(Closed) Are you NOT doing ceremony programs…and why not?

posted 8 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t want to because it’s a small wedding, I don’t think people will take them, and I haven’t budgetted. Lol. In the end, I may end up doing them but they better be cheap and easy!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m not 100% certain, but I think that we are forgoing them because my experience is that most people won’t take them and all that work would go to waste. Also, we’ll be putting a digital program up on our wedding website, detailing who the bridal party is and what pieces will be read, etc.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i didn’t want to spend the money or the time. i always like looking at programs, but i never keep them so i didn’t want to work hard and spend money on something that will just get thrown away and i don’t need. i think for us it probably would have been nice to have them b/c it was a jewish ceremony and it would have been great to explain some of the traditions, but our rabbi always does a good job of that anyway.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not having them because our ceremony is non-religious and will be about 10 minutes long.  We’re not having any readings or anything like that so I don’t think they’re necessary.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We won’t be doing them for a few reasons. I don’t really think they are necessary for our wedding. We are having a small wedding party and our ceremony probably won’t be very long either. I just don’t think our guests will have too much trouble following along. We also just don’t want to spend the money on the paper. We’d also like to save a few trees. We figure with our save the dates and invites, enough trees have died for the sake of our wedding. 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re having a 15 minute civil ceremony for 30 people (immediate family and wedding party and their plus 1s). I figure that if it takes longer for me to make than the ceremony will last, it’s not necessary 😉

And, if people want to know who the wedding party is, well, with only 30 people there will be plenty of time to chat!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

No, because our reception will be brief, we’re trying to be as green as possible, and we’re cheap!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re not. I don’t want to put in the effort. I don’t want to waste the paper. I don’t want to deal with them. I highly doubt anyone will miss them.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I also agree with going green and not doing programs. I just didn’t see the need for them at our wedding. I think a lot of people would throw them away rather than keep them, so I didn’t want to spend the extra money on them :]

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We’re not doing them.  Our wedding is small, it doesn’t have any weird elements that a program could clarify, and even at large weddings I just don’t see the point of programs.  The only time I thought they were useful was when I went to an Indian wedding that was not in English at all, and the program helped me follow along somewhat.  But for traditional weddings?  Pass.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Inkypoo-

I couldn’t have said it better myself!! I have no specific reason NOT to have them. We’re having a decent sized wedding and a religious ceremony. I just don’t think my guests really care that much about who everyone is or what is going on. They just want see a beautiful ceremony between two people who love eachother, and then they want to party!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

we aren’t doing paper programs, but i want to write it on a chalkboard or two and put it somewhere at the ceremony. we are big “going green” people, so i don’t think anyone will care. plus, we also plan on having our ceremony be super short, so it’s just a waste of money for us.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not doing them either – I think only maybe half of the wedding I have been to have had them and I have never missed them when they were not present.  I’m keeping my wedding casual…therefore, no programs.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We are doing programs because we are not inviting children who are not in the wedding and it would mean the world to my great aunt if her grandkids were invited so I am giving them the job or passing out the programs. They are my godmothers kids and are 13 and 14, but if this wasn’t the case I don’t know if I would do they. I went to 4 wedding this past year and only one bride did them.

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