Post # 1
I’m getting married in less than 4 weeks. I guess before I ask the question, I’ll tell you about my wedding!
The ceremony is going to be outside. When our 120 guests who comprise mostly of my family (about 80%-very outgoing people!), they will find a table where I’ve made wishing wands to wave at us as we walk back down the aisle.
The reception also has a basket of flip flops to dance around in. There is a “Mint” to be table where I put my families wedding photos and peppermint paties (our favorite junk food).
I did not make any programs..I think people by now know how weddings work, lol. The ceremony and reception are on the same grounds. everyone knows that beforehand. I also didn’t make any favors because I honestly feel that that we spent a lot of money on personalizing the wedding already. I never keep favors.
My bridesmaids assure me that its okay I don’t have programs or favors for the guests. Our wedding is modern and fun and all about love and family.
Is that okay? What do you guys think?
Post # 3
@KendraLeigh: That’s perfectly fine! The programs just get thrown out and I can pretty much guarantee that no one will care that you didn’t have favors!
Post # 4
Not having favors is fine, most people wont notice.
Not having programs is also fine, but I think theyre nice to have if you have some extra room in the budget. Its not about knowing how the ceremony works, but I like reading the names of the bridal party and figuring our who is who. We made our programs and included a note to our parents, a thank you to all our guests, and a “meet our brial party” so our guests could know who was standing up with us.
Post # 6
I think that’s fine! We’re not planning on having programs, since the ceremony and reception are in the same building. We are doing favors, but they’ll be edible (cake pops). I can’t stand little plastic junky things that gather dust until I toss them. If you really feel pressured to have favors, buy extra peppermint patties and leave little bags for people to bring a few home with them.
Post # 7
The last wedding I went to had programs and no one even knew. That was a big waste of money…I did make our programs myself and am really happy with the way they turned out. I’m going to make sure everyone has no choice BUT to see them, haha. But you will be perfectly fine without!
Post # 8
Favors and programs are never required, so I think what you plan to do is perfectly fine. Sometimes programs are nice if you have a long or complicated ceremony, but they aren’t necessary.
Post # 9
Flip flops sound like a favor to me. It all sounds great. I didn’t have programs either, they’re so unnecessary.
Post # 10
I’m not having programs or favors either. I really don’t think anyone will miss them.
Post # 11
@KendraLeigh: I think that’s fine. Have or don’t have whatever you want! It’s your big day!
Post # 12
perfectly acceptable not to have favors or programs.
Post # 13
@KendraLeigh: you’re good to go! i’m not having programs. an added expense for something that will probably get left on the chair or on the dining tables at the reception. nope.
and favors…no one will miss them. we just added a photo station so i need to be cognizant of reminding our guests to grab a favor on the way out so they don’t think the photos are the favors! lol you’re ok… just go with your own plan.
Post # 14
I like programs because I’m nosey and want to see how all the wedding party folks are related. Then I throw it away. No programs is fine! Favors are totally optional too.
Post # 15
We didn’t do them, and somehow everyone made their way thru it. Stop over thinking and just RELAX
ETA: we didn’t do favors either, we ordered choclate kisses in March to be sent to FL … yeah i got a huge lump of choc with tinfoil in it. no on missed them either 😀
Post # 16
@KendraLeigh: girl I think you are good to go! It’s your wedding, and in a general sense you make the rules anyways. 😉