(Closed) Do you really need an order of service?

posted 6 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Do we need an order of service?
    Yey : (5 votes)
    38 %
    Nay : (8 votes)
    62 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    360 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We’re doing the same thing and I’ve been going back and forth about whether we should bother spending the money on programs.

    Post # 4
    Member
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I don’t think they are necessary, but they are so pretty, especially the fan style ones 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    399 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yes, it’s polite for you to acknowledge your parents and members of your bridal party within the programs. It’s also a great way to be polite to your guests so they can follow what is going on. Many parents/guests also keep them as keepsakes, I always do. To be honest I wouldn’t be impressed if I went to a wedding that didn’t have them.

    If cost is an issue, just do enough for 1 between 2.

    Post # 7
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it depends – i know i know everything always depends! If you have a lot of guests, then yes i think it would be a nice idea. I am also having a civil ceremony with 2 (very short) readings. We are not having any programs for lots of reasons. There are only 30 guests. It’s not that hard to follow along (nothing complicated or strange) and it’s on a boat so I don;t need people stuck carryng something or it blowing over

    Post # 8
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    1361 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think there are two reasons to do programs: 1) if not everyone knows the bridal party and/or parents; 2) if you’re doing something complicated or unusual that people might not understand or be able to follow.  We’re doing programs for reason number 1.

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    23602 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No need to do programs!

    Post # 10
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    272 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    As a guest, it keeps me focused during the service if I have something to read. I also like learning about the people involved, especially if they’re family members.

    Also, it makes a good keepsake! 🙂

    Post # 11
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    4416 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I made programs that didn’t include a word about the ceremony itself — I figure they’ll be able to follow that part since nothing complicated is happening! What I did include was brief funny blurbs about how Fi and I met, how we know everyone in the bridal party, and then a thank-you page for our parents and all the guests who traveled a long way to be there!  If nothing else, a program will keep the guests occupied while they wait for the ceremony to start.  It’s very cheap to either do a one-pager or DIY something, if cost is an issue. You certainly don’t NEED them, but a lot of people will appreciate it!

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