Unsure if you need a wedding program? If you are getting married at a church, you may ask if it includes a printed program. Another option is to have a program printed for you that is personal and includes the pertinent information about your ceremony and some personal touches unique to you! Programs come in the form of a single sheet of paper, a folded program, petal program fans (as shown above), and program fans.
Petal program fans, and programs fans are perfect for an outdoor ceremony or a ceremony in a church that has no air conditioning- your guests will thank you! They are also heavier than folded or single sheet programs that could easily blow away.
Programs are very helpful to guests, some guests that may not be familiar with your religious service or if you are mixing traditions, information in the program can be very helpful and informative to your guests.
Programs are not meant to be a life history of your wedding party, bride and groom, and their families. A brief bio of the wedding party is ok, but not necessary. Here is a general guideline for what a wedding program should include:
The Processional, musical selections, translations, the order of the service, if there is a symbolic meaning to parts of the service- include that in the program, group prayer and reading text, a poem or thought of thanks and love, the name of soloists, attendants, altar assistants, organists, and readers. (Emily Post, Wedding Etiquette)
Personalizing your wedding program makes it a treasured keepsake for you, your family and friends.
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