Create Your Own Ceremony Programs

jeanish
16
Comments

Creating your own wedding programs can be a lot of fun.  Homemade programs are also a big help to tight budgets, not to mention much more meaningful to your guests.  The primary purpose of a wedding program is to provide your guests with a schedule of events for your big day, but programs can also bring sentimental value and are often treasured keepsakes long after the ceremony - especially when you take the time to make them yourself.


Ingredients for the Perfect Program


There are a few basic essentials that your guests expect to see within your ceremony program:



  • Introduction. A memento would be pretty useless if it didn't include some info about the event! The date, time, and location of the ceremony should be on the program, along with your full name and the name of your husband-to-be.

  • Ceremony schedule. Everything that takes place during your wedding should be listed - greetings, prayers, readings, the vow exchange, etc. Note musical arrangements and speakers as well.

  • The wedding party. Each member of the wedding party should be named along with their role in the event.

  • Thank you. Remember a special thank you to friends and family that helped make your special day happen and thank the guests for attending.


Once you have these basics covered, you can get creative and make your ceremony programs more personal.  You can include pictures, personal stories, song lyrics, remembrance messages for lost loved ones, wishes from family and friends, or anything else that is meaningful to you and your fiancé.  Childhood pictures of you and the groom add a sentimental touch.


Putting it All Together


After you've decided on all the components to include in your program, there are two options for completing and publishing it - hire someone or do it yourself.  If you have access to a good publishing program, like MS Publisher or Quark, you can do the layout yourself.  This is also a good task for creative friends or relatives to work on. 


When you're ready to print, consider a professional printer or an online printing service unless you can use a very high-quality personal printer, especially if your program includes photographs.  Select stationary that complements your wedding theme and pay close attention to font styles and ink colors.  Some printers may also offer layout and design services if you need help making your ceremony programs. 

4
Last Updated: October 2, 2013 at 7:10 pm
16
Comments
Log in or Sign up to post a comment
Missing_profile
1385356627_small_thumb_img_2957507854007
1375011217_small_thumb_7cc836f45e8ca151077f0a719d3d4a85
1375010682_small_thumb_8b483aaa13c2ba84c2e3de7c002123ec
1375010531_small_thumb_6b50b0f000717ed2b9610754f03c7ae9
1375011088_small_thumb_a49fe1954951168ec5a6f9a4ec2697d7
1375009360_small_thumb_1c29b21a7d1b80c63c312a900d7f1b23
1375010125_small_thumb_c103aeb43245a924680b78a94b25861e
1375009516_small_thumb_7afb252fd1552f6d04993c6674037b43
Missing_profile
Other ideas in My Project Wedding Board by jeanish
1401470177_thumb_3cd7dea663c6b193c870db5936784698 1375587516_thumb_12482388b64fe553b877ef4e47aac74a 1401393886_thumb_3d9aa42a3fe0762570d2706137198622 1401470155_thumb_e28fcdc065fcb1936ae3f48e690bd5a6 1401470473_thumb_be72ed8cf57d3a02d9d7b107ec61ad8b 1375592347_thumb_0ac9f067793c1d1c661f2920af08eea4

Find Your Wedding Vendors

Featured Vendors Near You

You Might Also Like These Photos...
Chat About It