Tips for creating a wedding program include creating it using a template from a computer program, personalizing it with a meaningful theme and setting up an arts and crafts table in the home and hosting a bridal party do it yourself night. Some items to have for decorating a program are colorful paper, ribbons and gemstones.
Information to include in the programs are the full names of the bride and groom, the wedding date and location and the order of the wedding ceremony. It is also possible to include brief biographies of the wedding party with their listed names. Programs may also include the name of the officiant, a thank you note for parents and the guests and notes to honor loved ones who have died. For religious ceremonies, programs can explain traditions, rituals and ethnic customs.
Individuals can personalize programs with photographs, favorite poems or quotes. They can also create them to reflect a loved theme, for example making a theater program for a couple who loves dramatic arts.
It is also possible to purchase do it yourself kits for making programs. This kit allows the couple to simply follow the directions to put the programs together. They can then present the programs in a creative way, such as in a basket, an antique tray or in tin pails.