Wedding Bar Signs to Elevate Your Cocktail Hour
We're never shy about singing the praises of wedding signs. Not only do they provide direction (thus preventing confusion on the big day), but they offer couples an additional opportunity to impress with their celebration's décor. Wedding bar signs are a favorite of ours for those same two reasons. With their help, you can point guests to the booze all while setting the mood for your event.
How best to decorate your wedding's watering hole? It all depends on the vibe that you're going for. Achieve a rustic look with a chalkboard sign, or go a more retro route and use marquee letters. Other options include wooden, acrylic, and neon signs, all of which you'll soon see ahead. Materials aren't the only thing that you'll have to decide on, however. You'll also have to choose what your sign says. Keep things simple with just "bar," or provide an entire menu for revelers to read off of. Alternatively, you can have fun by displaying thematic text (this Alannah Rae Calligraphy sign said "cheers"). Once you've settled on the style and phrasing, find ways to make the message stand out even more. We recommend using bright colors, creative illustrations, or whatever else tickles your fancy. It's all about opting for something that feels personalized.
Click through this slideshow for tons of wedding bar sign ideas, and then start planning your own. Nothing will get your guests amped up for the party like one of these—other than your delicious signature cocktail, that is.
The elegant shape (characterized by the "V" cutout at the bottom) is a unique alternative to a classic rectangular design. This Lettered Pages version was styled like a table runner and featured calligraphed menu options.
Atelier Invitations provided this minimalist sign, which looked right at home placed on the beach and adorned with greenery.
Light Box Sign
Decorate your bar with a witty phrase that clues guests in to the structure's purpose, like this light box that read "sip, sip, hooray."
Ombré paint made this simple glass sign pop. Hello, Bird designed the décor element.
Laser-cut signs let you get creative with calligraphy—this bar's one said "cheers."
Pink Monkey Solutions erected a boxwood-and-wood wall for this celebration's bar sign.
A little encouragement never hurt anybody. This metallic "drink up" sign was the perfect example.
Have a little fun with your bar décor, like this couple did. Mian Gallardo calligraphed their sign that said, "Alcohol, because no great story ever began with eating a salad."
Mein Schatz Events provided this pair with an array of whimsical signs, including one that pointed attendees in the direction of booze.
Go beyond "cocktails" and "drinks" and try alternative language. We like the look of "libations" on this wedding's rustic-meets-watercolor Allure sign.
That being said, you also can't go wrong with a classic sign, like the one this couple chose for their Lefty's Brewing Company bar.
Only serving one kind of spirit? Not a problem. A custom sign will get guests excited about your curated offerings.
Tie your bar into the rest of your event by utilizing your wedding's color palette, as shown here.