Post # 1
I’m just so DONE with printing, cutting, typing, editing – wedding planning in general, really – and while I do have a rough program hashed up, I’d rather save the time/effort/paper for other things. Is anyone really going to miss wedding programs if I don’t make them? Is there a specific reason why most people have them?
Post # 3
@Sevyn: Make one sign and put it at the ceremony entrance. It will be plenty 🙂
You can even do something as simple as
We get married
Post # 4
you definitely don’t need one, but I love having something in my hand during a ceremony.
I was in the same boat as you, so I used the ‘wolfpack’ template that is out on the bee and it was fantastic and I’m so glad I did it, people who are unfamiliar with weddings thought I had put SO much time into it.
Basically I changes some words (20 minutes of editing) the colors, and then because I was SO over all the craftiness, I took it to Office Max and had them do the printing and cutting, i think it was like $20 and everyone loved them, then promptly threw them away. I framed one with a copy of my invite, maybe the kids will laugh one day?
Post # 5
No, I didn’t have them and they were not missed!
Post # 6
I am not having them. I doubt anyone will miss them.
Post # 7
I didn’t have them. I figured it’s a wedding…not a concert. Plus, we only had 80 guests anyways. To be honest, I just didn’t have the energy to fuss over programs near the end. No one mentioned missing them.
Post # 8
I’m not having them. The ceremony is going to be about five minutes, I think the guests can manage to follow along without help.
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
Personally, I find them a complete waste of time and money. Guests will more likely use them for fans than they are to read them.
Post # 10
I think it depends on your ceremony. For example we are having a Lutheran ceremony and quite a few Catholics will be in attendance. Since they are not familiar with our services they would be completely lost during the ceremony. Our ceremony also requests some participation from the guests. If there is really nothing for your guests to do and they will be able to follow it easily then there’s probably no need for a program!
Post # 11
I’ve never been to a ceremony with a program. Granted I’ve never been to a religious ceremony, but still, I think people can figure out what’s going on for the most part…and frankly most people won’t CARE what’s going on to be fully honest, they just want to know what time it ends so they can see the nice kiss and start eating and drinking lol
Post # 12
Nope! I’m putting a small pack of tissues on each seat instead, a more useful stack of paper lol.
Post # 13
Nope, we’re doing a big one on a chalkboard instead.
Post # 14
You don’t need ’em, it’s just an extra detail that I guarantee only you (and maybe your FI) will remember you even had at the end of the day.
Post # 15
My cousin didn’t have one at her wedding and I missed it. I didn’t know who most of the bridesmaids were, what any of the readings were from, or what the songs were. It’s also a nice take-home.
Post # 16
You don’t need it. My ffil had them at their wedding and they ended up on the floor, in the street. I was annoyed for his wife who took her time printing & cutting them. It was such a waste. I think one big one might be nice, but unless it doubles as a fan for an outdoor wedding I wouldn’t waste the $$$ or time.