Are wedding programs necessary?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are wedding programs necessary?
    Yes : (17 votes)
    14 %
    No : (97 votes)
    82 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    If it’s a simply ceremony as you’ve described, then I would skip them. The only times I’ve seen programmes used were in weddings with religious ceremonies. We’ll having one but that’s because we’re having a Catholic mass.

    Post # 4
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I don’t think they are nescessary…honestly no one is going to care about them and probably only half will read them. So I can easily see how people think it’s a waste of time and money.

     

    However, I will be DIYing my own, but stly just as a cute touch because what we are doing matches our ‘theme’ perfectly! Plus I have gift cards for the supplies so they will be esstentially free

    Post # 5
    Member
    3389 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

     No, they’re not necessary. If you had a long ceremony or a huge wedding party perhaps it would be nice for guests to glance at. We didn’t do them because we got married on the beach and our entire ceremony only took 1/2 an hour.  I would save your money and time and skip them:)

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Absolutely not necessary. People have been to weddings before. They know the deal.

    Now if you want them I say go for it. Don’t feel like you have to though.

    Post # 7
    Member
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Nope. I didn’t even consider working on one. I told my husband he can take care of that, but he didn’t either. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    1195 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I do not think so…mine were only necessary because they doubled as fans for our outside summer wedding 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    6866 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @BriansBride:  My ceremony is simple too. We’re not having programs. 

    Post # 10
    Member
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never even looked at one at the weddings I’ve attended so we didn’t even consider them.

    Post # 11
    Member
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No, I feel like they are somewhat a waste of time (for us). Maybe if you have a huge wedding with a lot of guests, it would be a good idea. But our destination wedding was tiny plus we had information about our wedding party on our website.

    Post # 12
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    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BriansBride:  absolutely not (sorry!) unless you are having a wedding that is a) culturally unique and/or would be confusing/too complicated for most of your guests or b) in another language, i say absolutely save your money. we didn’t use programs and no one missed them.

    Post # 13
    Member
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn

    @BriansBride:  In your case I would so no, you don’t need wedding programs. If the ceremony is as short and simple as you suggest, then they won’t have the chance to even really look at them!

    We had them, but we had a lot of cultural things to explain!

    Post # 14
    Member
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Unless you have a long cultural or religious ceremony, typically I’d say no, they’re not necessary at all.

    However, we made programs in the end, though we did it mostly to have something formally acknowledging our grandparents who couldn’t be with us for the event. We also DIY-ed all our paper so making programs wasn’t a big deal.

     

     

    Post # 15
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

    We did programs mostly for a keepsake for the older family guests and for some older folks that were not well enough to attend :(. I DIYed them and used powerpoint (at the time I didn’t know how to use photoshop) to do a simple layout. I got them printed at Office Max. I think it cost about 75 dollars all together. 

    Post # 16
    Member
    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t think they’re necessary at all.  I did decide to do some, but went with fun ones that have an entire side with fun facts about us and most of the back is taken up with parents’ names and the wedding party.  We’re also having a pretty basic ceremony, so that’s just a small part at the end.

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