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Necessary or Not: Ceremony Programs?

Kelly, on February 19, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 1 140
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Are you providing programs to help your guests follow along during the wedding ceremony? Or do you think they’re a waste of paper?


What’s your stance on ceremony programs? Necessary or not?


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  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Nope not doing them. Waste of money.
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  • Mrs. H
    Rockstar September 2019
    Mrs. H ·
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    Not necessary for us - especially considering our ceremony won't last longer than 30 minutes, and our reception takes place at the same location.

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    Not necessary, and probably a waste of money/paper. We are however considering doing them in the form of fans, because our ceremony will be outdoors in the summer. This will all depend on budget though.

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    Waste of paper! Skip!

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    Unnecessary for us. We're have a pretty simple ceremony.
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  • Katelyn
    Savvy November 2019
    Katelyn ·
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    Not necessary, people who came to your wedding don't need to know minute by minute how things are gonna go. You came so you're gonna sit until it's over and not complain about the time it takes.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    Definitely a waste of paper, so glad that I’m not doing them.
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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Not at all. we are having a fairly simple and standard ceremony. we aren't even having a unity ceremony.

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  • M
    Super November 2019
    Melissa ·
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    Ceremony programs are definitely not a necessity.
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  • Melissa
    VIP October 2018
    Melissa ·
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    Totally not necessary, but we did them. Cost us like $5 at Office Depot to print. Since our readings and music weren't the "standard" we wanted to include the info, and also wanted to do a small "in memory" section. But programs are 100% not necessary! Nice, not necessary.

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  • Erica
    Savvy May 2019
    Erica ·
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    We will have this style of paper fan with an image I put together, but not for the purpose of the program. I made them solely as fans because we are getting married on the beach in May in Florida at 3:30 in the afternoon.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I feel like programs are only a necessity if you'll have a religious or cultural aspect to your ceremony that not all of your guests are familiar with.

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  • J
    Devoted January 2019
    Jesalina ·
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    I wasn't going to do programs, but my church said it was a must to have them so people could follow along. We just printed them on regular paper, nothing fancy! I wouldn't have done it I do think it's a waste of money, but I also love reading them when I attend a wedding and I'm waiting for it to begin.
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  • Expert October 2020
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    Nope. Ours will be very short, sweet and to the point. The only “extra” we are doing is a sand ceremony and/or possibly the candle. We’re hoping for 30 minutes or less. We will have a welcome sign with the address to the reception hall though. It’s just a few blocks away but most of our guests haven’t been there and I imagine none will come with invitation in hand.
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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    Good point, Katelyn! I also feel like most people are having short ceremonies these days, so no need to lay it all out!

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  • Kelly
    Legend October 2022
    Kelly ·
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    I love it!! This will be perfect for your guests to cool off!

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  • Brittany
    Super October 2019
    Brittany ·
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    Definitely not necessary...however my love for graphic design and print material will want me to create them just for fun, lol. So we will most likely have them.

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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    We are not doing this. I like it's a waste of money.

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  • Madelyn
    Expert August 2019
    Madelyn ·
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    Can be cute but definitely not necessary! Especially since they will only end up in the trash.
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    Not necessary! Waste of paper and money!
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