Let’s face it. Not everyone is having a religious ceremony with readings and songs. So, that begs the question, why have a program? You see, the Pilot and I go back and forth on this one every day. My Aunt is performing our ceremony, but we are not having any readings or songs, no unity candle and nothing involving other people in a family/circle of friends. The only purpose our program would serve would be to let our guests know who our attendants are.
Part of the eco-friendly in me doesn’t want to have programs printed just so all of our guests know who my Maid of Honor is and so on. But the other half of me is worried about the guests who may not know our friends well enough to know who they are.
So, while the Pilot and I continue to go back and forth, I’m sharing this. A fun little idea, if you’d rather not have programs printed, but are looking for a way to share the information with your guests.
Image courtesy of StudioThisIs via With This Ring Blog
Obviously, the chalkboard would need to fit in with the look and feel of your wedding. But opt to do something different by having a sign created with your program information, or you can draw up a chalkboard like this one.
If you are still hooked on the idea of having programs printed, but do not want to print one for every guests, here are a few tips:
1. Only print half as many as the number of guests you are expecting. More often than not, guests do not all take one.
2. Only print one for each female guests. Honestly, the guys usually do not care all that much about the details of the ceremony, but you know us ladies do!
3. Have them printed front and back to save on paper costs.
4. Have them double up as something else, like hand-held fans, if your ceremony is outdoors.
What sort of program idea did you come up with?