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What goes into the ceremony program?
Does anyone have a good reference for what information should go into the wedding program?

Stephanie C.
Married: 10/25/2008
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Posted On: Feb 25, 2008 at 3:18 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Feb 25, 2008 at 7:53 PM • Flag As Inappropriate

A basic program generally has the "Order of the Ceremony" is listed out, sometimes in detail with the names of any readers and names of the songs, and perhaps a little message from the bride and groom to their guests or thanking important people involved, and a list of the wedding party participants.

A more detailed program might also include short a short bio of each person in the wedding party, a verse or reading special to you, and/or a map to the reception location.

I hope that helps!


Married: 07/06/2007
Reviews: 5
Feb 26, 2008 at 10:24 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Also, if your reception is being held at a differnt location, consider putting directions to their.
Feb 26, 2008 at 9:22 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Stephanie,
A program is generally a guideline for your guests so they know approximately how long the ceremony is going to be or who the bridal party is.
These are newer items for a wedding, so basically you can do what you want. For my program, it was a fan because it was an outside wedding. It gave a very brief listing of the events in the ceremony, listed all the parents names and then gave a few sentences on each attendant. This was people would have an idea of who was who. Because how many wedding have you been to and you have no clue whos who in the bridal party.
If you need any help designing or creating a program please don't hesitate to ask me. I specialize in custom and personalized invitations and programs.
EMR Creations
Mar 02, 2008 at 7:59 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
The cover usually includes a picture of the couple, the time, location & the couples name.

Inside Front Left: The Wedding Party. Officiant,Parents of the bride,Parents of the groom,Stepparents (if any),Grandparents,Maid of honor,BestMan,Bridesmaids,Groomsmen,Ringbearer,Readers etc..

Inside Front Right: The Order of The Ceremony Example:
Prelude-"The Wedding Song" by Stookey
Seating of the Families
Processional-"Trumpet Tune" by Purcell
Entrance of the Bride-"Bridal Chorus" by Wagner
Opening Prayer-Reverend _________
First Reading, Genesis 2:18-24 - by:__________(guest reader)
Second Reading, 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8 -Reverend_______
Exchange of Vows
Exchange of Rings
Lighting of the Unity Candle-"Ave Maria"by Shubert
Final Blessing-Reverend
Recessional-"Wedding March"by Mendelssohn

Some couples have a quote at the bottom "May the love you share today be as timeless as the tides and as deep as the sea".

The back can be for a special thank you or in memory.

Vow of Conduct