Traditionally, wedding programs are used in religious ceremonies where guests may want to follow along with the prayers or hymns. It’s a great way to give your guests all the ceremony info they need, understand wedding traditions you’re incorporating, and a chance to give the bridal party a mention. As a wedding guest I appreciate these so much. Not just for the important info provided but they also make for great keepsakes. Here’s an inspiration post looking at the different styles and designs of ceremony programs which are not only informative but look great too.
Wedding Ceremony Booklet Ideas
A ceremony booklet traditionally outlines the order of service that will be read by the priest or the officiant during the ceremony. They are usually folded and bound somehow in the middle. If you’re up for a bit of a design DIY and can work your way around Photoshop or my favorite Canva, then this can be a great (but time-consuming) DIY project. If you’re going to DIY route please make sure you have a good inkjet printer, lots of high quality paper, and lots of patience! Tie in the design with your wedding invitation or add some pretty with ribbons, or illustrations, the possibilities are endless.
Simple Wedding Ceremony Program Ideas
Keep it short and sweet with a one page, double-sided program outlining just the most important details of the ceremony. Ideas include: the bridal party, music, or titles of the prayers of the ceremony. Again, you can DIY this if you’d like. Once you have a good design and all the info your guests will need print at home on good quality card or paper.
Double Duty Wedding Program Ideas
I love the idea of a program that does double the work. Fan programs printed on paddle fans are not only informative but a nice gesture for hot summer days and outdoor weddings.
Wedding Program Signage
Looking for a cost-effective way to do your wedding program? Pretty signage is a huge trend right now and it’s not only pretty but it’s informative too. Choose a pretty design outlining the most important details of the ceremony and place at the entrance of your ceremony venue.
So what are you doing to give your guests the info they need? Are you going with a traditional booklet? A simple program or maybe you’re going with something a bit more creative like a fan or some pretty signage? Leave your comment below to help inspire other brides!