(Closed) Are you doing programs? And if so, let me see!

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Are you having programs at your ceremony?
    Yes, how else are people supposed to know what's going on?! : (31 votes)
    61 %
    Nope, waste of time and money! : (15 votes)
    29 %
    Other (describe below) : (5 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    2335 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Yes, I am but really only to please my mom.  I bought the Wilton trifold cards in ivory (got 1 pack from Amazon, 1 from JoAnn fabrics on different sales) and will print them at home.


    Its such a small detail that I prefer to keep my mom happy, instead of stressing about it.

    I do plan on personalizing them a bit by perforating the back page as a “ticket” for the reception, plus I’ll have a basket for paper recycling afterwards.  Other than that, I’m not going to put much effort into them.

    Post # 4
    2414 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    They look great!

    Post # 5
    8882 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I think they’re kind of a waste, but my mom really wants them so she’s taking care of it.

    Post # 6
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We are doing programs but not putting in all the ceremony blah blah blah..  I mean people know some of it.  Giving of the bride, vows, kiss…  its all normal.   I want to use the program to introduce the wonderful people standing with us.  To thank our guest for sharing with us.  And a chance to give our love story.  We are writing our own vows and I think our love story will help people understand more than a timeline of stuff…   Also, the last page we are giving information about reception, and thanks to our minister.

    Post # 7
    2 posts
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Hey bees,

    My fiance and I decided to do programs for our Catholic ceremony becuase most of the family invited does not practice Catholocism and we want to give them an opportunity to participate in prayers, etc. In our program we are having everything able to be in word from beginning to end of mass/ceremony. Also, with all of the recent changes in the regular mass, it is helpful to have those changes on paper so ‘we’ don’t forget. However, if it were not for this reason, we would not do programs; these are expensive to print! 

    Post # 8
    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m on the fence with doing programs…because we are only having a ceremony for 20 to 30 min MAX… and the other reason my Fiance and I feel it’s an unneeded expense for us…

    Post # 9
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    We’re making simple ones.  I hadn’t planned to at first, but like other PPs, my mom wants them.  I think it will be nice for everyone to know who’s who.

    Post # 10
    190 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012


    This is a very rough draft

    Post # 11
    2965 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @BooRadley:  Oh my gosh date twin you are on it!!! Kudos to you!!! I plan on doing my programs but I wanted my program to also serve a purpose. So we are doing fan programs like in the pic. Im getting the materials needed from Michaels. Michaels also always have 20% off coupons so I will be using that to save money. Also Im inviting about 75 ppl but Im only making 50 programs. Not everyone there is going to need or want programs (the 75 includes about 20 children and they arent getting one).

    Post # 12
    1935 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We did them because it seems to be one of the keepsakes people take home with them. We still have programs from my parents wedding..always nice to look at.

    Post # 13
    1626 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Haha I’m the opposite….my mother thinks that programs are a total waste and that everyone knows what goes down in the ceremony. Well that is probably true for many of the people, especially those from family/hometown, but other people may have never been to a Jewish wedding before and may be pretty confused (like by the fact there’s a bunch of intervening stuff between rings and kissing, or wondering what in the world is being said during blessings, or why the groom has to smash a glass). So I’m thinkng I’ll pay for programs myself just to give those people some info.

    Post # 14
    7901 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    If you have a long ceremony, do it. If you have your typical 15-20 minute Protestant or non-religious ceremony, the only reason to do it is because you’ve fallen in love with a program and must have it. People know the general flow of a wedding; it’s not like they’ll be surprised and not understand when it’s time for a unity candle or a reading or the exchange of rings.

    Post # 15
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @MelnChris:  Wow  – your rough draft looks great

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