Critique my Wedding Programs

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Kiawah Island

I would do all of the names in the darker purple instead of the lavendar.

Seating of the families generally happens ASAP.  The families want to be in prime seated position for watching their loved ones walk down the aisle.  Mine went in the order of prelude, seating of the mothers, processional…

Brides escorted by father = why not just call it the “bridal entrance”?

There is a typo in “Father” for Carl Johnson.

Groomsmen = groomsman since each is listed individually

I think “photos” sounds better than “pictures.”

Hour d’overs =  hors d’oeuvres

Arival = arrival.

Newly weds = newlyweds.

“on their wedding day” — is the last “y” cutoff or missing?

Post # 4
1499 posts
Bumble bee

MrsEmployed:  I love the style of these! I would agree with PP, the purple font is too light, it doesn’t read as elegant as a darker hue. And, this might just be me, but the “th” at the very top (May 10th) seems way too high, it makes the top line look a bit wonky

Post # 6
326 posts
Helper bee

Hors d’oeuvres**  agreed on the names being darker…. Maybe all the text should be darker. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Madeline789.
Post # 8
3018 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

The little squiggly thing beside the officiant should go. In fact, unless it would mortally offend the officiant, I would put him on the same line as the flower girl and ring bearer: evenly space the three names so they line up at front and end with the second o in groom.

then in the turquoise font space, put a title about this being the schedule (word it however you would like). The text in a block about where you are going should be justified, and in a sans serif font that includes lower case letters to make it easier to read and line up better.

depending on the program you are using you should be able to fix the th in10th either by going and changing from superscript to mid script  in Microsoft word, or by using a text box formatted to be “through” the rest of the text.

also, I am not totally convinced by the font. Would something like Perpetua, Joanna or Poor Richard work for you? They are great fonts that are clean serifs.

Post # 9
686 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think these are looking great and just need a few tweaks! 🙂 Maybe you fixed it already, but there is a missing S on Bridesmaid next to Alexandria Johnson. I believe it should say Groomsman instead of Groomsmen to match the singular Bridesmaid on the left (it is just one groomsman). I can’t tell for sure if it already is, but it should be Best Man (two words).

I would get rid of the “th” on May 10th. It will read fine as May 10, and there should be a comma, too, so it’s May 10, 2014. What if you bumped the Wedding Party and Officiant text up a little bit so it’s centered between the two gray lines? The little embellishments next to Officiant might work better a little smaller so it’s not touching the lines, too. 

This is one really minor thing that probably no one would care about but me, but I think all the hyphens/dashes should be the same length and have equal spacing around them. I think it’ll look cleaner. For example so you can see what I mean, the dash and spacing between Robert Miller, Sr. – Father of the Groom is different than Bonnie Miller – Mother of the Groom. To me, the left column (Bridesmaids, etc.) looks best and everything should match that. Great job on DIYing! 

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