12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas

The ceremony program is a detail that is often overlooked or planned at the last minute.

However, when well-thought-out, the program is an opportunity for the bride and groom to be funny, informative, entertaining or romantic. Programs can include a timeline, description of the bridal party, explanation of traditions and more. It’s a way to involve guests in the most important part of the day.

Add some oomph to your wedding ceremony programs with one of these ideas.


Canvas

Photo: Michael & Anna Costa Photographers Ltd.

Eliminate the hassle of passing out or cleaning up programs with a large canvas or chalkboard. The sign can be as simple as a timeline or elaborate as an illustration.


Confetti

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: attach packets of confetti or flower petals for guests to toss after the ceremony

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

Attach packets of confetti or flower petals to your programs for guests to toss after the ceremony.


Fans

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: fan | Photo: Dave Robbins

Photo: Dave Robbins

Outdoor ceremonies can get hot in Florida, so give your guests a program that also serves as a fan.


Flags

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: flags | Photo: Whitney Darling

Photo: Whitney Darling

These adorable little flags by LilyAmongThornsBride, perfect for a classic Southern wedding, are also great for celebratory waving.


Fortune Teller

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: fortune teller

Photo: Fuccis Photos

A fortune teller is a fun way to present information, and as a bonus, children will be occupied during the service.


Handkerchief

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: tuck handkerchiefs into your programs for guests to dry their happy tears | Photo: Esther Sun Photography

Photo: Esther Sun Photography

Tuck handkerchiefs into your wedding programs for guests to dry their happy tears.

Chair Decor

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: attach programs to chairs as decor

Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings

Attach your programs to chairs as a decor element. This also ensures that each guest receives a program.


Infographic

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: fun infographic

If you’re a modern or tech-savvy couple, opt for a creative and informational infographic by B is for Brown. The Etsy shop also creates several different kinds of custom program illustrations.


Newspaper/Magazine

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: a newspaper or magazine program allows for creative add-ons such as crossword puzzles and sudoku | Photo: Annie McElwain Photography

Photo:  Annie McElwain Photography

A newspaper or magazine program allows for creative add-ons such as crossword puzzles and sudoku.


Paper Airplanes

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: paper airplanes

Photo: Goodheart Design

Hosting a wedding with a travel theme? Opt for paper airplane ceremony programs.


Passport

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: passport

Photo: Invitation Crush

Speaking of travel themes, this passport program is perfect for an adventurous jet-setting couple.


Snack Bags

12 Clever Ceremony Program Ideas: snack bags for fresh popcorn or homemade cookies | Photo: Rebecca Hollis Photography

Photo: Rebecca Hollis Photography

These programs also function as snack bags. Fill them with fresh popcorn or homemade cookies for a personal touch.

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