Post # 1
Those of you who are doing or who did programs, what will the content be? I’ve always saved my programs from close friends’ or family members’ weddings. When I started to think about my programs, I dug those out to see what’s in them. Not really helpful, because all of them are from religious ceremonies, mostly outlining Catholic masses.
I’ll have bridal party info…maybe the songs we’re using? I can’t really outline different sections of our ceremony, because it’s pretty straightforward and brief. I’m set on making programs, though. What are you bees putting in yours?
Post # 3
I just put our names, the names of the bridal party, our parents’ names and the officiant’s name, then in the back I had a timeline for the ceremony/reception. The programs were also teeny-tiny. Oh, and we had a civil ceremony, btw.
Here’s some pictures:
Post # 4
@azula – Simple and cute! Thank you for sharing the pictures.
Post # 5
I don’t have a draft of our programs, but secular things I’ve commonly seen are:
-timeline of the relationship
-quotes and passages that are important to the couple
-blurbs about the wedding party
-statements, such as those in support of marriage equality
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
We made them mostly to explain various cultural elements, but I might have made them anyway and just included bridal party info, music, memorial section and acknowledgments/thanks.
Post # 7
@azula – really cute; i like them a lot!
Post # 8
I think it can be helpful to people to have something on paper guiding them through the ceremony, even if it’s not religious.
We’re including the text for all the prayers and blessings that will be spoken, and explanantions of some cultural elements.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone. I think ours will end up having bridal party info, music, a memorial section, and thank yous. Just enough for our ten minute ceremony!