(Closed) Weird not to have actual program of events/ceremonies in program?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Wannabee

I was talking to my fiance’s coworker today about that. He said, "if a wedding need a program to follow, it’s too long." It’s a waste of paper to print out the names of attendants and the readings should be self explanatory (or whoever is reading them can say why they’re special.) Just my two cents.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think a program is entirely necessary for ceremonies on a smaller scale.  My aunt, bless her enthusiasm, had 500 people to her 1 1/2 hour ceremony.  It was basically a church service for her marriage.  That one needed a program because it was hard to keep track of where we were.  You could do a small honarary at the reception, but during the ceremony, people are going to be looking at you. 🙂

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am doing programs, but just to recognize the wedding party and parents. I don’t plan on listing the events.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I suppose it’s nice to have them to honor the wedding party etc.  But ultimately, I don’t think they are all that necessary, unless the ceremony is going to be over 30 minutes.  If you were having an hour long ceremony, I think it might be nice for your guests to have something to follow along. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Our ceremony was around 45 minutes with 3 people reading. I didn’t want to do a program because I thought it was a waste of paper since most guest throw them or leave them there anyways. I decided to do one board that listed the schedule for the day with the times so people walking in could see. It also listed the readers and the speakers. [attachment=254268,28925]

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

It just depends on your ceremony and if your guests will be familiar with it.  if there is anything out of the ordinary, or tradition you  want to explain, or directions for what your guests needs to do (sit stand kneel etc) then its useful.  If its just "bride walks in, blah blah, peoples names, bride and groom walk out" you can skip the whole shebang.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I haven’t decided about programs yet. Our wedding is pretty small, and will be relatively short. While I love the idea of prograpms, I’m also thinking they might be a waste of time/money. If you really want to do them, there are a bunch of free templates online, or you can do a simple document in MS Word.

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