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Use it or lose it? - Ceremony programs

Joey, on June 17, 2019 at 08:47 Posted in Wedding ceremony 0 29
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Will you have printed programs spelling out the members of your wedding party, your readings, and the order of your ceremony? Or is that something you plan to do without?

Ceremony programs - will you use them or lose them?

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29 Comments

Latest activity by Ann1, on August 16, 2019 at 22:04
  • A
    Beginner March 2020 Alberta
    Ann1 ·
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    Using it. We are going with a comical program because we think it's better, but it will be a huge one with details from both in detail and it's more a guide. And the kids get coloring book programs.
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  • BunnyBride
    Super August 2334 Nova Scotia
    BunnyBride ·
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    Losing the individual ones. Might do a sign at the entrance or something with a basic overview.

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  • K
    Frequent user September 2022 Ontario
    Katrine ·
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    I don’t plan on having programs. No one reads them so it’s a waste of paper and money. I would rather put that towards something my guests will enjoy and benefit from.
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  • Rayanne
    Featured June 2022 Ontario
    Rayanne ·
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    Lose it. We don't need them. We are doing reception and wedding in same room. First look pics will save the time of anyone one leaving. We'll get married and head right into cocktail hour. I'm having a smaller wedding >100 people. Everyone knows everyone already.
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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    Lose it, I suppose the wedding website can give further information if our loved ones need it.

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  • Loi-Marie
    Curious September 2021 Ontario
    Loi-Marie ·
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    Lose it! It’s not necessary. The guests will just have to go with the flow
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  • Cindy
    Devoted July 2019 Ontario
    Cindy ·
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    This is cute! Did you DIY this?
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  • Geneviève
    VIP September 2020 Ontario
    Geneviève ·
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    Lose it. Not worth it for a 20 minute ceremony.

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    Lose it. Our ceremony will be short and sweet, therefore programs are not necessary.

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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
    Amelia ·
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    Lose it. Everything on it will be on the website and/or an order of events sign plus it's just more paper that we don't need to use.

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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
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    Lose it! Most people know what happens at a wedding.
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  • Kelsie
    Master July 2021 Ontario
    Kelsie ·
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    Lose it - waste of paper.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    Lose it. We had put a lot of the information on our website beforehand
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  • Chelsea
    Super June 2020 Alberta
    Chelsea ·
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    At this point, lose it. it would be a waste, our ceremony will be over in about 30 mins anyways, and we’re not having ushers or anything so it would just be awkward
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Use it. It was a last minute thing and cost us nothing. However they printed maybe 60 more than what we needed but that's why we recycle!! All our guests loved them and no one left theirs behind! Here is what ours looked like.

    Use it or lose it? - Ceremony programs 2

    Use it or lose it? - Ceremony programs 3
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  • Caitlyn
    Super January 2020 Ontario
    Caitlyn ·
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    Lose it. It's a lot of paper and an added cost and the only cultural ritual or element that we're having we'll have our officiant briefly explain.

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  • Janaya
    Expert August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Janaya ·
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    Lose it. they always get thrown out and I dont care to spend the money on them just to go in the trash

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  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
    Seleena ·
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    Lose it. I don't have a wedding party, so there would be no point.

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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    We're loosing the individual programs, but we'll have a program sign at the entrance of our ceremony!

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    Lose it. Unless you have a very elaborate wedding ceremony or a large wedding party, I don't see the point in telling your guests what's going to happen.

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  • Casey
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Casey ·
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    Lose it. It could fit into our budget, but honestly I see majority of them end up in the garbage, so i would rather spend our money somewhere else

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    Use it! Programs are great for attending other cultural weddings and meanings of steps taking into the marriage.

    Wedding party member names and Officiant as well if chosen. Makes a great use of a fan if the weather is hot/humid.

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  • Sarah
    Expert July 2021 Ontario
    Sarah ·
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    Big use! As a guest of weddings I really appreciate when I know what’s going on and who is who. I also like menu cards for that matter as well. It’s just very organized and communicative
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  • Holly
    Newbie August 2020 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Use it! Our wedding is in the middle of August and there's not as much electricity in our venue (barn in the middle of the country) for electric fans, so I was planning on having paper fans that people can have at their seats to beat the heat. I thought it would be a good idea to have little ceremony programs on each of the fans. I think if we weren't already wanting to use them for fans, we wouldn't be using them.

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  • Veronica
    Super October 2021 Alberta
    Veronica ·
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    Losing it. A waste! Just going to print off a nice foam board for people to reference and we will have the wedding website.

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  • Lisa
    Expert August 2019 Alberta
    Lisa ·
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    Lose 'em... seems like a waste of money and paper for us.

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  • Kathy
    Frequent user August 2019 Ontario
    Kathy ·
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    Lose them. I personally don’t see the importance
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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
    Becky ·
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    Lose them- Agree with Tori- thought was waste of paper. Ceremony will happen and then cocktail hour has been addressed- we will have a sign saying order at the place on a wood pallet type thing

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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    Lose them - it's a waste of paper really. Plus most weddings have the same layout so I don't think guests will mind. We may put up a wooden palette with the details though.

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