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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 155

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? Photo from RSVP Style in Fresno, CA Next Question: Videography? Back to the Beginning:...

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?


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155 Comments

  • Diana
    Savvy June 2020
    Diana
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    Might need to have, since we have non-Jewish guests.

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  • Brittanie
    Dedicated June 2020
    Brittanie
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    Nice to have but not a need, ours will be short and sweet and then everyone knows how the reception works

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  • A
    Devoted September 2020
    Anna
    • Flag
    Not needed. Just going to end up in the garbage
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  • Danielle
    Devoted October 2021
    Danielle
    • Flag
    Unless there鈥檚 information people will need to know and understand, then I think it鈥檚 nice to have if you can afford it but it鈥檚 not need to have. A lot of people generally have an idea that they sit there and stand up for the bride and then remain seated until after the ceremony. Most ceremony's follow a basic pattern like the welcoming and the vows and the unity ceremony. It just depends on what order you decide to do it with. If we absolutely needed one I would do a large board upon entering because it鈥檚 cheaper and people end up throwing those things away anyways so it鈥檚 a waste of money unless people really need to understand what鈥檚 going on!
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  • Elizabeth
    Dedicated July 2020
    Elizabeth
    • Flag
    Nice to have - again, possibly will combine it with save the date so less is wasted and all the information will be handy! We鈥檙e not planning on a long ceremony and will have an easy reception!
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  • Tamera
    Expert May 2020
    Tamera
    • Flag

    Need to have. We are having a baptist ceremony, and most of my family is catholic so it will be a different order than what they are used to. I think it is helpful for people to know what the flow of the ceremony will be. And it gives you a chance to be creative and do something unique.

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  • Erin
    VIP September 2023
    Erin
    • Flag
    It鈥檚 nice to have in order to know when the boring part of the wedding will be over, but definitely not necessary and is one place where we are cutting costs.
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  • Erin
    Expert May 2020
    Erin
    • Flag

    Nice to have. Just seems like an unnecessary expense to me. We all pretty much know the order of a standard wedding.

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  • Paula
    Super September 2019
    Paula
    • Flag

    Nice to have especially if you having alot of different aspects to your wedding

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  • Desiree
    Super March 2020
    Desiree
    • Flag

    Nice to have... I haven't even heard of this! Smiley surprise Am I crazy? Maybe I've looked into too many intimate wedding ideas to have even come across this idea. But not necessary at all - This isn't a royal wedding.

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  • Maggie
    Super April 2020
    Maggie
    • Flag
    Nice to have, if that. I feel like as long as it is a typical wedding, a program isn鈥檛 necessary. The WP will be announced when they come into the reception
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  • Laura
    Expert September 2019
    Laura
    • Flag

    Nice to have

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  • Kathleen
    Dedicated April 2020
    Kathleen
    • Flag
    I absolutely think ceremony cards are neccessary!
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  • Alyx
    Savvy August 2020
    Alyx
    • Flag

    Programs = trash and wasted money for us personally

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  • F
    Dedicated June 2021
    Fredrecia
    • Flag
    Nice to have
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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura
    • Flag

    Nice to have. We're not doing them, an expense we didn't want or need though.

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  • I
    Expert August 2021
    Ingrid
    • Flag
    Nice to have especially if you make it a double use item. . .aka fan. If you are having a ceremony with lots of parts it could be helpful to be able to follow along
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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca
    • Flag

    Need.

    We're doing some different things, as well as having a skit later, so we want to properly credit our friends.

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  • L. Thomson
    Expert October 2020
    L. Thomson
    • Flag
    I think its nice to have and can be done inexpensively if you print your own
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  • J
    Master October 2019
    Jolie
    • Flag

    Can I say neither need nor nice to have. Strong believer it's a huge waste of paper for most guests. The only people who will keep them are parents, grandparents, and maybe aunts/uncles.

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