(Closed) Programs? I need programs? Oh crap

posted 9 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

You still have plenty of time to figure out programs!  Hehe, we’re hoping to finish ours with about a week to go this Friday night! 

I’ll blog later about the specifics in ours, but it basically lists the order of our wedding liturgy, wedding party members a few other important details!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i agree with miss bru… you have tons of time!!!  you’re a june bride?  you have 10 months… breathe!  it will all get done.  There are lots of examples of programs other bees have made if you check some of the older posts.  Good luck!  don’t get too stressed, you still have lots of time.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t think programs are necessary but if you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive way to do them check out this link – I used della stella’s programs as inspiration for mine but I didn’t have any games since I used one side for the order of service and the other side for our family’s names & wedding party. I didn’t drill the hole or have the pencil and they still turned out pretty cute. Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You don’t NEED programs but I would suggest included them if a) you are having a ceremony with religious/cultural parts that may need clarification or description – so your guests aren’t lost, 2) you are having a more ‘untraditional’ ceremony so guests aren’t trying to figure out what you are doing or 3) you;d like a place for all your attendants, readings and thank yous to be listed in one place.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think programs are a nice touch personally. You don’t need them, but I am one of those people that does look at them. You do have tons of time, so that is good. I’m not even thinking about the programs for another few months! 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I don’t think they’re necessary but I love to craft to so we’re doing them. It’s really up to you and depends how much you can handle. Do what’s right for you! : )

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

You have tons of time! I’m getting married in two and a half months and our programs aren’t done. I designed ours in Illustrator and I’m having them printed via Vistaprint, so I don’t have to do much assembling.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

They are not at all needed and if you are trying to be eco friendly, no need to waste more paper. However, they are a nice touch and a good way to thank those participating in your wedding. I had no intentions of having programs but after mulling it over I decided to go for it for 2 reasons. First is to thank my parents and my fiance’s parents. Second is to kindly remind guests to turn off cell phones and no flashy photography. That’s important to me and since we have no ushers or groomsmen, it’s a good way to get the word out.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

Even though I do enjoy looking at programs, I decided against it for myself. We’re trying to keep things simple, for my sanity and budget reasons.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

You don’t need programs, necessarily. They are great if they will explain certain traditions to some of your guests, but if your ceremony is straightforward and the people there all have the same background as you and your FI then I don’t think they matter. We’re having them because we’re having a predominantly Jewish-influenced wedding, but there are also Catholic elements as well as South Asian ones that we feel we should explain so that everyone understands what is happening and why.

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Totally optional. If you want and can afford them, have them. If not, then don’t bother. I’ve never been to a single wedding that had them and I was able to follow along just fine. The only time I think they are a must is if you are having a Catholic wedding so that guests who are not Catholic know what is going on and when to sit/stand.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’m not doing programs.  The ceremony is only 30 mintues and the wedding is a small group of my friends and family that know each other, so I didn’t think it was necessary, one less thing I have to worry about!

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