Neon is going to be massive this year. It was huge in interiors last year and is already all over the Aussie & US wedding market. You’ll find it in just about every wedding trend report for 2018. But where on earth do you find these gorgeous neon signs for your wedding day? Can they be personalised? Can you hire them? And how much do they cost? If you’ve fallen for neon, worry not – I’m here to help answer all of these questions.
Purchase Or Hire?
The good news is, that there are lots of great places to hire neon signs from. Generally, you’ll have the sign for around 5 days, which means you’ve got time to send it back after your wedding day. Whether you hire or buy is totally down to your needs. If you’re certain you’d like a personalised piece that will be used as decor in your home following the big day, then treating yourself is a lovely idea – plus you’ll have a permanent reminder of your wedding day on your wall 🙂
If you’d like a more generic sign, like a neon heart or slogan then do consider hiring – it’s slightly cheaper and you don’t end up with a giant neon sign to house (surprisingly not everyone wants neon in their homes)…
If you’re having a bespoke item made, then allow a couple of months to have the item created, shipped and tested at home first. There’s nothing worse than not checking an item until the big day itself, then discovering that it’s broken.
How Much Does It Cost?
If you’re having a custom sign made, expect to pay prices starting at around £250 (naturally the bigger/longer you go, the more expensive your sign will be). If you’re buying a sign you can find small ones starting from around £70, with larger ones costing you up to around £500/£600. Hiring signs starts at around £225.
How To Use Your Sign On Your Wedding Day
Neon signs look epic where ever you place them – as you can see in our gallery above. Our favourite ways? As a ceremony backdrop at the end of your aisle, then moved to a wall filled with florals as an epic photo back drop for your guests. Above the entrance door to your ceremony room. Or placed on your dessert table or cocktail bar, inviting guests to dig in.
Where Do I Find Neon In The UK?
Our favourite suppliers are listed below, if you’re interested in purchasing or hiring then do drop them an email. Super stylish Bag & Bones offer hire, as well as personalisation and have excellent customer service. Love Inc. also offer hire services and a selection of simple but striking signs to purchase. Neon Creations really do make the neon world your oyster and Neon Poodle are an Australian based company who have recently started operations in the UK and Europe, bringing a dose of Aussie cool with them. Alternatively take the easy option and hire a venue where a neon sign is already part of the decor like The Bell or Preston Court 😉
Happy neon hunting beauties. And if you’re having a custom made sign, we’d love to hear all about it!