A good dedication ceremony program provides pertinent information and presents it in a way that represents the atmosphere of the ceremony and the family. It may include a brief introductory and concluding statement, words of prayer, and the names of everyone involved in the dedication ceremony. The program should give step-by-step details of the ceremony to keep everyone on track, especially with a large number of attendants.
The program can be a lasting keepsake for attendants, so presenting it in a unique way gives them something to remember the event by. Some may even choose to frame the program and hang it as a constant reminder of the joyful day.
A program can be as simple as a single page detailing the order of events of the ceremony and giving the names of any recited prayers or hymns, or it can include items such as a story about the baby or the family, a note about what the dedication means to the family, or special thanks to organizers of the ceremony and reception.
Many families choose to include appropriate verses of scripture, such as in Samuel 1:26-28 in which Hannah dedicates her child to God as thanks. A program can also include the words of prayers, hymns and songs so that attendants can follow along.