Anatomy of an Invitation Suite

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Anatomy of a Program

Due to the impression that letterpress printing makes in the paper, doing a double sided or multi-page program can be costly, necessitating thicker paper stock and several separate printings. As an alternative, we like to recommend one page programs, that help save on cost but still lead your guests through your ceremony and look pretty while doing it! The sample below shows a standard one page program layout that works well for most wedding ceremonies.



A pretty header with your names, the ceremony location and your wedding date is a great way to begin the program and set the stage for your wedding day. It also immortalizes your day on paper and makes the program a lovely time capsule of your ceremony.

To infuse your program with a little personality, including meaningful music lyrics, a quote, or a proverb is always a good idea. When considering this, think about something that is personal to you as a couple- do you have a song for just the two of you? a favorite saying? a quote that you live by? This is the place to share it with your guests and say something about who you are as a couple!

A common feature of most wedding programs is a section noting the names of the officiant, parents, grandparents and wedding party. Recognizing in print the extra special people, who will be standing beside you on your wedding day, is an important way to show how much you appreciate their support!

Listing the order of service for your ceremony is, in essence, the purpose of a wedding program! This will be personal to your ceremony and the details of this portion of the program will vary greatly by couple.

Another thoughtful touch is to include a brief message at the end of the program thanking your guests for their support and for attending your wedding. This is also a great place to thank parents and relatives or include a rememberance for important people in your lives that may have passed.