After the invitations, the welcome sign is the most important way to set the tone for the day of the shower.
One of the most important decorations you will create for your baby shower is the welcome sign. By choosing a welcome sign theme that matches the invitations, you can continue the same feeling you have already established.
Depending on your party location, you may want to choose how to treat your welcome sign before the shower. If you are having the party at an individual’s home, you may want to order several welcome signs. This way you can place two on the mailbox, alerting arriving guests that have reached the correct address. For these signs, think about placing them in plastic sleeves or laminating the signs to keep them looking fresh, regardless of the wind and weather.
You will also want to add a welcome sign for the inside of the house. This sets the festive mood and welcomes the guests. In addition, it can be a lovely keepsake to present to the Mom-to-be.
If you are having the shower at a party venue, a welcome sign becomes even more important. Most venues host several parties at a time. Talk with your venue coordinator before the event to make sure that you have enough signs for the location. For example, some places may want a welcome sign for the entrance to the venue, then another to place just outside the room for the shower. Some venues have signage that allow you to slip your welcome sign in place, while others don’t. Again, it’s worthwhile to talk to your venue coordinator to make sure that you have what you need to welcome your guests to your party.
Finally, buy a welcome sign that coordinates with your invitations. It unifies your shower experience and provides a visual clue that your guests have arrived.