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Although a wedding ceremony program is an entirely optional piece of stationery, we found 33 reasons why you should seriously consider having one. They're generally used to inform your guests about the course of events, provide a breakdown of your wedding party, and decode any cultural or traditional vows or readings, but there's so much more that a great program can offer.
Since this is the first opportunity to convey the style of your wedding to your guests, it's worth putting some thought into it. Plus, a program is particularly helpful when looking to manage some tricky wedding day conundrums — namely, no pictures please! When your guests are holding a program filled with meaningful details, a listing of the order of events, and any important notes, a small detail like, "Please refrain from photographing the ceremony" won't feel offensive.
Creating a program that feels like a cohesive part of your stationery suite is always a safe route to go, but you can also get creative with these particular pieces of paper. Consider something fun and whimsical, like a flag program, if you're hosting a casual, outdoor wedding or something more formal, like an elegant calligraphed card, for a glamorous bash. And, if you're look for a design that won't break the bank, check out our favorite oversized programs that you can place just at the entrance of your ceremony. Chalkboards and mirrors are popular (and inexpensive!) ways to make the trend work for you.
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