(Closed) Married bees- Programs: What you printed vs what you used.

posted 6 years ago in Paper
Post # 4
1319 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I thought about 130 people would come. I printed 130 programs. About 150 showed up, and I still have 30 programs left.

Post # 5
5 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it depends on how you’re distributing the programs.  If you’re having them in a basket or on a table — then I really think you can go less (not everyone will take one).  If you are having someone hand them out — then use the 75% estimate. 


Post # 7
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

I’d go with 60-75%. I helped hand out programs at a wedding that printed only 50%, and we tried to ration them, but we still ran out. πŸ™ At my wedding, on the other hand, we printed almost enough so that everyone could have one, and we had lots left over.

Post # 8
899 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@edot:  Good point. 


@indibee:  Since you are having people hand them out, I would say maybe 80%. If they are getting low, you could always have the people handing them out ask, “Would you each like one?” to a couple. 

Post # 9
1252 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I printed 1/person and I have more than half of them leftover, but I had them in a basket.  I wish I’d told my planner to set one on each chair instead.

Post # 10
693 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We had 136 invitees.  We made 130 programs.  I belive we only used around 50-60% of them.  So maybe do 70% to be safe.  However, we also left them in a basket, not handed out.

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