wedding program wording
Every wedding deserves a program! While it is not mandatory, the program serves as a guide for your guests, and not to mention...a lovely keepsake. Options are endless, from long panel cards, to large square cards to small booklets. Whatever you decide, it is important that your program has meaning for you.
- Names of the bride and groom
- The location details - including church
- Outline of the ceremony
- Titles and readings of songs
- Name of the Officiant
- Names of the wedding party members, and possibly include their relationship to the couple and where they are from
- Names of others involved, such as soloists and musicians
- In Memory, an acknowledgment of parents and grandparents or other relatives who have passed
- A Special Thank You to Parents
- Words to readings or songs
- Language translations
- Cultural or religious tradition explanations
- Poem or quote
- Motif or design that ties in with your invitation or wedding day style
- New home address of the newlyweds
- Directions to reception if it is at a different location than the ceremony can be helpful
Tips for making the program proofing and production process easier!
Pass around your rough draft early! Iron out all of the little details early. Check spelling of names, alphabetizing wedding party, song choices and composers, readings, before submitting your wording. When you give your program wording to Paperwhites it should be in its FINAL proofread form.