by Leeor Pilo
Although ceremony programs are not entirely essential, your guests may be grateful for them as they answer important questions about your big day! No more worrying about who’s who in your wedding party and what’s on the schedule, your guests can relax and enjoy the full impact of your ceremony. Plus with an array of unique ideas, you can be as straightforward or creative as you like. Here are some of our favorite ideas:
Board – Rather than going the paper route, many couples are opting for the non-traditional board to communicate to guests all the important ceremony information they need. This is a great option to save paper, prevent any rattling pages as the ceremony takes place and saves time on clean up!
Photo: Continuum Weddings
Book or Pamphlet –This is the most traditional and common program style. Yet with so many designs out there, it’s easy to make it truly unique to you and your wedding style. Book and pamphlet programs also make great keepsakes for your guests to remember your big day.
Photos (from left to right): Lisa Lefkowitz and RJSTILLS
Fan – Perfect for a hot summers day—this program design will keep your guests cool and comfortable while sharing the details of your ceremony.
Photos (from left to right): OneLove Photography and King Street Studios
Fun & Games – Why not think outside the box and provide something fun & entertaining for your guests. This is a great way for guests to learn about the couple and keeps spirits up and cheery throughout the ceremony!
Photo: Tiffiney Photography
Categories: Ideas + Trends, Stationery, Wedding Ceremony
Tags: ceremony programs, chalkboards, Continuum Weddings, fans, King Street Studios, Lisa Lefkowitz, OneLove Photography, pamphlets, RJSTILLS, summer ceremony programs, Tiffiney Photography, word searches
Caroline & Ryan
Charleston, South Carolina
Q&A with the Bride:
Which details from your wedding were your favorites?
The first detail that was one of my favorites was my dress! Ever since I first tried it on I never wanted to take it off. When I put it on for our wedding, I just couldn’t believe that I was lucky enough to be wearing such a gorgeous dress. The second detail would be that we were able to have our fur babies in the wedding. We had thought of the idea a long time ago, but we just didn’t know how everything would work out. In the end we were so happy we put the dogs in the wedding. Our two Siberian Huskies, Samson and Mya, were perfect, and they looked so cute with Samson wearing his light blue bow tie and Mya wearing her light blue and brown tutu. The last detail, which I am so grateful for is that all of our closest family and friends were able to attend. We weren’t sure how that would work out with us choosing a destination wedding, but when they all showed up to celebrate with us it just made our day even more special.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The moment that I can’t stop thinking about is the moment where my dad and I first turned the corner to walk down the aisle. I will never forget this moment for two reasons: the first is seeing Ryan’s face at the end of the aisle. Words cannot describe the emotions that were pouring from his face at that point. When I saw his face, I saw all of the genuine and pure love that he has for me, and at that point I knew how wonderful of a man I was about to marry. The second reason I love this moment is because I had the first man I would ever love, my dad, walking me down the aisle to meet the man who would take his place, and he never faltered one step. My dad was there for me at that pivotal moment, fully supporting me and my decision to get married, which just showed how deep his love for me is. So to be in that moment with the two men who love me the most was just breathtaking.