Post # 1
Again, as I posted eariler with save the dates, my fiance and I are on a tight budget. are programs worth it? Do people take them with them? If they dont..what do I do with hem after? I mean again, I can make them myself no problem but are they worth it time if no one takes them with them?
Post # 3
I never take them, I glance to see if there’s anything unusual on the schedule and then set it down and inevitably loose it. Maybe you can just do a big posterboard style program people could see and not pay to have a bunch printed!
Post # 5
Save the money and don’t do programs. People never take them home anyway.
Post # 6
If i am close to the couple i will take it. Im a scrapbooker so I keep these kind of things lol.
Post # 7
I made about 60 programs for the 120 guests we had. I made them days before with leftover cardstock, embossing stamps, and my own printer…my mom and Mother-In-Law took a bunch home with them for “keeping” but other than that people left them on the ceremony chairs. No skin off my nose since I didn’t spend any extra money on them, however if you’re thinking about nixing them I think the majority won’t notice and you can save the time and money.
The only time I really appreciate a program as a guest is during a religious ceremony where I’m not sure what’s going on.
Post # 7
You know, I was going to skip them but was really glad I didn’t. I did a kit from Michael’s, it was about $30 and used my inkjet printer. My family kept them and I even had a few ask later if there were extras because theirs got water spots on them from the rain.
Post # 8
We did a 1/2 page program, so we only needed 3-40 sheets of paper (so spent $15 on paper). We used a nice font and a metallic linen print and when I messed up the alignment, we stamped a little flourish in the offending spot. Most people seemed to take them at the wedding because we put the hymns on the back. I didn’t see any around after the wedding so something happened to the paper.
Post # 9
I’m doing them but I think it’s the easiest thing to cut since people don’t really notice. If the ceremony is going to be realtively short then they really aren’t that necessary. Save the time and money for other things. I’m doing them because they will double as a seating chart for the reception on the back.
Post # 10
i paid a lot of money for mine and have a ton leftover. oh well. i would say, you don’t really need them.
Post # 12
It probably depends on you. I don’t think they are necessary and would recycle it as soon as I got home. Then again, if I had them for my own wedding I wouldn’t even bother to keep one either.
On the other hand, my Future Mother-In-Law is keeping our invitation and I bet she’d keep a program as well.
Post # 13
I’m working on ours right now. I basically got colored heavy weight paper from Office Max ($8) and am using black ink from my parents’ printer. I’m considering adding some gold ribbon I have laying around. We’re doing it because wee have some different things that I want to communicate to our guests, but I probably wouldn’t have bothered if we didn’t.
Post # 14
I think it’s only necessary if there is something special going on with your ceremony that you want people to be clear about. We are having my aunt sing a traditional Spanish song, so the lyrics will be translated for the English speaking guests. We also wanted to take the time to remember those family members that passed away that we wish were there with us and we felt that the only way to do it without it being sad is through the programs.
Post # 15
I am debating about having programs as well! I never seem to keep them and they are just not a big deal to me. I seem to not care much about save the dates, programs, or invitations ( I do have them just didnt go crazy with them ) I guess I dont care much about stationary…Is this bad? haha