Post # 16
We had a small wedding (and larger reception) and only had to do about 40 programs. I liked doing them so we could say we did them. But, I made them off an program template that my SIL used, so it wasn’t that much work. We bought fun paper and they looked nice.
Post # 17
We skipped the programs. In my experience, I’ve only seen them at church weddings where guests (particularly those not of that faith) might need some instruction on when to stand, when to sit, etc. We had our MC introduce our bridal party as they walked into the reception (nothing over the top, just their first and last names – it was pretty obvious who was related to us and who wasn’t).
Post # 18
i like them when it’s hot, because they function nicely as a fan. lol.
Post # 19
We are skipping paper programs, but I am borrowing a large sign and have written the information on it, including the schedule of the evening. I didn’t do a lot of details for the ceremony…just the time it starts, cocktails, dinner, dance and late night snacks. And then obviously the bridal party and parents of bride + groom.
Post # 20
Is there any audience participation required? Hymns, responses etc? If not then they’re unnecessary though they give guests something to read while waiting for the ceremony to start.
We did them as it was a church wedding and was easier to list the Hymns. We did name the bridal party but no details on how we knew them. It was also nice to have a thank you message to everyone writen down
Post # 21
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
We did them but we had a church ceremony including a hymn, so we printed the words in the program. We also included the format of the ceremony so non-churchgoers had an idea of what was going on. I made them up myself in Word and printed them at Officeworks at a cost of about 5c a sheet, so it wasn’t a budget buster! I didn’t see the need to do elaborate ones given that most of them would be left behind in the church anyway.
Post # 22
I made the programs and stuck with the designs I made for the invitations, we think they look nice and are nice for guests to have. But honestly, no one will care one way or the other I know it’s a waste because, like many people said before me, no one keeps them besides the mothers. However, if you want them then make or get them. If not, you can do a sign with the bridal party’s names or order of ceremony if you want.