Post # 1
We are having a cabaret-style ceremony that goes right into the reception. For that reason we will have a program but one page will have the menu as well. Also- we’ll put their name on the front so it’s their placecard (LOVE multi-tasking! It feels so much more streamlined to me.)
I have a great mock-up of it, but I have a page to kill!!! There will be a cover in a thicker-stock paper (probably colored.) Page one is the wedding party, etc. flip that and it’s the thank you’s and rememberances. across the way the 3rd page is the menu (really simple- salad and then 2 entree choices) and sweets (our cupcake flavors and our dessert buffet items)
Flip the page and… then what????? I think it might be more appropriate to do rememberances back there? There are no churchy things to list since we’re having an informal ceremony. I also want to list somewhere that in leiu of favors we are making a donation to our pug rescue… That is just a few lines though and I don’t know how I could fill it up without it being tacky (my first thought was PICTURES OF THE PUGS… but is that like… tacky? or cute?)
Any advice is welcome! Thanks bee friends!
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Woo date twins! 😉
I would find a poem or passage of some sort that you like and put that there. Otherwise something about your favors, and maybe one of your engagement pics?
Post # 4
I think pictures of the pugs would be VERY cute!!!
Post # 5
I would flip it like this
-first page: thank yous
second page: wedding party
third page: rememberances
fourth page: menu
or….we’re killing a page in our program by including the words to the readings. apparently this was important to the Fiance, since some like to follow along. (?) whatever – it filled a page!
Post # 6
We put a quiz on the back page of our program! We are in love with our pets and wanted to incorporate them in some way, so had a “pet related” reading during the ceremony, named all our tables after family pets (with pictures of them), mentioned them in our toasts, and then put the quiz in the program. It was our little way of making sure they were there with us…even though we were thousands of miles away.
I think we had 6 questions…and they were something like this:
1. What was the name of Sara’s first cat?
- A. Snowy
- B. Tommy
- C. Barney
- D. Rocky
2. What was the name of Ryan’s first dog?
- A. Muffie
- B. Morty
- C. Maxwell
- D. Milly
3. Which wedding guest did Ryan and Sara adopt their cat from?
- A. Justin
- B. Kasey
- C. Alice
- D. Nick
Post # 7
If it were me, I would put the readings I couldn’t fit in the ceremony! FH only wants 1 reading in the ceremony, but I have like 10 I want to use.
Post # 8
I love the quiz idea! Check out this post for games, like Mad Libs and crosswords, to adorn your program/menu card: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/intimate-weddingss-easy-diy-wedding-programs-tutorial. Adorable!
Or for something a little more traditional, you can always put an engagement photo on the page with the story of your first date or the proposal.
Post # 9
missomally- what was the pet-related reading!?!?!!? that might tie in nice with the “in leiu of favors…” part about pug donation, maybe with an e-pic of us and our pugs on the page?
Post # 10
@kjpugs – I actually found the reading here on Weddingbee (this place rocks!). It was called “Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog” by Taylor Mali. It’s pretty cute and not religious or too serious. We thought it was perfect because our whole family is full of dog lovers. I love your idea of incorporating your pups into the ceremony and program and giving donations to a rescue as a favor!!
Post # 11
@missomally – I searched “wedding readings for dog lovers” after your post and found that! I worked it into our program- just blogged about it yesterday!!! GREAT advice!
Post # 12
I like the idea of putting a poem or a reading into the filler page.