(Closed) Programs….Are They Necessary

posted 7 years ago in African-American
  • poll: Are Wedding Programs Necessary
    Yes.....its a MUST : (7 votes)
    19 %
    No....people are only going to throw them away : (18 votes)
    49 %
    It really does not matter : (12 votes)
    32 %
  • Post # 3
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m not doing them… my sister in laws didn’t either… it’s kinda cute for the moment, but then they just get thrown away and forgotten about anyway… I dont find them necessary, although they are nice if it’s in the budget.

    Post # 4
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think it depends on how complicated your ceremony is, or if you are including off-beat traditions.  We had a Catholic ceremony with mostly non-Catholic guests, so they were a must for us.

    Post # 5
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    1489 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Miss Bowling: Right now I am a no for the programs… I dont think I really need to do them but we will see what happens.

    Post # 6
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    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I only did programs because I found an awesome template for fan programes and my ceremony will be outdoors in 90 degree weather. I know people won’t keep them, but they’ll be glad they have them on the day.

    Post # 7
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve been to weddings that have had them and others that didn’t, depends on if you want to allocate resources.  Personally, I would save my $$$$ because most ppl throw them away.  To be honest, I only keep funeral programs.  All other programs go into the trash.

    Post # 8
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    4824 posts
    Honey bee

    we did this instead. People could see who the people were, but we didnt waste paper or money.  Our ceremony was shorter and pretty simple.

    Post # 9
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    7300 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you are having a Catholic wedding then they are a must. If you are having an interracial/intercultural wedding, then they are a must. If you are having anything extra, then it’s a must. People like to be able to follow along.

    If you are having a simple quick ceremony with no extra readings, ceremonies, ect, then don’t waste your time and money.

    Post # 11
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    1668 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I think they are a waste and I don’t plan on doing them.  We are interracial/cultural and will have some cultural traditions thrown in but I plan to incorporate a reading or explanation of those by the officiant.  My BFF had programs and I can remember being up until 4AM the day of her wedding completing them and as we left the ceremony they were ALL left behind on the seats.  Yell I think they add a nice touch but unless there is some type of participation required on the part of your guests, they are unnecessary.

    Post # 12
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    1066 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We are having a catholic ceremony, and interfaith, but still not doing them… not that many people even come to our ceremonies (because of the gap)… everyone just comes to the reception and only close people to the ceremony, so it seems pointless for me.  I love that chalkboard idea though… thats the only reason I would want to do programs, so the important people get named.. as for following along, it’s not that difficult to go with the flow in our cases..

    Post # 13
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We didn’t do them. We had a super short (like, <5 minutes) ceremony and no bridesmaids or groomsmen. There really wouldn’t have been a point!

    Post # 15
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    780 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I have been debating this back and forth– I don’t think I will do them….  I will ask our oldest children to read the explananation for the sand ceremony and the reverend for the jumping of the broom…. Our ceremony is going to be informal and simple- except for those two special traditions…. 

    Post # 16
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    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think they are neccesary. If you do not have them your guests will be wondering whats next during the entire ceremony.

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