Trends in Wedding Programs
Several years ago, brides and grooms looking to plan a budget wedding cut out many of the prettiest details from their day, thinking that would be a smart strategy. They soon regretted not having these extra-special wedding décor ideas and sentimental pieces. Now, wedding couples are back to including such items as wedding programs in their ceremony plans.
Programs are, after all, a way to share information about your wedding ceremony with your guests, and provide you and your parents with meaningful keepsakes.
Here are the top new trends in wedding programs:
- 1-panel wedding program, as opposed to fold-out, greeting card-style programs
- The color of paper and color of ink are matched to the wedding ceremony design
- A decorative, unique font is used to print the wedding ceremony details
- Programs are made from attractive, fair trade imported papers, and recycled papers
- Programs are ordered from the same company that makes the wedding invitations, for a coordinated look
- Borders and patterns are popular design accents for wedding programs
- Wedding programs may be accented with a tiny, glued-on crystal color-matched to the design and placed in the logo.
- Graphic designers are being hired to create a custom wedding monogram or logo for the couples, which is used on the program and on other print wedding items
- Programs are personalized with the couple’s favorite quote, poetry, movie lines, song lyrics and other cultural wording from their love story.
- Floral dedications to departed loved ones are listed on the back of the program
- Wedding couples are printing a thank-you to their guests, for traveling to share their big day with them.
- Programs are handed out by greeters, rather than left on guests’ wedding ceremony chairs.
- At an outdoor garden wedding, fans may be designed as handled fans, for guests to use to cool themselves.
If your families speak two different languages, print the front of your program in one family’s native language, and the back printed in the other language.