Offer guests visual cues and clues with these rustic signs
Signs are a necessity, especially if your wedding is going down at a sprawling country venue. From keeping your guests off the phone at an unplugged ceremony to letting them know about signature cocktails at the bar, these signs look beautiful and are surprisingly easy to make.
DIY Rustic Sign
Wood, cut to size and stained or painted in color of preference
Computer or device with word processing and printer
Paint pen or sharpie
PROCESS: LEAD TRANSFER METHOD
1. Decide what you want your sign to say and choose a font (or two or three).
2. Paying particular attention to the size of your sign, type the words into a word program and print them out. For larger signs, your letters will need to be larger, so you may have to print multiple pages.
3. Using your pencil, color over the back side of each page where the words are present. Keep in mind that the pencil lead needs to be thick enough to transfer onto your sign.
4. With the text facing up, place your sheet (or sheets) of paper on the sign and use painter’s tape to secure.
5. Using your pen, trace the outline of each word. As you go, check to make sure lead is transferring. If it’s not, try swapping out your pen. If your lead layer isn’t thick enough, you may have to add a few more coats.
6. Once you have all of the text outlined, remove the paper. Using the pencil lines as a guide, outline each letter with your paint pen. Then, fill the letters in.
Signs to consider
If you want guests to share photos, tell them how and make sure to mention your hashtag.
Where to sit
Remind them that your ceremony is unplugged.
Let them know what’s on the menu.
Where to put the cards and gifts
Schedule of events