(Closed) Do you think paper programs are a waste?

posted 4 years ago in Guests
    cute, I would take mine home : (6 votes)
    8 %
    cute, but i would just end up throwing away or leaving at the venue : (42 votes)
    54 %
    None of the above, complete waste of time & money : (30 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 16
    615 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    We used a window frame and then afterwards used it to display some wedding pics! πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 17
    666 posts
    Busy bee

    Natalie101985:  I did these ones pretty much exactly. The font was a little different. I only had to print 120, and it was $18. I downloaded the fonts from dafont.com and then had them printed at FedEx Office. They cut them for me too. Personally, I think older guests like to know what’s going on. I included all the people in the wedding party, a thank you note, a memorial for lost loved ones, our hashtag, and I even included my “lucky charms” (something borrowed, etc.). I know I love to look at them when I go to weddings too! πŸ™‚

    Post # 19
    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Natalie101985:  The majority of the programs will be thrown away.  Correction – all of the programs will be thrown away, except any you keep yourself and maybe, maybe your mother’s.  And she will probably secretly resent having to store it away somewhere, if she’s anything like me.  Feel free to save your time and money.

    And trust me when I tell you that nobody has watched the bridal procession and thought “gosh I sure wish I knew the names of each of her bridesmaids, if only it was written down on a program or a chalk board or something.”  But that glass window dealy does look pretty cool, so while I wouldn’t care what was written on it I’d admire your artistic ability πŸ™‚  But I’d save that kind of project for last so when you’re scrambling for time and looking for something to nix you’ve got something non-essential.  Unlike me, finishing the seating chart the day before…

    Post # 20
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Loveless Barn

    So, I personally think they are a bit of a waste of time but after some discussion with my fiance, we both agreed that we have some family members that would feel lost without them. So we did print some at FedEx Office and they were cheap. I don’t really mind if people throw them away and they did turn out cute. We are using a few other chalkboards and I didn’t want to overdo those.

    Post # 21
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Post # 22
    470 posts
    Helper bee

    I care 0% about the names/relationships of the bridal party, but I DO prefer to have a timeline of readings, songs, etc to follow along. 

    Post # 26
    341 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    We will be having them at my brother’s wedding.  The main reason is that my Future Sister-In-Law would like a poem on the back to honor her father.  He died in January.  I am making the programs.

    Post # 28
    3169 posts
    Sugar bee

    aubreeleann03:  i love this. Whats on the paper in the top left corner?

    Post # 30
    11468 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Natalie101985:  I acknowledge that I am not in the majority, but my wedding program was of great importance to me.

    I had an eight-page, ribbon-bound booklet printed in the same fonts that were on my engraved invitations. (I didn’t have the programs engraved, however.) I spent $1,100 on 125 programs. I loved them.

    Also, I have kept nearly every program from every wedding I’ve ever attended, with the exception of weddings that my husband performs (he’s a pastor), since, in those cases, I do not really know the couple.

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