(Closed) Are you girls having Ceremony Program Handouts?

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I DIY the fan in the picture. It’s our wedding program on 110lb cardstock. The most labor intensive part of that has been hand cutting each individual blade. Then I set the 5 blades with an eyelet and ran a ribbon through. (25 cent roll of 10 yard ribbon from Michaels I used  1 foot of ribbon for each fan). Viola! Instant fan for a hot July day, and informative and useful!  I was able to make 4 blades per each 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. Ran it through my printer. The cost on these were about 10 cents for each fan  (I made 100)

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Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i also have a wedding program. i actually don’t know what i’m doing to do yet, but if you go to your local paper source, you can get inspiration there. they usually have sample books you can look at. good luck!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I actually just decided yesterday that I don’t want them.  I think its unnecessary, costly, and no one takes them, and if they do they just leave them on the table or throw them out anyway.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I’m going to do fans, but not ones that fold out.

Instead I’m just going to get wooden fan handles and the program is going to be a large cardstock shape.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I think programs help your guests.  Most weddings I go to, I only know the bride or groom.  The programs at the very least give a who’s-who and an outline of the ceremony.  Beyond that, you can get as detailed as you want, but I do think the programs add a nice touch.  It’s also a place to thank or honor anyone – guests for coming, parents, wedding party, and anyone else who added something extra-special to the day.

I’m doing a booklet-style program – graphic paper in our colors on the outside, and on the inside: a rundown of the ceremony, our readings, and I thought I might give a timeline for the reception, since various activities are happening in different rooms (helped us to maximize smaller spaces).

Go to the Knot’s "Program" inspiration gallery.  Maybe I’m just obsessed with paper products, but I drooled over every one showcased.  : ) 

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hi – we are having programs but they will be really simple. We met at  a business meeting and thought it would be cute if we designed them like a meeting agenda. "Bronson Wedding Agenda" and then follow the theme through – "bridal committee" with their names listed, etc. I was just going to type it up in Word and print them out.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We are not having programs.  However, we are also not having a flock of BMs and GMs, and the same group that is doing the reception music is doing the ceremony music.  So its a pretty simple service.  If someone wants to know who someone is, or what that song was, they can ask us later…  and its one less thing to pay for that just gets thrown away!!  If I was actually having a wedding mass (hour long service) with specific musicians and soloists to credit, I would probably provide a program.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We’re having a program because we’re incorporating cultural traditions that half our guests are unfamiliar with. We want to be able to explain the signifigance of each part of the ceremony.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

We’re going to have a pretty extensive program (probably an 8-pager) as I’d like to outline the ceremony as well as provide bio information and photos on everyone in the bridal party. However, we’re both in athletics and I deal with graphic design elements in my job, so this is where that comes from. We’re going to have fun with it and also include a website where guests can upload their own wedding photos (flickr or kodak gallery) so we can get different angles.

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