When it comes to planning the details of your wedding, you're likely looking forward to some of the larger elements: your gorgeous wedding dress, eye-catching invitations, romantic ceremony décor, and your reception centerpieces. While all of these items on your planning checklist are essential, it's important to pay attention to smaller details so they don't fall by the wayside. One seemingly small wedding detail that can be put on the backburner is your ceremony program.
While some sweethearts don't pay much attention to this aspect of the day as they feel guests may just leave them behind after the vow exchange, others feel that it's necessary to provide a beautiful schedule of the service to their loved ones. The ceremony is often considered most important part of the wedding as it's when you officially become a married couple, so why not wow your friends and family with a lovely program that doesn't look like it was printed on the morning of your nuptials. It may not be the wedding paper good that you're most looking forward to designing, but it serves an important role: providing your guests with a clear outline of your ceremony and honoring your family and those who you've chosen to stand next to you as you enter this new phase in your life.
From glamorous ceremony programs to styles that are more fitting for laid-back soirées, we've gathered some of our favorites to inspire your own wedding ceremony. Take a look at the photos below from real weddings, and be sure to click each image to view more from these beautiful events!
Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie; Planning & Design by Brittanie Ahrens for HMR Designs
Photo by Liz Banfield; Floral & Event Design by Jackson Durham Events
Photo by Stacy Newgent; Invitations & Calligraphy by Minted
Photo by KT Merry Photography; Invitations & Calligraphy by Ceci New York
Photo by Viera Photographics; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events
Photo by Karlisch Photography; Planning & Design by DFW Events
Photo by Kortnee Kate; Aisle Runner by The Original Runner Company
Photo by Carasco Photography
Photo by Paul Barnett Photography
For more advice, find out everything you need to know concerning invitation etiquette, view photos of invitations and paper goods from real weddings in our photo galleries, and click here to view the digital edition of Inside Weddings!