Decorations at your vintage wedding may consist of prim and proper Victorian-style furniture, 1950’s luggage, or heartfelt trinkets that your great-grandmother passed down to you. Whether your are going for the rustic or classic, Victorian vintage feel, custom signage used at your wedding can add the perfect touch to any vintage seating or table arrangement. Several things to consider when creating your custom vintage signs are purpose, size, medium, and calligraphy style.
How many places at your wedding will need some sort of sign? You’ll probably want a welcome sign at the entrance of your venue or perhaps multiple signs that direct guests to the entrance if the venue is a little ways off the beaten path. Other places would be at the dessert and gift tables or photo booth area if you have one.
The size of your vintage sign depends on the location. You will need a bigger sign, obviously, for welcoming guests, but smaller signs can go on tables and around other decorations that you already have set up. Use your best judgement on proportions so that your sign doesn’t look out of place.
Your medium is where you can start to get creative and crafty. The medium, or material you use for the sign, depends on the overall wedding theme. For rustic vintage ambiance, choose worn wooden boards or an old tin sign found at your favorite antique shop. Some paint and sanding can create a distressed look and this technique can be found at Anythingology. For the classic Victorian sign, ornate photo and picture frames are perfect for this or you can use old window panes as a see-through canvas.
At last, the style of calligraphy you use can set the tone and make your sign pop. Scroll writing is trendy and conveys elegance and old-world charm, yet bold, upper-case lettering is better for 1900s vintage signage. There are many sites with different fonts that you can choose from to make stencils or if you are more daring, free-style it!