Brides often ask if they truly need to include wedding programs with their stationery suite. If you are inviting guests to your ceremony, then programs are definitely recommended so your family and friends can follow along and truly embrace the significance of each moment. Programs that match the look and feel of your invitations are a wonderful accompaniment to your wedding ceremony. So, consider selecting your programs at the same time you choose your invitations to ensure a harmonious look to the paper, fonts and ink colors.
Programs can be whimsical, unique and personalized to represent the individuality of the couple and the theme of the wedding. If you prefer a formal, elegant tone, then utilize rich paper, ribbons or jewels, scripted fonts and premier printing methods. Remember to include meaningful details about members of the wedding party and special dedications to loved ones who are celebrating the event in spirit, if you wish.
Many brides assign an individual (or two) the responsibility of personally handing programs out to guests as they enter the ceremony site. A beautifully decorated basket is easy for younger children to carefully hold the programs. Outdoor weddings can use programs designed as fans to cool off guests when the weather is less than comfortable. Program fans are always appreciated at beach weddings!
If you happen to have extra programs, send one along with your thank you notes to guests who were unable to attend. The thoughtful gesture will be long remembered and the recipient will feel as if they were a part of your very special day!
Thank you so much to Anna Novak! All of the programs featured in this post are available at Kathryn’s Bridal. Visit their website to see more amazing creations, and call 815.385.7330 to make an appointment today!