Wedding Programs

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Did you have wedding programs?
    yes, I did and they were needed : (4 votes)
    27 %
    No, I did not and nobody cared : (11 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 2
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    absolutely_tati:   We wondered about programs as well, since our ceremony will be short and intimate.  We are leaning towards having programs so we can list the names of the participants.  If you are already over budget, and the programs would add a lot more $$, you can skip them, I doubt anyone would notice or mind.  

    Post # 3
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    772 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I had them and they weren’t needed. I printed them on my own printer, so the cost was probably $5 for all, it would have been a HUGE waste to spend more than that on them.

    Post # 4
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I htink it really depends on your ceremony. If you have hymns and readings with responses, a long service etc.. then I would say yes. But if your ceremony is just basically your vows, then I would say no.

    For us we had a lot of elements as it was a full blown church wedding. We had hymns and readings and a congregational blessing, a parental blessing, unity candle, vows… so programs were def needed.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We didn’t do them and not a single person asked anything. We did have readers and the officiant introduced them. Our bridal party was small, so if you didn’t already know who they were, you probably didn’t care, but the DJ introduced them into the reception. 

    Post # 7
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    1590 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think it doesn’t hurt if your purpose is a church wedding to follow along with everything involved. Regarding the bridal party, if people don’t already know them, they don’t really care who they are. You can have your DJ introduce them into the reception.

    Post # 8
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    75 posts
    Worker bee

    I don’t think you need them, but they are nice to have and you can DIY them for a low cost. We bought a simple print it yourself kit for $3 for 50 from Wilton. They are just simple, but heavy weight and a cream colour. If we couldn’t find them though, my plan was just to get really nice paper from a craft store. We’re just going to print them ourselves and then glue a silver ribbon or maybe some crystals on to embellish them. The whole thing will probably only cost us $15.

    Post # 9
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    5207 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    absolutely_tati:  Didn’t have them. In previous weddings I’ve attended they always end up left on a chair or the floor. $1.75 each for a piece of litter is a waste. 

    Post # 10
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    6507 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    It depends on your ceremony. We had a few hymns and responsive readings during our religious ceremony so they were needed. If you don’t have any audience participation then they are not needed. 

    Post # 11
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    1701 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    absolutely_tati:  I say skip it if you already over your budget don’t do it I am pretty sure no one will care since your wedding is 30 minutes and If you can print them from your work or at home just buy the paper Michael are having a huge sale 50% try it maybe that will help with the cost 

    Post # 12
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    455 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Programs are not necessary. We won’t have any.

    Post # 13
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    6204 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I don’t think you need them. We had them to translate the french parts of our ceremony to english and vice versa because we had both french speaking and english speaking family there. If we hadn’t, I don’t think we would have bothered.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    No programs for us! Our ceremony should be a half hour at most, and fairly standard (no major audience participation).

    I did want a way to “introduce” the wedding party though, so I’m going with an idea I saw at a wedding I attended last year- she created a board/collage with a photo of each member of the wedding party, along with how long they’ve known them, how they know them, etc. Fun to read if people want to know who’s who, but much less expensive than printing 150+ programs!

    Post # 15
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    3711 posts
    Sugar bee

    We got Gartner Studios, under $10 for a pack of 50 and printed them. They’re 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and folded in the middle. Put a rhinestone heart on them, too. Used the left over ones for standing menus, so $30 in total for everything.

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