Post # 1
Ok, so I just read in my little wedding planner I’m supposed to have wedding programs. I get the gist of what goes inside, but I mean, can you but blank ones somewhere or something? I’m completely DIY challenged, I don’t even own a printer so something cute and homemade won’t work. I’ve checked where I’m getting my invitations done and they don’t sell programs or anything. Where do you get these things??!
Any suggestions?! Thank you!
Post # 3
You don’t have to have programs.
Post # 4
Don’t feel pressured to have programs if they aren’t something you want. Weddings I have attended typically use the programs to recognize the wedding parties, anyone doing readings, special parts of the ceremony, etc. If you are not doing an in-depth ceremony or anything very complicated that your guests would need to follow along with, I don’t think you need to have one. If you decide you would like to do programs, you can always visit your local Staples, Kinkos, etc and they can help you set something up.
Post # 5
I dont think we’re having programs, If you really want them, have a friend help you or try Etsy. You can probably get some cute handmade ones done pretty cheaply.
Post # 6
You don’t need to have wedding programs. Depending on the style of your wedding, they may not be necessary. If you’re having your ceremony in a church or your wedding leans more towards the formal, I would recommend a program for your guests to follow along. If your ceremony is outdoors or of short duration, you probably don’t need them. I’ve been to weddings where there were no programs (casual, outdoors) and ones that were quite formal and chock-full of info about the bridal party, ceremony procedure, thanks to family, etc.
If you decide you want/need them, they can be as simple as a one-sided card or folded sheet of 8.5×11 paper. Either of these you can do yourself with Word, then save to a jump drive, and bring it to Kinkos. In fact, I bet Kinkos or other print shops can set you up with a template. Martha Stewart Weddings also has templates for programs (of course she does!). http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/click-print-program-covers?backto=true
I think many brides either DIY their programs or go through their invitation vendor. I designed my program covers (example below), my letterpress printer printed them, and I will layout and print the inserts myself. My mom is getting ribbon to bind them and my family will help tie the covers to the inside pages. I could do the layout for you, but you could also try to find a vendor through your local print shop or stationary store. Or try online. I bet there’s a stationary person on Etsy who could do them for you, too.
Post # 7
Sorry, I guess that image was too big. Trying again
Post # 8
No pressure lady! I was going to scrap them all together but my mom really thought they should be at the ceremony. Check at Kinkos to see how much it would cost to print a small pamplet — there are MS Word templates for tri folds and all sorts of things!
Post # 9
I agree that you don’t have to have programs.
But if you want them or have something to say, go for it!
I know you said no DIY, but I got a set from Gartner Studios to print off my home computer for $5 on clearance. Keep in mind, too, that you don’t have to print a program for each guest. If you’re up for doing them yourself, check out your craft store.
I only did programs to put the longer versions of my readings in context and also to write a paragraph for 4 people we wanted to acknowledge. It was really important for me to include this.
Post # 10
I dont think we’re having wedding programs. The ceremony is going to be very short and sweet and to the point. Plus we’re having a very intimate gathering so that everyone who attends should already know everyone so no need to list the bridal party.
Post # 11
You guys are AWESOME! Thanks! lol I think I will try and do some simpler ones with the help of Kinkos (didn’t even think about that!) and maybe that Martcha Stewart thing! Thanks so much!