Post # 1
This is something I didn’t even thing about- but do I HAVE to do wedding programs? I mean, we are having 150 people, but we are close with all of them. I really don’t see the necessity and the whole shabang is in the same location.
Can the bees enlighten me as to why I would really need these? Thanks!
Post # 3
nah, you don’t need them – and this is coming from someone with a 10 page program!
we’re having a Catholic ceremony and only my family is Catholic so it just makes sense for us to so that we have the readings and songs and when to sit & stand lined out for people. we’re expecting 150 as well and i’ll probably make 75-100 programs because i doubt everyone will want one and people can share anyways!
oh, and our reception is ~25mins away so there’ll be directions on the back too (something you obv don’t need!)
Post # 4
I don’t think programs are necessary.
In lieu of paper programs, I’m using a chalkboard (either on an easel or propped against a tree for outdoor ceremony) that will have all the ceremony info on it.
Post # 5
Ha… I totally know what you mean. I can see why people do them. I mean, the paper generally tells you what’s happening, what’s being read/sung etc., who’s paying for everything, who’s standing up there etc. But I personally can’t remember one from another and I certainly don’t keep them.
Since my Fiance and I are going to be married in an old theatre (with several TVs mounted around the space) we’re just going to do a Video Program. 1) It gets the job done in a creative way 2) I can use pretty pictures 3) I’m helping save trees and 4) I can say “roll the credits” after the ceremony…and that just sounds fun.
I guess it really depends on YOU and your guests expectations in the end.
Post # 6
I doubt that I am going to have programs unless I can get them done for cheap.
Post # 7
I like them, but you don’t need them. I’ve been to weddings that had them and ones that didn’t.
Post # 8
Not needed. We are skipping them.
The only thing I might have changed and actually considered them is if there are parts of the ceremony that are different and significant that might need some explanation. But I wouldn’t have them just to explain who everyone is because everyone pretty much already knows one another.
Post # 9
I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding that did have them, actually.
Post # 11
I was adamant about not having programs since we have no wedding party and no readings, so thus, no reason to have them. Then I realized it would be a great way to give a thank you to everyone and explanations of our ceremony. Plus it’s something that I get to design and make super pretty, so I love that!
Post # 12
I don’t think it’s a big deal.
If this helps – I had about 75 people at my wedding, printed 90 programs and had around 65 left.
Post # 13
No need. They are pretty much useless. People know what a wedding is and know what to expect. Its just an extra cost and you will put a lot of work into it that no one notices and everyone will throw them out.
Post # 14
Def don’t need them. People may like to leaf thru them for a second or 2 but really, don’t think they’ll be missed unless you’re having a super involved church ceremony (I was raised Catholic so letting people know when to sit and stand and kneel is pretty much a must! Church is a WORKOUT! haha!) I wasn’t going to have any since my wedding is tiny and the reception is in the same location but my brother’s awesome Fiance volunteered to make them for me.
Post # 15
I was not going to do them until about a week ago when I changed my mind. Not so much for people to know who’s who, but so they know what is going on. I think I’ll make 60-70 and we should hopefully have around 120 ppl.
I’m doing something simple though.
Post # 16
I don’t think so. We’re not having any songs or anything so I don’t see the point in having a piece of paper that says “arrive, ceremony, reception, end”… people are pretty smart, they can work it out :p If you’re having songs that people might not know the words to, it can’t hurt to print out the words to put them on chairs, but a full program is definitly not essential.