Friday, May 21, 2010
our programs *yay!*
I really really really wanted ceremony programs. I dunno why. I've only been to a couple of weddings that had them, and I know they aren't required, or even expected. Except, I love having a program at weddings...I like knowing who people are, what's coming next, and I REALLY love when the readings are included so I can follow along.
When I sat down to design the program this morning I stared blankly at the computer screen. How do I do this? I know I've seen bazillions of program designs on the wedding blog circuit...but I couldn't, for the life of me think of what I wanted to do. I knew I wanted it streamlined. I wanted it to be EASY...I wanted to print everything on one page...and I wanted to include our readings.
It was a project that took a few hours of fiddling around with the layout, and sending them to Tommy for approval and revisions. I took them to the printers...got the lux ivory heavy weight paper and it cost around $40 for 100 programs. Yes, that's rather pricey...and it would have been cheaper if I had a home printer that didn't print everything crooked. But I made them - and I love them. Totally worth my time.
I knew that I didn't have the time/patience/$$ to create lavish fan or accordion shaped programs. I found a great template at WeddingBee for a simple folded program that included all of the elements I wanted. Here's the link to the specific template I used: Mrs. Bee's Program Template.
The moment I saw the rad handmade invitations at A Homegrown Wedding, I fell in love. The trees are so reminiscent of the two sturdy pines Tommy and I will be married in front of...it was a detail that was too perfect for words (see the image here of the trees I'm talking about!) So, I emailed Lindsey & Matt, and they were amazing enough to let me use their image - which is so crazy nice. It makes it even more special...it really does.