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50 Unforgettable Ideas for Your Wedding Programs

Your invitation sets the tone for your wedding, and your ceremony program often serves as an extension of that tone. But that doesn't mean you have to stick with the traditional — your program is also a place where you can have some fun! Show off your unique personalities, share tidbits of your love story, reflect your favorite hobbies, or give a sneak peek to your wedding reception's theme — the options are endless. Here, check out 50 of our favorite ideas.

By: Kristen Klein

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  • Whimsical Designs

    Whimsical Designs

    Spread the good news about your wedding with a newspaper-inspired program. Be sure to include a crossword puzzle!

    Photo courtesy of CMS Design Studio/Etsy

  • Whimsical Designs

    Whimsical Designs

    A cootie-catcher ceremony program brings a touch of nostalgic fun to your wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Darling Girl Paper/Etsy

  • Whimsical Designs

    Whimsical Designs

    Perfect for your storybook romance, a pop-up design will really wow your guests.

    Photo courtesy of Lovepop

  • Fun and Games

    Fun and Games

    Make your programs interactive by spelling out your wedding VIPs and order of events with a word search. 

  • Fun and Games

    Fun and Games

    Give your guests some insight into your relationship by sharing a few of your favorite milestones and facts on your program.

    Photo courtesy of Peekaboo Penguin/Etsy

  • Fun and Games

    Fun and Games

    Photo courtesy of Whoa Nellie Press/Etsy

  • Fun and Games

    Fun and Games

    Include Mad Libs cards with your programs for your guests to complete while they wait. Collect the pages after and use them as your guest book!

    Photo courtesy of Whoa Nellie Press/Etsy

  • Fun and Games

    Fun and Games

    Fill a word search with meaningful words about you and your wedding.

    Photo courtesy of W Design Gallery/Etsy

  • Illustrations

    Illustrations

    For your visual learners — spell out your wedding agenda with cute illustrations.

    Photo courtesy of Brittany Viklund/Etsy

  • Illustrations

    Illustrations

    Or create a linear timeline that leaves little room for interpretation.

    Photo courtesy of Digital Print Shop/Etsy

  • Illustrations

    Illustrations

    Do you have multiple pre- and post-wedding events scheduled? Create an easy-to-follow timeline of your wedding weekend festivities. 

    Photo courtesy of BP Calligraphy/Etsy

  • Illustrations

    Illustrations

    Showcase your bridal party with cute cartoons.

    Photo courtesy of Pixel Proposals/Etsy

  • Illustrations

    Illustrations

    Fit all of your must-know info on one card with this creative design.

    Photo courtesy of Simple and Stunning/Etsy

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    Show off a little hometown pride with a program in the shape of your state.

    Photo courtesy of 11 Sixteen/Etsy

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    A die-cut program attached to a ribbon sets the tone for your vintage-inspired wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Wiregrass Weddings/Etsy

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    Fairy tale romance! Print your programs on gilded paper shaped like a vintage handheld mirror.

    Photo courtesy of C.U.T. Invites/Etsy

  • Unique Shapes

    Unique Shapes

    A flag-shaped program serves double-duty — guests can also wave them for fun effect as you walk back down the aisle after saying “I do.”

  • Fans

    Fans

    Print your programs on mason jar-inspired fans.

    Photo courtesy of Wiregrass Weddings/Etsy

  • Themes

    Themes

    For the music-loving couple, opt for a program that resembles a CD jacket. Bonus points if you include a mixtape as a favor

    Photo courtesy of Black Lab Studio

  • Themes

    Themes

    Choose programs that reflect your shared interests, like this baseball-inspired design.

    Photo courtesy of Cutting it Up/Etsy

  • Themes

    Themes

    Getting married in the theater? A Playbill-inspired program is a must-have.

    Photo courtesy of Grandway Press/Etsy

  • Themes

    Themes

    Arrange your program's words to fit inside a shape that reflects your theme, like an anchor for a beach wedding or a mason jar for a vintage wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Trieu Love Boutique/Etsy

  • Themes

    Themes

    This rustic design fits right in at a country western affair.

    Photo courtesy of Odd Lott Paperie/Etsy

  • Themes

    Themes

    A vintage map is the perfect choice for a travel-loving couple.

