* Plan two wedding programs – one for the adults and one for children. For the children’s program include a bride and groom coloring sheet, word find or dot to dot. Provide crayons tied with coordinating ribbon.
* Some brides have shared how they are honoring the old good luck adage “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”.
* If you are having your ceremony in an historical or architecturally significant sight add a guide of the space to your program.
* Some programs include stories or interesting facts of how the couple meet and even got engaged. For example one bride was the third generation to marry on the same month and day. We loved this unique fact and are so glad she included it in her wedding program.
* Tell about any family heirlooms that are being used in the service — a veil, a brooch, a family Bible, the kneeling bench, etc…
* One of our couple’s had a sand ceremony, which is common now instead of a unity candle. What made their sand ceremony unique was that they blended sand from her home state’s beaches with sand from his home state’s beaches.
* Include weird facts about your wedding party. We’ve had one that said “Megan Stewart, my friend in chihuahuas” — whatever that means??? I didn’t get it, but I bet it was funny to them. Another one we have done had funny quotes from each attendant. Groomsman Will Stevens says “I wonder if Erin will still let me come over to play xBox with Rick after this ceremony is over?”
The point is, programs can be used to inform, entertain and communicate with your guest. So go ahead, and think “outside the box”!