Designing and printing your own wedding ceremony program is an inexpensive way to personalise your event. Homemade wedding programs can be assembled closer to the wedding day, which allows for easier changes at the last minute, if necessary. Before printing your programs, choose the style of wedding program that you prefer. As illustrated at Think Wedding online, programs can be in booklet form, rolled into a scroll, folded in a Z, or folded like a gate and sealed with a seal or ribbon. Be sure to finalise all ceremony arrangements, such as music and readings, before printing your programs.
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Things you need
- Printing paper
- Program template
- Organza ribbon (optional)
Purchase program paper. The style of program dictates the type of paper needed. For example, a scroll style program requires a lighter paper, such as 10.9kg. bond paper. Generally, paper that weighs between 10.4 and 12.7kg. is appropriate for most wedding programs, according to Think Wedding online.
Design or select a wedding program template. Microsoft Office has a selection of templates that you may find appealing; otherwise, explore the Internet for downloads.
Outline the program layout. For a wedding ceremony, you may want to list the steps in chronological order, as well as any songs, readings or other ceremony events. Wedding Cram online recommends listing members of the wedding party, the wedding celebrant, special readings or traditions, thank you notes and other personal touches.
Type in the program information. Utilise tools such as bold, italics, underlining and colour to highlight important titles and information.
Proofread the program and ask a few family members or friends to do the same.
Print out your finished wedding program on normal printer paper. This will be your rough draft and will allow you to see how the program looks on paper. You can experiment with additional touches, such as embellishments like organza ribbon or trim.
Print your final copies once you have finalised the program design and ceremony plans. Make extra copies in case more guests attend than planned.
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