(Closed) Do I need programs at my wedding??

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Do I need to have programs at my non-religious, short ceremony?
    Yes! : (5 votes)
    10 %
    Not necessary : (43 votes)
    90 %
  • Post # 3
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    ‘m not having them… like you, i figured people will know who they are when they are announced. Plus a lot of the guests will know each other, the only ones who really won’t are friends from different towns and a few family members who live in differnet areas.

    Post # 4
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’m going to have a blackboard with the vital details, no point printing something up for our small wedding

    Post # 5
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    322 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I voted no – most people only use them to see how much of the ceremony is left, anyway. 

    Post # 6
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    8697 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I hate programs unless there is something long and detailed going on. I vote no

    Post # 7
    Hostess
    23639 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We skipped programs and nobody missed them, so I say you don’t need them!

    Post # 8
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    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m in a similar situation as you – 60 guests max, family and a few close friends only, NO wedding party, short 15-20 minute secular ceremony. I initially thought I wanted to do programs so I could include the readings I would like to feature, and… I couldn’t think of any other reason to have them. So, after mocking up an invitation (probably spent a whole day designing them) and getting approval from my fiance, I looked at them again and decided not to use them afterall. The way I see it, people will look at them for the 15-20 minute ceremony and then forget about them and they’ll probably just end up cluttering up the venue and being trash we have to pick up at the end of the night. (Edit: and I don’t want to spend another hour at Kinko’s fighting with their infurating printers to get them done).

    Instead I spent another day designing guestbook pages and I’ll get those instead. 😀

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It’s personal preference, really. I’ve been to weddings where there were no programs, and some weddings where there were. 

    For our wedding, I made program fans, since our ceremony is outdoors and in June. This way the guests can fan themselves while reading “who’s who”. Total cost was about 30 cents each.

    Post # 10
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    694 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    has anyone been to a wedding with 250 without them? I’m debating not doing them as well.

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