DIY wedding programs (see link)?

by DIY wedding planner on December 6, 2011

Does anyone know how to make wedding programs like this?

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Basically, I’d like a unique style of wedding programs that aren’t just your common trifold or once folded program. I like programs that are tied together at the top. Thanks!

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DigitalDiva December 6, 2011 at 7:47 pm

You just print all the pages on decorative paper … each page about a cm longer than the page under it. Then staple them together on top of a colored piece of card stock. Then glue the ribbon to the top.

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HIS! December 6, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Time consuming, but easy to pull off.

BUY:
Decide the number of programs you want. Buy 1/2 that many pieces of colored card stock for the backing.
Buy quality white or cream paper; two times the number of programs you will want.
Quality Vellum that will go through a printer; 1/2 as many pieces as programs.
Ribbon for bows.

YOU WILL NEED:
Plenty of ink
Heavy duty hole punch

GETTING READY:
You are going to plan your programs layout will be landscape.
Each sheet you have will be divided into two halves (right side and left side). But DON’T cut them in half until after you have printed them.

Plan each page on a different document because it’s easier to control printing. (remember to leave room at the top of the document for holes to be punched)
Divide each page in half with two textbooks of equal size. The only “trick” to centering is to make sure any margins on the side of the paper has double that in the center of the paper. You can then cut the pages in half and have equal margins around your page.
VELUM – They have an over sized script initial printed near the top of the page. Remember to make two on your sheet so that when you cut it in half, you’ll have two pages.
1st page – Plan your cover sheet , and leave about 2 1/2 inches of blank paper at the bottom to trim off.
2nd page – List your wedding paper members, and in easy to read script, put “Wedding Party” at the very bottom, leaving about 2 inch of blank space to trim
3rd page – The order of the ceremony, with “Wedding Ceremony” at the bottom, leaving about 1 1/2 inches to trim
4th page – The Acknowledgments, leaving 2 inch at the bottom to trim.

(ALWAYS PRINT TEST COPIES on cheaper paper to make sure it’s perfect.)

PRINTING:
You will print half as many sheets of each page as you need programs. Each sheet will have two pages on it.

Trim the bottoms off the white pages. (see above)

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER:
Lay down a half sheet of colored card stock
Lay down an Acknowledgments page on the card stock. Center it on the sides, and leave a tiny bit of room of colored card stock showing.
Add Wedding Ceremony page
Add Wedding Party page
Add cover page
Add velum
You should have about an inch of colored card stock showing at the top. Fold this over carefully and make a straight crease.
Punch two holes through the entire set of pages. About one – one and a half inches apart.
Thread ribbon from the back and tie into a bow.

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