(Closed) Are Programs Silly?

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Totally unnecessary, if you don’t want them don’t have them!

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

It is your wedding.  If it doesn’t feel right to have programs, you shouldn’t.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

not necessary! I think a lot of people have them because they have some good information on them, but if it’s not you, then don’t worry about it! Plus, most people throw them away after the ceremony even if you did have them.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I personally don’t like programs.  My mother tells me that people keep them as a momento of the day…but no where is there a scrapbook of every wedding she’s ever been to!

I never pick of programs at weddings.  Even though each wedding is different…you are just a spectator and you are just going to sit and watch no matter what happens.  I’m not trying to sound like a b**** but I feel like programs are for nosy grandmothers who have to know EVERYONE’s first, middle, and last name.  I won’t have them unless my nose grandmother insists AND pays for them.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You could post a sign/chalkboard somewhere instead with the BP’s names on it.  I’ve seen it in Martha, etc and its cute.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I made some, and promptly forgot to actually bring them to the wedding.  Unless you just really like paper, or have a super complicated ceremony, I’d say nobody wiill miss them.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

Maybe instead you could have a small table at the reception with photos of the bridesmaids and groomsmen, and maybe a short write-up with each photo?  I thought about doing this, with small signs as titles that say “Meed the Maids”  and “Meet the Men”….

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My Fiance thinks we don’t need them. I just want to make them because I like doing crafty things and I’ve enjoyed reading them at weddings I’ve been to…however, at this rate I may say screw it when the time comes. I say do what you want. I can’t imagine anyone would shun you for not having them.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m starting to question whether I want to make programs too… feeling like I’d rather spend the money on some extra flowers or other decor…

I wanted to write out the lyrics to the music we’ve chosen, since the words are meaningful, but it’s probably just us who cares, and no one else would notice if we didn’t have them. Nothing complicated about our ceremony, and if they want to know who is in our wedding party, we have a page dedicated to them on our wedsite, where they will rsvp.

hmm… i’m kind of talking myself out of them i think, lol!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s your wedding so you should do what’s best for you but I DO read the programs.  I think it’s nice for when your sitting around for the 10-15 min before the wedding, gives you something to do.  I also see why you don’t want to go through the hassle though.  Also, I have never once kept a program, excpet the one from our wedding of course (=

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

PS, you really only need to make like half the number of guests you have attending, so that cuts out half of the work/half of the paper

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I like programs, and some churches require them…but they’re not necessary at all.  I also like strawberries in my champagne, I don’t expect every bride to do it Laughing

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

I like programs but they are totally skipable. The only reason I kind if want them  is because we would be incorpoating certain blessings and rituals that people have probable never seen before. So this way they will have a copy of the words to follow around in case fr some reason they dont catch all the words we are saying.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

They are certainly not necessary but you have to consider your guests. I went to a traditional Jewish wedding were most of the guest were Gentiles. So they have a short program to explain what was going on so people weren’t completely lost. If most of the guest are going to be familiar with the order of the ceremony, def can skip the programs.

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