Wedding programs are not only helpful to guests but also add that special touch to your ceremony.  It’s probably safe to assume that your guests won’t know all the people involved in your wedding so programs are a great way to introduce your parents, the wedding party, ushers, etc., as well as those who are participating in the ceremony (officiator, musicians, organist, soloist, readers, etc.).  At the same time, guests will use your printed program to follow along with the order of service.

Here are a few other details that you may consider having printed on your programs, depending on your preferences and the available space…

  • The names of any family members or friends in whose honor you have placed a floral arrangement or special candle in loving memory on your special day.
  • A reminder to guests regarding cell phones and cameras.  Include a line such as…Welcome to our “unplugged” wedding.  We kindly ask you to put your phones and cameras away until the completion of the ceremony.
  • An invitation to guests along with the location if you are having a reception immediately following the ceremony.
  • A message of thanks to all of your guests for being with you on your wedding day.
  • Special sentiments to your wedding party, parents, etc.
  • A few favorite things or fun facts about you and your fiancé.
  • An announcement of your new home address as newlyweds.

When it comes to the design of wedding ceremony programs, the more traditional styles tend to be folded in half or into thirds as a trifold design.

Wedding Ceremony Programs

Loves Devotion                       Typography Blend Slimline

More modern styles can include whimsical designs, bold colors, 2-sided printing, unique shapes, etc.   This Graphic Delight design shown below has a blended mixture of different typestyles and contemporary graphics.  It’s also folded into thirds horizontally for a compact program size.

Wedding Programs Graphic Delight Slimline

Graphic Delight Slimline

You may even find that there is a program design to match or complement your wedding invitation design as shown here.

Jungle Love Wedding Invitation Program

Jungle Love Invitation & Matching Program

Another popular trend is attaching your program card to a plastic or wooden handle creating a wedding program fan.  This makes it easier for guests to hold the card and to conveniently use it as a personal fan for keeping cool during warm weather.  These program fans also come in unique and fun shapes as shown below.

Wedding Program Fans

Wedding Program Fans

It’s important to be accurate with all the details of your wedding program but you can also be creative with the design you choose to the delight of your guests.  Be sure to browse our entire selection of wedding programs including traditional, modern and whimsical styles.

Presenting guests with personalized wedding coasters is becoming trendy for reception favors.  They’re fun to look at and are quite practical.  Guests can use them during your wedding reception for their drinks and then take them as souvenirs to be used at home as well.  When it comes to personalizing them, you may be able to add your names and wedding date, depending on the design.

There are many different choices for custom coasters, but here are just a few examples.

You may find a drink coaster design that matches your wedding theme.  Pictured here are personalized coasters with a design perfect for a nautical themed wedding.

Wedding Coasters Nautical Personalized

Nautical Coasters Personalized

Depending on your chosen wedding invitation design, you may find matching personalized coasters or maybe drink coasters that have a fun design with a catchy phrase as shown here.

Personalized Wedding Coasters

Golden Elegance Coasters —- Rustic Charm Coasters —- Drunk In Love Coasters

How about featuring your very own signature drink with its ingredients on your wedding coaster favors.  If guests really like the drink, they can use the coaster to recreate it at home.

Custom Drink Coasters Signature Style

Signature Style Coasters

Photo coasters sharing an engagement picture or any one of your favorite photos as a couple would make great keepsakes for guests to take home from your wedding.

Photo Coasters Full Photo

Full Photo Coasters

Even though these drink coasters aren’t personalized, they can certainly come in handy for guests to cover their drinks so no one moves their glass while they may be out on the dance floor enjoying themselves.

Printed Coasters Dont Take My Drink

Don’t Take My Drink Coasters

These are just a few of the many unique designs and creative ideas available so be sure to check out our complete selection of wedding coasters.

The obvious purpose of wedding menu cards is to creatively display all the tasty details of your wedding reception food.  What’s often overlooked is how stylish they can be when added to the place settings of your reception tables.  There may even be a menu card to match your invitation design.

Letterpress Wine and Dine Menu Card

Letterpress Wine and Dine Menu Card

Do you also know the additional ‘supporting roles’ your printed menu cards can serve depending on the design you choose?

How about expressing your thankfulness to family & friends that they could be with you on your special day.  On the design below, your sentiments are shared on the back side of your menu card.

Chalkboard Circle Menu Card

Chalkboard Circle Menu

How about recognizing all the members of your wedding party who are part of your celebration, as with this design, which is a nice touch for guests who may not know everyone.

Dinner Party Menu Program

Dinner Party Menu Program

How about sharing with guests your new address as a married couple as this design does on the back side of the card.

Distinctive Impressions Menu

Distinctive Impressions Menu

How about listing for guests the order of events for the evening as shown on this design.

Best Chevron Ever Bellatina Menu

Best Chevron Ever Bellatina Menu

How about a menu wrap design that fits around your napkins and can be used to hold a wedding favor or even silverware.

Birch Tree Love Menu Wrap

Birch Tree Love Menu Wrap

Maybe you would prefer your wedding menu be printed on a napkin to be placed at each place setting instead of a card.

Marvelous Menu Luncheon Napkins

Marvelous Menu Luncheon-Napkins (choice of colors)

Did you ever think there could be so much to consider when it comes to menu cards for your wedding?

