Monday, July 28, 2008
Let’s talk a minute about programs. Programs are a relatively new invention in the world of wedding planning that has become increasing popular and expected by guests. I realize they are something you can do without. Some brides want to skip them to save time or money. I say don’t do it. Your guests will miss them. I have had a few weddings where the bride chose not to have programs and the guests were constantly asking us for programs.
Programs are not that expensive to buy, downright cheap to make yourselves and an easy way to let your guests know what is going on. Besides having a listing of the order of the service, they list all the important players and can even contain information such as the address and directions for the reception. Programs can tell the guests who the memorial candles are in loving memory of and even list your new address if you are moving after the wedding. It’s a great place to thank all the people that helped you put the wedding together, parents, friend, etc. (I’ve even been thanked in quite a few.)
So do your guests a favor and give them something to read that 30 minutes or so that they are seated waiting for you to come down the aisle. I’m sure they will appreciate it.