For my sister's wedding this past September, she graciously asked me to make decor signs for her special day. I already illustrated and watercolored her welcome sign as a bridal shower gift to her back in May and thats how the idea spurred that I should design the rest of her signs to place around the room for the reception and the ceremony.
The "you Donut want to miss this" sign was nestled on the dessert table, in between stacks of delicious glazed donuts. My husband told me after the wedding that he was dissatisfied in the dessert because he couldn't just have one donut, so ate five and promptly got a stomach ache. So maybe he wasn't disappointed in the donuts after all.
The cocktail sign was placed on a outdoor bar during the appetizers and cocktail hour. The sign featured a bride and groom speciality cocktail, and a picture of each, although I made a vital mistake: I wrote "Jameson Rum" instead of "Jameson Whiskey" which most of the wedding party (and really anyone who liked Jameson) noticed. Next time I will get my cocktails straight and promised to fix the sign for them after the wedding in case they wanted to keep the sign and frame it.
My favorite custom sign was the Guestbook sign, mostly because I found sketching and watercoloring the props entertaining. I tried to make the props humorous, using a mustache and googly eye-glasses, because both my sister and her husband have a great sense of humor and would like it the more silly the better.
Overall, the custom signs were a huge success and added to the overall character and personality of the wedding. The wedding felt very true to my sister and I don't think anyone, including my sister, could have prepared for such a perfect day full of love, whiskey and donuts.