(Closed) Wedding Programs….DIY?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I did!  And it was fun and easy.  I had an outdoor ceremony, so I made my programs into fans so that guests could cool themselves.  Also, they’re just cute.

I’d be happy to send you the tutorial if you’re interested in them!  Just PM me.  Good luck and have fun!

Edited to cross out last names!  I always forget.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We have very simple ones – blue cardstock covers and plain paper inside. I did them in Word and printed at Kinkos for $15. I figure no one really notices if the programs aren’t beautiful, but they’re still quite nice.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I haven’t printed them yet, but I purchased the program paper that matches the DIY invite suite from Michaels. Once I am done I will post some pics.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah I made them using Microsoft Publisher!  It was pretty easy.  The hardest part was getting them approved by the church and making their revisions.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I guess I should be a little more helpful and say that I did mine in Word, I’m pretty computer illiterate so it was Word or nothing.  I downloaded the fonts, which was really easy, and I printed them at home.  It was a snap, and super cheap!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Mine are really simple, but I haven’t yet printed them. I did it in Microsoft Publisher, and it’s a standard 8.5×11 sheet of paper, folded in half.

It has a cover: our names and a quote.

2 inside “pages”: Wedding Party and Order of Ceremony

The back cover is our Thank You page and has a message to our guests.

It was super simple and I will print them at home on ivory cardstock and fold them here, too.

 

A friend of mine who just got married had really simple programs, too. She found some cute 8.5×11 paper that matched her colors/theme, and just printed the info on one side of the page. So easy.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I made mine with Word and used a bifold design. I had a picture of our wedding location (a local historic house) on the front, the wedding order on inside left side, wedding party on inside right side, and an “in memorium” of grandparents who had passed as well as a thank you to those who attended on the back cover.

I purchased parchment paper from Walmart in an ivory color.

I used my Kodak printer and was tickled with the print quality.

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I designed mine using Photoshop Elements with fonts from dafont.com. They were 4.25″ x 11″, double sided (back side was bridal party and a thank you section), with rounded corners and on heavy matte cardstock. I printed them through catprint.com, and they were cheaper than any other DIY kits I looked at (~$50 for 200 programs). I think they turned out great, though it took me a while to design and then figure out catprint!

Names blurred for safety sake!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I made petal fan programs – I don’t have a picture of mine spread open, but grabbed an image from the place I found the template.

Here are mine:

 

and here is what they look like open:

 

 

Let me know if you want the link to the template!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ll have to dig around my laptop for the Word document for mine.  It was really simple, no folding, no special cuts, cost next to nothing.  They look similar to madswan‘s though.  If you get some nice heavy cardstock in standard size 8.5″x11″, then do a template in Word for half a standard page, so the template would show up as 2 4.25″x11″ side by side columns.  Then I just wrote all the info in pretty font, with a cute bird silhouette at the top that matched the invites.  Printed on home printer (use high quality setting) and then just cut in half. 

This is such an easy, inexpensive project, and IMHO they don’t need to be fancy, just make them so you’re happy with them and they are easy to read.  i do dig mrsmdphd‘s fan versions though, makes them pull double duty!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I made my wedding programs a week before the wedding, then the best mans dad died and his funeral was going to be on the same day.  I had to make all new programs.  Just a bit of advise if your making your own; wait until a day or two before the wedding to do final printing.   congrats and good luck

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@mrsmdphd: Me too. I’d love your tutorial and template if you do have one. Thanks.

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