Wedding programs add a special touch to your ceremony.  Your guests can use them to follow along with the order of the service and be introduced to everyone in your wedding party along with those who are part of the ceremony.

Here’s some other pieces of information that you may consider including on your programs…

  • Revealing that a special candle or floral arrangement is displayed in loving memory of a friend or relative.
  • Details about a reception that may be held immediately after the ceremony.
  • A short thank-you verse to all your guests for being with you on this special day.
  • Special sentiments to your wedding party, parents, etc.
  • Announcement of your new home address as newlyweds.
Wild Rose Program Card

Wild Rose Program Card

Traditionally, ceremony programs were folded in half or appeared as a trifold design.  Today’s modern touches spice them up a little with whimsical designs, bold colors, fun typestyles, 2-sided printing, etc.

Very Vintage Program

Very Vintage Program

You may even find that there is a program design that matches or complements your wedding invitation design.

Wood Grain Floral Heart Program

Wood Grain Floral Heart Program

Another recent trend is attaching your program card to a plastic or wood handle making it a wedding program fan.  This makes it easier for guests to hold the card and, more importantly, to use it as a personal fan to keep cool during warm weather.  Some designs are available with and without a handle.

Fun and Whimsy Program Fan

Fun and Whimsy Program Fan

Be sure to browse our entire collection of wedding programs including traditional, modern and whimsical styles.

It’s common for personalized paper napkins to be either beverage or luncheon size and to show the wedding couple’s first names, wedding date and possibly a graphic or monogram.  They can be solid colored to match the wedding or they could match the exact design of the invitations which is also why it’s a great idea to order both items at the same time.

Today’s trends offer many new, fun options for napkins…

Stylishly display a signature cocktail that will be served in honor of the couple or maybe a list of several drinks that will be available to guests.

Signature Style Napkin

Signature Style Napkin

Something for Everyone Napkin

Something for Everyone Napkin

 

Tastefully reveal the dinner menu to guests.

Best Chevron Ever Menu Napkin

Best Chevron Ever Menu Napkin

Cleverly share fun facts about the newly married couple.

Cheers for Chevron Napkin

Cheers for Chevron Napkin

Express a thoughtful thank you verse even though a more personal thank you note will probably be mailed to each guest after the wedding.

Wildflowers Banners Napkin

Wildflowers Banners Napkin

Personalized napkins don’t have to be just for the wedding.  There are great designs available for wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, etc.

Mix It Up Napkin

Mix It Up Napkin

You could really mix it up with your wedding napkins by having a uniquely designed beverage size for the cocktail reception and another specialty design in luncheon size for the dinner.

Have you heard of envelope icing?

It can be compared to icing on a cake – meant to add a decorative touch to the outside appearance.  Envelope icing is a printed label that wraps around one side of your wedding invitation envelopes from the front to back.

Design choices vary as to what is printed on these labels.  Some show your initials or names while some come printed with an entire return address to appear on the back of the envelope.  The front has space for handwriting your guest’s mailing address.  Some designs even match specific wedding invitation patterns.

The design shown here actually lets your guests know the actual wedding date before opening the invitation.

Envelope Icing

Whether you use them for a cocktail reception, as dinner napkins, or to serve your wedding cake, personalized wedding napkins can be both functional and decorative.

You can choose from luncheon or cocktail sizes depending on your intended use.  You also have the choice of napkin color and imprint color which you would probably select based on your chosen wedding colors.  In addition to being printed with your names and wedding date in either ink or foil, you may also add a monogram or a design to match your theme.

Napkins that are personalized really do add a special touch to your wedding celebration and can be kept by guests as a souvenir, if they wish, not to mention your keeping a few for your wedding album.

Pearl Swish Heart Napkins

Menu wedding cards can be quite decorative as part of your wedding reception place settings.  They may even be tastefully coordinated to match your wedding reception invitations.  Most important is their purpose – presenting guests a complete outline of your wedding menu including savory descriptions of the salad or appetizer selection, the main entree, side dishes and the delectable dessert.  Menu items can be listed under course headings on the cards or simply  listed all together in the order they will be served.

It’s your choice whether you would like to personalize the cards with your names and wedding date.

Hosting a cocktail reception may prompt you to use wedding menu cards to list the specialty drinks that are available.

Menu cards can also be used for other wedding events such as a rehearsal dinner.

Wedding Menu Card Ecru

Ecru Tiple Panel Place Cards for WeddingIt may seem early to be thinking about items for your reception when ordering your wedding invitations but doing so could save you time later.  One of those reception accessories are place cards for a wedding.

Place cards are used to help guests find their seats at your reception.  Their name will be written on the card and, if you choose, a specific table number.  Usually your first names and your wedding date will be pre-printed on the cards so it just makes sense for you to order them right along with your invitations.

You can choose a simple white card or, many times, there will be cards that perfectly match your invitation design.  No matter the design you choose, these cards are folded in half to become smaller tent cards for standing on their own at each place setting.

Place cards for a wedding are just one reception accessory you can conveniently purchase when ordering your wedding invitations.

 

Have you considered spicing up your invitations with custom wedding postage stamps?

Mailing your invitations with special wedding stamps gives you another opportunity to personalize.  You can choose to create your own stamps with a favorite photo or simply add your names and date to a pre-designed stamp. What a great way to add a special touch to the outside of your wedding invitations, even if it costs a little extra.