Our Simple and Stylish Wedding Programs
Well guys, this is post-wedding post #1 of….well let’s just say many? Now that the big day has come and gone, I cannot wait to share all of the details from our special event. I’ve shown you guys a few things along the way, but I had to keep lots of details secret so my guests could have a few fun surprises. But now that the wedding is officially over, I’m ready to gush about every last item.
Today, I want to show you our simple, yet oh-so-stylish wedding day programs.
Because we had the ceremony and reception at the same venue, I knew I wanted a booklet for each guest that would act as a “guide for the night.” Inside I planned to share all of the specifics that any wedding guest might need. Ceremony Order, Menu, Reception Timeline…check, check, and check! This booklet might look small, but it’s chock full of important info.
I knew that I wanted this magical booklet of information, but honestly, I had no clue how I was going to put it all together and make it look good. I mean no one wants a big discombobulated mess of papers to read! I needed a professional to help me bring my vision to life. After searching Etsy, I immediately fell in love with wedding program genius Havilah from the shop Paper and Pinafore.
I explained how I wanted to include all of this info into the booklet, and she immediately put me at ease. After sending over a word document containing all of my wedding day info, she put it into an easily readable (and gorgeous) format. Here’s the exact design we chose.
Of course, we shared the essentials with our guests (ceremony order, reception timeline, bridal party info, and dinner menu), but we also added some personal touches. A heartfelt thank you from us both, info about our wedding hashtag, and even a little mention of our love story. We thought it might be nice to give all of our guests a little reminder about our past and how it all began.
To go with my “keep it simple” request, Havilah used silky gray ribbon to tie up each booklet. I can’t even imagine how long it took her to carefully tie each and every booklet by hand. The girl is seriously amazing. I’m all for DIY’ing, but sometimes when it comes to last-minute details it’s nice to have a pro help ya out.
I absolutely love how our wedding programs turned out, and I’m happy that we were able to provide lots of day-of-details for our guests. Bonus points that Paper & Pinafore made it all look so incredibly beautiful. Fellow brides if you’re looking for a little extra help before the big day (heck, we all need one less thing on our wedding to-do list!) then I definitely recommend her services.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.