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Sample Layout for a Wedding Ceremony Program

written by: Khaye Mydette Sy Cardenas Macalinao•edited by: Tricia Goss•updated: 10/29/2010

Keep your wedding expenses under control. Read on and learn how to create your own wedding program plus put your savings in your pocket as you need not hire a program planner for your ceremony anymore. Simply copy and paste this sample of a wedding ceremony program and use it for free.

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    Tying the Knot

    We have all heard them say that marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth. Moreover, that celebration is usually grand. When preparing for a wedding, there are literally piles of work to do. Your work includes preparing for the necessary marriage documents, booking of church and party venue, gown fitting, food tasting, and so on. Breathe. After doing all these things, there are still crucial tasks to be done which will make or break the entire wedding celebration: the programs. Wipe your worries away. Simply use this sample of a wedding ceremony program.

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    The Wedding Invites

    You are probably thinking of a very formal wedding ceremony layout in neutral colors with your very formal message in a very elegant script. Why not try something fresh and unique? Consider creating a cartoon version of yourselves and have them printed.

    Try this DIY program cover that will surely set your invitation apart.

    1. Have someone draw a cartoon version of yourselves.
    2. Scan the drawing.
    3. Using Microsoft Office Publisher (or any similar program), upload the drawing.
    4. Add simple text and use a casual text font. Include the names of the following:
      • Officiator
      • Parents of the Bride
      • Parents of the Groom
      • Maid of Honor
      • Best Man
      • Bridesmaids
      • Groomsmen
      • Flower Girl
      • Ring Bearer
      • Bible Bearer
      • Primary Sponsors

    5. Add a simple ribbon and voila! A unique wedding program.

      Wedding Program Cover 

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      The Wedding Ceremony Program Flow

      After the wedding ceremony comes the wedding program in the reception area. This should be highly noted by the bride and groom since the celebration will leave memories that will last a lifetime. Often, the bride and the groom spend many dollars just to have their program flow created. Here is the sample wedding program that you can apply:

      The Wedding Program

      1. Emcee gives a warm welcome to guests and thanks them for gracing the wedding.

      2. Emcee introduces the VIPs as they enter the reception area:

      • Parents of the Couple
      • Principal sponsors
      • Secondary Sponsors

      3. Emcee prompts guests to stand up and clap as the bride and groom enter the reception area.

      4. Emcee prompts the release of doves.

      5. Prayer before meal.

      6. Emcee calls the bride and groom for the cake cutting.

      7. Wine ceremony

      8. Emcee announces that it is time to eat.

      9. Picture taking of guests with the couple while eating (the newlyweds go from one table to another).

      10. AVP presentation to entertain guests while eating

      11. Emcee invites the best man to initiate the toast

      12. Emcee invites the following to render their messages:

      • Message from Bride's closest friend
      • Message from Bride's mom
      • Message from Groom's mom

      13. Bouquet & Garter ceremony

      14. Dance Ceremony

      • Father & daughter dance
      • Mother & son dance
      • Couple's 1st dance

      15. Bride and Groom's thank you messages

      Image credit: Khaye Mydette Sy Cardenas