We started with a few pages of text and graphics, two packs of ivory resume paper, extra printer ink, and an extra-long stapler for binding. What we got? The packets below, which match the simple, classy and clean look of our invites and the rest of the stationary items we’ve created. Best of all, they tie in our grape motif, favorite quotes, and a couple nods to our Irish heritage.
Here, a closer look at all the pieces, although they do look much better in person. Enjoy!
The cover features our signature grape symbol and a favorite Ella Fitzgerald quote. To create the grape graphic, which we’re displaying on most of our stationary, we bought a stamp at Paper Source, made a good imprint on a sheet of paper, and then scanned the design into the computer. We’re saving time by not having to individually stamp each item, and the image looks great each time. Plus, we can even resize it!
The second page includes our welcome message, complete with a tribute to the memory of Stephen’s grandparents, plus a quick rundown of the church’s rules.
The next page displays a list of our wedding party members and church ceremony participants.
Spread out across two pages is the outline of our wedding liturgy. Though we considered printing the words to all of the readings, songs and prayers, we decided in the end that it would make the program too long and cumbersome.
Rounding out the last two pages of the program are The Irish Wedding Blessing, which will be read during the ceremony, plus a Celtic Marriage Promise that reflects our culture. Though not a part of the ceremony, the Celtic Marriage Promise and trinity symbol came in handy at the last minute when we realized we had an extra blank page to fill!
Are you designing your own programs, or will you go the pro route? How much detail will yours include?
(Photo Credits: Stephen Walrath)