A wedding program was virtually unheard of a few years ago. When they first became popular, there were usually a bi-fold bulletin type paper with some sort of wedding picture on the cover, and a list of the names of the wedding party on the inside. Today, couples are being much more creative when it comes to their wedding program.
Special order program covers will allow you to be much more creative. For instance, perhaps the two of you met at the beach or a local park. Take a photograph of the spot and use that as your program cover. Adding a vellum overleaf will cast a softness over the image. On the inside page, write a brief story in fairy tale fashion on how you met, or why both of you are drawn to that particular place. This is an ideal way to give your guests a better understanding of what brought the two of you together.
Be consistent with your paper choice, as well as the color of ink that is used for the programs. Keeping your wedding programs in the style of your invitations will be noticed. Beauty is in the details, and people do pay attention, and appreciate the effort.
The program should list the names of all your attendants, as well as the ceremony schedule. Be sure to have the correct spelling of all names and song titles, with the composer’s names also. The officiant, organist, soloist, and any other musicians, should be listed in the program.
Some couples select scripture or poetry to be printed in the program, and others may want to pay tribute to a deceased loved one. While all of these are acceptable practices, please remember that the true purpose of a wedding program is to be about the ceremony.