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20+ Most Creative Wedding Chalkboard Signs

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Emma Arendoski

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Do you love the look of wedding chalkboard signs but need fresh inspiration? You’ve come to the right place! Using a chalkboard sign at your wedding is an easy and inexpensive way to add whimsical decor to your ceremony or reception. You can use a chalkboard to mark the entrance way of your beach wedding (so people know they’re in the right place) or as a marker on a long driveway so guests know they’re almost there. A chalkboard can also be used as a seating chart, as a sign for wedding favors, bar menu, or even a schedule of events. I love the use of a chalkboard as an action-packed invite for guests: tell them to sit anywhere (no seating chart), ask them to strike a pose in your photo booth, or as a way to introduce your Instagram hashtag for photo sharing. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up twenty-five wedding chalkboard signs for your big day. Plus, we’re sharing a helpful tip on how to make your wedding chalkboard really POP. Also, you can shop pretty signage here in our handmade Marketplace. Enjoy!

A Helpful Tip

To make your chalkboard pop, use colorful chalk markers. Regular chalk is okay, but it’s really hard to make clean lines and drawings. Plus, it is too easy to wipe away (even if you barely rub it). To keep your chalkboard looking great all night long, we recommend using Chalk This Way because we’ve tried them ourselves and they work great! Plus, they’re easy to use… it’s just like using a pen. Oh and it makes your work look professional, even if you’re just a chalk drawing beginner… like me!

Okay, on to the inspiration!

Wedding Chalkboard Signs: 20+ Most Creative Ideas

This is a collection of some of our favorite wedding chalkboard signs. To be honest, it’s hard to pick the best of all of these… but that ‘It Was Always You‘ just makes my heart melt.

it was always you – harwell photography via southern weddings

together is a beautiful place to be – photo: laura leslie via style me pretty | can i get a witness? – photo: kay english via southern weddings

going to be a bergman – via

And this ‘Can I Get a Witness‘ sign makes me smile!

your glass for the night – via pinterest | be you friend of bride or friend of groom – photo: amanda mckinnon via style me pretty

wedding chalkboard signs - beautiful bride handsome groom booze food and bad dance moves

beautiful bride, handsome groom – photo: jill tiongco ia style me pretty

beer & wine list on wood slab – via | welcome sign / cocktail hour / we don’t / dinner, dancing – photo: two sticks studios via the bridal detective

sara & robert ceremony sign – via | m & c ‘our wedding’ sign – via chirology | wet your whistle – hipsterhappy

lauren & cody – peaches & ink shop | mina & mark seating chart – via

please sign our guest book heart sign – via hope & fancy | megan & david mason jar chalkboard – the hipster housewife

shake it like a polaroid picture – via | how bridesmaids met the bride – via | list of wedding events + times – photo: i heart weddings via wedding chicks

grab a prop, strike a pose – via chalk full of love

sparkler send off – photo: sharalee prang photography via style me pretty | now serving his & her signature cocktails sign – via etsy, but unfortunately listing is gone :(

succulent wedding favors sign – photo: mirelle carmichael via frosted petticoat | our love story chalkboard – via

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Personalized Wedding Cornhole Board >>Photo of the Day

One of the most fun parts of your wedding is showing off your personalized details. It’s wonderful to show off the things the both of you love. In Vicki and Tim’s recent real wedding, they had these custom wedding cornhole boards. Vicki painted the boards, writing “Love” on one in a sculpture design and their initials on the other. The bean bags were customized for Vicki and Tim with a pair of lips and a mustache. Since they met playing football, she added a football in the “O” on the board. It’s a cute personal detail! Excited about personalizing your wedding details? Let us hear your ideas!

Wedding Cornhole Board

bride and grooms personalized wedding cornhole board

Photo by BG Productions Photography and Videography. Check out more real wedding inspiration from our past wedding features!

8 Real Wedding Details You’ll Want to Steal

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Hi, there. One of our goals at Emmaline Bride is to show you real wedding details you can actually do. As in, real wedding details that are totally attainable, easy-to-find and can be done yourself (without driving you crazy). In this feature, you’ll find eight real wedding details you will want to steal + use for your own big day, including a darling bridesmaid dress, a help-yourself beverage station, stay warm basket, and more. I know your time is valuable, so I’m keeping it to eight.

But by now you know me enough to know that, if you let me, I would share eighty. As Sweet Georgia Brown would tell ya, ain’t nobody got time for that.

So, here are the totally gorgeous handpicked wedding details I’ve discovered.

And you are going to want to steal each one.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Real Wedding Details to Steal: Laura & Josh

1. These incredibly cute bridesmaid dresses.

I’ve never seen a wedding where the bridesmaids looked so darn stylish. Wear-again? Absolutely. Those Peter Pan collars are so cute.

pink bridemaid dresses

Finally, a bridesmaid dress that doesn’t look like your typical dress.

2. These milk bottles + lemonade container + mojitos bar.

And those straws. I’ve seen countless other beverage bars, but this one looks so appealing.

Or maybe I’m just thirsty.

Either way, those straws look oh-so-cute in milk bottles, the mason jar’s younger, sassier kid sister.

3. Keep Warm Blanket Basket

The idea of a blanket basket for guests to grab if they get chilly is not a new one. However, it’s all about the way you put it all together. The basket has to look inviting, the blankets must look cozy, and it has to be pulled together in such a way that guests feel like they really can help themselves. This one is perfect.

keep warm flannel blankets

And, plaid fleece? Get out. My fall favorite.

