Are you looking for a wedding welcome sign to wow your guests the moment they arrive? Create a unique garden-inspired display that feels like handing your guests their very own flower bouquet.
With warm, welcoming colors and a bold design, this welcome sign is just the thing to tie your wedding decor together. Follow along with our tutorial and create an inviting flower box DIY wedding welcome sign overflowing with armfuls of colorful terracotta blooms and style to spare.
What You’ll Need to Make This DIY Flower Box Wedding Welcome Sign
You only need a few simple materials and tools to complete this wedding welcome sign DIY project.
For the flower box sign, you can purchase them premade or build your own to fit your specifications. While shapes and styles may vary, just be sure there’s an opening to place your floral foam and keep it out of sight and a place to display your welcome message.
Our designer flower boxes are filled to the brim with beautiful blooms that coordinate together perfectly to bring the chosen color palette to life. We chose a terracotta color scheme for this wedding sign because of the warmth and energy the hues bring to the design, but you can choose from any of our designer color palettes to perfectly blend with your wedding theme.
How To Make a Flower Box DIY Wedding Welcome Sign
Now that you have your supplies on hand, it’s time to dive into your design!
Step 2. Replace the Stems
To create a natural and layered look, we’ll be lengthening the stems of the flowers you just set aside. Starting with your first flower, gently remove the attached stem.
Next, insert the longer green wire stem into the opening using your hot glue gun to secure it into place. Continue this process for each flower until you’ve added longer wire stems to about half of your total floral supply.
Step 3. Prepare the Flower Box
Take your floral foam block and insert it into the flower box opening. If necessary, trim the foam down so that it fits securely and no edges are visible. This will become the base of your floral arrangement, holding your flowers in place.
Step 7. Use Greenery to Fill Gaps
Select your first eucalyptus branch and trim it down so that it blends in naturally with the already-arranged florals. Leaves and greenery add freshness to the design and varied shades provide visual depth.
Continue working through with eucalyptus and florals to fill any visual gaps until you feel the arrangement looks complete.
How to Make a Wedding Welcome Sign FAQs
This lovely flower box creation is only one of many ways to formally welcome guests on your wedding day.
Wondering how to make a welcome sign for your wedding that fits right in with your theme? We’ve got the answers to the most-asked DIY wedding welcome sign questions below:
Do I Need a Wedding Welcome Sign?
As with every other piece of wedding decor, no, you don’t need to have a wedding welcome sign, but it’s a nice (and welcome) added touch if you do. Welcome signs create a visual bridge between the regular world and the curated space you’ve carefully designed to represent your wedding theme.
Plus, you’ll make guests feel at home right away knowing they’re in the right place instead of moonlighting as an accidental extra in Wedding Crashers.
How Big Should a Wedding Welcome Sign Be?
Your welcome sign size depends on a few factors — how much you want it to say, where and how it will be displayed, and how much visual impact you want it to have. Ideally, you want it to be big enough that it grabs guests’ attention and can be read from a short distance.
Common sizes for wedding welcome signs range anywhere from 18” to 36” or more, but the size of your sign is up to you.
What Do You Put on a Wedding Welcome Sign?
Think of the wedding welcome sign as your first chance to verbally greet your guests, giving them a glimpse of your unique wedding theme through a combination of words and decorative elements.
As far as what to put on your wedding welcome sign, that is totally up to you! Consider things like how formal your event is, what message you want to display, or how you want to incorporate your overall theme. It can be anything from a basic welcome to a more detailed rundown of your day.
Some ideas for welcome sign text include:
- A simple welcome greeting
- Your name or monogram
- The date of your wedding
- A message thanking guests for being a part of your day
- Cute sayings referencing love and your wedding theme
- Favorite quotes
- Social media hashtags
- Any other essential info you want to parlay to guests upon arrival
How Do You Display a Wedding Welcome Sign?
Your welcome sign should be placed in a visible location that helps to maneuver the flow of guest traffic through an entry point. Try to keep it around eye level, and secure enough to stay in place for the duration of your event.
Some ways to display your wedding welcome sign include:
- On the ground
- In a frame
- On an easel Hang on the wall
- On top of a table
Feel free to get creative with decorative accents to further beautify your wedding welcome sign, as well. Florals, candles, and flowing fabrics are all great ways to add extra romance to your guest greetings. And for a fast way to add fabulous, our premade welcome sign decor offers ready-to-use floral accents to beautify your signage — a perfect option if you don’t have time to DIY.
What is the Best Material for a Wedding Welcome Sign?
Bring a few things into consideration when deciding on materials for your wedding welcome sign, like where and how you’ll be displaying the sign, the overall vibe, and how you want words and images displayed.
Popular materials for wedding welcome signs include:
Lighter materials are better suited for hanging or wall displays, while sturdier materials might be a better choice for ground placement as they’ll be less likely to accidentally knock over if a breeze blows through or a guest walks too close.
How to Make a Welcome Sign for Your Wedding Theme?
Here’s some inspiration for styling your welcome signage to fit with popular wedding themes:
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Bring Your DIY Wedding Dreams to Life with Ling’s Moment
At Ling’s Moment, you’ll find all the inspiration you need to DIY your way to a perfect wedding day. From welcome sign decor to table centerpieces and beyond, you can customize every piece of your wedding decor with a personal touch.
Whether you follow our flower box wedding welcome sign DIY tutorial to a “T” or branch out with your own design ideas, we’d love to see how you interpret the design. Tag us on Instagram @lingsmoment and show us the creative ways you welcomed guests on your wedding day!