Dear Donna: Do I need a ceremony program?

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Dear Donna,

We just finished our ceremony program order and now I am being asked if I am having a ceremony program? Do I need to have a program? Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Signed,

Puzzled about Programs Bride


Dear PaPB,

Don't be puzzled anymore! A ceremony program doesn't have to cramp your style OR your budget! There are a lot of great and creative options! I'd say about 95% of my brides opt to have some sort of ceremony program. Just because your ceremony is not in a church doesn't mean it isn't a religious experience. Afterall, your friends and family are all coming together not only to have a great party but first and foremost, they want to see you get married!

The 5% of my brides that do not opt for a ceremony program are having a short and sweet ceremony and decided not to have a program. But for the majority of brides, a ceremony program is a great favor and souvenir of the wedding day and their bridal party. 

We've included some pictures of some of our favorite wedding programs over the years. You can see that you can infuse fun and function in your ceremony program!

We loved these custom made black pockets that fit a sweet ceremony program. It was perfect for the breezy outdoors and looked great too! For more pics of this wedding, click here. 

We loved these custom made black pockets that fit a sweet ceremony program. It was perfect for the breezy outdoors and looked great too! For more pics of this wedding, click here

This bride had a Photo Booth and she wanted her guests to know about it so we created these custom tickets with her wedding date on the ends and we hand punched and hand perforated the tickets. We loved this detail!

This bride had a Photo Booth and she wanted her guests to know about it so we created these custom tickets with her wedding date on the ends and we hand punched and hand perforated the tickets. We loved this detail!

This bride had the music from her Catholic Mass as part of her program. We loved this musical detail!

This bride had the music from her Catholic Mass as part of her program. We loved this musical detail!

This beautiful program with a pop of color in the ribbon was perfect for this Santa Barbara ceremony. For more images from this wedding, click here. 

This beautiful program with a pop of color in the ribbon was perfect for this Santa Barbara ceremony. For more images from this wedding, click here

A basket of ceremony prorams with a watermarked image of the church on the front cover. 

A basket of ceremony prorams with a watermarked image of the church on the front cover. 

This unique program is long and lean! With an added layer of seude paper on the front, this was a program that begged to be touched and opened! 

This unique program is long and lean! With an added layer of seude paper on the front, this was a program that begged to be touched and opened!