Wedding programs outline your wedding, allowing wedding guests to follow along with the wedding ceremony and any unfamiliar wedding rituals that may be included.
When passing the programs to your guests, there are three options:
– Have the ushers hand the programs as they are guiding your guests to their seats;
– Include children in your wedding by having them hand the programs to your guests as they arrive
– If it is a small wedding you may lay a few programs in the chairs or pews.
Sections of a Wedding Program
* Section I: Wedding Program Title:
The Program Title includes the bride’s name, groom’s name, date and day, time, wedding ceremony location, city and state.
* Section II: Order of Service:
This section outlines the ceremony segments such as: prelude, processional, solo, invocation, readings, marriage ceremony, unity candle lighting, recessional, etc. You can also include music titles with composer, scripture passages with readers, words for short congregational prayers and any special notations you may have. Usually there is not enough room to include the entire songs or readings. If they are not listed in the prayer books, you can print them on the backside of the wedding program.
* Section III: Wedding Ceremony Participants:
This section lists the participants in the wedding. You may list the participants under separate headings (such as “Maid of Honor”, “Best Man”, etc.) or you may list all participants under the same heading (such as: “Wedding Participants”). Proper names should be used. Also use titles such as Miss, Ms. or Mrs. Do NOT use nicknames!
* Section IV: Special Note:
Show your guests you are happy they are sharing in your special day by writing a special thanks to all your guests. You may also include a special thank you message to your guests who have traveled long distances to be with you. You may also honor a deceased relative or friend. Instead of a personal message, you can have a special prayer or poem for your guests.
When you are ready to order your programs, we’ll be happy to help! The design for your programs is a snap when you’ve purchased your invitations from Aly Am Paperie as we will use the font styles & colors that will complement your invitations…if you didn’t purchase your invitations with us, not a problem! We have over 400+ fonts to choose from plus we never charge for colored ink so we’re sure to find a great match.