Post # 1
We’re having a full Catholic mass and the vast majority of our guests are Catholic. I don’t really see the need for a wedding program since practically everyone there knows what to do in church and I think it’s an expense that we don’t need. Thoughts on this?
Post # 3
I say no. We’re not doing them. I don’t think anyone would miss them, honestly. I usually leave mine in my seat anyway.
I started this thread a bazillion years ago: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/are-programs-silly
Might be helpful.
Post # 4
No. Most people just leave them in the pew anyways.
Post # 5
I think programs are such a waste… and I’m a Graphic Designer lol Do what makes you happy, I doubt anyone will notice the absence of programs.
Post # 6
We didn’t have any. We had one person at our wedding that was not of our religion and since I work with her she asked me tons of questions beforehand so she was just as in the know as everyone else. I didn’t have the money for them and they were just not something that was important enough for me to get my DIY on for.
Post # 7
We didn’t have them and they were not missed!
Post # 8
I was back and forth on this until I attened a wedding last month. The programs were adorable and long and had a ton of good info, and it was obvious the bride put a ton of effort into them.
I flipped through a page or two and then forgot about it. so I’m not having them.
Post # 9
They are nice, but I don’t think you notice if they aren’t there as a guest. I mean you can usually figure out what is going on if you aren’t in the know.
Post # 10
OK good im glad someone brought this up. I didnt want to do programs for my wedding neither because I know what i personally do with them when I go to a wedding, and there is nothing going on in this wedding that will be out of the ordinary. same ol same ol walk down the aisle, say i do, walk up the aisle.
Im glad im not the only one who is cutting this cost.
Post # 11
Usually I think they’re unnecessary, but for a full mass, it might be nice for non-Catholics to know what to expect.
Post # 12
We had them because we were melding two different religions and the Jews would have been confused by some of the Christian stuff and he Christians would have been beyond lost with some of the Jewish stuff. It was important for us. But if you think everybody will know what is going on, then don’t worry about it. People wont look back and hate you for not having them.
Post # 13
@annasaf83: Fiance is the same. Graphic designer, doesn’t want programs.
I know you can’t really do this, but we’re doing an A frame chalkboard DIY. And on the one side toward the ceremony, will have our family’s names, wedding party and songs that are playing. On the other, which we’ll take over to the reception area, will have where the cupcakes, guest book and gift table are.
Post # 14
I feel like it’s just kind of a waste of paper. Another one of those wedding items that you might think it would be nice to hold on to and have in the future, but for everyone else, it’s probably going to get left there or thrown away.