Welcome to Throw-Back Thursday! With wedding season quickly approaching, I thought I’d share a few ideas we used at my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding last year. Actually, it was in the Fall of 2017! Time flies… Come see how we used frames as signs at the wedding and reception!
The minute our son announced his engagement to his long time love, everyone involved was thrilled and filled with anticipation! We all wanted the wedding to be a beautiful and memorable event, so we all set about trying to find ways to personalize the wedding and festivities and make them unique. One way to personalize the reception was by using custom signs. My talented younger sister, Stephanie, volunteered to make the signs (using her Cricut machine) as a wedding gift to the engaged couple. I sent her pictures of the signs I thought would be appropriate and ran them by my son and his fiancé, such as this one I found on Pinterest.
I found several of these beautiful and ornate frames at an antique store for $8 each. They are not actually antiques, but I loved the look of them. I knew they would be perfect for the wedding festivities since their accent color was gold. The frames were missing the glass which was easily remedied by purchasing 8 x 10 pieces of clear glass at Michael’s for around $5 each. These frames turned out to be a good investment. Not only did we use them at my son’s wedding, but my niece borrowed them for her wedding this past September. I bought black easels to hold the frames. Aren’t they pretty?
Once the frames were ready to go, Stephanie made the signs. She did such a great job finding just the right fonts and style and then personalizing them for Chase and Brie. She mailed the signs to me and I put them in the frames. Teamwork!
Some of the signs were for information or directional purposes, such as an invitation to take a hankie. We purchased vintage white handkerchiefs and gave them out prior to the wedding ceremony. (We needed them!)
In this case, the sign directed guests to sign a guest globe, which was used instead of a guest book. (This photo courtesy of Libby Hansen Smith, our sweet former neighbor and friend.)
On the night of his proposal, my son promised his fiancé, “we will travel the world together.” The globe was fitting since they both love to travel and have already put quite a few miles under their belts. And they have a fun keepsake from the wedding!
This sign invited guests to please take a “key” which is also a bottle opener, as a thank you for being a part of their special day. This is an actual picture taken the day of the wedding, so the picture is a bit blurry.
This is a better picture, so you can see the details. (Great job, Steph!)
At my niece’s reception, they used one of the frames as a dessert menu.
I got the idea for these signs on Pinterest and Stephanie duplicated them using one of her fonts. We put them in the men’s and ladies’ bathrooms, respectively.
Frames and signs, of any size or shape can help personalize that special day. Signs can point to the direction of the ceremony or reception, provide the menu or instructions on activities. The sky is the limit! Thanks to the talents of my sister Stephanie, the cost of our signs was minimal. If you have a wedding coming up, be sure to check out these and other ways to put your own personal spin on the festivities. Some Etsy sites will custom make signs similar to these for a fee, but if you know how to use a Cricut machine, then these should be a snap for you!
Thank you for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’ll share a special new addition to our powder room! Hint: It’s not a chandelier, but still pretty. Let’s chat tomorrow? Until then! xox Dell