Post # 1
So, I’m completely DIY-challenged, but I took on the task of trying to make our programs…I’m still trying to figure out why! I wasn’t planning on having them, but my Future Mother-In-Law is pushing me to have them. Does anyone have any templates to make simple, but elegant looking programs? I’ve tried the DIY section on here, but they seemed more complicated than what I’m looking for. Thank you for any help!
Post # 3
You could do some really simple programs in Word. You could do scroll programs (a single page rolled up & tied with a ribbon), booklets (I’d suggest using Publisher or PDF, instead of Word, because sometimes there are issues with columns in Word lining up…but it can work), and panel programs (like scroll programs, but usually a half-sheet size…you could always make these “accordion-style” (design one full-sized page to have two of each page on it, i.e. page one (full-size) will have two of page 1, page two will have two of page 2, etc., and then cut them in half and sew/staple/whatever these babies together).
Post # 4
Thanks…the scroll sounds cute and easy!
Post # 5
The easist programs are a sheet of 8.5″ x11″ either cut in half (2 programs to one sheet, but very little room to print details) or fold in half (this gives you a full sheet front and back to print details).
I got the paper at Michaels. It is has a gold square on the front and a fold in the middle. I don’t think I am even going to worry about adding a ribbon or anything. I am going to use a design similar to our invitations (or maybe our monogram) on the front. The ceremony layout will go on the inside of the program, and the back will probably be thank you’s and listing of our bridal party.
Post # 6
Mine are extremly labor intensive (I’m doing a 5 page fan with an eyelet), so I don’t recommend doing that design.
I’ve seen some really beautiful ones that are just a dark or bright cardstock that has a piece of light cardstock with the text on both sides.
I’ve also seen like an ivory linen cut long (like 4.25″ x 11″) with text and a design just on the front. They don’t have to be complicated at all!