Post # 1
My fiance and I are putting together our wedding program. He thinks that in addition to the typical program info (bridal party, ceremony order of events, thank you) that we should include information on the reception (dinner, toasts, tossing of bouquet etc). I have never seen a program that includes info on the reception but he insists that people like to know whats happening for the night. Thoughts?
Post # 3
I haven’t seen it done. I suppose it depends on how sacred and formal you consider the ceremony–to some, it might be a bit odd to have biblical verses and such followed by drinking and dancing reception info.
Personally, I don’t think you need it. Most reception rituals are pretty much old-hat and your guests will be looking to YOU (or your DJ/band leader) to cue them as to the sequence of events, so they don’t really need a script. Plus, they’ll all be in the ceremony location together so if someone forgets the location of the reception and/or doesn’t have GPS (this is often me, I confess!) there will be a lot of people there to help them out.
If you’ve got something unusual planned for your reception, like a break of 2 hours between ceremony and reception for pictures or something and feel there is a clear need to clue the guests in, then perhaps a separate card next to the programs might be more appropriate.