A wedding is a form of self-expression. Even traditional church weddings reflect the bride and groom’s personalities. The more unique, the more expensive, right?
Not at all.
Do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding programs are one way to make your wedding memorable without going over budget.
Wedding programs are a formal schedule of events for your wedding ceremony and reception. They also double as a keepsake for your guests.
Using an inexpensive, or even free, wedding program template can save hundreds of dollars. Read on to find out how to make them work for you.
Most of these free templates include the basic parts of a wedding ceremony. They also include areas to fill in details about the bride and groom, as well as the wedding party.
You can personalize these templates as much as you need to. This way, you can reflect your wedding’s theme and your personality.
Print at Home
DIY wedding programs are easy to make, thanks to templates and desktop publishing software. Templates are designed to work with Microsoft Word, or other word processing programs.
You can usually print from anywhere.
If your template is for a flat program that does not require folding, use card stock to give it a professional look. If the program design is for a folded card, then use printer paper for smooth folding.
The result is a wedding program that’s unique and looks professionally designed.
DIY Project Ideas
Having an outdoor June wedding? Want to include a unity sand ceremony on the beach?
Get a little creative! Turn your wedding program into a paddle fan by adding a fan stick and some ribbon. Your program then becomes a memento.
Or, you can make your wedding program functional. Add a pouch and use it as a container for the birdseed or confetti your guests will shower you with when you make your exit.
If you need a little inspiration, try a visual search engine like Pinterest to get your creative juices flowing.
DIY Wedding Program Template Online
If you’re planning a large wedding and don’t want to overheat your home printer, there are printing services available online. These services also allow you to customize your own program.
Many companies give you the option of uploading your own completed image or using a free wedding program template from their online gallery.
You can customize the template using the web site’s simple online editor and order the prints.
As the Big Day Approaches
Using a free wedding program template for your program is one small way to keep your wedding budget in check.
When you look for ways to save, you’ll have more money to invest in the parts of your wedding that matter the most to you.
With so many creative options available, you can easily create a unique and beautiful program to complement your wedding’s theme and decor.