(Closed) Are programs a waste?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 17
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think that they’re great if they can be ‘used’. Like the fan programs. Mine were also bookmarks, simple and slim. Otherwise, they’re kind of a waste. The only other person’s program I still have besides mine is my older sister and that’s ONLY because she’s my sister.

Post # 19
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I do like them at the wedding because they give me something to look at before the ceremony, an idea of how long it will last/what is going to happen, and who each person is as they are being walked down the aisle.

But they totally go in the trash right away!

I’m torn on if I’m going to do them or not. I AM doing a Reception program/menu card type thing, but that’s because we’re having some non-traditional entertainment I want people to know about and be sure to participate in.

Post # 20
33 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

We went the chalkboard route too. I didn’t hear a single complaint about not having them. They weren’t missed at all. 

Post # 21
6117 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I never save them afterwards.  I think a chalkboard or other cute display area is nice though.

Post # 22
1052 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

I like them for long or very religious ceremonys, so you know what’s happening and when.  Also, it helps describe the bridal party. 

Post # 23
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I will probably do one only because we’re having a Catholic wedding, and probably half our guests aren’t catholic, otherwise I don’t think I’d bother. But we’re printing them ourselves, nothing fancy.

Post # 24
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

We didn’t do them.  As a guest, I don’t care who is in the bridal party etc.  We had our officiant say some words about lost loved ones and we didn’t have a complicated ceremony.  I only had one guest say something about how they would have liked a program. 

Post # 25
433 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


I’m doing program fans and I think it would be awkward not to have anything. I want everyone to know what to expect, what’s happening in the ceremony, who is doing what, etc…

Post # 26
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think they are a waste of paper and money.lol

Post # 27
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I don’t really plan on doing one. I really like that chalkboard idea, though!

Post # 28
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We decided not to do programs. We just felt they were unnessecary because we are having a destination wedding with 75 people who are all family! 

Post # 29
1675 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I usually like to have one. It was necessary in our case as we had a Bible reading and two worship songs and the congregation needed to be able to follow along (the lyrics etc.).

Post # 30
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We’re doing ours something like this.

Post # 31
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m loving the chalkboard idea. I’m thinking I’ll do that! 

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