Most weddings feature a ‘Mr & Mrs’ sign somewhere in their décor. Hung on the back of the bride and groom’s chairs, placed on the cake table as decoration, made into bunting to brighten up the venue or used as props for the photos, ‘Mr & Mrs’ signs can be used in a variety of settings.
If you’re trying to add a few personal touches to your wedding decorations, why not avoid shop bought signs and make your own instead? Even if you’re not handy with a pair of scissors, making a stylish sign is relatively quick and easy.
Make a template
Wherever you intend to place your ‘Mr & Mrs’ sign, the first step to creating a stylish and professional looking finish is making a template. Sketch out your design on a piece of cardboard and work on the letters until you’re completely happy with how they look.
Next, cut out the ‘Mr & Mrs’ to create your basic template. If the cardboard is thick or your pattern is intricate, you may find it easier to cut it out in three separate sections. If you’re more technically minded, you may be able to create the template on the computer using design software. If not, simply scan your letters to create digital versions of the design.
Planning your signs
Before you start painting, spraying, printing or cutting out your signs, you need to decide where they’re going to go. If you want to save yourself time and energy, you could make versatile signs that could be used in a variety of settings. As @ConfettiDDreams suggests:
“Creative and sweet wedding signs can be used for sweet and silly photos, and then be used as your wedding chair signs after.”
The location of your signs will also have an impact on the materials and techniques you use to make them. In general, signs that are going to be hung from chairs or walls should be made from light wood, textiles or card while those that need to stand on their own within your wedding venue should be fashioned from heavier duty materials.
Creating your signs
The simplest way to create your ‘Mr & Mrs’ sign is to use spray paint and your template. Quick, easy and affordable, spray paint can be used on a wide variety of materials, allowing you to make wooden, textile, card and even stone signs. Another easy way to create multiple signs is printing. Simply print your digital file onto a transfer or sticker and then use them to decorate your bunting or centrepieces.
If you have the time and the skills, you could also carve your sign from wood, or sculpt it from clay, using your template as a guide. Once complete, this will make a fantastic focal point for the top table.
For more ideas on stamping your personality on your wedding day, take a look around our site.