- July 28, 2014 at 12:33 pm #446999
What are people’s thoughts about not having programs at the ceremony? We are just having a simple civil ceremony with about 50-60 guest and I don’t know if it’s really necessary for programs. Thoughts?July 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm #447016
I’m not having programs.July 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm #447026
We’ve decided to have really basic programs. We wanted a way to let our guests know the names of our “main players” (our parents, grandparents and bridal party) – my dad’s side of the family have only met my partner a few times, so would have no idea about his parents’ names or anything; my step mum and my partner both have family flying in for the wedding who won’t really know who anyone is; etc.
My past experience with weddings has also shown me that I like to know the names of songs and readings that have been used – I might have never heard the song before and really liked it, the same with a reading – so this information has also been included (not the actual reading itself) and the name of the artist for a song or the reader.
One A4 sheet of paper will essentially make 3 programs – information will be displayed front and back. I know people say they’re a waste of money and no one looks at them, but I always keep the wedding program (if there is one) and have always seen people reading them prior to or during the ceremony. I don’t, however think there is anything wrong with not having programs, especially if you are having a civil ceremony – people can work out who the “main players” are for themselves and will be able to follow along just fine.July 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm #447334
i am going to make them but ours will be different… silly funny programs which reflect us and make everyone laugh… something like this… http://offbeatbride.com/2011/12/funny-wedding-programAugust 1, 2014 at 12:25 pm #447524
Thanks for your thoughts everyone!September 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm #491166
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