When it comes to your wedding day, we understand as much as anyone that you have to consider your budget. With so many details to consider on your big day, it can be a challenge to narrow down what the most important ones are.
Clearly we love wedding programs, here, but with good reason. I thought I’d share some of those with you.
Here are 10 reasons you should choose to have wedding programs at your big day:
1. Wedding programs help your guests follow along during the ceremony.
When you are attending a big event, don’t you like knowing what’s going on? Well, nothing’s a bigger event than YOUR wedding. This is especially true if you are having a Catholic or Jewish ceremony, where guests who don’t share your faith may not be able to easily keep pace.
2. Wedding programs tell your wedding story.
There are so many ways you can personalize a program, that it truly is a telling of your wedding’s story. Your guests can know who all is involved in making it happen, the sequence of events, and any other details truly important to your and your fiance.
3. Wedding programs are a way to say thank you.
It is very common to include a special thanks to those people who have been really helpful to you leading up to your wedding day. A wedding program is a perfect avenue for sharing your gratitude with all in attendance.
4. Wedding programs can double as wedding favors.
If you are on a budget, your wedding programs can serve double duty—ceremony guide and wedding favors. Your guests are at your wedding for you. This keepsake can be such a sweet way for them to remember your big day.
5. Wedding programs are a way to remember loved ones.
Are you saying “I Do” without the presence of all your loved ones? Wedding programs are a great way to give a special dedication to your deceased family or friends.
6. Wedding programs can add to your details!
There are so many details that go into planning a wedding, but that’s part of what makes the event so beautiful. You can create wedding programs with the colors, styles, shapes, paper and fonts that fit perfectly with your wedding event. Your guests will definitely take notice.
7. Wedding programs help recognize your special participants.
Most wedding programs include enough room to list your wedding party and your family by name. Show off the people who are most special to you in your wedding programs.
8. Wedding programs give directions to the reception.
Are you having a reception at a venue different from your ceremony? Well instead of including so many maps in your invitations, you can include a small map or directions as part of your wedding program.
9. Wedding programs tell your guests your new address.
Chances are that if you are inviting people to your wedding you will want to keep in touch for years after. You can include your at home address on the back of your wedding programs, so your guests can update their address books.
10. Wedding programs are a forever keepsake.
This is not just true for your guests. You will have your wedding programs forever…to show your children, your grandchildren and so forth. Written history is here to stay!