Post # 1
Do you really need a program?? I don’t think we do but they are so cool looking lol. I can’t help that my creative side wants to do one. So what does my bees think?
To do or not to do? That is the question!!
Post # 3
You definately don’t need one but if you want to make one then go for it!
Post # 4
I like them and I’ve yet to go to a wedding that didn’t have one. Often-times guests don’t know who is in the bridal party and I like knowing who is who. I also like to know how things are going to flow (I really like programs that give cues when things will happen). I always keep the program when I’m a guest and put in in my random keepsake box.
We plan on having them. We’re going to make them showcase our family and friends (many, many guests won’t know each other) and they’ll be funny and quirky, too.
Post # 5
Not required, but fun if you have the time and want to. I liked mine 🙂
I had tons of idea after the fact to make them better, but oh well
Post # 6
I’ve been to so many wedding where the programs that the bride spent hours of DIY time end up left on the seats, on the ground, etc. Even if you are having a long and detailed ceremony, more often than not, the programs just get thrown away. It seems very wasteful for the brides budget and the environment.
Post # 7
Thank you bees for the input :)) I am still in debate hehe :))
Post # 8
@PamelaBrit: True that they don’t often get taken home with the guests, but that doesn’t mean the guests didn’t enjoy looking at them!
I DIY’d mine and I love-love-love them. In fact, they’re one of the things I’m most excited for people to see! (because they are awesome and funny and full of pictures!) If you wanna do it, DO IT! People will like them even if they don’t keep them forever 🙂
Post # 9
@iarebridezilla: THANK YOU!! :)) What does yours look like I would love to see it!! I think i want to do one so bad it doens’t help that im a creative person lol. Where are you printing yours?
Post # 10
They’re not a necessity by any means but I think they’re a nice touch. We had programs and got rave reviews on them. I know a lot of people forego them in an effort to save some money but honestly, they cost like $10-$15 total and were worth every penny. If you can DIY them for cheap, I say go for it!
Just ’cause I loved ’em, here’s a pro pic of the programs in action…
And a non-pro pic that shows more detail…
Post # 11
i like programs it doesn’t need to be ridiculous just something small and cute! and simple!!
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion
As a guest, I love to have them so that I can see the progression of the ceremony and what the birde and groom chose as significant to them (scripture, quotes, etc.). I also think they can be a nice way to carry a theme.
Post # 13
You might enjoy reading this thread from yesterday on this same topic. I voted “Do the program.” 🙂
Post # 14
@FutureMuniz: Here is a picture of the front of mine. I saw this picture in the DIY section on the Bee, and just designed them myself in PowerPoint (it’s VERY easy if you turn on the “show grid” option, so you just scoot each page up the .75 inches that you want to show on the page behind it). I wrote up my own descriptions of how we knew everyone, which was pretty funny (like, for my sister I wrote that we were best friends for the first ten years of our lives, then mortal enemies for the next sixteen, and finally became friends again after I tricked her into helping plan my wedding, and I included a picture of her where I had drawn a unibrow and mustache on her in Paint).
I printed them myself since I was only making 60, so I basically needed 30 pages for each program page. It took about two ink cartridges to do that, full color, so probably if I’d just gotten Kinko’s to do it I would have saved money but I was too lazy! Then cut them up with a paper cutter, lovingly assembled them, and presto, programs!
Ignore the different font on the bottom tab — this was a prototype version from before everything was perfected
Post # 15
@UpstateCait: …how did you do those? They’re gorgeous! I had a really similar post in logistics today…interesting to see more responses!
Post # 16
Programs have always been a big deal in our family. My mom even collects them from every event she goes to. We will be doing them! Our wedding ceremony will be a bit different that others and a little longer than normal. I like being able to inform the guest of what and when things are going to happen, what songs were played, and who had what role. I love the fact that I get to design one more aspect of my wedding! Have fun with your programs OP!