It seems like the price of chalkboards have gone way up since they started becoming a wedding decor staple. Used as welcome signs or to proclaim the menu, signature drinks, and the way to the bathroom, manufacturers and sellers have picked up on the rustic appeal they lend nuptials and know they're in demand.
Pursuing a couple for my own big day, I've been scouring Craigslist, Etsy, online flea markets, etc., but found the best bargain at my local IKEA. The Mala Easel is only $14.99. Love it! Pick it up!