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Expert May 2021

Programs And menus

Ti'Anna, on May 16, 2020 at 10:40 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 32
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Are any of you guys doing wedding programs? I’m leaning on the fence of if we should do that extra cost


Are you doing individual printed menus that will be on the table or a giant menu printed on a board?

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    I did it but printed myself on card stock. I did a menu per table
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    I’ve thought about ordering from this one company that has a sale going on currently but I just wonder if they’re necessary
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle Online ·
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    Programs I don’t feel are unless you’re outdoors and it’s sunny aha so it’s like a fan or if it’s a bilingual ceremony or if it’s a really long ceremony like a mass. Otherwise you can forego them
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  • Karla
    Super February 2020
    Karla ·
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    I did ceremony programs but opted out of menus. We had pre-selected plated dinners so it would mean printing 4 different menus. I wasn’t about that life.
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  • H
    Expert June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    If you're having a religious wedding you should probably do programs. We did programs because we had a Jewish ceremony and several non-Jewish guests in attendance who wouldn't have understood what was going on. I know I would be completely lost at a church wedding without having a program to follow along to! But if you're having a secular ceremony, then programs are not necessary. We did not do menus, since guests pre-selected their meals as part of RSVP so they already knew what they were eating

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  • Tee
    Savvy October 2021
    Tee ·
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    Ageeed, depends on the type of ceremony. I’ve been to religious and distinct cultural ones where they included it, but most of the weddings I’ve attended haven’t had programs.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Champion March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We had a simple wedding so we skipped programs. We figured guests would figure out: ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner.


    Because we only had 15 guests at our DW, we printed a menu for every plate because we wanted the look. It was a family-style dinner. For our local reception, we had a two-course plated meal for 50 guests but skipped the menu because guests chose what they wanted on their RSVP card. Good thing we didn’t have menus because the winery reception outdoors was so windy!
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  • Sara
    Devoted August 2020
    Sara ·
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    I'm doing none of it, I feel like it is a waste of money because it all gets thrown away in the end. It's not worth it to get all of that stuff printed out.
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    Savvy June 2021
    Jacklyn ·
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    I don't think we are doing programs, most throw them away. My stepsister did programs and made them into fans because it was hot outside.

    We are doing a family style dinner so it doesn't seem to make sense to do menus.

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  • Danielle
    Dedicated June 2020
    Danielle ·
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    I bought some old windows off fb yardsale and plan to use those for signs vs buying programs and menus.. then were going to build a greenhouse out of them later 😁
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  • Courtney
    Super September 2019
    Courtney ·
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    We did neither. Programs are nice extras but I’ve never found them super important as a guest. Our ceremony was pretty short and non religious. We didn’t do menus because we had a pre selected plated meal. In my option, menus in that case add confusion more than anything else because guests can’t actually order off it.
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  • Mrs. S
    Super November 2019
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    We did programs bc I think they’re so nice. I like everyone knowing what’s going on and the ceremony is the whole point of the wedding so I wanted to highlight it. We did a buffet but I did menu boards rather than individual menus.
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  • V
    Master July 2019
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    We did programs, but not menus. For the programs, I bought the template from Etsy and had them printed at Office Depo. I spent about $70 on them and they looked really nice.
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  • Marisa
    VIP October 2020
    Marisa ·
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    I’m thinking about doing programs only because we are having a certain meditation & prayer I would like everyone to be able to read along & say out loud if they wish.
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    Oooh I totally understand!
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    Yes there are certain things that we particularly want to incorporate in our ceremony and I want people to be able to know what is going on
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    Yeah I’ve managed to find on the website where we got our save the dates and invites, they had cheap programs and menus
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  • Ti'Anna
    Expert May 2021
    Ti'Anna ·
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    If not I thought of making my own
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  • Ti'Anna
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    Ti'Anna ·
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    Did you have the programs passed out or laying in the seat? I’m thinking large menu board as well because we’re doing buffet
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  • Ti'Anna
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    Ti'Anna ·
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    Hmmm you’ve got some good points. Thank you!
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