A wedding program has multiple highlights – an insight into the wedding and party programme, a platform for introduce and explain your customs and culture to guests, a window for the bride and the groom to acknowledge their guests for sharing joy and happiness during their best day and finally, a wedding program will serve as a reminder to remember the sequence of the special day in your wedding album or scrapbook. A wedding program has double benefits if you live in a country, other than your birth country and you follow Indian traditions in your wedding ceremony, while a good number of guests are non-Indians or those who aren’t familiar with your family traditions.

Let us take a look at what does an essential wedding program card contain:
  • Include the full name of both bride and groom
  • Mention the Wedding Date and Time
  • Add Wedding Venue, City
  • List the order of the Events
  • Explain in 2-3 line about the customary / religious information of the events
  • Mention name and relationship of the bridal party. Include a line about the members.
  • Here is your chance to honor deceased parent/grandparents with his/her photo at the back with a 'loving memory' note
  • Include appropriate Poem
  • Add name of ceremony priest and other related information
  • Thank you note to both set of parents and all guests
  • A brief note on how the two of you met and an interesting incident related to your first meeting (if any)

You can keep the draft ready, with the content checked repeatedly for accuracy. However, it is advisable to wait till the last moment to print the wedding program card. You can print it in a designed card or even get a print out. While you welcome your guests at the entrance of the wedding hall, greet him and hand over a copy of the wedding program.

And keep a copy of the card…that’ll remind you of the wonderful day you had.