• Amy Hammond

Do You Need A Wedding Program?

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Custom Wedding Program

Wedding programs are one a paper detail that I am seeing clients opt out of more and more often. Consider that your wedding program is a tool for communication and can serve so many purposes!

- Wedding programs introduce your bridal party to your guests. Consider programs that list the bridal party and how they are related to the couple (i.e. cousin of the bride, friend of the groom, etc.)

- Wedding programs let your guests participate in the wedding. It helps them follow along with the schedule of events for the ceremony.

- If your ceremony includes anything unique to your religion or social customs, wedding programs are a great place to educate your guests about any symbolism or the purpose of different parts of your ceremony.

- The program is a great place to include little notes to your guests. More and more often couples are requesting that guests not photograph the wedding or request that guests not post anything on social media until after the couple. Many couples include notes of thanks or memorial notes in their programs.

- Couples may use their programs to provide guests with directions to the reception (especially if there is construction in the area) or to inform guests of parking (especially important in the city).

- Couples may use the program to list their new address if they are moving in together after the wedding or have bought a new house together.

As a relatively shy person, a wedding program is a source of comfort. If I am at a wedding where I don't know many people, it gives me something to look at and gives me ideas for conversation at the wedding. "I saw in the program that you are {bride's name}'s cousin! She told me all about the work you are doing. I am so curious about..."

A good host wants to make everyone feel comfortable and a program is one of those little details that can be so helpful!

Amy Hammond is the owner of Stone Hill Paperie, an invitation, stationery, and personalized gift studio in the quaint village of Skippack, Pennsylvania. Available by appointment to give you the attention you deserve for your important and unique event. Graphic design services for your wedding in the Philadelphia area or anywhere in the U.S.

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