As much as we all hate to admit it, most of us rarely ever read wedding programs. Sure, we skim through them, admire the elegant font and design, but we all know the drill by now: whether it’s a religious ceremony or not, we all sit down and talk in hushed tones as we wait for the wedding party to walk down the aisle. After the excitement of seeing the adorable flower girls and the gorgeous bride in her wedding dress, there comes the next half hour or so of sitting through wedding rituals, listening to vows, and the magic words: “You may now kiss the bride,” promoting claps and whistles throughout the crowd, not just because those words mark the couple as man and wife, but they also signal the end of the ceremony, edging closer to the start of the reception (Food! Booze! Cake! Dancing!)
While wedding programs traditionally provide a timeline of the ceremony and the names of the wedding party, there are ways to make them more engaging and fun. Just like the other details of your wedding, they should also reflect your personality and follow your wedding style and theme. Plus, wedding programs are also great outlets to incorporate additional details like your preferred hashtag for Instagram or favorite love quotes. Feeling inspired? Read on to see some of our favorite wedding program ideas from Pinterest:
How much more fun and festive can a wedding program get than your wedding timeline printed on a brown envelope and filled with colorful confetti?
Styled like a menu, this adorable wedding program not only provides details such as the names of the wedding party and a special message to friends and family, but it also gives out other interesting tidbits about the couple and their relationship.
Simple and visually appealing, this modern wedding program uses illustrations and cartoons to depict the wedding party.
This wedding program acts as a bottle tag, and even comes with that Instagram-worthy straw! This is a great idea to keep your guests refreshed and hydrated throughout the ceremony.
This wedding program also doubles as a fan, making it ideal for balmy summer weddings and outdoor venues (to swat the flies and bugs away!)