Anyone else not doing programs?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 2
287 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - Old Mill Boathouse

When I get married I’ve decided not to do programs, and our ceremony will be non-denominational, and likely our own written vows.  Instead I’m going to put up a board at the front of our venue (not sure yet, where that will be, might be a Heritage Hall or an Artists’s Space), written with the days events and then get a picture of that for my ‘album’. ‘

I will still be doing a lot of DIYing a lot of my wedding, but I feel like for me, the use of the paper and money isn’t worth it for me.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  happenstance.
Post # 3
232 posts
Helper bee

daisy351:   I don’t think I’ll be doing a program either. According to miss manners you only need a program if it is a theatrical performance, which your wedding is not. 

Post # 5
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not doing printed programs but I purchased a large gold frame that will have all the information on it in pretty scripT so that it’s also a decor piece. I will use frame after wedding in our new home.

Post # 6
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We are also just doing it very simply just church ceremony and a sit down dinner no djs no dancing and i couldnt be happier about it! 

Post # 7
705 posts
Busy bee

I am passing on those. I am having a smaller wedding and I just don’t see the need at all for them. 

Post # 8
183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I will be doing programs for my wedding as it’s in the Catholic Church, but I went to 2 weddings this summer and neither had programs and I didn’t even realize that until just now so clearly they aren’t that important!

Post # 9
1158 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

daisy351:  I didn’t do programs. I personally didn’t see the need to do them. For me it was a waste of paper, money and time. Even though I had a ceremony at our Catholic Church, we only invited our family and friends, and they know who everyone is in the bridal party, and the readings were well-known readings. No one ever mentioned us not having programs so I don’t think it was missed.

Post # 10
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

There is zero reason to have programs. Programs are for plays, not weddngs.

Post # 11
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church


Gosh, I don’t have a crafty bone in my body. I am happy with the minimalist with others taking care of the details for not too much. We are also not doing programs, because I don’t see the point in them (I personally find them a bit of a waist of money). We are doing a Catholic wedding (without mass), but I think it is fairly straight forward …

Post # 12
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

daisy351:  I am not doing programs. But since we are hosting a wedding weekend. I will have 4×6 guest timelines for our 30 guests in their rooms. everything is all at once venue, but since we are having lunches and dinners and brunchs, im sure they want to know when the wedding events and meriment will fit in there as well

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Post # 13
3333 posts
Sugar bee

I’m not doing a program- they just seem like a major waste of time and money.

I’m doing the same thing as some other bees, having a big board with pretty script to inform guests of details.

Post # 14
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not doing them either – our wedding is all at one venue with a late afternoon ceremony (5:30pm) and only an hour of cocktails/down time before dinner is served so I figure it will all flow pretty smoothly without people being confused as to what comes next. 

Post # 15
179 posts
Blushing bee

i don’t understand the need for programs either.  Your guests know what’s coming: walk down the aisle, tears, vows, make out session, tears, and you both walk down the aisle.  99% of wedding are this. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  FabBride2016.
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