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Wedding Programs – Why you Need Them and What to Include

Even with the rise of the wedding website, brides are choosing to include paper wedding programs on their big day. And there is a big reason this stationery staple has stayed on top. The program is the road map of your ceremony. It notes key players, provides structure, credits vendors, and so much more. That’s the beauty of wedding programs. They can be as simple, or as intricate, as you want! Programs tell the story of your wedding. They keep guests informed and provide a physical keepsake for years to come. But where do you start? And what do you include? Check out our “Top 5 Reasons to Include Wedding Programs at your Ceremony” below.

To Inform

First and foremost, your wedding programs are there to inform. Be it a “who’s who” in the wedding party, or a description of a religious ceremony your guests are unfamiliar with, the program is the one-stop shop for all of the important wedding information. Are your guests expected to participate in a part of the ceremony? This is the place to let them know! Is your reception in a different location? Include directions and shuttle information. But don’t go overboard. Your guests should be able to read your program in the time they take their seats before the ceremony begins.

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To Celebrate

Your program is another place to celebrate the love that is bringing everybody together in the first place. Include a funny anecdote or a timeline of your love story for your guests to enjoy while they wait for the ceremony to begin. Remember, your wedding program is the story of your big day. So get creative!

To Remember

Honor loved ones who have passed away with a special tribute in your programs. This is a beautiful way to ‘introduce’ them to your guests and celebrate how important they are to you.

To Decorate

Programs double as ceremony decor! Especially when they are printed on gorgeous Marrygrams shimmer stock! Customize your ink, ribbon, and paper color for day-of stationery that feels as elegant as your ceremony itself.

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To Thank

In all of the craziness of the big day it can be hard to find a moment to stop and thank the people who made it possible. Your program is the perfect place to do just that! Take the time to write a note of gratitude to your friends, family or vendors. This small gesture goes a long way to ensure nobody feels left out or forgotten. It also turns your program into a cherished keepsake for your guests to take home. Win – win!

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It’s easy to see why we love wedding programs. They stand the test of time and serve as a gorgeous reminder of your special day long after the website has been shut down. And no matter the style, size, or budget… Marrygrams is here to help you write your wedding story. Not sure where to start? We have easy to follow templates or you can check out our variety of program options here!