programs - are they necessary?

Do you think programs are necessary? Or is it a good opportunity to save money by not having them?
Posted on March 19, 2007 at 7:13 pm
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Eh, you don't need them...unless you're planning on having a long Catholic ceremony?
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 5:31 am
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They are nice but I would not spend a bunch of money with them. My friend made programs at Kinko's and printed them on paper in her wedding colors. It was nice and only $0.03 per program.
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 7:06 am
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My friend made my programs on her computer and we printed them for a pretty reasonable price at Kinko's, but if I had it to do all over again, I would skip them altogether. I thought they were more trouble than they were worth!
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 9:04 am
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I don't ever read them.
Posted on March 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm
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Not necessary. They always end up in the trash or lost in luggage.

If you want programs then I suggest making a few nice ones for yourself to keep, and doing the rest at Kinko's.
Posted on March 21, 2007 at 9:50 am
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Don't they have some momento value, for you and your family?

If so, a few nice programs as keepsakes might be worth their weight in gold.
Posted on March 23, 2007 at 4:00 am
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I like programs, but to have rhem the program does requie I buy all my invite paper from a wholesaler online...


$120 should buy me paper for (atleast 150 ea. w/ left over paper):


Invitations w/ inner and outter envelopes
Response Postcards

Programs (folded)

Escort Cards (Name Cards)
Table Tents
Favor Tags

AND


Thank you postcards


Granted that does not include the vellum or embellishments but I think if I spend another $75-$100 for vellum (its EXPENSIVE), ribbon, & glue then that's a good deal...


plus as I said there will be left overs, I am purchasing boxes of 250 and only need 100-150 SO I can use the left overs for other party invites or homemade x-mas cards.


That's the plan anywayz LOL!


 

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 10:07 pm
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oh yeah, plus I think its a nice way to acknowledge people if you get volunteers, sponsers, or Padrinos Y Madrinas (as we call them)... and I plan on adding the puzzle thing as entertainment to buy time while we do pictures :) -meoc

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 10:09 pm
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we've decided not to due them due to the short length of the ceremony and the additional cost.

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 1:42 am
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I'm still debating if I'm going to do them... I think they are a nice additional touch. I'll have to see if I can afford them when the time comes. =o)

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 1:56 am
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I designed our program and am making them for about 50 cents each. I just like that it is somewhere to put the bridal party and our parents names so that the guests can acknowledge them.

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 2:10 am
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I am having them because I love to do DIY, they will be going with our color scheme, choc. brown and turquoise, and I am making them 4x4 squares, they will be wicked cute :)

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 2:11 am
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haha, summerbride, you said wicked... you're totally from NE! I love it!

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 2:25 am
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:) Oh geez I didn't even realize I typed that!!!

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 2:37 am
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nothign is necessary except the license, the officiant and a witness...

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 5:18 am
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I bought a DIY pack from Michael's and printed them out the day before. We only did 40 and gave 1 to each family. It turned out really nice and it just makes a good keepsake.

Posted on October 9, 2008 at 5:25 am
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I'm having a ctholic wedding. What exactly goes in the programs? Anyone have samples of one?

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 5:31 pm
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I am stick back and forth on them. The only real reason I want to is to give acknowledgment to the bridal party and our parents for all their help. Also to put the lyrics of the processional song.


If you want a inexpensive route, michaels carries them for 10 dollars for a pack then you can print your own. That is the route I will go if I do decide to do them.

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 5:32 pm
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i just saw one online. I think i will skip it. One less step, and a few dollars saved. I really dont think my guest will care.

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm
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twinklen--> another Catholic bride skipped making them b/c she felt her non-Cath guests would be too busy reading the programs to be paying attention to the ceremony...


but i'm with you--> one less step and few pennies saved!!  (p.s. i never cared as a guest! yikes does that make me bad guest??)

Posted on October 15, 2008 at 7:05 pm
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