Post # 1
I am having a small private ceremony (about 35 people). Do I need to have programs? Seems like a waste since everyone knows who everyone is and we are having a short ceremony. My mother seems to think it’s necessary basically for a keepsake.
Post # 3
I’m having 100-175 people at our ceremony (RSVP’s still coming in) and I’m not doing a program. I’m writing the program on 2 antique doors that I painted chalkboard on.
Post # 4
I had 50 people at me wedding in June and I didn’t have programs. I felt like it was another expense that wasn’t necessary. With a wedding that small I didn’t want to look like I was trying too hard. Plus I like to think people would keep the invites I sent out after I spent all that money on them. But I know that programs are the kind of stationary that get thrown out right on site. Its a waste to spend money on something thats purpose lasts 10 minutes.
Post # 5
I don’t really get the point of programs. I’ve never been to a wedding that had programs and I’ve always been able to be in the right place at the right time and never been confused about the wedding proceedings.
Post # 6
I don’t think any wedding really needs programs. We did them just because my mom wanted us to and they do make a nice keepsake. I can see if it’s a religious ceremony and not everyone knows what it going on then they’re nice to have, but they’re really never a must have.
Post # 7
I’m not doing programs, the ceremony won’t be very long or at all confusing, also the number of people there won’t be huge. If I thought people would be really confused about who everyone was, I guess that would be relevant? But none of my family or his really want to be formally introduced/seated, and we have no bridal party, so I’m not even sure what would be in our programs if we did them!