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#1 Dreamgirl08

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    Posted 17 January 2009 - 09:25 AM

    OK..

    so I'm trying to put my ceremony program together to send it to my invitation lady, but I'm at lost as to where to start. We're having 10-12 guests, I'm having my 2 bestfriends be my bridesmaids NO MOH, because my MOH who was suppose to be my sister can't make it, because of her money situation... My fiance probably won't have any groomsmen because his guys can't make it either also due to money issues... And to top it all off...my dad can't make it now either...

    So should I put a "Wedding Party" on the Program?
    I feel like I should list my 2 bridesmaids names somehow..but how
    I want a sand ceremony, and a blessing of the stone segment at the end too.

    SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!!

    #2 Jenn6603

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      Posted 17 January 2009 - 12:11 PM

      We decided not to do a ceremony program... we have a small group attending and we only have a maid of honour and best man... we will also be doing the sand ceremony.

      We will be verbally thanking everyone by name at the reception.

      I know that doesn't help with your request on how to do the program, but I just wanted to let you know what we chose to do...

      Jenn

      #3 sunsetbride1

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        Posted 17 January 2009 - 07:14 PM

        You can absolutely still do a wedding party portion, why not? You are recognizing those that are standing up for you at the wedding.
        I would just list it all out..
        Start with a list of bridal party; then go into readings (if you have them) and detail the steps of the ceremony in order.

        Here are a couple things I found when I just did a quick google search-
        Wedding Program Wording
        Wedding Programs: The Basics

        #4 Dreamgirl08

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          Posted 18 January 2009 - 12:42 AM

          Gee..Thanks so much for those website links..that was just what I needed.
          Also, I was wondering would it be silly to list only our parents names on there?
          After all, they have helped us so much throughout our lives. I wish I could find a passage that will somehow recognize these individuals whole are VERY close to us, who haven't deceased, but just couldn't be there with us that day.
          HMMM...

          #5 Dianna

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            Posted 18 January 2009 - 04:08 AM

            Listing the parents is a great idea and I have seen it done many times.

            #6 kevsgirl

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              Posted 18 January 2009 - 01:22 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Dreamgirl08
              OK..

              so I'm trying to put my ceremony program together to send it to my invitation lady, but I'm at lost as to where to start. We're having 10-12 guests, I'm having my 2 bestfriends be my bridesmaids NO MOH, because my MOH who was suppose to be my sister can't make it, because of her money situation... My fiance probably won't have any groomsmen because his guys can't make it either also due to money issues... And to top it all off...my dad can't make it now either...

              So should I put a "Wedding Party" on the Program?
              I feel like I should list my 2 bridesmaids names somehow..but how
              I want a sand ceremony, and a blessing of the stone segment at the end too.

              SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME!!!
              This is what I did - I made our programs myself, so they were pretty simple, but we also only had 2 BMs and no groomsman.

              Click the image to open in full size.

              I think that the file is under this thread http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t33294

              #7 Dreamgirl08

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                Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:27 AM

                Thanks you guys!!!
                Well, here is what I cam up with so far...
                please comment!!! Did I leave anything out? Is it too much?

                By the way, what is a Prelude?

                And where it says "Processional"...is this the song in which my bridesmaids walk down the aisle to?

                Do I, THE BRIDE, need a separate processional?

                "Recessional" is the song me and hubby will use to walk back down the aisle to... correct?

                Should I list the names of these songs and the song artist?





                LEFT SIDE OF PROGRAM
                *************************

                Linda and John
                April 5th, 2009
                El Dorado Royale
                Riviera Maya, Mexico

                Processional
                “Just Like Heaven”……………………

                Greeting

                Declaration of Intention

                Exchange of Vows

                Blessing and Exchange of Rings

                Sand Ceremony – A Symbol Of Unity

                Blessing of the Marriage

                Pronouncement and Presentation

                Recessional
                “It’s a Beautiful Day”…………………..


