Wedding Programs

I need some ideas for how to lay out the event sequence for the ceremony program - ours is going to be pretty short, so we're having trouble figuring out what should go in the program.  I'm also leaning towards not putting in processional and recessional songs because I haven't decided on them yet! (If anyone has any ideas for more contemporary ceremony music, please pass those along - I am stumped).


Also, is it common to include a reception program card to let guests know what is going on for the rest of the evening?  I've been told I don't need to include one, but am wondering if others are going to do so.

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:20 am
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- Title w/ picture/ monogram? Date, location, etc.


- A nice verse or poem?


- Ceremony 'itenerary'


- Your bridal party/ parent info (My friends wedding they actually wrote about each person- very nice messages) something similar that I already have on our wedding website though... Just an idea?


- A thank you on the back?


Were not putting anything regarding our music- actually I have never seen that before now that I thought of it??? hehe Were also doing a layered program- a page of each 'section'


What are your plans as far as layout? And do you have 2 locations? (If you have 2 locations then you could probably put alittle something about it)


- HMM :)

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:25 am
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Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:25 am
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Here's another posting...


http://www.projectwedding.com/post/list/help-program-wording

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:34 am
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This is what I photo 49465-1


This is what I was thinking of doing for the programs (stole the idea from instyle weddings) - one sheet of paper, simple gold lettering, tied to palm fans.  My wedding is in August in wine country, so it'll be sweltering hot!


Most likely I'm just going to have a really short event sequence on the left, and a note of thanks underneath and then the wedding party list on the right.  Then again, I might have more programs than fans, and without the fans, the program looks pretty plain.  Thoughts?

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:42 am
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No- that's fine!!!  They are super cute!


You don't need much anyway- so it will work perfect- with or without the fan..


My friend had one similar but she folded it in half- give her the four columns to work with- simple but perfect!


- HMM :)

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:45 am
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Thanks HolyMoly!


I was thinking about doing the layered program idea - but our ceremony is so simple, I might run out of ideas of things to put in there!


It also gives me more confidence that I can leave the music out of the program - choosing music for the ceremony has been pretty difficult.  We don't want to be too traditional, but don't really have any ideas for more contemporary music that is nevertheless appropriate.  Have you decided on yours?

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 6:54 am
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Speaking of fan programs.... I made this one.  They are really easy.


 


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Posted on July 1, 2008 at 7:05 am
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Samantha  - My girlfriend used the playbill for her wedding and it was a big hit!

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 7:20 am
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Have you thought about using a contemporary version of the traditional songs? I have a few mp3s you can have. Just shoot me an email budgetdesignerflorals@yahoo.com


I think I can email them to you, but if not, I will put them on my website so you can download them.


I love the program idea with the fans - that is so cute!! Are you doing a wine theme for your wedding?


-Leann

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 8:07 am
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How important is it to have a wedding program. My FH was suppose to be taking care a lot of stuff that he is not so now I am super overloaded!

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 8:14 am
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we weren't going to have one, our ceremony is SUPER short, but we wanted to acknowledge my father and grandparents, and FI's grandparents who have all passed....so we decided to throw one together...and by we....i mean me....

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 8:39 am
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Yah, I have been to many wedding with out them- and its no biggie- didn't even notice... Its just another 'detial' that we want- but know one would care less if it was missing :) Geeze why do we do this to ourselves???? hahaha

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 10:20 am
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no kidding HMM....and half of them are going to wind up on the floor, or left behind in ceremony chairs....but i have to do it...because i'm that person who notices/saves everything if i go to a wedding....invite, program, place cards, everything!  i put in in a scrapbook with pictures!

Posted on July 1, 2008 at 10:24 am

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