(Closed) How many programs do we need?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

oh man, this became an issue with me.

my fiance and i were set to order 150 programs for our 200 guests.

my parents were NOT okay with this and insisted that we order 1 per person- and they’re forking over the extra $ for this- so whatever.

ugh. such a waste.

 

but as far as i’ve seen, most websites recommend ordering about 75% of your total guest list

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We’re making 75 for 150 guests. Our greeters will give out 1 per couple/family. I think it’ll be plenty!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@September29:  Thanks for the info! It’s helpful to have a percentage, ha ha! 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was really paranoid and did not want to be caught short on programs. Even though everyone told me I did not need enough for our 250 guests, I still printed 260. I now have a box full of unused programs at my home post-wedding. I’m sure it’s a fire hazard. I think we could have gotten by with 175. I think 75% is a good estimate.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Timely advice – I’m hoping to print mine this weekend and didn’t even think about printing fewer than the number of guests, but that makes sense.  Though we were going to set them out on the chairs, and I don’t know where couples vs. singles will sit!  Hmm!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Another note to remember is that a lot of guest will actually not come to the ceremony but only the reception.

We printed 75 for the 275 guests invited and have about 10 left.  I instructed our helper to hand them out one per family/couple and only give an extra if they asked for it.  Worked out fine!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We printed off 100 for 110 guests and we had about 25 left over.

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