(Closed) Should I bother with programs?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I definitely think they’re unnecessary especially since your ceremony will be quick and in the same place as your reception.  Save yourself some work and skip them.

Post # 4
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

My ceremony and reception will be in the same room and I do not think that is necessary. If you want to have something like that, perhaps a framed detail on isle ? right when people walk in ? 

Post # 6
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I am, only because I am having friends volunteering to make things for me. So I wanted to give them special thanks. Plus our favorite restaurant is doing catering for us (at a low, low budget) so I want to make sure they get recognition also… But that’s the only reason why I’m doing it. 

Post # 7
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I thought they were a waste of time (and money too), but last minute we decided to do programs just because that’s the kind of things my family like.

We made our own funny version the Wolfpackbride program. Surprisingly, everybody liked them.  We didnt have enough (we only made about 40 copies), people ended up asking us to send them a copy to keep as a souvenir.

So my suggestion is, do it only if you are planning on doing something unusal or non-traditional, otherwise, I still think they are not worth the extra time or money spent on them.

Post # 8
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not a big fan of programs. But I am also not a fan of activity books. This is your wedding, if people are going to be bored then they shouldn’t come. I never understood why you would give your guests something to distract them while you are saying your vows. My Fiance and I are from different states so we are using our “programs” to introduce everyone to our wedding party. Just a little tid bit on how we met each one, etc. 

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