Post # 1
Ok, I’m working on wedding programs and I’ve come across a few dilemas. First, I want to include a lot of our wedding party on the program but I’ve got limited space. Right now I have all the usuals:
Parents of Bride
Parents of Groom
Grandparents of Bride
Grandpareents of Groom
Maid of Honor
Musician & Soloist
*Guest Book Attendant
Do I have to many people on here? The one’s with * I want to include but don’t want to seem crowded? I got them all on though! (Can’t see GB Attendant in the pic but she’s there I promise!)
Also, I’ve listed the order of the Ceremony in two columns but wanted to know what you think: You’re supposed to read down the column then to the second column. Is it confusing? Suggestions to improve this are appreciated!!! *No, I didn’t blur names, no time and I didn’t want to change it all. Sorry!*
Post # 3
I definitely think it’s too crowded/too much for one page. Can you make it two-sided – put the wedding party on one side and the ceremony on the other? I wouldn’t list the ceremony in two columns – having it on it’s own side would give you a lot more room to list it out.
Post # 4
It looks nice, only I would give your ceremony it’s own page since it’s the main thing people will be looking at.
Post # 5
I would also change, “The couple will release you” to “The couple will dismiss you.”
Post # 6
It’s pretty busy. I think you need 2 pages.
Post # 7
I think it’s a little confusing, but not awful. Have you tried listing the ceremony in one column and the bridal party in the other (all the way down the page)?
Post # 8
I think you have too many people on the program
Post # 9
Thanks for the suggestions! I wish I could do two pages but I only have half of a sheet of paper because I’m doing fans. I’ll keep playing but more suggestions are definitely welcome!
Who do I get rid of if there’s too many people?
Post # 10
Okay, I took some of your suggestions and updated the layout. I took out the musician, ushers, candle lighters, program attendants and guest book attendant. Do any of these need to be added back to the program?!? I’m thinking about using the blank space (after the scroll) to either thank people or as Memorial space. My FI’s mother is deceased and I think we’re putting a bouquet in her place so I’m not sure if we should draw attention to it or not. Fiance doesn’t like attention anyways so I think he just wants to place the flowers and let it be. Those who know the situation will understand. Other suggestions?!?
Post # 11
If you still want to cut down on space, I think you can combine a couple categories. For example:
Roger & Melanie Botswick
Delvis & Jeanne Steffey
Lola Mae Botswick (cutest name ever, by the way!)
I’ve seen several programs where they were listed together like this and it wasn’t complicated at all figuring out who belonged to what family. Just a suggestion if you want to shorten that second column . . .
Post # 12
@babylou: Great suggestion! Thanks! That does free up some space to include more important people.
So bee’s who’s more important, Ushers or Candlelighters? Or go ahead and leave them both off! Thank you!
Post # 13
For me, personally, I would include all or none of the other “special” people. I think it would come off as rude to have some but not all. It comes down to, “Who is most important” and “Who should get the recognition?” Shouldn’t all of them?
Post # 14
@milesbella: I really wish I could recognize all of the wonderful people helping with the wedding whether their part is big or small! A 20-or-so page program would be ideal!
So, either leave all the ushers, candle lighters, program attendants and guest book atendants off the program or include them then? Such a tough decision. They’re all so important!
Post # 15
Oh, incase you were curious, here’s the front of our program. Incase I hadnt mentioned it, the program will be a fan so space is limited. :/
Post # 16
I didn’t list the grandparents on my program?? Is that bad?? I didnt even think of it!!
I like the first option better. Take out the space between Our Ceremony and Our wedding party and start the wording with out a space… that will free up 2 spaces
This list the flower, ring and banner kids together with the officiant
Flower Girl XXXXXXXXX
Ring Bearer XXXXXXXXX Banner Boy XXXXXXXXXXX