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wedding program wording

Every wedding deserves a program! While it is not mandatory, the program serves as a guide for your guests, and not to mention...a lovely keepsake. Paperwhites sells double-sided panel programs as well as folded options. Whatever you decide, it is important that your program has meaning for you.

standard information

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • The location details - including church
  • Outline of the ceremony
  • Titles and readings of songs
  • Name of the Officiant
  • Names of the wedding party members
  • Names of others involved, such as soloists and musicians

personal touches

  • Dedications
  • In Memory, an acknowledgment of parents and grandparents or other relatives who have passed
  • A Special Thank You to Parents or Family and Friends
  • Words to readings or songs
  • Language translations
  • Cultural or religious tradition explanations
  • Poem or quote
  • Motif or design that ties in with your invitation or wedding day style
  • New home address of the newlyweds, also known as "At Home"
  • Directions to reception if it is at a different location than the ceremony can be helpful to include

Tips for making the program proofing and production process easier!

Pass around your rough draft early! Iron out all of the little details early. Please double check spelling of names, alphabetizing your wedding party, song choices and composers, readings and readers, before emailing your wording. When you give your program wording to Paperwhites it should be in its FINAL proofread form.