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Ceremony Programs - Need to Have or Nice to Have?

Lynnie, on August 20, 2019 at 12:05 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 155
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Would you be lost without a program as a wedding guest? Or is it too difficult for you to justify the cost for something your guests will use for 30 minutes? 馃し

Ceremony Programs - Need to Have or Nice to Have?


Ceremony Programs - Need to Have or Nice to Have? 1

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Latest activity by Emilia, on July 15, 2021 at 1:23 PM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn
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    Nice to have unless you're having a religious ceremony where many of the guests won't know what's going on.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    Nice to have
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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
    Michaela
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    Nice to have if it's hot and you need a fan! Otherwise, just more junk to throw away Smiley smile

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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth
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    Not needed for a short ceremony or if it's low on your priority list. We won't have them-- they aren't a necessity for us.


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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey
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    Need to have- I like to able to follow along when I go to a wedding and keep track of what's going on during the ceremony.

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  • Allie
    Master August 2019
    Allie
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    Nice to have especially if you have a large bridal party and want all their names displayed.

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  • Stephanie
    Super August 2019
    Stephanie
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    Nice to have, unless your ceremony is long and complicated and requires guest participation or explanations of traditions.
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  • Monique
    Master December 2019
    Monique
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    It鈥檚 nice to have. We are doing a joint ceremony and reception program. It will have faqs about our venue and things they can do as well as the reception schedule. It will have everyone鈥檚 names in it and a thank you message.
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  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam
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    Nice to have. Our ceremony is too short for us to bother but if we had a longer more traditional one I would鈥檝e cared more about having them.
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  • Justine
    Dedicated August 2019
    Justine
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    I am not having them since mine is a short ceremony. But I still think they are very nice to have if the ceremony is longer than 30 minutes.
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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg
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    For us, it was a need. My in-laws and some friends from outside the US that don鈥檛 speak English attended and our ceremony was completely in English.

    We had programs in English, Spanish, and we had four printed in Portuguese for our Brazilian friends.

    For my in-laws my amazing SIL translated the script of my entire ceremony and I had wrote out the ceremony in Spanish so they could follow along. My MIL cried so hard.

    For that alone it was worth it.
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  • Jess
    Expert October 2019
    Jess
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    We鈥檙e doing programs but ours is for the whole night and not just the ceremony. I think the ones for the ceremony are really not needed unless you have a long and complex ceremony.
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha
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    If your ceremony is very religious or culturally based I like them because you can explain traditions. If your ceremony requires audience participation or is in a language a chunk of your guests do not speak they are a must, otherwise, they are unnecessary especially for a short ceremonies.
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  • Haley
    Beginner October 2019
    Haley
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    Nice to have
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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
    Lauren
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    Nice to have. We鈥檙e planning on doing them, though!
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  • Tracy
    Dedicated August 2020
    Tracy
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    Nice to have for religious ceremonies or for hot days to use as a fan, but otherwise definitely not necessary.

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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger
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    Nice to have. We are skipping this. Another thing that will end up going right into the trash.

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  • EmAbrams
    Devoted August 2019
    EmAbrams
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    I suppose nice to have however I feel really indifferent to the whole idea. We are skipping this but then again we are having a rather untraditional wedding and everyone all 200 guests all know each other and everyone in the ceremony!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz
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    Just nice to have! We're skipping programs because most of them will end up in the trash anyway

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  • Abigail
    Savvy November 2020
    Abigail
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    I think it鈥檚 nice to have these for guests, but for me personally I鈥檒l just send out a digital one the day before our wedding if it鈥檚 requested
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