4. Late Night… Chocolate

At first glance, you see a delightful wedding reception table setting. Look closely and you’ll see… why, yes, a late night chocolate candy.

I love this because it’s the fun of a wedding favor, but one that guests don’t feel obligated to take home. Instead, they enjoy it at your wedding as a late snack, on a quick break from the dance floor during We Are Family while sipping on white wine. You know, just in time for the hustle. Or maybe that’s just me.

late night chocolate favor on wedding reception table

5. Taper Candles

I love the vintage touch of the silver candelabras and taper candles, scatted along the table in larger pairings and single tapers. This is a beautiful alternative to full floral centerpieces and works especially well for long reception tables.

candleabras with taper candles

6. Soft, Billowy Draped Ceiling

To soften any look, white billowy curtains will do the trick. The drapery in this wedding brought such a soft elegance to its decor.

soft billowy curtains ceiling wedding reception

7. Petals Strewn to One Side of the Aisle

Instead of petals strewn down the center, they put them just along the side.

petals strewn to one side of the aisle

8. Modern, Elegant Wedding Cake

This two-tiered cake is a thing of beauty. And, that pedestal stand is a must!

small two tiered white wedding cake modern

white cake on pedestal stand

sources //

spotted via the lane
photos by jemma keech
bridesmaid dresses via asos
cake by hello naomi
wedding planning / styling: all by THE BRIDE (!) – who, might we add, did an awesome job


So, what do you think of these real wedding details? Which one is your favorite? Dish.

Oh, and we’ve been L O V I N G your sweet sentiments in our inbox. Your wedding dilemmas = not a problem for us. Let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Shoot us an email with your wedding woes + we’ll swoop in to help!

Groom Shoes Lettering “She’s Mine” >> POTD

What do you think of wedding shoe lettering? This photo of groom shoes lettering is our photo of the day. I’ve never seen shoe lettering yet that’s made me cringe and I think this “She’s Mine” lettering is pretty adorable! This wedding detail photo was captured by Echard from Echard Wheeler Photography.

groom shoes lettering that says She's Mine

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17 Amazing Wedding Marquee Lights

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Get ready to light up your wedding in the most memorable way possible! Hi loves, Emma here and I am positively loving this trend. Marquee lights have been in the wedding spotlight for awhile now, but this is a trend we don’t see going by the wayside anytime soon.

You can use marquee lights in so many interesting ways: light up your bar with a fun cocktails sign or use it to illuminate your wedding date.

wedding date marquee lights

I especially love the use of marquee lights to deck out your ceremony space, like this…

And these signs are pretty amazing, too. Hello, coffee bar sign. It’s perfect for your coffee themed wedding.

Add marquee lights to your barn wedding decor, like this.

barn wedding marquee lights

Here are some additional lovely lights to inspire you.

Make your own wedding marquee lights

We spotted this A M A Z I N G do it yourself project over at Evan & Katelyn for making your own wedding marquee lights. They used ‘LOVE’ as their sign, but you can customize this project in anything you choose. Only have patience for one letter? Just make one for your new last name. Want one for each of you? Make two, one with your initial and one with your love’s. Want to go all out? J U S T M A R R I E D or T H E B E S T D A Y E V E R would take awhile, but more power to ya.

They made their own for their big day… and here’s the finished product, too!

Oh, and this totally reminds me of A + I. One of our cats would totally photobomb our DIY photo, I just know it.

Make your own wedding marquee lights by heading over here!

sources //
t heart e | via wedding chicks
heart sign with dessert table | photo: katie vowels for anna mcelwain photography via style me pretty
wedding date in marquee lights | via dimples and tangles
j & m wedding marquee lights in barn | photo: annie mcelwain via 100layercake
h & k ceremony wedding marquee lights | photo: ungano & agriodimas via brooklyn blonde
heart | vintage marquee letters
a & n yellow wedding marquee lights | patent pending project
vintage love dessert bar sign | photo: mariel & joey
coffee marquee sign | photo: annie mcelwain via 100layercake
you & me | photo: bayly and moore via green wedding shoes
LOVE wedding marquee lights against sign | leah lee photography via style me pretty
P & R blue wedding marquee lights | patent pending project
mr & mrs wedding marquee lights (couple leaning in for kiss) | photo: by the robinsons
bar sign | photo: aneta MAK
hashtag | intimate weddings
cocktails marquee sign | photo: paige winn photo


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17 Amazing Wedding Marquee Lights

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Which of these is your favorite? Are you using marquee lights at your wedding?


I Can’t Wait to Marry You Card

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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I remember my wedding day like it was yesterday. And, I remember the night before the wedding, not being able to fall asleep because I just couldn’t wait to marry my husband. We kept things exciting by not chatting the day of the wedding, waiting until the moment when he saw my eyes meet his down the aisle for the first time. Although, now that I think of it, it would have been fun to stash a pair of these or sew on one of these or have the Best Man deliver an I Can’t Wait to Marry You card, like this one. Here’s what you do: fill it out the night before the wedding. Write down all of those emotional, heartfelt, totally honest things you’re feeling and write them down. Put them in the card. Sign it. Seal it. Bring it with you to the ceremony and have it hand-delivered by your Maid of Honor or Best Man. Seriously, he’ll love it. Wouldn’t you love it if he surprised you with an I Can’t Wait to Marry You Card?

I Can't Wait to Marry You Card