(Closed) Aussie Brides – are you doing ceremony programs?

posted 8 years ago in Australia
Post # 3
3539 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ive done them πŸ™‚ there all ready to go.. about 85% of weddings Ive been to has had them.. which has been quite a few. But the last wedding we went to didnt and it went just fine πŸ™‚

Post # 4
1104 posts
Bumble bee

I did them. I would say maybe half the weddings I’ve been to have had them, mostly church weddings. I just wanted a place to put the names of our celebrant, bridal party, readers, musicians, etc…you know when you’re at a wedding and don’t know everyone it’s kind of nice to get an idea of who people are? I also like souvenirs, and paper products πŸ™‚ I had 3 programs to one a4 sheet of paper (so not huge). At the bottom we had a thankyou to parents etc, and also a note for people to stick around after the ceremony for drinks and jazz and photos.

Post # 5
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Yes, we will be doing programs, and the only wedding i have been to without was a non-church wedding.

I think it is definately handy when you do a full mass, because some people arent church goers (or maybe not your church) and so may not know when to respond etc?

Post # 6
1346 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Yup well be doing them our church actually told us to.

Post # 7
2273 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

No we aren’t and I have never been to a wedding with them (thou only been to about 8 weddings and they were all garden – type weddings not churches, maybe that would make a difference).

Is it just me or does the wedding planning and details seem more laid back in Australia? Not to say I haven’t got some awesome ideas from the US/UK bees – hoping to make my wedding that little but more unique using the “international” flavours that hopefully my guests haven’t seen before… πŸ™‚

Post # 8
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes,we are doing programs. We are having a catholic service so we need too, plus it will help non catholic guests follow whats happening.

Post # 9
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ShellVee:  I’m loving all the international ideas too, I think for us Aussie’s it may give our weddings a bit of a difference to others πŸ™‚

Post # 10
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are having programs for our church wedding, but mostly because I like getting programs when I go to other people’s weddings, to keep as souvenirs (our ceremony will be at our parish church, where we often use powerpoint and projectors instead of prayer books).

If it’s just for somewhere to identify significant people involved in the wedding, and maybe an outline of the order of events, I did read an article that suggested combining functions. For an outdoor or summer wedding you could turn the programs into fans (print on card and add a paddlepop stick), or there was a pattern to make the program into a confetti pouch.

Post # 11
279 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re probably going to, but more to explain what’s going on and why we aren’t following certain traditions, etc.

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