Q&A: Wedding Stationery: Must We Have Programs?
Q: I am having an outdoor, semiformal wedding. I am wondering if it is necessary (and proper) to have a wedding program. My fiance does not want one, and I personally don't care. What is the best thing to do?
A: It's not mandatory to have a program. They're nice mementos for guests and are good places to list who's in your wedding party, thank parents and other important people, and explain any ceremony traditions guests may not be familiar with. They can be as simple as one page printed from your computer if the time and effort involved is your hesitation. But they are not necessary, so the choice is yours. If you don't want one, don't worry about it.