18 Unique Chalkboard Wedding Sign Ideas

Add a bit of chalkboard charm to your celebration.
by Andrea Fowler & Emily Platt

Signage might not be the first detail you think about when it comes to your wedding décor, but it's a great opportunity to add a personal touch to different areas of your space. A hand-lettered welcome sign that lays out the schedule of the day, for example, can be customized with a monogram, logo or your wedding date—and it's helpful for guests. The same applies to signage for your menu, photo booth area or wedding favor table.
While there are plenty of options out there—from neon signs to banners—we love wedding chalkboard signs because they literally offer a blank slate. If you consider yourself the crafty type and want to DIY your own version, go for it. Or you could pick up a few affordable signs and hire a calligrapher to art them with seriously impressive hand-lettering. Get inspired by our 18 favorite wedding chalkboard ideas below.

  1. 1. Bridal Party Champagne Toast

    Chalkboard champagne toast sign in the bridal suite
    onelove photography

    Start the wedding day off with an encouraging chalkboard sign in your getting-ready room. An ornately framed one will look lovely on a bar cart stocked with elegant toasting glasses.

    From: A Romantic, Natural Wedding at the Loft on Pine in Long Beach, California

  2. 2. "Thank You" Entrance Sign

    Hand-lettered wedding chalkboard "thank you" sign
    Rachel Red Photography

    It's never too early to thank your guests for attending your wedding day. Write words of gratitude on a large chalkboard easel they'll see when they enter your venue.

    From: A Rustic Vintage Wedding at the Farm, A Gathering Place in Candler, North Carolina

  3. 3. Wedding Day Timeline

    Wedding chalkboard sign with the ceremony and reception schedule
    Loreto Caceres Photography

    Make sure everybody's on the same page by scrawling your wedding day schedule on a standing chalkboard sign.

    From: A Glam Park Wedding at Boathouse in Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York

  4. 4. Ceremony Sign With the Wedding Party Names

    Wedding ceremony sign with the wedding party and family names
    Sharon Nicole Photography

    Can't fit your wedding party in your wedding programs? Don't sweat it. Write their names on a chalkboard ceremony sign instead.

    From: An Organic, Fall-Inspired Wedding at the Gallery in Houston, Texas

  5. 5. Calligraphed Ceremony Seating Sign

    Calligraphed chalkboard wedding sign for ceremony seating
    We Are The Mitchells

    Incorporate useful instructions (like seating guidelines) into the rest of your décor by way of cute chalkboard sign messages.

    From: A Country-Chic Wedding at Powel Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida

  6. 6. Hand-Lettering on a Vintage DIY Chalkboard

    Pretty hand-lettering on a vintage chalkboard
    Kaylina Norton Photography

    An intricate monogram rendered in chalk will certainly impress guests.

    From: An Urban, Rustic Wedding at Via Vecchia Winery in Columbus, Ohio

  7. 7. Unplugged Ceremony Sign

    Unplugged ceremony chalkboard wedding sign
    Limelight Photography

    Cell phone separation anxiety is real, so the sweeter you enforce an unplugged ceremony, the better. Try explaining the decision with a lighthearted message scrawled on a chalkboard sign.

    From: A Refined Rustic Wedding at Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida

  8. 8. "Here Comes Your Girl" Aisle Sign

    Cute ring bearer chalkboard wedding sign
    NYK + Cali Photography

    Ring bearers and flower girls don't actually have to carry rings or flowers. One alternative is to give them chalkboard signs that introduce the bride.

    From: A Rustic Southern Wedding at Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee

  9. 9. Creative Guestbook and Chalkboard Sign

    Creative wedding guestbook idea with a chalkboard sign
    Elizabeth Henson Photography

    Don't miss out on well-wishes. Call attention to your guest book station with the help of a chalkboard sign.

    From: A Relaxed, Rustic Wedding at Back Bay Farms in Virginia Beach, Virginia

  10. 10. Newlyweds' Relationship Timeline Sign

    Chalkboard wedding sign with the couple's relationship timeline
    Katie Lindgren Photography

    Guests love to know what led up to "I do," so fill them in with a rundown of your relationship. If you can't find a segmented sign like this one, try writing each milestone on a different mini chalkboard and then displaying them in order.

    From: A Vintage-Inspired Barn Wedding on a Family Farm in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa

  11. 11. "Love Story" Couple Moments

    Chalkboard wedding sign with the couple's love story timeline
    Clint Brewer | Photo

    Or, list out your love story in one go, using chalk graphics to separate each timeline item.

    From: A Country Chic Wedding at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas

  12. 12. Photo Booth Sign

    Fun chalkboard wedding sign for a photo booth
    Lauren Fair Photography

    If you've paid for a photo booth, it should get its fair use. Point guests in the right direction with a chalkboard that labels the space. Pair it with a light-up arrow, like the one shown here, or simply choose an arrow-shaped sign.

    From: A Classic Spring Wedding at Stock's Manor in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

  13. 13. Funny Dance Floor Rules Sign

    Funny chalkboard wedding sign with dance floor rules
    Dan and Melissa Photography

    Chalkboard signs are a great way to infuse your wedding with some humor. We love decorating the dance floor with funny rules, for example.

    From: A Natural Wedding at Crooked Creek Ranch in Leelanau County, Michigan

  14. 14. Elegantly Framed Dinner Menu

    Elegantly framed chalkboard sign with a wedding dinner menu
    Magnolia Photography

    Save paper and display your reception menu on signage. If you're having a buffet, you can also label each type of food with a small chalkboard sign.

    From: A Rustic Vineyard Wedding at Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia

  15. 15. Rustic Hand-Lettered Dinner Menu

    Wedding chalkboard sign with hand-lettered dinner menu
    Vness Photography

    If you go the menu route, make sure your chalkboards' designs reflect the style of food being served. Signs with fancy metal frames work well for a formal meal, while simple wooden frames complement casual fare.

    From: A Pastel Wedding at Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Virginia

  16. 16. Colorful Cocktail Menu

    Colorful chalkboard cocktail menu
    Studio Finch Photography

    Whatever type of wedding chalkboard sign you choose, remember that the writing doesn't have to be white. Colorful chalk really pops, as shown on this wedding bar sign.

    From: A Rustic, Romantic Wedding at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

  17. 17. Cute Wedding Favor Sign

    Chalkboard wedding favor sign for colorful scarf favors
    Rebecca Barger Photography | Natural Style Images

    Punny wedding quotes are always popular, especially when they're tied into a specific detail. For example, display pashmina favors alongside a chalkboard sign that reads, "To have and to hold in case you get cold."

    From: An International, Garden-Inspired Wedding at the Old Mill in Rose Valley, Pennsylvania

  18. 18. Rustic Gifts Sign

    Rustic chalkboard wedding sign for gifts and cards
    Brittrene Photography

    Don't put guests in the awkward position of wondering where to leave the gift they brought. An easy way to designate a drop-off area is by clipping a chalkboard sign onto a decorative basket or table where presents can be stored.

    From: A Rustic Woodland Wedding With a Bohemian Twist at Huddart Park in Woodside, California

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