Response: Hi Julie, Having a wedding program is optional and it is something the bride creates. Programs take many forms. Some look like church bulletins. Others may serve a dual purpose of program and fan. There is no specific shape or size they must be. The program is usually prepared after the last meeting with the pastor and the wedding coordinator, when the bride should have all the information she needs to include in the program.
It is not necessary to be extremely detailed in the order of the service. You can make it as simple as:
Seating of parents and grandparents
Entrance of the wedding party
Entrance of the bride
Exchange of vows
Exchange of rings
Introduction of the bride and groom
If you want to be more detailed you can include the names of the pieces of music to be played. You can also include solos or readings.
All of the above goes on one page. On another page you list the members of the wedding party, such as Maid of Honor - Julie Smith, sister of the bride.
You can also include information for the guests, such as Please remain seated until the ushers dismiss you then help yourself to beverages while the wedding party takes photos.
Plan on making one program per couple. At most weddings the women will take one, but rarely the men. And we tend to find many of them left behind after the ceremony.
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