18 Unique Chalkboard Wedding Sign Ideas
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. Bridal Party Champagne Toast
2. "Thank You" Entrance Sign
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.
3. Wedding Day Timeline
Make sure everybody's on the same page by scrawling your wedding day schedule on a standing chalkboard sign.
4. Ceremony Sign With the Wedding Party Names
Can't fit your wedding party in your wedding programs? Don't sweat it. Write their names on a chalkboard ceremony sign instead.
5. Calligraphed Ceremony Seating Sign
Incorporate useful instructions (like seating guidelines) into the rest of your décor by way of cute chalkboard sign messages.
6. Hand-Lettering on a Vintage DIY Chalkboard
An intricate monogram rendered in chalk will certainly impress guests.
7. Unplugged Ceremony Sign
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.
8. "Here Comes Your Girl" Aisle Sign
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.
9. Creative Guestbook and Chalkboard Sign
Don't miss out on well-wishes. Call attention to your guest book station with the help of a chalkboard sign.
10. Newlyweds' Relationship Timeline Sign
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.
11. "Love Story" Couple Moments
Or, list out your love story in one go, using chalk graphics to separate each timeline item.
12. Photo Booth Sign
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.
13. Funny Dance Floor Rules Sign
Chalkboard signs are a great way to infuse your wedding with some humor. We love decorating the dance floor with funny rules, for example.
14. Elegantly Framed Dinner Menu
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.
15. Rustic Hand-Lettered Dinner Menu
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.
16. Colorful Cocktail Menu
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.
17. Cute Wedding Favor Sign
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."
18. Rustic Gifts Sign
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.