Post # 1
I am doing ceremony program fans for our outdoor wedding. I’m very excited becaus i’m stealing an idea from another Bee 🙂 who on the backside of her program, did a wordfind and crossword puzzle to keep guests amused while waiting for ceremony to begin. The only problem is, i will only have room on the front to list the bridal party and other wedding participants (parents, etc) plus a thank you greeting from me and the groom. With that said, would it be bad if I did not include on there the exact breakdown of the ceremony (for ex, the readings, wedding message, exchange of vows, closing prayer, processional/recessional etc)? do people really care?
Post # 3
make your own rules and do what you think works for you! Programs arent necessary in the first place, just nice so when a bridesmaid walks down the aisle auntie muriel isn’t screaming in her neighbors ear “who is that?!”
Post # 5
For the most part I would agree that the program doesnt have to list every part of the ceremony. For the easily confused, just make sure that your officiant appropriately introduces each part as it happens.
However I would say that if you’re having a religious ceremony a lot of people will probably be more comfortable having a program that tells them what’s going to be happening when, especially if they have to actually *do* something such as stand up, sing, hold hands with the people next to them, bow heads in prayer, etc. Although I guess you could still skip the program and just make sure your officiant is giving everyone the proper orders 🙂
Edit: Just remembered that the last wedding I went to didn’t even have programs and it went great!