    Photo courtesy of Five Owlz/Etsy

  • Themes

    Themes

    And if you're hosting a destination wedding, choose a program that resembles a boarding pass.

    Photo courtesy of Merrily Designs/Etsy

  • Modern Magic

    Modern Magic

    Introduce your wedding palette with a wash of color on your programs.

    Photo courtesy of DCO Love Notes/Etsy

  • Modern Magic

    Modern Magic

    Gold glitter and a black background scream modern wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Pink Dahlia Printables/Etsy

  • Modern Magic

    Modern Magic

    A unique format and multicolored background set this program apart.

    Photo courtesy of Mint Cloud LLC/Etsy

  • Modern Magic

    Modern Magic

    A glittery backdrop is a fun choice for your wedding program.

    Photo courtesy of Your Little Poster/Etsy

  • Traditional With a Twist

    Traditional With a Twist

    A splash of color behind your names gives these traditional programs a real punch. And a custom illustration of one of your engagement photos is a lovely personal touch.

    Photo courtesy of Incandescent Design/Etsy

  • Traditional With a Twist

    Traditional With a Twist

    Sometimes, giving your program a unique look is as simple as placing the text as a slight angle.

    Photo courtesy of Hummingbird Shops/Etsy

  • Traditional With a Twist

    Traditional With a Twist

    The acordian fold not only provides some visual interest on a classic program, but it also gives you a lot more space to write all of your ceremony's details.

    Photo courtesy of Little Paper Lantern/Etsy

  • Traditional With a Twist

    Traditional With a Twist

    Incorporate a few of your favorite engagement photos into your programs.

    Photo courtesy of The Design Brewery

  • Lovely Florals

    Lovely Florals

    A floral wreath on the cover sets the tone for romance.

    Photo courtesy of Happy Life Printables/Etsy

  • Lovely Florals

    Lovely Florals

    A black background makes this program a standout choice.

    Photo courtesy of Lady Poppy Designs/Etsy

  • Lovely Florals

    Lovely Florals

    Add a sweet silhouette of your bridal party to your gorgeous floral programs.

    Photo courtesy of Blushed Design/Etsy

  • Lovely Florals

    Lovely Florals

    Navy and white stripes give your programs a nautical touch.

    Photo courtesy of Cleary Lane/Etsy

  • Lovely Florals

    Lovely Florals

    Bright flowers really pop against a chalkboard-inspired program.

    Photo courtesy of Two Turtles Paperie/Etsy

  • Lovely Florals

    Lovely Florals

    This long, slim program is easy for guests to hold and digest the important info.

    Photo courtesy of The GemArts/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Use your favorite photo from your engagement session as the cover to your program, which spreads out into a fan.

    Photo courtesy of Infinity Paper Btq/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Place a wedding word search on the back of your fan program to keep guests occupied while they’re waiting for your grand entrance.

    Photo courtesy of Print at Sy Design/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Channel an Art Deco vibe with this Gatsby-inspired look.

    Photo courtesy of Paper Heart Print/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Give your programs a rustic touch by printing them on brown kraft paper.

    Photo courtesy of Vine Weddings/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Attach your programs to raffia fans to create keepsake programs your guests won’t throw away.

    Photo courtesy of Urban Elements Design/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    A curved edge and scroll detail make this program a standout.

    Photo courtesy of Events by I. Candy/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Give your fans a unique twist by fastening them in the top left corner.

    Photo courtesy of Poetic Twist Design/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    Festive fonts and a clean design enhance this pretty fan program.

    Photo courtesy of Creative Union Design/Etsy

  • Fans

    Fans

    A hibiscus design is the perfect fit for a beach wedding.

    Photo courtesy of Ayleigh Designs/Etsy

  • Double-Duty Designs

    Double-Duty Designs

    Print your programs on paper bags, and fill those bags with confetti for your guest to toss during your recessional!

    Photo courtesy of Dea + Bean/Etsy

  • Double-Duty Designs

    Double-Duty Designs

    Perfect for an outdoor summer wedding, attach your programs to bottles of water to help your guests stay hydrated and cool.

    Photo courtesy of Ciao Bella Studio/Etsy

50 Unforgettable Ideas for Your Wedding Programs

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