Writing Your Wedding Program
Traditional wedding programs list the sequence of events as well as the music which plays throughout the wedding. They also list the musicians, the members of the wedding party and anyone else you'd like to publicly thank for their participation or assistance. You can purchase program covers and print out your own information using your home printer. Click on the link below for a sample program which you can follow in creating your programs.
You may also want to provide a program for both your ceremony and reception, to share with your music professionals. In the program, clearly indicate which songs you want played/performed for each part of the ceremony, the approximate time you expect the music to begin, and if you are having an emcee or DJ host the reception, what you want announced before each part. Providing a program will ensure that everything runs smoothly and that the perfect song is playing for every moment of your wedding.
Above, you will find links to worksheets that you can print out and use to cover every aspect of your ceremony and reception. If you choose not to include certain dances or moments in your wedding, simply write "Not applicable" in these boxes. Make copies and provide one for each of your music professionals, as well as your wedding coordinator, if you have hired one. You should also have a copy with your belongings the day of the wedding in case a replacement musician or DJ is sent, who is not familiar with your musical program.