Should Your Wedding Programs Stand on Ceremony? MagnetStreet Weddings answers your questions!
Wedding Programs are one of the last wedding stationery items to get finalized and ordered. As such, they sometimes get overlooked, or even removed from the “to do” list altogether—be it from lack of time or a budget constraint. Are wedding programs required stationery items? Although a wedding will still take place without a program in place, we also know that when properly personalized, wedding programs are not only pretty keepsakes, but also very smart communication tools!
Wedding Programs are beautiful & practical … but are they necessary?
8 questions to ask yourselves:
1. Do we have many guests coming in from out of town?
If you have guests who won’t know many people, wedding programs not only give them something to do in those early awkward moments, but they are also a lovely welcome gift that introduces them to your order of service and ceremony specifics.
2. Is our ceremony long or intricate?
Programs are wonderful communication tools that helps guests go with the flow—to feel comfortable, organized and included throughout all the details of your ceremony.
3. Multi-cultural or mix of religions?
Are you blending cultures or beliefs? If yes, chances are that not everyone will be familiar with the other’s traditions, rituals, etc. By explaining a cultural practice in the program, you’ll keep guests feeling included and cared for.
4. Is there a need to translate?
Does everyone speak the same language? If not, a personalized program might offer the perfect communication resource for ensuring that everyone understands the joys of the language—in the moment.
5. Do we want to give a shout-out to our wedding party?
Guests want to know who’s who is in your wedding party. Short bios about those in your wedding party, help guests to become familiar with the favorite people in your life—on one of the most important days of your life!
6. Do we want to honor or acknowledge certain people?
Is it important to you to acknowledge and pay tribute to the certain people that are most important to you on your big day? From honoring a deceased loved one, to paying homage to a special performance or service, let everyone “read all about it” in your programs!
7. Do we have group prayers and/or readings?
If there’s a special reading, verse, poem, song that you’d like your guests to have or participate in, have it printed in your program—so guests can stay with the program.
8. Do we want a detailed memento to keep for framing, scrapbooking, etc?
A beautifully-designed program that chronicles your ceremony and coordinates with the rest of your wedding stationery is a lovely keepsake—for you and for your guests.
Wedding Programs at MagnetStreet Weddings
MagnetStreet recently debuted their Wedding Program designs—available in six sizes and shapes: rectangle, square, tea-length, gate-fold, tri-fold and half-fold. Whether your ceremony is small and intimate, or large and intricate, every Program design is easily personalized–from front to back and side to side–with your colors, photos, fonts and wording. Use Design Studio—their online personalization tool—to coordinate your Programs with the look of your Wedding Invitation Suite. See the color, photo, font and wording changes right away. Your wedding. Your way.