Post # 1
So we’re having a short and sweet non-denominational ceremony with just a best man and matron of honor at our sides. I decided against doing programs which typically get thrown on the ground or thrown away. Is anyone else not having programs? Is it acceptable not to have them?
To me the wedding day is more about the big picture (getting married to the love of my life), and I find myself not caring about a lot of the details that many other brides seem obsessed with. Am I the only one not DIYing the entire wedding?
Post # 2
- 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.
Post # 3
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 # 4
SeaRhapsody: I totally just laughed out loud at your response. Thanks for that!
Post # 5
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
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
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
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
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
There is zero reason to have programs. Programs are for plays, not weddngs.
Post # 11
- 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
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
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
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
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.