One characteristic so many of our industrial weddings share? They’re all about the neon! We have absolutely loved seeing couples personalise their wedding with their own special signature neon sign. It’s a little insight into their own sense of humour, their own in-jokes, their own love story.

And the best part? It’s something you can treasure together long after you tie the knot. Today, we’re sharing just some of the neon signs we’ve featured over the years to inspire your own lit creation – and we’re sharing plenty of tips along the way!

Photo by Nick Skinner Photography via Michaela & Tim’s Classic Industrial Melbourne Wedding

Photo by Michael Briggs Photography via Gabrielle & Pete’s Fun & Classic Garden Wedding

How do you get a neon sign made for your wedding day?

We are so lucky in Australia that we have plenty of amazing neon artists who can work with you to customise a neon sign for your wedding day and many of them even sell online, with custom neon sign designers, so you can design your creation from the comfort of your couch.

The artisans will work with you to create a sign in a huge range of beautiful colours, fonts and designs, and will even be able to create something completely custom (like your own logo or monogram). They’ll each be able to guide you for the best fonts, designs and colours to make the neon reach its full potential. Many offer signs you can rent too if you’re not up for committing to purchase your own.

We’re particularly big fans of Electric Confetti, (the physical store is a MUST visit!) Little Pineapple Neon, Sketch & Etch, Neon Republic and Custom Neon.

Photo by Jack Chauvel via Shehani & Teshan’s Modern Sri Lankan Sydney Wedding

Photo by Lauren Anne Photography  via Brie & Gem’s Modern Country Wedding At Stanley Park

What should your neon sign say?

We say it a lot with weddings, but the choices of what your neon sign should say? Actually endless! We recommend something that isn’t necessarily “Wedding” related (like “just married)” because you’ll probably have this beauty in your home forever, so you want it to stand the test of time.

For something simple, you could choose your initials, your first names or your new surname (ie, “The Polkas”). A monogram, or logo that you use throughout your wedding stationery is also a subtle, but fun way to personalise your big day.

Something we see a lot of, and love, is to use a few words, a quote or a short sentence that you both adore together. It could be a quip you say to each other as you leave the house, an inside joke, a line from your vows, or a romantic quote you love.  Your personal wedding hashtag is another idea and particularly wise if your hashtag is meaningful to you both. You could even choose your favourite song lyric, or one from your first dance or walk down the aisle song.

Sign by Custom Neon Photo by  Marie-Luise via Kathryn & Rhyss’ Classic Modern Wedding At The Wool Mill

Sign by Little Pineapple Neon Photo by Gordon Becker via  Sophie & Brendan’s Bright & Vibrant Margaret River Wedding

Sign by Sketch & Etch Photo by  Johnny Rollins  via  Tegan & MJ’s Holographic Festival Wedding

Need some ideas for your sign?

All you need is love

Mr & Mrs/Mr & Mr/Mrs & Mrs

Together forever

It was always you

‘Til death do us party

Where love lives

This is the best part

Happily ever after

Better together

You & me

To the moon & back

You, me, oui

Sign by Little Pineapple Neon Photo by Selena McLaren, via Beth & Anthony’s Winter Warehouse Wedding At Two Ton Max

Neon sign by Custom Neon Photo by Evan Bailey via Elisa & Anthony’s Elegant & Modern Adelaide Wedding

Photo by Caity & Duncan via Gabby & Luke’s Relaxed Country Wedding By The Murray River

How to use your neon sign

The great thing about your neon sign? It can be used, well anywhere! Well anywhere that there is a powerpoint to plug it into!

For your ceremony consider… As your wedding backdrop, guide guests to the ceremony spot, as the welcome sign.

For your reception? Think a backdrop behind where the newlyweds are sitting, on your photo booth wall, as your bar backdrop, to light the dance floor, as part of the decor of a cosy lounge area, behind your wedding cake, over your seating chart, as a stand-alone decor piece adorned with flowers.

Photo by Daniel Milligan  via Becky & Blair’s Sparkling Gold & Marsala Autumn Wedding

Photo by Zoe Morley via George & Andrew’s Industrial Urban Wedding Full Of Whimsy

Photo by We Are All Stardust via Monica & Ken’s Modern Perth Warehouse Wedding

Ready to get lit up? Let us know your favourite neon sign ideas or how you’re planning to use neon signage on your wedding day!