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Do you need a wedding program?

I’m away this week so I thought it would be a good idea to run this older piece. Why? Because everyone planning a wedding eventually comes to this question: should I have a ceremony program? As the big day approaches I sometimes hear from ‘my’ couples, asking for the ‘order of service.’ I know immediately [...]

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Do you need a wedding program?

About every year or so I tweak and repost this column. Why? Because everyone planning a wedding eventually comes to this question: should I have a ceremony program? As the big day approaches I sometimes hear from ‘my’ couples, asking for the ‘order of service.’ I know immediately why. They are creating a program and [...]

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Making the most of a wedding program booklet

Weddings can be stressful – there’s no doubt about it. A wedding program or booklet can be just one more task to add to that stress. But it is NOT essential to have one. This is a topic I’ve written and spoken about often, but bears repeating: the program Booklet – if you really want [...]

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Adding Value to Your Wedding Program

When you think about it, the ‘order of service’ simply encourages people to anticipate what is happening next in the ceremony, even possibly distracting them from what is happening in the present moment. It becomes a checklist to be completed. I believe it is more beautiful to allow the words and actions to unfold.

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Creating a unique wedding program

I was away this week so I thought I’d share a favorite column from long ago. It’s popular one – so I don’t feel too bad about it being a repeat! Here goes: When I get a question from couples about the order of their ceremony, I know what’s next. They wish to create a [...]

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Creating a Unique Wedding Program

When couples ask me for the order of the service, I know what’s next. They want to create a program booklet that follows the ceremony elements. I’ve written about this before, but it comes up frequently – so here goes! It is not necessary to itemize the service. When you think about it, this type [...]

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More ideas…

As modern couples strive to make their weddings more personal, there are many ways, big and small, to express oneself. Continuing on last week’s theme, I have a few more suggestions. For your consideration …. The unique program booklet – make your wedding program reflect your style, with pictures, drawings and lots of information, rather [...]

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Creating a Unique Wedding Program

One of the most frequently requested subjects – I post this again for all of you planning your weddings! If you have the time and inclination, a wedding program, or booklet, is a nice addition to your ceremony. It can serve multiple functions. It does not have to take up a lot of your time [...]

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Program Booklet For Your Ceremony

The fabulous couple I officiated for this past weekend had the coolest wedding ceremony program. If you have the time and inclination, a wedding program, or booklet, is a nice addition to your ceremony. It can serve multiple functions. It does not have to take up a lot of your time and energy, especially if [...]

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wedding programs…

Ok folks… a long one today. A topic that often comes up. WEDDING PROGRAMS. If you have the time and inclination, a wedding program, or booklet, is a nice addition to your ceremony. It can serve multiple functions. It does not have to take up a lot of your time and energy, especially if you’re [...]

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