(Closed) Catholic Wedding Mass-Are Programs Necessary?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 33
Member
3771 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I just bought some pretty paper from staples, filled out/adjusted a template for our wedding (You can also just look at what other couples that got married at the church did) and printed them out. Basically it was one sheet of paper folded in half to make 4 sides. It didn’t cost much and was super easy to do. I think you should do it for those who are not Catholic. Plus it had the page numbers for all the songs that we sang along with the response for the responsorial psalm.

here’s a template I found online

http://catholicweddinghelp.com/topics/catholic-wedding-program-template-mass.htm

 

Post # 34
Member
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Woodstock:  Thanks for sharing!!  This is awesome!

 

We’ve invited about 100 people to our wedding, and bought 50 sheets of card stock at Target for like $8.  We’ll print them out on a home printer and MAYBE attach some ribbon that we got for 33 cents/10 yds if we feel like being fancy. Not including the price of ink, it’ll be about $0.20 per program. 

The wedding coordinator at our church gave us example programs, and most of them were cardstock on an ink jet printer.

Post # 35
Member
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We did them- my Mom’s family (and a handful of friends) are Catholic, fiance’ and his Mom’s part of the family are Episcopalian, and everyone else was a mixture of Baptist, Methodist, “undeclared”, etc. We live in Alabama and we wanted to make sure our family and friends knew what was going on during the Mass, even though a lot of them had never attended one. I designed them and had them printed at FedEx/Kinkos. We had a lot left over, because couples shared, etc. but it was something I was not skipping.

Post # 36
Member
168 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I do not think programs are necessary per say. however, as a non-catholic I would really appreciate one. It’s nice to be able to follow along with different portions of a traditional mass and have an idea of what is going on! 

Post # 37
Member
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lovelylight99:  We are having mass and about half of our guests aren’t Catholic.  I’m not making programs mainly because I feel they are a distraction, I would like guests to focus on the ceremony rather that fiddling with the program to find out what’s next.  Plus I’m super lazy!

Post # 38
Member
350 posts
Helper bee

Another non-Catholic that appreciates programs! I think you could save costs by printing out only 1 program per couple. Set them in a basket somewhere near the entrance instead of having someone hand them out to each person, because every person shouldn’t need their own, and so often there are tons left over! 

Post # 39
Member
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I been to many a catholic wedding too much too count. But until I attend with people who aren’t used too the weddings with a mass I didn’t realize how confusing it is. I think it’s a nice gesture especially if you going to have multiple guest who aren’t catholic or have never been to a catholic ceremony.

Post # 40
Member
2022 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am not catholic… but several of my friends are.  I wouldve been completely lost if it werent for the program. 

Either way, programs are required… but with such a substantial ceremony, it definitely helps!

Post # 41
Member
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@lovelylight99:  We are having mass and doing away with the programs.  I noticed many people said that non Catholics will be lost.  What is there to be lost on?  They will just sit there and listen to the readings.  I’ve been to other religious ceremony’s that didn’t have a program or describe every aspect of the ceremony.  I don’t see why I need to go through explaining everything either!

The topic ‘Catholic Wedding Mass-Are Programs Necessary?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors