Post # 1
Just a quick question are any of you guys doing programs for your ceremony? I haven’t really thought about it cos I haven’t been to a wedding where they’ve had them. I know heaps of the American bees do them, is this an Aussie thing too and I’ve just missed the memo?
Post # 3
Ive done them 🙂 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 🙂
Post # 4
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 🙂 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
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
Yup well be doing them our church actually told us to.
Post # 7
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… 🙂
Post # 8
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
@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 🙂
Post # 10
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
We’re probably going to, but more to explain what’s going on and why we aren’t following certain traditions, etc.