(Closed) How many programs???

posted 7 years ago in Paper
  • poll: how many?
    one per couple : (11 votes)
    65 %
    one per person : (3 votes)
    18 %
    one per person, but maybe 10-15 less as not everyone will attend the ceremony : (3 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I’d make around 50.  That way there’s one per couple but you’ll have a few extras if someone wishes their own and also make sure you save one for a memento for yourself 🙂

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think 80 is a good number!

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think it depends on how hard they are to make. If they’re pretty easy/cheap; then one per person. (why not?)

    If they’re more complicated and you don’t want to spend the time or energy, then maybe 80 sounds good.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ours were pretty complicated and I made them myself.  We are having about 110 guests.  I chose to make 1 program per couple, and since we have some single friends/family coming I threw in a few extra (and one for us to keep)…so I think I ended up making about 70 programs.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Sorry, I move too fast for WB!

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am doing quasi-programs, not really the order of events (ceremony, handfasting, reception) because our event is pretty straight forward, but I am putting an explanation of what a handfasting is on every 2nd or 3rd chair.

    I am doing it this way mostly because

    1) not everyone is going to be clueless about what handfasting is.

    2) our families are both open and comfortable enough to say “hey, stranger, pass me a program?” or “hey, can I read that when you are done?” etc.

    3) I’ve already been a big enough eco-terrorist in this wedding stationary debacle, and would like to keep the recycling to a minimum.

     

    I would definitely make less than 80, because even if everyone comes not everyone will take a program–some will miss it, some won’t care, some will snag one from another guest who has one. Do you have all your RSVPs in? if so, you could use that number as an estimate.

     

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @kingytobe: OP, I have to ask, is your wedding going to be outside?  Or possibly in a hot church?

    Our wedding is going to be outdoors, and we’re making one for every person.  While we aren’t actually doing program fans, they will be printed on heavy card stock and will most likely be the thing our guests fan themselves with if they start getting warm.  I can’t say how many weddings (or other events) I’ve been at, using the program as a fan.  It would have been awful to share that.

    If those are not at all your concerns, I’d say 80 should be good.

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We actually made more than our number of guests- expecting about 50 people, made about 60 programs.  This is to account for something happening to a few, one to keep for ourselves, etc

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    we had over 170 guests and i made 100 programs… we had like 15 left in the box… so id say 1 per couple maybe less 🙂

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    One per couple is more than enough. I don’t even know how many people are coming to my wedding, but I only ordered 100 programs no matter what happens. Oh well 🙂

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