Lancaster County Wedding Planner: Wedding Programs 101


It’s time to plan the program for your wedding, but how can you create something special and unique?  I can help you with every detail of planning your wedding or event, but here’s some helpful tips to get you thinking.

A wedding program is an ideal way to remember your day, thank people who made it possible, and to let out-of-town guests know who’s who. So, what should you include?


What’s Your Cover?

The cover of your program can be as elaborate or as simple as you want.  There are a few details you may want to consider including:

  • The date
  • Your names
  • The location of the ceremony

Optional content may include:

  • A photograph
  • A tagline, quote or scripture verse
  • Graphics that emphasize the theme of your wedding

If you have a theme to your wedding the program cover is the perfect place to add details that tie it all together.

Want to keep your program cover sleek and minimal?  Then consider just using a monogram or a simple detail on the front and reserve space on the inside cover of the program for all of the wedding day details.


The Inside Scoop

On the inside, guests will want to find the order of the program.  It’s entirely up to you how detailed you want to get, but make sure you’re recognizing the people who are participating.

Speaking of participants, you definitely want to acknowledge the wedding party.When you bring two families together, there will be plenty of guests who don’t know each other. Including a list of the bridal party and their relation to the bride and groom will make the reception an easier transition for all guests. It is also a way to thank those who you personally chose to be a part of your special day.

Also, after the wedding party is listed, it is not uncommon for the bride and groom to include a couple of sentences as a thank you to all of the family and guests who participated in their wedding.  It’s also a great place to include your new address, so people can contact you as Mr. & Mrs.

Remember, this is YOUR day!  Just like with most other things, you’ll want your wedding program to reflect you and your special day.

For creative ideas of how to make your day the most special day possible, please feel free to contact me!

Perfect Settings isn’t just a beautiful location to throw an amazing reception or event, owner Daisy Pagan is recognized as a top event and wedding coordinator in the Susquehanna Valley.  For a free consultation with Daisy, email

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