How to DIY Ceremony Programs

From ceremony program booklets to program fans and more, take a cue from 6 of our favorite weddings and get directions on making your own wedding programs.
by Anja Winikka
  1. photo by Tirado Photography

    Kaitlin & Mike's Blue Ceremony Program Booklets


    What You Need:

    •  8 1/2" x 11" navy blue card stock

    •  3" x 3" light blue invitation liner paper

    •  2 1/2" x 2 1/2" white paper card stock printed with your monogram

    •  20" to 30" light blue ribbon (about 1/4" thick)

    •  *7 1/2" x 10" paper printed landscape-style with the ceremony info

                                                                                        •  Mini hole puncher

                                                                                        •  Glue or spray adhesive


    How to Make Them:
    •  Fold the sheet of navy blue card stock in half width-wise.

    •  Glue the light blue paper square onto the middle of the folded navy blue card stock. Let dry.

    •  Glue the monogram-printed white square on top of the recycled paper square. Let dry.

    •  Fold the inner page(s) width-wise and tuck into the inside of the blue program cover so that the pages come together like a booklet.

    •  Close the booklet with the pages still inside, and punch two holes exactly on the fold line and 2" to 3" away from the program's top and bottom.

    •  Open the booklet and loop the light blue ribbon through the holes. Close the booklet and tie a bow around the outside to bind it together.

    * Tip:
    Don't have 7 1/2" x 10" paper? Use an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet for the inner pages -- just set the print area for 7 1/2" x 10" and then trim the edges after printing. Print pages 1 and 4 on one side and pages 2 and 3 on the other.

  2. photo by Joe Dickie / Generation Photography

    Jane & Chris' Aqua and Red Rooster Program Fans


    What You Need:
    •  4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheet of aqua card stock printed with a logo*

    •  4" x 5 1/4" sheet of aqua paper printed with ceremony program info*

    •  Rubber cement or glue

    •  Spray adhesive

    •  Large wooden craft stick

                                                                                        •  Scalloped scissors

                                                                                        *Print two onto 2 (8 1/2" x 11") sheets                                                                                       and then cut in half width-wise.


    How to Make Them:

    •  Adhere the 4" x 5 1/4" logo piece to the 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" program info piece with spray adhesive, making sure not to glue the bottom third of the two papers together.

    •  Using rubber cement, adhere a large craft stick in between the two pieces of paper and glue the rest shut using rubber cement.

    •  Cut each corner of the programs using scalloped scissors to finish them off.

  3. photo by Rome Beauty Photography

    Cara & Brian's Super-Simple Ceremony Booklets


    What You Need:
    • 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white card stock, folded in half width-wise, with the program lineup*

    • Chocolate-brown ribbon (about 1/2")

    • Single hole puncher







    How to Make Them:
    • With the program folded in half, punch two holes about 1/2" from the fold and about 2" to 3" from the top and bottom edges.

    • Loop the ribbon through the holes and tie in a bow.

    * On the computer, lay out your paper so that pages 1 (the cover) and 4 (the back of the program) are printed on one side and pages 2 and 3 (the inner pages) are printed on the other.

  4. photo by Azul Photography

    Amy & Matt's Funky Cherry Red and Lime Square Programs


    What You Need:
    •  10" x 20" piece of lime green card stock, folded in half width-wise to create a 5" x 5" square cover

    •  4" x 4" piece of white paper with your names and wedding date*

    •  2 (4" x 4") pieces of white paper with the ceremony lineup**

    •  Red ribbon (1/2" thick)

                                                                                        •  Glue or rubber cement



    How to Make Them:
    •  Adhere the 4" x 4" piece of paper with your names and date to the front of the 5" x 5" cover using glue or rubber cement. Let dry.

    •  Open the lime green cover and adhere the first and second pages to the inner lime green program pages using glue or rubber cement. Let dry.

    •  Once everything has dried, loop a length's worth of ribbon around the outside of the program booklet and tie it in a bow.

    *  Print out four covers on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. Trim each one down to a 4" x 4" square.

    **  On the computer, lay out 2 (4" x 4") squares on an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of paper. From there, arrange your wording so that your program lineup fits within the two squares. Print and trim down to create 2 (4" x 4") square program pages. 

  5. photo by Marie Clark Photography

    Christy & Kevin's Toile Programs

    What You Need:
    •  12" x 12" sheet of toile-printed card stock printed with the program lineup on the blank side

    •  Brown ribbon (about 1/2" thick)

    •  Single-hole puncher










    How to Make Them:
    •  Fold toile paper in half.

    •  Punch two holes about 1/2" from the fold and about 2" to 3" from the top and bottom edges.

    •  Loop ribbon through the holes and tie in a bow.

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