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I am soo confused!! My wedding is in 3 1/2 weeks and I'm not sure if I want to create Programs or not. Are they really needed? I know the resort provides me with an itinerary for that day, isnt this enough? I'm afraid I will be spending all this time and money on creating them and it will be for nothing. Especially, with being a destination wedding, the guests will more than likely end up throwing them away or losing them. So, is it really worth it? Please help!

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They're not absolutely necessary, but they are nice keepsake. I created a simple one in Word and printed them off on good paper at home, so they cost practically nothing. Mine was also quite basic - I identified who was in the wedding party, the parents, the list of events (intro, vows, etc. etc), and the back page was a memorial to my late father and DH's late brother. If you'd like, I can send you the template when I get home tonight.

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I didn't have a program either b/c I didn't think it was necessary. At the same time, I do agree that if you want to make one yourself, you could probably do it fairly easily if you have the time. If not, I wouldn't worry about it.

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Like the other posters said, they're definitely not necessary but I think if you have the time, they're nice. I've already designed mine and once the wedding get's closer, I'm going to print them. I just think it's a nice memento..I wanted to include an "In Remembrance" section for those that we've lost and a thank you section for our parents and our guests.

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We're not doing a program- it's a small group and everyone knows who everyone is. I figured I'll be going crazy with other details that I didn't want to add program to my plate. Your wedding will be here before you even know!! Good luck and I hope you have a beautiful wedding!

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My wedding is in 6 weeks and I realized that I didn't have a program prepared. I made mine in Word and it actually came out really nice. I will print it on heavier paper, put a single hole punch at the top-left corner and tie it with a little bow. I didn't feel like spending yet another $150 on something that took me maybe 2 hours to create. Will take more time to print/assemble obviously but still.

 

I have 6 pages:

- Cover w/ our names, wedding date, and location

- Ceremony Program

- Bridal Party

- Wedding Traditions (we are doing a traditional Jewish wedding so for this is just FYI for non-jewish guests) - 2 pages

- Thank You (thanking our parents, guests, and also a tribute to our grandparents who have passed).

 

It came out really nice if I must say so myself wink.gif But then again the ceremonies are pretty self-explanatory hehe.

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I made programs on the night before we left and honestly wish I would've saved myself the time and trouble. I know a few people (i.e. mom, grandma) kept them as keepsakes but I don't think anyone read them really and they weren't important to me.

Up to you...if you really don't want to hassle with making them, I don't think anyone is really goin to mind. On the other hand, I'm sure if you do make them they will be appreciated.

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