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Wedding programs

Abby, on September 28, 2020 at 9:20 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 24
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Are wedding programs necessary? I’m on the fence about doing them. Anyone not doing them?

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Latest activity by Laura, on October 7, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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    Beginner September 2020
    Melissa ·
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    We had our wedding on 9/19/20 and didn’t do programs. We had 2 attendants on each side and approx 70 guests. I didn’t feel the need for them since they’d end up in the trash after the ceremony anyway.
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    Expert September 2020
    Alli Online ·
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    Our wedding was eco-friendly to align with our beliefs, so we passed on them!💕🌳
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  • Molly
    Devoted August 2021
    Molly ·
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    I don't think they're needed. You could make a schedule of the day sign instead or put info on your wedding website. Many people will just throw it away.

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  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    Nah. Truth be told I threw them out or left them. Save your money.
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    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I'm also on the fence. I'm not thrilled about spending a lot of money on something that gets looked at once for 2-3 minutes during the ceremony, and then left behind as guests go to the reception. I think if you can find/create them for cheap, go for it! Otherwise, they're totally optional. You can skip them if trying to save on cost.
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    I wasn't going to have them. But I did. I did them super cheap. I bought a template off etsy and some cards to keep from staples for 15. So all in less then 20 bucks was spent on my programs
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I think they’re not but if it’s going to be a mass or bilingual perhaps or long or outdoors then I would aha
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    We opted not to do them. They get thrown out anyway and it seems like such a waste of money.
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  • V
    Master July 2019
    Veronica ·
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    They aren't necessary, but we choose to have them. I purchased a template from Esty then had them printed at Office Depot. I spent around $80 for 100 programs.

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  • Emily
    Expert September 2020
    Emily ·
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    We didn't have them - no issues. I don't think people appreciate them much, so unless you have something unusual for your crowd like the other person mentioned it's not really needed.
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  • Stacey
    Devoted May 2021
    Stacey ·
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    I think if you have a religious or cultural ceremony that your guests may not be familiar with (i.e. a Catholic Mass, an Indian Wedding ceremony, etc.), a program is helpful so guests can follow along and know what to expect. Other than that, it is a fun optional thing, but not necessary.

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    Devoted August 2021
    Ingrid ·
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    Something that can get cut if bumping up against your budget. They tend to be things people look at then leave behind after the ceremony. I would only do one of it served a dual purpose, like a fan bc it will be really warm at ceremony time.
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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    I'm pretty sure I'm not going to do them. I've thought about doing the ones as fans I think they are cute and I'm having an outdoor wedding in August. But if I decide not to do the fans then I won't do programs at all.
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  • Kia
    Dedicated September 2021
    Kia ·
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    They’re totally not necessary but I personally like to know who’s who in a wedding so I’m thinking of making a quirky sign if I don’t do individual programs. Programs will be hard for me because, wind. (Ceremony is outside)
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  • Michelle
    VIP April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    We’re not doing them. Don’t really see the point to spend the money on something that gets tossed away.
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  • Yasmine
    Rockstar October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    My fiancé and I have also decided not to do wedding programs!

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  • Trisha
    Super October 2020
    Trisha ·
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    We Chose To Have Them. Spent Around $60 Total.

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  • Abby
    Savvy December 2020
    Abby ·
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    Thanks everyone! I’ve decided not to do them. Honestly, I just don’t want another thing to add to my to-do list at this point lol
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  • Hanna
    Super June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    As long as you’re not having a religious wedding, programs can absolutely be skipped. However, if you are having a religious wedding that incorporates rituals, then programs are a must for guests to understand what’s going on. But if you’re having a secular wedding then programs can be the first thing to go!!
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    Dedicated January 2021
    Yvonne ·
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    I don't think they're necessary, but maybe if you have a projector for the ceremony you can make a mini powerpoint slide to recreate it.

    We're livestreaming our wedding but will send this out with a hyperlink to the livestream page.

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