Hand-lettered wedding signs have been around for quite a while. But a recent huge trend in handmade signage has been the chalkboard! Maybe it’s school day nostalgia for that powdery chalk on a black background. Or the lovely calligraphy and distinctive ‘chalkboard art’ graphics that have emerged with this trend. But these chalkboards are everywhere! Just see the amazingly creative and decorative ways some DIY couples and wedding stylists have used them.
1 – Menu board – Inspired by those iconic sidewalk cafe menu boards, this signage style has made its way into wedding receptions, too! This example from etsy shop Pig and Pepper Press (via The Bridal Detective) uses colored chalk for added charm.
2 – Guest book sign – Taking on a rustic look is this sign using chalkboard paint on a log round (another popular trend). This version we found is for a garden wedding guest table.
3 – Mason jar markers – Merging chalkboard signs with another huge wedding trend, mason jars, is this clever idea found via the TomKat Studio.
4 – Chair decor – These bride and groom hanging signs make quaint accents for the newlyweds’ chairs, as seen in a styled shoot on Wedding Chicks. You could also have them say something sweet like “I Do” and “Me Too” or “Forever” and “Always”!
5 – Welcome sign – Want something a bit more fancy? Use an ornate carved frame, like this one from a real garden wedding, to display your wedding welcome sign. See more details here.
6 – Table names – Instead of numbers, chalkboard-style table names could identify your guest tables. And a great way to personalize these would be to use street names special to the couple, as in this real wedding featured on Ruffled (see gallery for this pic).
7 – Wine glass markers – Even wine glasses can get the chalkboard treatment! This ingenious idea allows you to mark each one with a guest’s name. You could buy ready-made glasses on etsy or, thanks to this tutorial from Just Short of Crazy, you can DIY them!