Post # 1
i am just starting to go nuts with all the little decisions i have to make and i want to start my DIY stuff ASAP.
what do i do? i planned to make ceremony programs. but what about the reception?
i have a timeline that i want to pass onto the guests:
4pm: ceremony on beach
5-7pm: dinner indoors
7-10pm: bonfire party on the beach
do i put all that in the ceremony program?? so they see it the on the wedding day. in my invitations all i wrote was wedding at 4pm.
its all the same venue – a resort in Jamaica. so what do i do???
Post # 3
You could include it all in the ceremony program, just put it under an after the ceremony heading, or you could just have someone announce the different activities; usually the DJ does this.
Post # 4
You don’t make reception programs. Did the wedding invite not state that the reception was to follow at 5pm? Perhaps if you have a website write it on there. Otherwise the resort will probably put up a sign about the reception details. The bonfire party can be just word of mouth.
Post # 5
I think combining them is a great idea. After the last few weddings I have been to, I think a reception timeline would have been great and avoided alot of confusion.
Post # 6
@Pia2010: i sent my invites out early because its a destination wedding. and so at the time i had no idea what my reception plans would be. i just knew it was all the same venue (resort), and guests would be staying at the resort, so i knew i didn’t have to worry about giving directions to a second location or anything like that.
@noritake22: & @tksjewelry: I am glad you think so. i might just do it as i don’t see many other options. just wanted to make sure it wasn’t totally weird.
perhaps i will call my program a “wedding program” instead of a “ceremony program”?