                ~Blessing of the Stones~
                make a silent wish for the married couple,
                and together we will toss our stones into the ocean shore.




                RIGHT SIDE OF PROGRAM
                ************************

                Wedding Party

                Bridesmaid…….…….…….Ms. Gabriela Lozada
                Bridesmaid…………………..Ms. Patricia Lozada


                “In honor of our beloved parents abroad”

                Parents of the Bride………………………...Juan Tejeda and Miriam Ramirez
                Parents of the Groom………………………...Juan and Aida Rojas



                Nothing is more important than having you here to share this very special day with us.
                We are so grateful to you all and we want you to know just how happy we are to have you in our lives. We also cherish dearly, the blessings and thoughts of our loving families and friends abroad. Despite the distance, you are always in our hearts.

                We Love You All

                John and Linda


                “A great wedding is one in which beauty and meaning,
                in perfect harmony,
                sing out in celebration of a great love”.
                KB


                #8 kevsgirl

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                  Posted 25 January 2009 - 02:53 AM

                  Dreamgirl - this looks nice :) I don't think you have left anything out.
                  If you want to you can list the minister if he/she is important as well, but that's not necessary.
                  Ours was really short and brief because I wanted it to fit onto a small piece of paper. Also, I didn't know what our music would be until after I printed them all up!

                  Prelude: is the music that is playing while guests are getting settled into their seats.
                  Processional: is usually the music that the bride walks down to. In our case, my BMs and I ended up walking down to the same song (Book of Love by Peter Gabriel). I thought that would be weird, but it ended up being perfect for us. :)

                  Good luck!

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Dreamgirl08
                  Thanks you guys!!!
                  Well, here is what I cam up with so far...
                  please comment!!! Did I leave anything out? Is it too much?

                  By the way, what is a Prelude?

                  And where it says "Processional"...is this the song in which my bridesmaids walk down the aisle to?

                  Do I, THE BRIDE, need a separate processional?

                  "Recessional" is the song me and hubby will use to walk back down the aisle to... correct?

                  Should I list the names of these songs and the song artist?





                  LEFT SIDE OF PROGRAM
                  *************************

                  Linda and John
                  April 5th, 2009
                  El Dorado Royale
                  Riviera Maya, Mexico

                  Processional
                  “Just Like Heaven”……………………

                  Greeting

                  Declaration of Intention

                  Exchange of Vows

                  Blessing and Exchange of Rings

                  Sand Ceremony – A Symbol Of Unity

                  Blessing of the Marriage

                  Pronouncement and Presentation

                  Recessional
                  “It’s a Beautiful Day”…………………..


                  ~Blessing of the Stones~
                  make a silent wish for the married couple,
                  and together we will toss our stones into the ocean shore.




                  RIGHT SIDE OF PROGRAM
                  ************************

                  Wedding Party

                  Bridesmaid…….…….…….Ms. Gabriela Lozada
                  Bridesmaid…………………..Ms. Patricia Lozada


                  “In honor of our beloved parents abroad”

                  Parents of the Bride………………………...Juan Tejeda and Miriam Ramirez
                  Parents of the Groom………………………...Juan and Aida Rojas



                  Nothing is more important than having you here to share this very special day with us.
                  We are so grateful to you all and we want you to know just how happy we are to have you in our lives. We also cherish dearly, the blessings and thoughts of our loving families and friends abroad. Despite the distance, you are always in our hearts.

                  We Love You All

                  John and Linda


                  “A great wedding is one in which beauty and meaning,
                  in perfect harmony,
                  sing out in celebration of a great love”.
                  KB


                  #9 Christinamaria22

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                    Posted 27 January 2009 - 11:20 AM

                    Dreamgirl are you guys writing your own vows? i am lost when it come to this too... i had no clue which songs were which... the greeting, declaration of intention and so on is basically the whole piece the judge says??

                    #10 Dreamgirl08

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                      Posted 01 February 2009 - 03:12 PM

                      Thanks for the feedback you guys!!!




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