These name signs are definitely on this year’s must-have list. But first, Emma here and you’ve probably noticed that I go nuts for wedding finds that double as home decor afterward.
The things I find really fun aren’t necessarily the obvious ones… you know, the bouquet that sits in a vase on your desk or the cake server or stand that can be used again. Those are obvious. They’re beautiful, but everyone’s already doing that. I dig deeper.
I’m talking about the really unique finds: the handmade treasures that make impactful statement pieces at your wedding AND in your home. The ones you’re so happy to have purchased for your reception that you can continue to enjoy after the wedding has ended. There’s something special about those artful finds.
These last name signs — spotted at NgoCreations — make a beautiful backdrop anywhere in your ceremony or reception space. You can display it on a reception wall or behind the cake table, make it the focal point at the head table, or place as a tabletop decoration near the entry way or bar.
The most popular ways couples are using these wooden name signs is as photo booth decorations. I refuse to refer to them as props; they’re 100x cooler than that. They’re a fixture of your photo wall and will be included in the frame of your guests’ photos.
Honey, where did we take that picture? Oh, that’s right, at The Jones’ super fun wedding. See? So easy.
For wedding backdrops, we’re noticing more couples using an artificial hedge as a makeshift backdrop. It is amazing how the wood signs really pop in front of the green boxwood leaves; in addition, these boxwood “hedges” (they’re actually available as panels) are super easy to use and, here I go again, extremely fun to use again on your patio. Just sayin!
Last name signs are laser cut, so they’re incredibly intricate and look phenomenal.
See those paper flowers in the boxwood? You can re-create this look with flowers in your choice of color from Paperflora.
I can already see how beautiful this is coming together.
You can get your last name sign designed, cut, and painted in your choice of stain or color. Or if you’re a bit of a DIY bride (or prefer a natural wood grain look), they offer family name signs unfinished so you can make it your own.
We love the variety of these signs: you can choose family name signs in 24 inch, 30 inch, or 35 inch sizes. Your “The” on your name sign is proportionally scaled, so it is shorter in width compared to the last name but looks best this way.
WEDDING TIP: If you want a first name instead — just ‘Jessica’ for instance — to use at a bridal shower, bachelorette bash — the option is also available.
If you choose a raw finish, your name sign will be made with birch plywood. Otherwise, if painted, the sign is made of MDF.
The sign measures approximately 3/16″ thick and is pretty easy to hang; you can use Command photo strips that hold at least 1lb. I would recommend using a heavier strip like these if possible, just in case. You can these photo strips anywhere: Target, your local grocery store, online, etc.
As another example, consider your names with an ampersand in between. Here’s a few examples of how awesome you can style them for your wedding decor.
If you want to get a sign of your own, shop here. Stay tuned for more decoration ideas coming up soon.