Post # 17
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 # 18
Yes I was just remembering my first wedding with the old fashioned kind and it was like a bulletin at Sunday morning church services. I am sure most got trashed, other than my granny’s (she saved everything)
@cirk: I love that idea, I may consider something like this!
Post # 19
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
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
I never save them afterwards. I think a chalkboard or other cute display area is nice though.
Post # 22
- 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
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
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
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
I think they are a waste of paper and money.lol
Post # 27
I don’t really plan on doing one. I really like that chalkboard idea, though!
Post # 28
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
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
We’re doing ours something like this.
Post # 31
I’m loving the chalkboard idea. I’m thinking I’ll do that!