we had 35 guests, and decided programs weren't required. we didn't have a bridal party, musicians or soloists or anyone like that to be introduced in a program. we didn't have a super traditional ceremony either - no religious customs or traditions to incorporate that our guests needed to know what was going on.
we had 1 reading a friend did, and the minister announced her and asked her to come forward, and then one affirmation from our guests that the minister also read. they'd get thrown away in the end no matter what...so it seemed like a waste to me. the ceremony went really smoothly without it!
all of that said - whether or not you "need" a program totally depends on the type of ceremony you are planning, and how elaborate you want to be.
Originally Posted by kefritz
I'm torn on having programs or not. Im only having about 20 guests and wondering if its worth it. Any thoughts?