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 Valorie Darling Photography; From Real Wedding: Santa Monica Wedding with Tropical Touches & East Coast Inspiration
Photo by KT Merry Photography; From Real Wedding: A Gorgeous and Elegant Outdoor Florida Wedding
Photo by Kortnee Kate; From Real Wedding: Hometown Celebration with Rustic Details & Colorful Pastel Flowers
Photo by Caroline Lima Photography; From Real Wedding: Catholic Ceremony + Classic Ballroom Reception in Charlotte, NC
Photo by Olivia Leigh Photographie; Planning & Design by Brittanie Ahrens for HMR Designs; From Real Wedding: An Ombré-Inspired Chicago Wedding in the Round
Photo by Jennings King Photography; From Real Wedding: Alfresco Spring Destination Wedding in Charleston, South Carolina
Photo by Liz Banfield; From Real Wedding: Hometown Hotel Wedding with Gorgeous Flowers in Dallas, Texas
Photo by Cornelia Lietz Photography; Planning & Design by Bluebell Events; From Real Wedding: Fairy-Tale Wedding Abroad at Castle in Groom's Hometown in Germany
Photo by Stacy Newgent; Invitations & Calligraphy by Minted; From Real Wedding: Rustic Barn Wedding + Tented Reception on Family Farm in Ohio
Photo by Milanés Photography; From Real Wedding: Opulent Ballroom Wedding with Coral & Gold Color Palette in Atlanta
Photo by Cassi Claire Photography; From Real Wedding: Casually Chic Country Club Wedding in New York with Pastel Details
Photo by Viera Photographics; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; From Real Wedding: Modern-Style Seaside Wedding with Geometric Detailing in Malibu, CA
Photo by Kortnee Kate Photography; From Real Wedding: Black and White Modern Wedding with Unique Details in Cincinnati
Photo by Karlisch Photography; From Real Wedding: Elegant Beachside Destination Wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Photo by Jess + Nate Studios; From Real Wedding: Museum Wedding with Gorgeous Rooftop Ceremony in Washington, DC
Photo by Sarah & Ben; From Real Wedding: Florida Wedding Celebration with Vibrant Colors and Wooden Details
Photo by Abby Jiu Photography; Month-of Planning by Evoke Design & Creative; From Real Wedding: Chic Parisian Romance-Inspired Spring Wedding in Washington, DC
Photo by Kortnee Kate; From Real Wedding: Sophisticated Outdoor Wedding Celebration in Cincinatti, Ohio
Photo by Chard Photo; From Real Wedding: Nashville Wedding with Black, White, and Gold Color Palette