Are programs for the ceremony necessary?

posted 3 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Are programs for the ceremony necessary?
    Yes : (16 votes)
    16 %
    No : (86 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
    1959 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @chelseahurtado89:  My vote is no.  I thought they were necessary and we had a Catholic ceremony thinking we absolutely had to have them.  We had more than half left over after.  Save yourself some time and money. 

    Post # 4
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t know if they are necessary, but I always notice when they are missing and a dissapointed if I don’t know who everybody is.

    Have you thought of doing something like a chalkboard with everything on it so you only have to make one? 🙂

    Post # 6
    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I made our programs and thought they were nice to have, to give some credit to the people that were helping out + make it easier for the guest to follow the ceremony. But necessary is to stretch it… nice but not a must!

    Post # 7
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Totally not necessary. I like designing/making things like that so I’ll probably print some up, but otherwise I wouldn’t have. 

    Post # 8
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m planning on making a big poster listing the wedding party, officiant, and parents and propping it on an easel at the entrance to the ceremony. If we were having a unique ceremony with lots of different parts, I would consider programs, but we’re not doing anything wacky or out of the ordinary

    Post # 9
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @chelseahurtado89:  aahhh!! DATE TWIN!!! How excited are yoU?!

    Programs are not necessary at all. I am having them but only bc my FMIL said she would take care of it LoL

    Post # 10
    2319 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I wouldn’t say that programs are necessary, but I’m glad we’re having them. Ours explain each Jewish element for those who may not be Jewish or who already know what things are.


    Post # 11
    1416 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    They aren’t necessary. I might have some if I get a good vistaprint groupon before the wedding. If not, people have our website if they wanna know anything.

    Post # 12
    1526 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @chelseahurtado89:  I think it is nice to let guests know who your bridal party is, and the parents and grandparents names.  Will people save them after the ceremony?  Probably not – but they will be read during.

    Post # 13
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Programs no. Order of service with word to hymn yes.

    I wouldn’t btoher unless you want your guests to sing.

    Post # 14
    3828 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have only been to one other wedding that had programs and it was my sister in laws.  My mom insisted we have them and she just typed them up on her computer and bought some nice paper to print them on. If you decide to have them just do them yourself and safe money. 

    Post # 15
    2565 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    For the most part no, they are not necessary.  I don’t think every guest needs a piece of paper with the wedding parties names and relation to the couple, or that the bride’s sister is singing XYZ song during the sand ceremonty etc.

    The only time I think they are helpful is if you are having a very culturally traditional wedding in a language not spoke by the majority of the guests.  Having a program to describe the sigificance of the cultural traditions and help me follow along if I don’t speak the language would be nice.

    Post # 16
    1112 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I like to have programs if something is long, reading them keeps my mind from awndering. If its less than half an hour don’t bother!

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