Fun and Creative Wedding Program Ideas

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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!

Illustrate your entire wedding party for a cute and frameable wedding program that guests won’t want to throw away.

Rustic Sara Wedding Program with Cartoon Illustration by YellowBrickGraphics, $40 for a digital file

Rustic Sara Wedding Program with Cartoon Illustration by YellowBrickGraphics, $40 for a digital file

Fill these wedding program bags with confetti, petals, or candy.

Custom Flat Kraft Paper Bag Programs by AnnaLouAvenue, $180 for 100

Paper Bag Programs by RISEBridal, from $50.

Another way to combine a snack and your wedding program! This would be especially cute if you got married in an old theatre.

Another way to combine a snack and your wedding program! This would be especially cute if you cot married in an old theatre.

Put your social media info on your wedding program and get guests to start clicking.

Put your social media info on your wedding program and get guests to start clicking!

Create an infographic with fun details about your relationship history, wedding party, and social media hashtags.

Infographic by BisforBrown, $55 for digital file

Infographic by BisforBrown, $55 for digital file

Go bold with your fan design by using a personalized comic.

Retro Comic Wedding Program Printable by 3EggsDesign, $55

Retro Comic Wedding Program Printable by 3EggsDesign, $55

While you’re at it, don’t forget the personalized fan handles. These are adorable.

Printed Wedding Program Fan Handles by FossilLetterpress, from $53.63

Printed Wedding Program Fan Handles by FossilLetterpress, from $53.63

Let guests have a little fun with a cootie-catcher wedding program.

Cootie Catcher Wedding Programs by AlchemyHourDesigns, $50 for PDF

Cootie Catcher Wedding Programs by AlchemyHourDesigns, $50 for PDF

Fold your wedding programs into paper planes for a fun and unexpected touch.

Fold your wedding programs into paper planes for a fun and unexpected touch! Photo via Style Me Pretty

Photo by Lili Durkin via Style Me Pretty

Keep the design simple and the text funny!

Keep the design simple and the text funny! Via The Offbeat Bride (click the link to see what the couple wrote inside the program)

Via The Offbeat Bride (click the link to see what the couple wrote inside the program)

Short and to the point= my kind of wedding program.

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