(Closed) starting my ceremony programs??

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods

I use Adobe InDesign (you can download a 30-day trial for free) for projects like this, but Word can be used as well and the results can look good too! Start with a schedule of the ceremony, names of family members and the bridal party, readings, maybe the story of how you two met or were engaged, your new address…I’ve actually made programs for two of my friends’ weddings and love doing things like this!

Post # 4
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I think you can totally do a quality piece in word. It’ll just be more difficult to lay out. But then again, if you’re more familiar with the way word works it may acutally be easier than trying to lean a whole new software from scratch when you really need to be cranking out a finished product. I did ours in a mac only software that I love (pages) and would be more  than happy to email you a pdf so you can see what we did and how we laid it out. I’m really happy with the way it came together and like jess said, they are super fun to do! The fun thing about programs is the sky’s the limit. It can be as detailed or as simple as you want. The best place to start is thinking about what information you guests need. For instance, we are having guest book cards strung around the room. I wanted people to know what was going on so I put a blurb about it in the program. I ended up with an extra page (because it’s a booklet, if you have any questions about how to lay them out since the pages need to be a certain order, but not coronological, then let me know) so I added the lyrics to our first dance song. Most importantly think about being a guests at your wedding and not knowing anything and then think about the stuff you would like to have explained. I love to know the back stories of why couples did thing like chose readings or picked their officiant. Good luck and feel free to PM me if you need any more help!

Post # 5
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

im getting married in 4 weeks, and just started putting my ceremony program together. im using adobe, and including a cover with our monogram and names, a "who’s who" in the wedding party and families page, the ceremony itinerary (with readings, etc.) and a map with directions to the reception venue. we’re getting married in a church.

 i’ve seen some programs include, an "in memory of" section too.

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