Pinterest has made it clear: you need lots of signs all over your wedding reception. The more the better. They should rhyme or have long poems (or be covered in long, rhyming poems) to explain simple things, and every guest should read them.
Signs are a fun part of any wedding and oftentimes display necessary information. However, there is a trend lately towards long, drawn-out wedding signs that explain something obvious in a cutesy way. To me, it almost seems like justifying your own decision to have whatever the sign is explaining. Take this sign for a bathroom kit as an example:
These are meant to go beside a basket of helpful items placed in restrooms for guests that need them. It’s basically the bride and groom congratulating themselves for being so thoughtful. It also makes a point to ask for people to not use all of them. So you’re telling me that your adult guests can’t figure out that a basket full of travel-size goodies is meant for them,to use if they need them, but not to pocket? There is nothing else you could possibly think that that basket is for. Oh and by the way, if you have a shy guest who didn’t want to take one, or a drunk guest who wanted to take all of it home, a cutesy sign poem is not going to change their minds.
Here is another sign that takes until the end before it gets it’s meaning across:
As a guest, I don’t care why you decided on no seating plan. I don’t care if it’s because we’re all family, or because you and your fiancé couldn’t agree on which sides to give, or because you’re trying to allow your feuding parents to sit as far away from each other as possible. Just tell me where I can sit, in a clearly stated way. Don’t make me read a whole poem to get to what I need to know.
Here are other signs that are completely unnecessary altogether:
Unless you have not been to a wedding since 1990, you know what to do at a photo booth, you know how to fill a bag with candy, and you don’t need an instruction manual for noticing the activities that are provided for you at this wedding.
Maybe that just makes me the Asshole Bride today, but I don’t think they’re necessary. What do you guys think?