(Closed) Programs

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think this could go either way.  Definitely not needed and if you are looking for ways to save money I would say this would be good area to do that. I am not having programs, I feel they are a waste but I am having a Destination Wedding wedding and no bridal party so that is just me! 🙂

Post # 4
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

No. I don’t think so. We didn’t have them and I didn’t hear of anyone mentioning them. 

Post # 5
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

At the core of it all, programs are traditional, yes. But the trend as of lately has been to skip programs.  So I say, do them if you’d like, skip them if you’d like! 🙂

Post # 6
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I went to a wedding a month ago and didn’t even realize they had wedding programs set out.  I made ours for our wedding myself and I LOVE them.  I’m going to make sure to put them where you have no choice but to see them, or even possibly on their seats!  I liked it because it was a cute touch to the wedding and it wasn’t the traditional program, it was quirky and funny!

Post # 7
1344 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

We’re not having them because we don’t want to waste the paper. Our ceremony is pretty self-explanatory and doesn’t have any crowd participation.

Post # 8
43 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like a program-I bought mine on sale and printed them at work…besides 8 hours of formatting it was 10 bucks for 100 and they look great.  

They are traditional and I think it is a nice thing for your guests, not necessary, but very nice.  I went to a catholic wedding last month, no program and no one knew what was happening.  If you have a long, involved ceremony, please make aprogram!

Post # 9
720 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Man, I went back and forth about this a million times. FH is lovely – “If you want them, we’ll have them. If you don’t, we won’t.” lol he didn’t care either way.

In the end, we’ve decided not to do them. There are so many cute ones out there, and it might have been fun, but for the cost, we decided it wasn’t worth it. However, I’ve seen some gorgeous ones on here, so if you want to do them, you can find some great ideas here!

Post # 10
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Bchilders:  I like programs, and personally I keep them from most weddings I attend, but I know most just get left behind or stepped on afterwards.  Just depends, but if there’s something that you’ve prioritzed in your budget that’s more important to you I would put the money there instead!

Post # 11
82 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My cousin got married last summer and didn’t do programs.  I had several family members ask me questions like “Who was the best man? Was that the groom’s brother?”  They all mentioned it would have been nice to have a program so they knew who the people were that were involved in the wedding.  That’s a big downside to not having programs, in addition to mapping out a longer ceremony (as was mentioned above).

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