Post # 1
I’m in the thick of craziness here…for some reason can’t find the graceful part of me to be able to handle this & move on.
Made a mistake last week and my programs are now printed on cardstock and not normal paper. It cost more than normal paper, and cost even MORE because after that mistake I then bought a special holepunch (broke my normal one on the cardstock). I think the cardstock is ugly, the special holepunch is ugly, and the pages don’t line up exactly because the paper is too thick when it’s forlder.
I know the programs are the smallest detail of the ceremony, and as FI says, “No one will notice that they’re not 100.00% perfect.” But I say, “One person will – ME!”
So my choices are:
(1) Suck it up and finish assembling the programs on the cardstock. Hate them.
(2) Get them reprinted on paper for $20 more. Possibly still be bitter and upset.
(3) Give up. Be cranky and sensitive regarding programs.
Post # 4
I spent SO much time and money on programs. I don’t think half the people looked at them. The most recent two weddings I went to didn’t even have them. I think nobody will notice. You are your own worst critic!
Post # 5
@LucyLaLa: I vote (1)
If it makes you feel any better: There are two different fonts on our invites. One more Bold typical printed letters and the other is more “hand written” looking.
I accidently chose the wrong “hand written” looking font for my RSVP cards, so they don’t match 100%.. I thought about ordering new RSVP’s but, when I asked FI he was like “WTF lol, no way – no one willl notice, and if they do THEY WON’T CARE! lol”
It kinda bugs me, but I’m so over it.. Its not worth spending another $25 on little cards people are going to be sending back to me anyways, just because I screwed up in selecting one of the fonts.
ETA: Its not like in 2 months people will say “Hey, do you remember how stupid the programs looked at LucyLala’s wedding” I think generally people care about only a few things at weddings, and the programs isn’t one of them.
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@LucyLaLa: For $20, just get them reprinted on the paper you like, then be happy with them and move on. Sometimes a little mental sanity is worth $20, even if it won’t make a difference to anyone else.
Post # 7
I had a typo on mine, being instead of begin and it bothered me! I think at that point in planning I was frazzled, so DH told me to reprint them. The money was nothing compared to making me feel better about them, I’m glad I did even if people don’t care about the programs as much as me lol.
Post # 8
@LucyLaLa: Programs get a lot of attention out of me for two things:
1. If it is hot…I will use that thing as a fan.
2. If the wedding is hitting over the 45 minute mark, I’ll look through it to see how much longer I gotta sit in the pew that’s currently biting me in the ass.
Post # 9
@Stiletto13: Good point! I will put one together & take a photo when I go home. I was so depressed I hid them in a box unassembled.
@Nona99: But our venue is air-conditioned and the ceremony will be 20 minutes max! So I guess I won’t be making one for you.
@lolot: That’s a good point. I just worry I will still hate them on the regular paper (since it’s not a rational feeling to begin with).
Post # 10
@LucyLaLa: The church coordinator was picking my programs off the pews and throwing them in the trash after the wedding, which is exactly why I made mine with simple stuff.
Nobody keeps them except grandma and mom. I’d keep them the way they are.
Post # 11
Don’t worry about them. No one looks at programs anyway, unless the ceremony is really long and they’re trying to be stay entertained by reading it!
Post # 12
@LucyLaLa: YIKES! Sorry I even piped up….
Post # 13
@Nona99: Lol +1, I’m not making programs because it’s a short ceremony and we’re getting married in Feb.
Post # 14
@Nona99: i admit, i use programs for the exact same thing.
i didn’t even consider making them for my wedding.
Post # 15
@Nona99: just teasing, i always love your responses
Here are photos: (no wedding crashers please)
Post # 16
@megz06: yea I always throw them away too. I think i an fixating on this because it’s something i can hypothetically control. I can’t change people but i should be able to change this. I need to let it go…