(Closed) Is wedding program necessary?

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
  • poll: Do you think wedding program is necessary in my wedding? (Please see context)
    Yes : (12 votes)
    30 %
    No : (28 votes)
    70 %
  • Post # 3
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    1699 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    11 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    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.

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