If you are having a ceremony that not all of your guests will be familiar with, such as a religious ceremony or a unique ceremony that incorporates cultural rites, you may want to consider putting together a wedding program. The more all your guests feel involved with your wedding, the more likely they’ll have a great time.
Who makes them?
Usually, you let the supplier of your invitations handle this so that your printed materials will have the same look. You may have the same theme but if your stuff is provided by different suppliers, there is a chance that they won’t look quite the same.
Printed Programs Price
The price for your wedding printed programs depends on your supplier, on the theme, fabric, and the design you choose. You might be able to get some discounts if you choose to print your programs at the same place where you printed your wedding invitations, your thank you cards, and your placements cards.
Printed Programs Design
Some programs are folded in half, whereas others have a tri-fold like a brochure. Many programs don’t have any folds and feature several pieces of paper neatly held together with a ribbon or other embellishment. Whether you choose to create a program that’s bound with a wax seal or a single sheet of paper just make sure that you add special touches, such as favorite poems, quotes, or photographs, to help all your guest get to know you as a couple better.
Your wedding printed program should include the following elements: full name of bride, full name of groom, name of the officiant, date, time, place, introduction (optional), order of ceremony, words to hymns or songs (optional), titles and composers of musical selections, names of performers (singers, musicians, readers), names of the wedding party and a thank you for your guests.
Since wedding programs can come in unusual shapes, sizes, and colors, they can be presented in various ways. If your wedding is taking place outdoor, you can choose to put a program on each chair and set a few pieces of colored sea glass on top to keep them from blowing away. You can also ask a friend or family member to greet guests and hand out programs as they arrive.