Wedding Program Style


"Cheer" by Vita Mechachonis

Putting your wedding program together isn’t usually the first thing you rush to do upon getting engaged. In fact, for some couples, knowing what to put in the wedding program is sometimes a mystery altogether. For others, it’s like an afterthought, only started after meeting with their officiant a few weeks or months prior to the wedding.

Do not fear the wedding program. Most likely by the time you come around to the program, you’ve already ordered and mailed wedding invitations, or at the very least shopped for them. With a wedding invitation design in hand, it should be a cinch to put together a stylish program for your guests.

Spare on Details, Big on Style

The essence of the wedding program is simply as a guide to the order of events and to identify participants, music selections and readings. It can be as long or short as you want. The recent trend is simplicity, providing as many or few details as you feel are necessary all on one card (rather than multiple pages). After all, it’s not a play! You may not want to give it all away–there is something special about delighting guests with your choices for music, readings, etc.

Also let your program reflect the ceremony. The simpler the ceremony, the more spare the program. Some programs may only list the names of attendants, assuming by now most people understand what to expect in the ceremony itself (processional, exchange of vows, exchange of rings, etc.)


"Beach Love" by Amanda Zoss

For a longer ceremony, detail selected readings and pieces of music, as seen in a more elaborate program at left. It includes the names of participants in the wedding as well as details about the music and readings. It maintains a simple style by printing all this information on a single card with easy-to-read font.

Not Just for the Ceremony

Another memorable way to use the wedding program is to create one for the reception. Make programs available to guests as they enter the reception, or place them on the tables. Programs for the reception can set your guests’ expectations for the evening so they won’t miss out on anything. You can detail key events such as who’s giving toasts, the song for the couple’s first dance, when the cake cutting will occur (and what kind of cake), and any other special details you wish to provide.

To find a wedding program style for your special day, shop the collection of programs at www.looklovesend.com. Their wide selection of wedding invitations and programs coordinate with all other pieces of wedding stationery for your day, including reception cards, place cards, menus and more. Everything prints on premium, high quality papers and ships the next business day.

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