Post # 1
Programs were never really a top priority for me, so now that the bigger stuff is out of the way, I’m trying to enjoy the little things.
We are getting married in the same location as our reception. Our ceremony is going to be fairly fast (15 minutes) without any readings. The only thing I could think to put in the programs would be the bridal party names.
I do like the idea of making it an activity book to keep people amused. On the other hand, one less thing to spend money on is awesome in my book.
Should I bother with programs? Is there some secret meaning behind them that I don’t know about? A reason I should include them?
Post # 3
I definitely think they’re unnecessary especially since your ceremony will be quick and in the same place as your reception. Save yourself some work and skip them.
Post # 4
My ceremony and reception will be in the same room and I do not think that is necessary. If you want to have something like that, perhaps a framed detail on isle ? right when people walk in ?
Post # 5
@karineh: Ooh, I like that idea! I’m not sure where I would put it but $1 at the dollar store plus some nice paper. WAY cheaper. I’m sold. 🙂
Post # 6
I am, only because I am having friends volunteering to make things for me. So I wanted to give them special thanks. Plus our favorite restaurant is doing catering for us (at a low, low budget) so I want to make sure they get recognition also… But that’s the only reason why I’m doing it.
Post # 7
I thought they were a waste of time (and money too), but last minute we decided to do programs just because that’s the kind of things my family like.
We made our own funny version the Wolfpackbride program. Surprisingly, everybody liked them. We didnt have enough (we only made about 40 copies), people ended up asking us to send them a copy to keep as a souvenir.
So my suggestion is, do it only if you are planning on doing something unusal or non-traditional, otherwise, I still think they are not worth the extra time or money spent on them.
Post # 8
I’m not a big fan of programs. But I am also not a fan of activity books. This is your wedding, if people are going to be bored then they shouldn’t come. I never understood why you would give your guests something to distract them while you are saying your vows. My Fiance and I are from different states so we are using our “programs” to introduce everyone to our wedding party. Just a little tid bit on how we met each one, etc.