Wedding Program Title
The first section, the Program Title, includes the bride's name, groom's name, date and day, time, ceremony location, city and state.
Order of Service
This section outlines segments such as: prelude, processional, solo, invocation, readings, marriage ceremony, lighting of the unity candle, recessional, etc. You can also include music titles with composer, scripture passages with readers, words for short congregational prayers and any special notations you may have. Usually there is not enough room to include the entire songs or readings. If they are not listed in the prayer books, you can print them on the backside of the wedding program.
The third section lists the participants in the wedding. You can list the participants under separate headings (such as "Maid of Honor", "Best Man", etc.) or you can list everyone under the same heading (such as: "Wedding Participants"). Remember to use proper names. Use titles such as Mrs., Ms. or Miss. Do not use nicknames.
In the last section, you can write your special thanks to all your guests. You can include a special thank-you message to your guests who have traveled long distances to be with you on your special day. You can also honor a deceased relative or friend. Instead of a personal message, you can have a special prayer or poem for your guests. This will make a nice keepsake. In this section you can also include any necessary information for your guests (such as information regarding the reception).
You may have your wedding program printed by the business you ordered your invitations through or you may decide to print your own. Many office supply stores have specialty paper you can use. Some even have special wedding paper. When ordering or making your own wedding program, make sure that you save a few extra copies for yourself. It will make a nice keepsake for your scrapbook.