Information to Include on a Wedding ProgramMost wedding programs include a list of the main events of a ceremony in the order they will occur. Small explanatory phrases can be added for specific rituals, such as the unity candle or special verses, to let your guests more fully understand the symbolic parts of your ceremony. Participants are frequently named as well as their relationship to the bridal couple. This can be especially helpful for a large wedding where many of your guests many not know your families. Pay special attention to any participation by children. Being a part of your wedding is a huge honor for children and special mention in a program can be extremely meaningful. Including children from a previous marriage is very important and plan to explain any special moments in the ceremony which honor the blending of a family as well as a bride and groom. Reception information can easily be added to the bottom of programs to make sure everyone is clear on where and when the party starts. While this is some of the basic information to include on the wedding program, other important pieces, such as remembrances for loved ones and special notes of appreciation to guests and family certainly can be included.
Designing your Wedding ProgramOnce you have selected the information for your program, the fun can really start. Plan on making your program a unique reflection of you two. Websites such as WeddingDNA gives couples of all levels of artistic talent an easy option for self-printed wedding programs. All you need to start is a printer and a computer. Browse through the images to find the perfect art work and wording templates for your special wedding. For example, borders are available in a wide range of styles, such as the simple, yet elegant scroll designs. These can be paired with theme-based art, such as sunflowers or angels, to create a complete look for your program. By adding Western-style lettering in a rich chocolate tone to a background bordered with rope frame, your wedding program becomes another element to tie your Western wedding together. A springtime bouquet, nestled in the corner of your program or centered on the front below your names and wedding date, will support your March country wedding. Play around on the site, exchanging images and placing them in different locations until you create the look which fits your plans. An added bonus of printing your own programs is the ease with which you can make changes without the expense and rush charges of brick and mortar stores.
Embellishments Add Fun Detail and PersonalityAdding fun details to your programs can change a standard program into a work of art. Highlight your Kansas wedding with state-specific details. Pheasant feathers make a wonderful corner or centerpiece detail. Wheat heads can be glued in trios on the front of a two-page program or added as a top and bottom accent. The simple addition of a glittery bead to the center of sunflower art adds personality and texture to a program. Jump online to find special trinkets to add to your programs. Beads and Charms has hundreds of theme-based charms from angles to parrots and a very Kansas pewter sunflower charm.
Consider including wedding programs for your ceremony. They can be easily included in your total wedding stationary plans and creating these personal pages can be a thoughtful way to honor your participants and thank them for their contribution to your big day. More than just a page for the wedding album, having a wedding program is a helpful way to allow all your guests to share in the symbolism and emotion of your wedding.