Going to diy wedding program?

by DIY wedding planner on December 9, 2011

What should go on them? I know parents and the bridal party, but what else should I put on it?

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Barb M December 9, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Should be in the order that things occur:
Name of the songs (along with the name of the soloist and/or organist)
Names of Bride and Groom.
Names of parents.
Names and relationship to the bride/groom of the bridal party
Officiant’s name
Title of readings from the bible if any including the verse numbers.

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Amy December 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

I put:

On the front cover–The Wedding Ceremony Uniting BRIDE and GROOM, Date, time, and location.

(we left the front flap on the left blank)

First page on the right: The Wedding Party: Parents and Grandparents (I listed their names separately), and officiant

Second page: The Bridal Party: Groomsmen, Bridesmaids, Reader, and our Ushers
We listed their names and bridesmaid/groomsmen, or our relationship to the person.

Third Page: The Ceremony: Attendant’s entrance (with your song and artist), Bride’s Entrance, Welcome and Blessing (list the Officiant’s name again), our Reading (with title, author, and the reader’s name again), The Marriage Ceremony (with the Attendant’s name again), then exchange of vows, exchange of rings, blessing on the marriage, presentation of couple, and recessional song (with title and artist) followed by an invitation to meet us at the reception site

Fourth Page: On the last page, we put a thank you to our guest and a memorial to special relatives that predeceased the ceremony.

Hope that makes sense and hope it helps!

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Because I Said So December 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

mine were 1/3 sheet of cardstock printed front and back. what I did was I listed the wedding date, bride and groom’s names and officiant’s name first. then you list the flow of the ceremony- processional, blessing, vows, reading, rings etc. at the bottom I listed our musician’s names. then on the back I listed the parents’ names and the wedding party. at some weddings they also put directions to the reception in the program too.

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Jenn December 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm

You can start with the parents and bridal party and then have an order of service
ie:
processional
greeting
prayer
reading by xxx
marriage vows
blessing and exchange of ring
reading by xx
signing of the register
ave maria played by xxx
hymn make me a channel of your peace
reading by xx

If you want to go into more detail you can also print the wording of the readings too. They make nice things for family and close friends to keep.

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