Wedding programs help your guests become a part of your wedding through ceremony details, special words, and introductions. They are a lovely way to add a personal touch to your wedding day. A Massachusetts wedding program can include special information about your wedding location, in addition to other details such as your names, the names of the bridal party, special readings and readers and the meaning behind traditions. The Massachusetts wedding guide can help you to find services and guidance so that you can incorporate a meaningful wedding program into your day.
Wedding programs can be playful, elegant and theme-related. They can be rolled like scrolls or layered with colors and textures. They add both creativity and warmth to a ceremony, as guests become more involved and know what to expect. They are especially useful for long ceremonies, so that guests are able to follow along, and interfaith ceremonies, so that everyone can understand the meaning behind the different traditions. Incorporating photos of breathtaking Massachusetts views would be a lovely and personalized way to bring your guests into your world.
What To Include in Your ProgramA wedding program can be as unique as the couple getting married, but here are a few basics to consider including as you create yours:
- Names of the wedding couple.
- Wedding date and location.
- Ceremony guide: names of participants, order of events, special meanings behind rituals, readers, lyrics, vows, etc.
- Wedding party introductions.
- Officiant's name.
- Special thank-yous.
Designing And Purchasing Your ProgramsYou may choose to have your programs created through a professional service or designer or you may prefer to hand-create or work from a computer template. It's really about your comfort level and budget, size of the wedding (how many will you need?) and what works best for you. Just remember that wedding programs make lovely keepsakes, and may be celebrated in scrapbooks for years to come.
Presentation and DistributionConsider giving your younger wedding guests the special job of distributing the programs. This personalized touch is a great way to let the children feel involved. Or you may prefer to place your programs in baskets, on trays or have them arranged on a large entry table with flowers. If you are having an outdoor ceremony, remember to include a paperweight or other protection for the programs. Get creative, and use something beautiful like shells, bells or candy.
Reception ProgramsSome couples choose to elaborate on the traditional ceremony programs with a portion dedicated to reception details. This is a fun way to let your guests know what to expect (and when to expect it!). Meaningful moments like dances, dinner, cake cutting and specific ceremonies can be listed. This also helps guests know when to get their cameras ready!
Let your Massachusetts wedding program capture the unique essence of your day, while it reminds guests that they are a cherished part of your celebration.