Your wedding program is the Who's Who & What's What of your big day! It holds all the essential details of the ceremony and acts as a courteous way of letting your guests know what to expect and how to follow along. A guest isn't sure what's next? Tell them to get with the program!
The design style is yours for the taking! In most cases, you'll carry the look and feel of the theme that you've already chosen for the invitation. Materials, colors, and fonts-- you've done the work! What you will need to consider is whether you'd like a bi-fold, simple single sheet, flip book, or beyond. The length of the ceremony, whether you'll be including a full mass, and the size of your wedding party may be deciding factors.
Here are Five Essentials to make your wedding program a winner! It'll be a wonderful resource for your guests and personal keepsake for you.
Order of Events
Share with your guests the sequence of events. This may include a religious mass, including hymns and traditions.
Readings (If applicable)
Many religious services include readings from a Holy book.
Contemporary weddings may also include readings of poetry, songs, and stories of love. Be sure to include the names of the special guests chosen to read.
Weddings bring people together from all different walks of life. Family, friends, coworkers, plus ones.
Your guests look forward to being introduced to the party. Some even include personal stories of how they met!
A Message of Love
The program is the perfect place to share a message of love to those gone before us or couldn't be present to celebrate.
It is customary to thank guests for attending and expressing the importance they play in your life. It can be a simple 'thank you', or a more elaborate expression of love.
Whether you choose formal or freestyle, the program becomes a keepsake of your wedding-- use it to narrate your day. Add personality and punch, be informative and inclusive, or simply be short and sweet. Share your story the way you know best.
Owner/designer + Sole Proprietor of Simply b. Lover of ice-coffee, pretty packages, coastal living & of course all things paper! Mom to Ellie & Henry & wife to best friend, Jeff <3