(Closed) Do we really have to distribute wedding programs

posted 5 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are you doing programs?
    Yes : (32 votes)
    27 %
    No : (59 votes)
    50 %
    Not a big deal : (26 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

    We are also debating on if we are doing programs.  Our ceremony will be fairly straightforward and not lengthy, so….

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I made some and then left them at home.  If you’re having a fairly straight forward ceremony it’s no big deal to skip them.

    Post # 5
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    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. I’ve had to remind myself of this several times throughout planning.

    Post # 6
    Hostess
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Nope! It’s just another expense and if you don’t want them, don’t have them! If it’s really important to you for people to know who the BP is and such, get a chalkboard and write the program on it. Like this. 

     

     

    Or you can always design a large one to fit into an Ikea Ung Drill frame and put it at the back of the aisle where the guests enter, like this but with a program and the frame on an easel. 


     

    Post # 7
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    786 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I don’t think we’re doing them and they’re totally not neccessary.

    Post # 8
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    770 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t think they’re necessary, but out of boredom I designed one that looks like a broadway playbill….so now I’m using programs.

    Post # 9
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    176 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Even if programs are available at weddings, I don’t grab one. I just go with the flow. That said, I didn’t offer programs at my wedding and it went just fine. They would have been a waste of time for me. 

    Post # 10
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    It is certainly not necessary, but you could still have a more “general” program, even with a short ceremony that may not go as planned! You could have something pretty printed with your names, the date, the venue, and everyone of note (parents, bridal party, etc). Certainly a detailed run down of the event isn’t necessary.

    Good luck!

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    Post # 11
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    11353 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I am a big fan of wedding progams and really enjoy reading them while I’m waiting for ceremonies to begin.

    Our program was designed to coordinate with our wedding invitations.  It was eight pages, offset printed on thick, 100-percent-cotton paper and bound with a platinum-colored ribbon.  I LOVED them! 🙂

    Post # 12
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    No, you don’t. I made some so guests would know everything that was going on during the reception. We had a photobooth, s’mores outside on the terrace, and a mock send-off. I wanted to make people aware of these things. Plus, I didn’t want people do think the “send-off” meant it was time to go! I believe I also listed the time dinner would be served and when the bar would close. We had around 100 guests, I made 40 programs, and I think only half of them were taken!

    Post # 13
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We did them, but they’re definitely not essential!

    Post # 14
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @PacificMrs:  Ung Drill is pretty much my favorite thing in the world. I have it in black and want to buy some more for the wedding.

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    As for programs, we will probably have them, but just because there are a couple poems/readings I’d like to have that may be awkward/inappropriate when spoken out loud, but I still think they’re cute and would like to have them.

    Post # 16
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    Newbee

    I’ve had to remind myself of this several times throughout planning. but they’re definitely not essential!

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