Wedding Program Essentials
Your wedding program is probably not on the top of your priority list. So here are some things to be sure to include! Clients often ask me if they have to even do a program for the ceremony, and I always encourage them to do so. It is so nice for guests to be able to follow along with ceremony and see the readings, songs as well as other important information such as readers, family members and bridal party members. It is also great to provide a program for a Catholic Mass or Jewish ceremony in cases guests are not familiar with the traditions or structure.
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-Names of the bride and groom
-Wedding date and time
-Listing of ceremony songs, readings and rituals, in order
-Names of ceremony participants (officiant, readers, musicians and bridal party)
Optional, and oh so nice!
-Welcome note to guests
-A meaningful quote, lyric or passage
-Anecdotes about your relationship for engagement
-Biographies and pictures of all your wedding VIPs
-A brief message or recognition honoring departed loved ones
-Detailed information about unfamiliar rituals
-A note of thanks to parents
-Map or directions to the reception in case guests forgot their invitation enclosure