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Not sure why you need wedding programs? The ceremony program has a lot of purposes -- they're one of those wedding details that’s great for both form and function. First, it’s the place to introduce your wedding party as well as honor special people who may or may not have made it to your wedding. It’s also a great way to explain certain wedding traditions or rituals (for example, check out this sample of a Catholic wedding program), or give you a way to let guests know what’s coming next, from ceremony songs to readings. If you’re looking for wedding programs examples, check out this photo gallery for some unique wedding programs. And don’t feel like your wedding programs have to be totally by-the-book -- programs can also come in a variety of styles, from paper fans to booklets to printed handkerchiefs. Not sure how to word a religious wedding program? Our Program Wording Wizard will point you in the right direction for everything from Muslim to Catholic wedding program wording. The final step? Once you’ve searched our hundreds of wedding programs examples and figured out all the info you want to include, start looking for wedding stationers in your area to create your perfectly unique wedding programs, or take a DIY approach and make your own wedding programs.

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Wedding Program Wording Wizard

Confused about how to word your wedding programs? Use this tool to get all the right stuff. Select your particular religious affiliation for suggestions.


Our Wedding Programs Editor, Amanda B.