(Closed) is anyone not having a program at wedding????

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3170 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t have one, I thought it was a waste of time and money. Not that anyone would have actually told me that they missed it but I can’t imagine they did. I had a very short ceremony and does anyone really care who the wedding party is?

Post # 4
1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@kimjmom:  I feel the same way and we’re not having them. It’s an expense I cannot justify. I’ve seen other people’s that are really cute, but I’ve never kept one or anything like that. Also, we’re having a relatively short ceremony, so it shouldn’t be that hard for people to keep track of what’s going on.

Post # 5
11246 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@kimjmom: I wasn’t going to but did for the personal touch, but you’re right they do end up in the trash so I didn’t go to too much detail/effort

Edit – it had the hymns printed, reading title and reader, so really was an Order of service 

Post # 6
8453 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I don’t really think it’s necessary to have a wedding program.  The only reason we have them is because I was able to make them for free (used scraps left over from making invites).

Post # 7
850 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Nope. No bridal party to announce, no unsual cultural/religious rituals to explain, no special songs/hymns for guests to sing. What would we possibly put in it?

We are having a menu and including a “thanks for coming” message on that. Beyond that, I’m not big on personal touches, since uh, we’re the only people getting married at that time/place with those guests, so that’s pretty personal to me.  Wink


Post # 8
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

not doing it, I think it’s pointless.  We’re saying our vows, then giving each other rings, and kissing.  You get the idea.

Post # 9
2556 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m leaning towards no myself.

Post # 11
3572 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I spent $500 on 100 wedding programs off etsy.  It was my biggest regret purchase.  I ended up with more than half of them unused!  I would not use one agian.

Post # 12
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I was firmly against it for the longest time. we are having a short simple ceremony–there is really nothing guests need to haveexplained.



the only reason we might do them is because we are moving just a couple weeks before the wedding so we might print programs with our address on the bottom so that people know where to find us in the future

Post # 13
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

we are not, i honestly dont have the time and our budget is so limited…and im the same every wedding ive ever been to they ended up in a landfill eventually which is kind of against my personal principles.

Post # 14
5221 posts
Bee Keeper

We did not have them. We had a giant chalkboard that we wrote out all of the important names/titles and then set it by the guestbook as people walked in

Post # 15
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We are not having them either — there is no point.  Everyone knows what is going on during a wedding.

The only weddings where a program comes in handy for me is those god-awfully long religious weddings.  I use the programs to gauge how far along we are, and think “okay, only two more songs, three blessings, and some other stuff?? to go, and then they’ll be done!!!”

We’ll have a chalkboard which indicates the time of the ceremony, the time of dinner, and the times of a few other milestone events.

Post # 16
7445 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

We didn’t have them. I don’t think they’re necessary.

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