How to Make a Wedding Program Your Guests Will Remember
Posted Under: Weddings

There are so many ways to remember your special day! Pictures videos, and wedding programs! For those who don’t know what a wedding program is, a wedding program is a nice gesture and courteous way of letting guests know what to expect. Here are the basics to make your wedding program a souvenir for your guests and personal keepsake for the bride and groom.


Although it’s not necessary, you can put a fun cover on your program! Whether it is plain or detailed, it should include the date, the couple’s names, the place, and possibly a picture of the couple. If the wedding is themed, the cover is the perfect place to incorporate the theme.

 

Wedding Program Cover

 

The wedding program should map out the order of events. These details can include:

 

 

  • Processional music
  • The officiator’s greeting
  • Special readings
  • Prayers
  • Exchanging of vows
  • Ring ceremony
  • Communion, lighting of the unity candle, or special song
  • Pronouncement of marriage
  • Recessional music

 

Wedding Program - Order of Events

 

The last page, bottom, or back of the program should include the wedding party. For those guests who are not familiar with most of the wedding party, it is a nice way to introduce them. This list should include:

 

  • Officiate
  • Parents of the bride
  • Parents of the groom
  • Maid of honor
  • Best man
  • Bridesmaids
  • Groomsmen

 

Wedding Program Back

 

For a really special treat, try customizing the program! If you’re having a summer wedding, put your programs on Popsicle sticks and turn them into fans! Other options include writing the processions on a big chalkboard, or even an aisle runner!

 

Wedding Program Custom
 

 

The Westwood - 438 North Avenue, Garwood, NJ 07027 | Telephone: (908) 789-0808 | Fax: (908) 789-0730

©2012 The Westwood. All Rights Reserved. Website designed by 8fold.

Images courtesy of: Absolute Entertainment, Black Lab Studio, Cheuk Tang Photographer, Patty’s Video & Photography, PM Studios of Edison NJ and Sharon’s Wedding Art.