(Closed) Programs – Yes or No?

posted 10 years ago in Paper
  • poll: Are you having wedding programs?



    Not sure Yet

  • Post # 3
    13561 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Could you make them on your own to save $? Programs are a nice way of making guests feel included in your ceremony and honoring important people like parents, grandparents, the wedding party, etc. At least, that’s how I feel about them. 🙂

    Post # 4
    229 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We’re not doing it. We are having a very short ceremony (like 10 minutes) and there’s only six in our entire bridal party. I just didn’t see a point to wasting the paper on programs.

    Post # 6
    3997 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We didn’t do them and I’m glad we didn’t.  First of all, most people either knew who everyone was, or they could figure it out based on previous conversations with either myself, my husband or our families.  It was an expense and a project I has always thought I’d have, but when it came closer to the day I just said- screw it!  Don’t worry about it if you don’t wanna do it, they’re not a necessity!

    Post # 7
    4383 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am conflicted on this. I don’t want to do them, but then I think I should… I’m tagging along on this thread to see what others have to say!

    Post # 9
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    We had a Jewish ceremony and a mostly non-Jewish guest list, so we needed the programs to explain what was going on.  People really liked them, it turned out, but they were a time and $ consuming DIY.

    Post # 12
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    i’ve been struggling with this as well. i get the point of them – to let everyone know who your bridal party is, etc. but our ceremony will be very short as well, and the cocktail hour/reception is in the same location immediately following. i just know that everyone would look at it for like 5 minutes and then throw it away. is it worth it, then, to spend the time to make them and the money to print them if no one really cares? i’m still undecided, but i answered no in the poll.

    Post # 13
    2633 posts
    Sugar bee

    We’re doing them.  I got a box of the print your own kind from Michael’s with a 50% off coupon.  The main reason we decided to go forward with them was because we’re having a few untraditional elements in our ceremony (the wine box ceremony) and because our reception is at a compltely different location and we wanted the directions to the reception site to be available to our guests.

    Post # 14
    1363 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I really like ceremony programs.  I like to know who is in the wedding party and how the bride and groom know them.  I like to have explanations for any special symbols or less familiar customs, and I like to have something to read while I’m waiting for the ceremony to start.  (And I know I’m in the minority here, but I do save them and put them into a scrapbook.)

    They can be super simple though.  Ours were a tri-folded piece of heavier paper, laid out in Word with a couple of nice graphics.  They were frustrating (since I had a major fight with the printer), but they cost less than $40, and that’s only because I ended up buying two reams of paper because the printer wasn’t cooperating.  

    Post # 15
    2536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m doing them because they’re fans, games on the back, and programs. Plus, i want everyone to know the names of the people in the wedding party.

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