Identify Your Music and Readings
You can also opt to expand this area by identifying the music you’ve chosen for the Prelude, the Processional, and the Recessional. It’s also nice to list psalms, hymns, or special readings that make up your ceremony; people like to know those things.
Expand on this by identifying all your major musical selections in the wedding program. At the reception, people will watch the bridal couple’s first dance, the father/bride dance, the mother/groom dance, and the parents dance. Name the songs and the artists. All this information makes your wedding program into a true souvenir.
A few other options you might want to consider are:
- Mention of a family member who cannot be present or someone special who has passed away.
- A reminder of when and where the reception begins, and the time for the cocktail hour as well as the dinner if you are having both.
If your wedding has a special theme, explain why it’s meaningful to the two of you.
- Write a few words to your guests, expressing your gratitude that they are celebrating your wedding with you.
Include a romantic verse that holds special meaning for the two of you.
- Devote some of your space to thanking the officiant, the caterer, the wedding planner, and other people who have helped you: The relatives who assisted with wedding favors or decorated chairs will appreciate a public mention, as will anyone who gives a reading or sings at your wedding.
Figuring out how to write your wedding program is pretty easy. It’s not that difficult to work with Word. Just remember you can size the textboxes to suit your wording or to help position photos as necessary. Use a paper punch to make a small hold in the upper left-hand corner of the front panel, and tie a ribbon through it.
Screenshots created by the author featuring
Microsoft Word clipart
floral picture on last screenshot from sxc.hu, wedding rings by Pinnie
drawing of bridal couple on page 1 from sxc.hu, wedding couple by Cookie 3076
Fonts used include Edwardian Script, Fiolex Girls, and Bradley Hand II.
Robert Redford's photo used entirely without his permission.