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Do It Yourself Wedding Programs

Do it yourself wedding programs are the perfect place to explain your ceremony, give thanks, tell stories, tell jokes...so many ways you can personalize it if you are the one making it!

Wedding programs used to be where you'd list the names of the wedding party and family, a brief outline of ceremony order...and that was about it. Pretty boring. Not anymore! You can personalize your do it yourself wedding programs just like any other aspect of your wedding, and you will probably want to write it in your own words, with your own personality shining through. The hardest part is deciding what to write and then picking out your wedding program paper. The rest of the process is simple.

Consider adding details like the story of how you met. Trivia questions or photos of the two of you. Explain parts of the ceremony and why you included them. Remember family members who aren't there. Include a message from the two of you. There is so much you can do! Read below for some tips on what to include and also actual construction instructions:

The obvious things you'll want to include are the names of the people in wedding, location and date. Don't stop there, though, you can really get creative with wedding programs. Lyrics to a song that will be in your ceremony, quotes that you both like, the story of how you met, the proposal story, photographs of the two of you or your families are all unique ways to personalize your program.

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Your program is also where you'll want to explain anything unusual in your ceremony - especially if you are doing anything non-traditional or are of a different religion than many of your guests. Doing or skipping anything that will make Aunt Edna raise her eyebrows? Explain the beauty of it in the program.

Wedding programs are also the place to thank and give credit to important people. For example, you may want to thank your parents, or thank a mutual friend who introduced you. You could thank Aunt Mary for doing your flower arrangements, etc. It is also nice to acknowledge all the guests as a whole, thanking them for being there.

Another thing some people do is to have a short dedication to those family members who are not there, that have passed on. This could be a short paragraph such as "We wish to express our love to those that are no longer with us. Although they are not here physically, their presence is felt in our hearts." This is an especially nice sentiment for couples who may have deceased parents or grandparents.

Remember, be yourself and write from the heart.

Related & How-to Articles:

Do It Yourself Wedding Programs: How-to
Instructions for printing, assembling and decorating ideas for do it yourself wedding programs.

Jewish Wedding Program Sample Text
An actual sample text for elements of a Jewish ceremony. Adapt your own program from this sample.

Broom Jumping Wedding Program Text
Sample text describing a broom jumping ceremony that you can include in your program. Also includes invitation sample text that mentions broom jumping.


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