Newspaper Wedding Program

When it came to creating our wedding program, I had three goals: create something that would be memorable, unique, and keep guests engaged during our Catholic ceremony…super easy, right??!

Photo by Spottswood Photography

Photo by Spottswood Photography

After lots of searching, I found inspiration in this creative pamphlet by Off Beat Bride.  I loved the idea of having something fun, sincere, and just a little silly that would let our personalities show through! 🙂

Photo by offbeatbride.com

Photo by offbeatbride.com

Now that I found my Muse, the next step was to expand the idea to include the voices of our entire wedding party; after all, they are some of the most important people in our lives!  Add some bios, the story of how we met, a tribute, and far too much time spent at Office Max, and the Wedding Day Post was born!

What You Will Need

  • Computer Program or Template (I used a google doc template as a base, but I’m sure programs like Adobe Illustrator would work much better.)
  • Paper (I used plain old 11×17 white printer paper, but I’m sure you could find much more creative printing options if you choose)
My brother's girlfriend did an awesome job of handing out the papers to guests as they walked into the ceremony. :) Photo by Spottswood Photography

My brother’s girlfriend did an awesome job of handing out the papers to guests as they walked into the ceremony. 🙂 Photo by Spottswood Photography

What to Include

I wanted to include a little bit of everything into our program, so that even guests of friends and family could get a sense of who were were as a couple.

Our Story

The Front Page (we each have some college pride if you can't tell :)

The Front Page (we each have some college pride if you can’t tell) 🙂

I started off the front page with little bios from Dan and I, information on the ceremony and reception, and snippets of what one could expect to see in the next few pages.

Reception Highlights

The wedding day highlights and trivia was really fun to put together.

The wedding day highlights and trivia was really fun to put together.

I created ‘ads’ for each of the highlights that would be part of the reception.  This was so fun! I also wrote a romantic trivia section, since Dan and I are both big trivia buffs. 🙂

The Wedding Party

Reading bios from our bridesmaids and groomsmen was hilarious!! Our friends and family are so creative, so being able to show off their personalities within the pages was amazing!

The guys had a lot of fun writing these bios.

The guys had a lot of fun writing these bios.

I printed off our newspaper on double-sided 11×17 printer paper, and then stapled and folded each newspaper in half. At first I worried how they would look without any fancy print job, but overall I was really happy with the final result!

I hope this gives you the inspiration to create your own unique program!

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