Wedding ceremony programs are a perfect accompaniment to your wedding and are very easy to create. You can make your own programs and save money. Another bonus of making them yourself is that you can create them in any design you prefer. You don’t need to spend a lot of money getting programs printed when you can easily do them on your own (and they’re fun to make).
The ceremony program should contain some specific information. They can be either handed out to guests when they enter, stacked near the door, or placed on the pews or seats. The program should contain the following information:
- Date, time, and location of the wedding
- Name of bride and groom and parents
- Schedule of events
- Names of those in the wedding party
- Thank you to guests for attending the special ceremony
You can also include some of the words to special prayers that are being spoken or hymns that are sung if you like. The program can be one page or it may be a small booklet with several pages.
The ceremony program is a guide to the service as well as a memento of your special day. You can make them as simple or as complex as you like and they can easily be made to fit into the theme of your wedding.
Making a ceremony program is actually very easy to do. You can use your laptop and printer to make the basics. It’s best to use standard letter size (8 ½ x 11 inch) paper. This gives you the best option for folding the program and makes it easy to print on any standard printer. It’s easy to make a basic program using Microsoft Word or a similar program. With many different fonts and sizes available you can make it look exactly as you like.
Choose a slightly thicker paper to use as the program cover. You’ll find a wide array of colours available at your local office supply store or online. Add some simple clip art to the front or you may choose to place a small photo of the bride and groom on the front. These can be easily applied to the covers after the printing as been completed. To assemble the programs simply fold them and staple them together to create a booklet. If you prefer, you can use ribbon to tie the pages together.
Personalize your ceremony programs using any methods you like. You can get as creative as you like. To get some ideas, look at the scrap booking aisle at your local craft store. Here you’ll find many different embellishments that can be added to make the program unique.