Most of the signs we build at Universal Signs & Service are for businesses. Whether they are large or small, many of our projects involve proposing a sign (usually channel letters) on a building, which means reading codes, calculating square footage, adjusting letter sizes, checking heights, estimating frontages, etc. It is may be pleasurable, if not glamorous, work, but often repetitive. That’s why it’s especially delightful when, every so often, there comes along a project that presents an opportunity to truly stretch the imagination and create something really special.
Projects for individuals usually fall into this category. We’ve made banners for graduations, yard signs for birthdays, backdrops for parties, invitations, etc. but this was our first time making a series of acrylic signs for a wedding.
Several weeks before the date of her big day, the bride, Jacqueline, came to us with a photo from Instagram and a request: I want a sign like this, I want it to say that, can you help me?
Though we had ample time in which to work, our Graphic Designer, Kaitlyn, immediately started Jacqueline’s project. She presented Jacqueline with multiple font options for the text, and the bride settled on one that most closely matched her invitations. Kaitlyn quickly identified a likely fabrication method and contacted production to have a sample made.
With a sample in hand, Kaitlyn reached out with some photos. Jacqueline was pleased with what she came up with, so once the final drawing was approved, we were able to move directly into production.
Over the course of our communication, Jacqueline commissioned several more signs for her reception; all done in the same style. Printed letters on a clear vinyl provided the perfect solution to the seating chart sign, where individually applied and cut vinyl letters would have been prohibitively expensive and increase the likelihood of mistakes.
In the end, we were very pleased to see how well the signs worked for Jacqueline’s big day.
If you have a project like Jacqueline’s, we’d love to speak with you. Call us at 631-446-1121 or tell us all about it on our contact page.
Wedding photos courtesy of La Boutique Photography.