Post # 1
Is it weird to not actually list the ceremony happenings in the wedding program (like processional, bride’s entrance, etc). It just seems kind of unnecessary to me since it’s mostly standard…though maybe I’m just weird.
I was thinking of just listing the Bridal Party members and the two readings we are doing.
Post # 3
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
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
I am doing programs, but just to recognize the wedding party and parents. I don’t plan on listing the events.
Post # 6
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
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
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
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.
Post # 10
To answer a few questions, I really love our readings (which are also not ones I’ve ever seen read before), so I’d like to have the text written out for guests. And we’re not really going to have a good way to recognize the whole Bridal Party at the reception, so it would be nice to list their names also. This is the reason for the programs, which we are planning to do (invitation designer is already working on them).
The ceremony is somewhat non-traditional, but there are no special instructions for the guests. So a list of "events" would just be to sign post for people. It seems unnecessary to me, but I just wanted to get a feel. given the above, what do you all think? Should I put the listof events?
Oh, and we are havingb 300+ guests, so they def. won’t know the whole Bridal Party already etc.