Make Your Own Christmas Wedding ProgramsBy using sites such as WeddingClipart.com, bridal couples can print special programs with graphics and art images to match their wedding theme. Browse through the Christmas images and you will find every style of program art, from elegant evergreens to whimsical animals. Simple holly springs or fully decorated Christmas trees are available to use as centered focal points or delicate accents. Use your home computer to print as many programs as you need to keep you within your budget and on your time schedule. Easy-to-use templates make writing your program a snap and details such as borders and corner art will allow you to design the perfect program. Think about printing your own invitations, thank you cards and menu cards at the same time for a matching wedding stationary kit.
Personalized Christmas Wedding ProgramsPersonalizing your programs once you have the basic design is about adding those small details which match your personalities. Colored ribbons, feathers and faux fur details all create a personalized look for your Christmas wedding programs. Consider matching detailing from your invitations to offer a complete look. If you are a very organized bride, you can attach a different Christmas charm to your invitations, programs and thank you cards. Glass beads, available in every possible color combination and shape, are a hot new trend and can add a little glamour to your programs. Gather your attendants for a program party and attach your embellishments assembly line style.
Presenting Your Christmas Wedding ProgramsOnce you have your printed programs, it's time to find a fun way to distribute them to your guests. Ushers or children, dressed in red and white, can hand out programs after guests are seated. Hang classic Christmas stockings, stuffed with rolled programs, on the end of each pew. Drape holiday garlands across the back of each pew and hang your programs from ornament hangers or tied with wedding colored ribbon. Cover baskets in faux red and white fur, tuck red and green rolled programs inside, and set the basket on an elegant stand for guests as they enter your venue. For a larger wedding, place individual baskets on each pew for guests to pass as they await your ceremony.
Basic Guidelines for Christmas Wedding ProgramsAll programs should follow a few basic guidelines to be effective. Include directions and start times for the reception if it will be held in a different location so all your guests will make it to the party. Be sure to thank everyone for their participation, regardless of how minor. Make special note of any children or young adults who have had a role in the ceremony. It is an honor to be included with the adults and recognition in the program will have a big impact on younger participants. Print up more programs than you think you will need as children will want their own copy and you will want some for your wedding album.
Wedding programs, while not considered strictly necessary, are becoming very popular with brides and grooms. So many people give a helpful hand when planning a ceremony, it is a thoughtful gesture to thank everyone in a public way. With ceremonies becoming more complex as interfaith and civil unions grow, guests will appreciate knowing the meaning behind the rituals and traditions you have chosen to perform. By providing a Christmas wedding program, you will be inviting all your cherished guests to participate in your wedding on a deeper level as well as show your appreciation for their attendance and support.