Some brides and grooms question the importance of spending money on their wedding programs.
When you attend a wedding ceremony, besides the anxiety of not being able to find the venue and walking in with the bride, generally the first thing you receive is a wedding program. It’s always the one thing your handed as you enter the venue to find your seat.
Now as you sit down and get yourself situated, usually there is that awkward moment where you have to look around and see who else is there and find out what everyone else is wearing. But once you get comfortable you take a few minutes and examine the program. Is it a dull piece of cream colored paper with some dilly dallies on top or is it something creative like the itinerary printed out on a stick so it can combo as a fan for those blistering hot summer weddings?
Set the Tone of Your Big Day With Creative Wedding Programs
Either way, it’s important to set the tone of your wedding with a creative touch. You want people to sit down and say AWE right away. It gives your guests that one-of-a-kind first impression that every one hopes for.
How many times have you gone to a wedding where the only people you knew were the bride and groom? More often than not, when that is the case you never have the chance to know who the people standing up in the wedding are. Sometimes the 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper folded in half might have “Sister of the Bride” or “Friend of the Groom” but that is all the context that is provided so you don’t have the opportunity to know who the most important people are standing next to them. And then if it does say something, how do you know who’s who? It can be a tricky situation to navigate.
Do them a favor and take the time to recognize the people that are standing by your side. Remember, they are there for a reason. They’re willing to spend the time and money to be a part of your wedding so give them the appreciation they deserve. And your guests, give them what they want to know…the juicy details of how you know the guy with the great smile or the pretty blonde with the stunning eyes. It’s your day, tell your story!
In general, it all has to come down to what’s important to you and your future other half. Do something that sticks out in people’s heads and give them something that won’t immediately get tossed in a pile of car crap. Take advantage of every chance you have to show your guests exactly who you are and why the Mr. & Mrs. makes sense. Show the love!