These 25 Rustic Wedding Signs Are Perfect for Your Outdoor (or Indoor) Venue

When done right, signage is so much more than just a directional advisor.
by The Knot

When it comes to rustic weddings, the most prominent décor detail is usually nature. So supplementing Mother Nature with a few of your own organic touches such as wood, greenery and wildflowers will really bring your event to life. Rustic weddings are often (though not always) held outdoors, which can make for some confusing directions (think: trails to follow or separate ceremony and reception spaces), especially once the sun goes down and the drinks start flowing. That's where directional signage can be super helpful—but other than directionals, there are so many ways to personalize your celebration with rustic wood signs. Seriously, the options are endless: sweetheart chair décor, seating charts, aisle embellishments, chalkboard welcome signs and more. Check out the best rustic wedding signs below for inspiration.

1. Wood signs shaped like arrows point the way to the ceremony and reception sites when they're in different locations at the same venue.

rustic wood wedding sign from the ceremony to reception
Stephanie Hunter Photography

From: A Sweet, Bohemian-Inspired Wedding in White Lake, Michigan

2. How sweet is this rustic, stitched "Here Comes the Bride" flag? It's perfect for flower girls or ring bearers to hold.

Here Comes the Bride wedding ceremony flag sign

From: A Rustic Orange Wedding in Mt. Hood, Oregon

3. Turn a recycled windowpane into a rustic sign to welcome guests in style.

Rustic wedding sign idea on a windowpane
Lisa Woods Photography

4. A glass and wood sign lets people know who's who in the wedding party and ups the rustic atmostphere.

Rustic wedding ceremony sign with the wedding party names
Jen Rodriguez Photography

5. Get your guests (even more) excited for the festivities with a painted wood sign marking the "Almost There" point.

Rustic wedding sign for street directions
Diamond Eyes

From: A Bohemian DIY Wedding on Campgrounds in Sloatsburg, New York

6. Worried guests won't know where to go? That's what cute, directional wood signs are for.

Rustic wedding sign with the ceremony, reception and parking
Megan Alvarez Photography

From: A Southwest-Inspired Rustic Wedding at Lone Hawk Farm in Longmont, Colorado

7. Stack your rustic arrows on a vertical tree limb to incorporate the natural surroundings.

Rustic wedding sign with parking, spirits, games and the photobooth
Rachel Goble Photography

From: A Rustic, Fall Wedding at Long Hollow Ranch in Sisters, Oregon

8. There's something so gorgeous about white calligraphy on a simple, yet elegant, wood wedding sign.

Rustic wooden welcome sign with calligraphy for a wedding
Jessica Cooper Photography

9. Display your signature cocktail menu on a bolted wood sign with rustic print.

Rustic wedding reception cocktail sign
Lauren Fair Photography

From: A Bohemian Barn Wedding at Rodale Institute in Kutztown, Pennsylvania

10. Can I get a witness? Be as playful and personal with your wedding signs as you'd like.

Rustic wedding ceremony sign
Tailored Fit Photography

From: A DIY Bohemian Wedding at a Private Residence in Okanagan, British Columbia

11. Wood wedding signs aren't just for directions. Make your mark with a song lyric or love quote close to your heart.

Song lyric sign for a rustic wedding
Steven Michael Photography

From: A Romantic Wedding at Mildale Farm in Edgerton, Kansas

12. Speaking of love quotes, let your favorite romantic quote inspire not only the words on your wedding sign, but its design and embellishments.

Love quote sign for a rustic wedding
onelove photography

From: A Bright Vintage Glam Wedding at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs, California

13. Label your tables (like this petal and herb tossing station) with charming and elegant wood signs.


14. An indoor ceremony calls for rustic wood signage too. Communicate where people should sit (or that you couldn't care less where they do!).


15. Share your wedding hashtag on a natural, yet modern, wood wedding sign.


16. A sweetheart table backdrop decked in lush greenery gets another organic element (and becomes a natural focal point) thanks to a raised wood sign.


17. Hang your favorite couples photos, or pics of your parents and grandparents, inside a DIY wood frame.

rustic wood photo display and wedding sign


18. Need ceremony aisle décor ideas? Wood wedding signs with love quotes or Bible verses make a gorgeous, rustic statement.


19. Who else is obsessed with this cerulean tandem bike? It's perfectly rustic, especially with the addition of a wood welcome sign and a basket of flowers.

rustic wood wedding sign and blue tandem bicycle and flowers


20. Turn a vintage wood door into the ideal rustic wedding sign. Bonus points if you add a meaningful quote.


21. Wood signage definitely doesn't need to be brown, beige or black—this sunny yellow dessert table sign is all the proof you need.


22. Think outside the box for your wedding menus: Instead of individually printed menus, write your wedding courses on a large, rustic sign.


23. There's no better place for a wood wedding sign than the back (or front) of a sweetheart table.

rustic wood wedding sign for sweetheart table


24. Chalkboard and wood wedding signs are the décor gift that keeps on giving. Use them to assign seats, name the wedding party, tout your hashtag or ask guests to mute their phones.


25. Drape vines, garlands or florals over a wood wedding sign to create an overgrown and natural, yet whimsical, moment at your wedding.

rustic wood wedding sign


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