The Wedding Program
The wedding program can vary in style depending upon the location, religion, etc. When using a religious location, some churches will provide a basic wedding program, or the bride and groom may choose to print their own program. No matter what is decided, it is important to provide a program to your guests so that they understand the ceremony and are able to follow along. Certain ceremonies, such as a Greek Ceremony, have very lengthy and specific wording, so it is vital to have programs.
SUGGESTION: Many programs are wasted, so only print one program per couple. At a traditional ceremony, when a female guest is ushered down the aisle, the usher can hand the program to her. If no ushers will be used and programs will be in a location for guests to help themselves, only print enough for about 75% of guests.
Programs Traditionally Include:
1. Bride/Groom Names
2. Location, Date/Time
3. Wedding Party (In Order of Walking)
5. Parents of the Bride
6. Parents of the Groom
7. Ceremony Schedule: Including Readings/Readers, Music/Musicians, Necessary Guest Responses, etc.
8. Remembrance to those who have passed
9. Thank you to parents/guests
Photo Credit: Jessamyn Harris
Bridal Guide really captures some very unique Wedding Program ideas if you are not a bride and groom looking for “traditional.” For example, the above Chalkboard program (Note – I would be sure to put this toward the front of the ceremony location, where your guests are able to see to follow along).