Wedding programs are often the first thing guests will see at your wedding ceremony, which means they can pack a big punch when it comes to first impressions. Does that mean you should definitely spend money on them? Absolutely not!
I for one chose not to have a wedding program. Our ceremony was 30 minutes long, and I wanted the focus to be on other things we were doing (like the wedding music). I had also gone slightly over-budget on our wedding invitations, so I was trying to cut down on as much paper cost as possible.
If you’re on a tight budget, wedding programs are definitely one of those things you can skip. While they are a fun way to welcome guests to your wedding, they are used for such a small period of time that it doesn’t always make sense to spend money on them. With that said, one of the best ways to incorporate a wedding program without breaking the bank is to buy a digital file that you can print yourself for big savings (like a few of the options, below).
Even though wedding programs can be an additional cost, I am by no means discouraging you from getting them. If you have the budget or if you can DIY them to save money, they are a really fun for your overall wedding vibe.
I searched through Pinterest and Etsy to find a few of my favorite wedding program ideas, below. A lot of these are affordable, fun, and pack a whole lot of design in a little package!