(Closed) Are you having programs?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

EmilyBrooke,

We are doing programs, but here we are less than 5 days away and we have yet to print them.  They are designed, but still need to printed and assembled.  Our main reason for having programs is we are getting married in Roman Catholic Ceremony and most of our guest are not Roman Catholic.  It was our best way to explain to everyone our traditions, so they were not completely lost!

It has taken about 5 hours to set it up, and I imagine another 2 to 3 to print and assemble.

 I think it is nice to have a program just for the fact to know the wedding party and or the ceremony (especially if its religious affiliated).

I hope this helps,  Good Luck!

Post # 4
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We’ve decided that we will forge programs.

Post # 5
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752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

We’re having a full-mass Catholic ceremony and will have several non-Catholic guests, so we feel it’s important to have a program to explain the sitting, kneeling, standing, etc. of the ceremony, as well as provide people with the prayers that will be spoken aloud by everyone. We also feel like it will be a nice keepsake to have.

If your ceremony is more relaxed and informal and people won’t need to follow along with anything being said, I’m sure it’s fine to forgo them. 

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I had programs and had an awesome Etsy vendor do them .  I doubt I could have done them for much cheaper DIY and it was a HUGE help.  Plus she helped not only in the making but the design which was great.  I also had her do menus (to save time so the servers didn’t have to explain it all to everyone) and other paper odds and ends.  She was great!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I made our programs myself.  I only used 2 sheets of paper each folded in half- a colored piece as the outer one for the cover and a white inner one for all the content (printed double sided).

I didn’t bother to tie or staple the pages together or anything like that.  I don’t remember how much the paper was, but nothing fancy- just heavy paper from Staples.

We printed them on my work printer.

We included a list of who’s who- officiant, parents, bridal party, musicians, readers, etc.

Then the order of the ceremony along with excepts of the readings.  I really loved the readings and wanted to include them in the program- but they were so long that I just chose excerpts.

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