Post # 1
Originally I had wanted to DIY fan programs with a word search.. Now I’m not too sure. Most weddings I’ve been to didn’t have programs. Its just not a big thing here I guess.
I love the idea of the extra personal touches that I could add by having programs, but I also feel like it would be extra work that my guests may not notice. We are having 50-75 people.
Pros: Fan! (outdoor wedding), personal DIY touch, word search until wedding starts, order of events (although I’m hoping to have a short & sweet ceremony) and thanks to party, officiant, guests, etc.
Cons: Extra work! (DIY), people will probably throw them away when over.
Are you planning to have/not have programs? Why/why not? What made you decide?
Post # 3
I’m not planning on doing programs. This could change, but right now it’s not on my radar. I’m only having 30-45 guests though. So I don’t think I have enough people to justify needing a program nor can I justify the cost/time to make them for that few people. Besides, almost everyone will know almost everyone else.
Post # 4
no programs. We’re having a very simple ceremony.
Post # 5
Not planning on having programs. Having a casual backyard wedding, I just don’t see the need.
Post # 6
We skipped them too. Our ceremony was really only about 15 minutes, maybe 20-25 if you count the processional/recessional. By the time people would have read them it would be over!
Post # 7
No programs here. Yay backyard wedding!
Post # 8
We’re having 120 guests and no programs. I think everyone will understand what is going on!
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
We didn’t have programs. I’ve only been to one wedding that did, and it was also a very, very formal wedding.
Post # 10
I didn’t do programs, and I’ve never been to a wedding that did.
Post # 11
We are having 134 guests and are not doing programs, waste of money and paper since our ceremony is going to be non denominational lasting about 20 minutes. The only weddings I’ve been to that had these were catholic ceremonies that lasted an hour, even than I never opened the program once and threw them out. I just don’t see the need, people should understand what is going on! Our wedding is formal, and still don’t see the need for programs.
Post # 12
We had them. I spend a lot of time putting them together with so much detail and no one noticed. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldnt even bother. lol
Post # 13
We had no programs. No one even noticed. Not a single person asked me where the programs were. They also didn’t ask the venue coordinator, bridal party, or anyone. Honestly I just wouldn’t bother.
Post # 14
I spent around $400 on beautiful programs. After the wedding about 80% of them were untouched/unused. A huge waste!
Post # 15
I am not having them.I think they are a waste of money.lol
Post # 16
Skipped. I think they’re super cute but I’d rather not put time into something that nobody other than my Mom and Grandma will even care about after the night is over. People won’t get bored… 99% of them have smartphones, the other 1% are old and can talk to each other 🙂