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What’s Your Wedding Program Style?

Posted by Kim on Mar 04, 2013

Photos by (clockwise from top): Lennon Photo; Onelove Photography; Carrie Wildes Photography; RJSTILLS

While having a ceremony program isn’t mandatory, it’s a nice way to introduce your family members and wedding party to your guests, plus explain the sequence of your ceremony. If you do choose to create a ceremony program, you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Here are some of the most popular ideas:

Board: Instead of having a paper program, many couples are creating large boards (often chalkboards) featuring all of the pertinent ceremony information. The pros: This is a major paper saver and you won’t hear the constant turning of pages during your ceremony. The cons: Your guests won’t be able to take your program home as a keepsake.

Pamphlet or Booklet: The most common program format. You’ll be able to feature as much (or as little) information as you’d like and it makes a nice take-home for your guests.

Fan: Fun and functional, these programs work best at warm-weather, outdoor wedding ceremonies. It’ll help your guests stay cool, but be ready to hear the constant flapping of fans during your ceremony.

Something Different: We’ve seen a wide variety of unique programs, from vintage-inspired newspapers (see above), to nostalgic cootie-catchers, to passport-style booklets.

Are you doing something creative with your ceremony program? Let us know in the comments!

We’re still at it, sports fans! In celebration of the Olympics, we’ve shared silver and gold bridesmaid dresses, wedding dresses, and cakes, and to close out the week we’re featuring silver and gold wedding stationery. So after seeing all of this metallic wedding inspiration over the past week, tell us:

Which metallic shade do you like best for your wedding?

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Top row: Invitation suite by Ten Lines Pica
Middle row (from left to right): Photograph by Off BEET Productions; Save the Date by Southern Fried Paper
Bottom row: Photograph by Tiffiney Photography
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