and other reception stationery. Our pre-designed templates cover all your wedding requirements, from save-the-dates and invitations with RSVP and details cards to programs, menus, and thank-you cards. This guarantees a cohesive and visually pleasing experience for your guests.

Don’t forget the significance of other essential stationery items like seating charts, place cards, and table numbers. These elements are crucial for efficient guest seating arrangements. Take your time to explore various options, and for additional inspiration and guidance, watch our instructional video on crafting high-quality DIY wedding stationery.

Wishing You Joyful Wedding Planning Ahead

We hope that this article has been a valuable source of guidance and inspiration for your wedding welcome sign. Our aim is to provide you with a cost-effective solution to craft an elegant sign, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience on your big day. To stay updated on our latest design releases, subscribe to our email list. If you need assistance with your wedding stationery or desire a custom design, please reach out to us, and we would love to create some magic together.

Happy wedding planning!

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