Post # 1
I’m down to the wire and the last thing on my list is programs. I’m stressing majorly about these darn things. My mom thinks we should do them but then I saw another post where tons of ladies commented that they were a waste of paper. My question is, are you doing them? Why or why not? If your answer is yes and you have a picture, please share that as well. =]
Thanks in advance bees!
Post # 3
Yes, I am but really only to please my mom. I bought the Wilton trifold cards in ivory (got 1 pack from Amazon, 1 from JoAnn fabrics on different sales) and will print them at home.
Its such a small detail that I prefer to keep my mom happy, instead of stressing about it.
I do plan on personalizing them a bit by perforating the back page as a “ticket” for the reception, plus I’ll have a basket for paper recycling afterwards. Other than that, I’m not going to put much effort into them.
Post # 5
I think they’re kind of a waste, but my mom really wants them so she’s taking care of it.
Post # 6
We are doing programs but not putting in all the ceremony blah blah blah.. I mean people know some of it. Giving of the bride, vows, kiss… its all normal. I want to use the program to introduce the wonderful people standing with us. To thank our guest for sharing with us. And a chance to give our love story. We are writing our own vows and I think our love story will help people understand more than a timeline of stuff… Also, the last page we are giving information about reception, and thanks to our minister.
Post # 7
My fiance and I decided to do programs for our Catholic ceremony becuase most of the family invited does not practice Catholocism and we want to give them an opportunity to participate in prayers, etc. In our program we are having everything able to be in word from beginning to end of mass/ceremony. Also, with all of the recent changes in the regular mass, it is helpful to have those changes on paper so ‘we’ don’t forget. However, if it were not for this reason, we would not do programs; these are expensive to print!
Post # 8
I’m on the fence with doing programs…because we are only having a ceremony for 20 to 30 min MAX… and the other reason my FI and I feel it’s an unneeded expense for us…
Post # 9
We’re making simple ones. I hadn’t planned to at first, but like other PPs, my mom wants them. I think it will be nice for everyone to know who’s who.
Post # 10
This is a very rough draft
Post # 11
@BooRadley: Oh my gosh date twin you are on it!!! Kudos to you!!! I plan on doing my programs but I wanted my program to also serve a purpose. So we are doing fan programs like in the pic. Im getting the materials needed from Michaels. Michaels also always have 20% off coupons so I will be using that to save money. Also Im inviting about 75 ppl but Im only making 50 programs. Not everyone there is going to need or want programs (the 75 includes about 20 children and they arent getting one).
Post # 12
We did them because it seems to be one of the keepsakes people take home with them. We still have programs from my parents wedding..always nice to look at.
Post # 13
Haha I’m the opposite….my mother thinks that programs are a total waste and that everyone knows what goes down in the ceremony. Well that is probably true for many of the people, especially those from family/hometown, but other people may have never been to a Jewish wedding before and may be pretty confused (like by the fact there’s a bunch of intervening stuff between rings and kissing, or wondering what in the world is being said during blessings, or why the groom has to smash a glass). So I’m thinkng I’ll pay for programs myself just to give those people some info.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
If you have a long ceremony, do it. If you have your typical 15-20 minute Protestant or non-religious ceremony, the only reason to do it is because you’ve fallen in love with a program and must have it. People know the general flow of a wedding; it’s not like they’ll be surprised and not understand when it’s time for a unity candle or a reading or the exchange of rings.
Post # 15
@MelnChris: Wow – your rough draft looks great
Post # 16
@MelnChris: Those are very cool!