Common Components of a Wedding Program
Your wedding program is something that everyone will see, and many will keep it as a souvenir.
Make sure that it is well designed and complements the style of your wedding. Limit it to one piece
of paper and use a font that is easy to read. You want to add to the ceremony, not take from it,
so most couples choose to keep it small and printed on neutral colored paper.
What to Include In Your Wedding Program
On the Cover
You should include both of your names, the wedding date and location. Depending on the style
of your programs, you might include a photo as well. With Oubly.com you can upload a photo that
reminds your guests how happy you are and the joy that is to come.
Inside the Wedding Program
This is often the most detailed part of the program as it will include the prelude, processional,
bride's entrance, exchange of vows and rings, marriage pronouncement, presentation of the couple and
postlude. Talk to your officiant to verify the parts of your wedding, and ask for suggestions on what
to include in your programs if you are unsure.
Back of the Program
This area is for listing the people who participated in the ceremony. The participants you should
include are: the officiant, parents and grandparents, maid of honor, bridesmaids, best man, groomsmen,
flower girl and ring bearer.
Also include the musicians, guest book attendants, ushers and the wedding coordinator. Following the
names of those in the wedding party, it is traditional to state their relationship to you.
Some optional information that you might consider adding, providing there is space, are directions to
the reception or the address of your new home. Other things to consider is adding a note to your guests,
a story of how you met or a poem or song that is special to you and your partner.
Your wedding program can be as traditional or as unique as you want it to be. Oubly.com has a vast
collection of designs that range form traditional to hope and modern. Since there is no set way of how
it should look, you can create the program as you see fit.