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We are getting legally hitched before we leave for our 'wedding' in Mexico and i'm just wondering if any of you have had some troubles writing your program for a symbolic ceremony? I have NO idea what to put on it. We aren't saying prayers or anything, so what have you all done for a symbolic wedding program?

 

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Hey, I just completed my programs actually. The main reason I wanted them was to give everyone a time line-when dinner was, when the reception was and where.........rather then just telling everyone. Soooo on the front cover, Theres a pic of me and fi saying something like,.."today I will marry my best friend", on the inside left its the wedding timeline along with a little poem at top...on the inside right theres the parents of the groom, bride, bridal party introduction, and on the back, its a little thank you note to everyone for coming...Id be glad to send you a pdf f it..you can pm me i f youd like to see....

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I did the same - legal wedding in the US and non-religious ceremony in Mexico.

 

I did the following :

 

- a time line in my welcome booklet that you can find there :

http://bestdestinationwedding.com/fo...emplate-41189/

 

- a ceremony with non-religious readings - I had my brother and my FIL read them.

 

The program included the name of the people in the party, some readings, the text of the songs we played and the text of the readings we got - all with translations in French/English - plus a few other quotes that we found appropriate (for us). I found a really nice program paper at paperdirect.com - I used these :

 

Island Tropics Programs by PaperDirect

 

and then I did some insert pages with some other "tropical" backgrounds.

 

I could post my program template later on if you're interested - I'm not at home so I don't have it with me. Here are some pics :

 

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Hey, I just completed my programs actually. The main reason I wanted them was to give everyone a time line-when dinner was, when the reception was and where.........rather then just telling everyone. Soooo on the front cover, Theres a pic of me and fi saying something like,.."today I will marry my best friend", on the inside left its the wedding timeline along with a little poem at top...on the inside right theres the parents of the groom, bride, bridal party introduction, and on the back, its a little thank you note to everyone for coming...Id be glad to send you a pdf f it..you can pm me i f youd like to see....
that sounds awesome, if you're ok with it I'd love to see it also, my FI are in the same boat.
I'm PM you now! Cheers

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Hey, I have no ide why I cant receive pm....I always use to? let me check it out..Id ont mind sharing what we done, they re very simple looking, but cute n serve a purpose i think. I got them printed at staples tonight on a nice paper........

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We are getting legally hitched before we leave for our 'wedding' in Mexico and i'm just wondering if any of you have had some troubles writing your program for a symbolic ceremony? I have NO idea what to put on it. We aren't saying prayers or anything, so what have you all done for a symbolic wedding program?

Thanks smile159.gif
I'm totally in the same boat... doing the legal thing here (hush hush) and symbolic in Mexico... problem making a program is that I have no idea what the order of events is for the ceremony... I'd like to get a little more specific with what's going on rather than just mention wedding ceremony at 4pm...

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So, this is the program we put in out welcome booklets :

 

Welcome drinksThe bar

Friday, May 1st Starting 9pm

 

Weâ€ll kick off the festivities with some welcome drinks on Friday night. Come and join us at the bar, this is our treat ! Whether you feel like a tea or a martini weâ€ll be glad to see you after dinner.

 

Ceremony The beach

Saturday, May 2nd 5:30pm

 

Please start to gather by the beach bar at 5:00-5:15pm. The ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes before you can get some drinks !

 

Cocktails – Pictures The beach

6:00pm- 8:00pm

 

Cocktail time will be by the beach from 6:00-8:00pm, while the photograph shoots the official wedding pics !

 

DinnerThe restaurant

8:30pm

 

PartyThe restaurant / the bar

10:30pm

 

Mexican BuffetThe restaurant

Sunday, May 3rd12:30pm

 

 

And this is the program of the ceremony itself that we had in the ceremony programs :

 

The Wedding Ceremony

 

Prelude

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole

 

Processional

YOU'RE SO COOL

Hans Zimmer

 

AT LAST

Etta James

 

Greeting

 

First reading

A description of marriageEdmund O'Neill

Read by

xxx

 

Wedding message

 

Exchange of consent

 

Exchange of vows

 

Second reading

The eternal songRosemonde Gérard

Read by

xxx

 

Exchange of rings

 

Sand Ceremony

Music

I'M YOURS

Jason Mraz

 

Pronouncement of marriage

 

Recessional

BETTER TOGETHER

Jack Johnson & Buena Vista Social Club

 

 

Hope this helps !

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