Post # 1
I am a bit not sure if I shoud have a wedding program or not. The wedding roughly has 45 people, including mostly my and his family members plus 10 friends. Our wedding will take in a cathedral.
I have actually designed one wedding program. It is a 1 page program because I want to down the cost. But I am curious to know if it will look cheap or inappropriate. Right now, it includes the name of the bride and the groom, the date, the location, the time, the name of the MH, Best Man, parents.
FYI, I only have a MH, not bridesmaid; and he has 1 Best Man, not other groomsman.
My family doesn’t speak much or understand much English.
My family has never seen his family. The wedding will be the first day.
Advice will be really appreciated. Thanks a lot!
Post # 3
Do you routinely worship in the Cathedral? Will you be using the traditional Anglican or Catholic wedding service with all its responses, readings, hymns and psalms, and will there be Holy Eucharist? Are both families Anglican (or Catholic) and already know the responses?
Liturgical churches print a programme every Sunday for their worship to help experienced worshippers follow the service: it contains the readings, the hymn numbers, and the references to the pages in the missal or Book of Common Prayer. If that is the kind of service you are having you may need a programme or service-bulletin for practical purposes. The church secretary may have a line on coloured papers for printing the service bulletin that look very attractive just as a single folded sheet.
Post # 4
I saw this idea in a magazine. They printed out the information on a chalkboard at the front of the ceremony site. No program needed. No excess waste. No excess expense. Perhaps in the front area of the church you could put a sign up like this to eliminate the need for a program.
Post # 5
Hmm, I still haven’t decided if I’m doing a program either. I don’t see what the big deal is with them! But then again, my family and I aren’t that “fancy”! 🙂 If you think your families won’t mind or even notice, leave it out! I also do like the idea of the chalkboard that baletrina suggested! Good luck!
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2011 - Vandiver Inn
They are something that is nice to have, but not required. If the program is turning into more hassle than its worth, then save yourself some aggravation and pass on them. 🙂
Post # 7
i found it important because about half of my guests werent catholic – i used it as a way for them to keep track of where we were through the hour long mass. i love the idea of programs but i dont think they are necessarily needed.
Post # 8
@aspasia475: Not really, we don’t worship at a church. My FI’s baptized (when he was born) but not me. Even so, he doesn’t go to the church. But good to know this info! Thanks
Post # 9
@baletrina:i think that’s a good idea. But I am not sure if I can do that because the church is actually 5 hours (by flight) from where I live. So in theory, this is a destination wedding. My Fiance is from Montreal but we are now living in the west coast. Our wedding will be in Montreal. I am not sure how I can carry a chalkboard with me on the plane…. but actually I like this idea a lot.