5 Wedding Signs You Can’t Miss!

There are a lot of signs that point to what your wedding will look and feel like. Even signs of love from your significant other. And of course the signs we don’t want to see when trying to seat everyone in harmony at the reception… However, we’re talking about actual signs!

Signage at weddings have become a fun way to personalize your big day, and we can’t stop gushing over our favorite Pinterest finds, because let’s face it, besides this blog, ;), Pinterest is the mecca for wedding inspiration. And so, here are 5 Wedding “Signs” we love…

1. “Down-the-Aisle” Signs

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Every little girl or boy would love to have a fun job to do besides the traditional petal throwing or ring-bearing. ¬†A “Here Comes The Love of Your Life” sign absolutely melts our hearts. It will trigger many “oohs and ahhs” as your guests await your big arrival. Also, if it fits into your theme, how could you resist these little cowboy boots??? Absolutely charming!

Here are a great “Set of 2” signs for the ceremony found on our website. The “Here comes the Bride” sign for the ceremony entrance an the “Just Married’ sign for the exit:

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2. Initial or Monogram Signs

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As long as you keep your distance and don’t actually walk under the rustic ladder, you’ll be safe from the wrath of the superstitious. This is perfect for a barn wedding or any type of classic vintage theme. The initials give it a touch of custom, plus I don’t know about you, but after the wedding, this would double as the best corner in my house because I would have it as part of my home decor. Another great idea if you want it to be more than just an ode to your names, it’s a great place to house your escort cards. They can be placed on the steps around the details of the decor and guests can walk up and find their table number.

3. Direction Signs:

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If there’s a bit of confusion or a little bit of a hike to get to your reception after the ceremony or to the ceremony upon arrival, instead of letting your guests wander the streets or the halls of your venue, place fun personalized signs that will help guide them. Along the way, to make it fun you can also setup¬†a small area where they can stop and take a few snaps on a fun background next to your sign. Sort of like a walk-thru photo booth so the momentum for what’s to come stays alive during every part of your day.

These vintage directional signs are a great recommendation and can be purchased right on our website:

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4. Guest Signs

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This idea is another that doubles and even triples in functionality. Besides playing the role of decor, it also is a way to customize by providing your namesake during the event and now you can even ask your guests to write well wishes to cherish forever. Win, Win and Win.

Planning a rustic or vintage theme? This wooden signature that can be personalized and ordered right on our website would be perfect for your day!

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5. Social Signs

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Even if you’ve tried to stay away from social media, you’re really going to lose your battle. So instead of trying to beat them, join them and collect all your snaps from your day from everyone who attended! Create a fun hashtag that can incorporate your name, the location of the wedding, a fun and catchy play on names or wedding sayings. Virtually anything will work, just make sure that you find one that doesn’t already have images from others tagged to it. The key is to be as creative as possible while tying back to the theme of the wedding in some way. Also try and keep them as short and easy to remember as possible. You’ll want as many images tagged as you can get. Having snapping!

And talking about “snapping”, check-out this personalized photo-booth sign that can be customized and ordered right on our website!

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Having these signs at an event will sure up-the-ante. In the “Internet Age” there’s no reason to simply have personalized napkins, there’s so many other ways to spice it up and customize your day. Get creative and share your ideas with us, we’d love to hear from you! Of course, if you are looking for more ideas, you can come and visit us, Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors in person in our Hicksville, Long Island office showroom, as we offer many accessories and goodies for your wedding day to make it as unique as can be!

HOT WEDDING TRENDS 2012: Rustic, Opulent and Romantic!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a great holiday season ūüėČ Congratulations to you if you were engaged over the holidays!! Whether you are newly engaged and looking for ideas, or already engaged and have a wedding fast approaching, Yvonne (me…lol) has the latest in HOT trends in-store for this year! In this blog post we focus on 3 trends we are seeing at shows, recent events and all over the internet: ¬†Rustic, Opulent & Romantic!


Back to Basics…
Rustic is a keyword in style this year, meaning going back to¬†simplicity, going back to the heartland…making use of materials such as burlap, twine, raffia, wood and bamboo. Take a look at these pictures I picked up throughout the internet showing the use of these simple materials in various wedding elements, from twine tied around a bouquet of flowers to burlap on a wedding cake.

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Here is an example of a very practical favor that we offer on our website that can easily blend in to this rustic theme. It is a natural bamboo set of coasters that is eco-friendly. It comes tied in raffia with a tag included. These are as low as $1.50 per a favor set of 4 coasters and fits in perfectly into this “back-to-basics” theme.¬†
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Simplicity goes a long way…
The irony in this rustic trend is that it is also seen combined with¬†opposite¬†touches of opulence and riches such as rhinestones, sequins and crystal. Here is another picture I picked up from the web. It features an elegant setting with simple white chairs in burlap sashes, alongside a table adorned in rhinestone-accented candles. Again, simplicity mixed with opulence with just the right touches…goes a long way in 2012!¬†
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Crystal and Chandeliers…
Speaking of crystal…chandeliers and sequin embellishments also happen to be very big in 2012. We see lots of crystal touches, especially with the use of chandeliers throughout, ¬†such as in this elegant table setting below. Whether you use real or faux¬†crystal¬†touches, the look and feel opulence is prevalent.
This theme is also seen in other details such as favors, completing the glamour of the day. Look at this elegant crystal votive holder that we offer here, on Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors. As low as $3.50 per favor, this multi-faceted votive holder, will shine brilliantly on your tables!
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Silhouettes¬†of crystal chandeliers are seen throughout invitations and in favors. This is just one of the invitations carried on our Yvonne’s Invitations & Favors website, fittingly called “Fancy Chandelier.” This is a shimmery invitation in gold which creates the feel of richness.¬†
Here is one of our chandelier-themed favors, which is personally one of my favorites. Mirror-glassed coasters are not just practical favors but can also serve to light up every reception table with their reflection, in the way they are openly packaged.
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Romance through Lace…
Romance is seen this year in a way it has not been seen in recent years. It is the big dream of fairy-tale romance that accentuated this year with lots and lots of lace, ruffles,¬†scalloped¬†decor. We hear the words “Royalty”, “Victorian”, “Dramatic” and “Fairy-tale” used to¬†describe¬†wedding fashion, especially this year.¬†
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To create this feel from the very beginning, send out¬†extravagant¬†invitations such as this one we carry below, called “Vintage Gold.”¬†This invitation with its gold-shimmer touches will set the perfect tone for your romantic or vintage wedding.¬†
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For more information on how to create any of these looks for your wedding or next event, whether big or small, please contact Yvonne at invitationsbyyvonne@gmail.com