(Closed) Do we really have to distribute wedding programs

posted 9 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are you doing programs?



    Not a big deal

  • Post # 32
    3763 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I’ll have programs only because it’s a Catholic Ceremony and we have a lot of non-Catholics. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t.

    Post # 33
    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Im on the fence, and it is really childish of me for the reason I may do them lol

    but now the wedding is in a week and I havent done them so probably wont now

    Post # 35
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

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    @KateByDesign:  I paid about $15 for an invitation kit. Then, got them designed and printed in a night. They looked great, people loved them, and our photographers took some awesome pictures with our rings on them. Not expensive or a waste of time for us.

    Post # 36
    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I don’t think you need them unless you want them. We are doing a destination wedding, so we will be having a wedding timeline and activities sheet for our guests when they first arrive, but we probably won’t do detailed programs at the ceremony. 

    Post # 37
    7973 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    Totally depends on what sort of wedding you are having. If you are having a religious service, I suggest a programme, because it is much simpler for your guests to hold a programme than to hold a Bible in one hand, a hymn book in the other, and an order of service sheet between their teeth! It also reduces fumbling and rustling as they try to find the correct pages within the various books.

    Also, if you have multiple venues, or you need people to make any sort of journey which is somewhat complicated, they need a programme with a full set of maps and directions, otherwise you will have lots of people getting lost and delaying the proceedings.

    Of course, if you are having a backyard wedding, or a secular wedding within a hotel, where there is no need to change venues, I wouldn’t bother, myself.

    Only one of the weddings I have been to had programmes. The other weddings didn’t need them… but this one did! Four venues, a religious service, a reception site in the middle of nowhere… nobody would have had a clue what was going on if we hadn’t had programmes!

    Post # 38
    2742 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I dont plan on doing them the traditional route. I plan on doing a schedule that will be included in the welcome packets we make for our guests at disney. This will list the events for the wedding etc. I plan on putting information in these regarding the bridal party etc with photos. Each event that is scheduled will also have information. For instance the welcome party will have an address, and directions via disney transport and regular transport, the menu for the event and the time. The half marathon will have information for the start and finish for anyone who isnt running with us if they want to witness or avoid it in the parks. The wedding will have information on us and the wedding, the same for the reception it will list any perks we will have except perhaps one surprise of some characters we may invite to meet our guests for photo ops :).

    Post # 39
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We did them. I DIYd some on my home printer and my husband helped me tie all the ribbons. It was one of my easiest DIYs.  We had to make two– one for our Hindu ceremony, and one for our American ceremony. The one for the American ceremony was very short and straight forward– bridal party names, order of service, special honor for my father, who passed away. The Hindu programs were LONG, to explain every part of the ceremony.


    Post # 40
    8679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I have never been to a wedding that had a program. I think you will be fine without them.

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