Laura and Jason’s wedding day paper goods have gone off to print. I designed table numbers, a menu, a program and a welcome letter for them to coordinate with their wedding invitations. I kept the same “feel” as their wedding stationery wardrobe so that they could create continuity of design throughout their engagement and wedding day celebration at the Chicago History Museum.
I totally love this easy-to-print layout for a program. We used an 8.5×11 sheet of paper. We put three program covers on one sheet. *Note: if you do this (three cover on one sheet) format, you will not need as many cover sheets printed as you will need insert sheets printed. I have had many-a-bride print the same number of each and in turn have enough covers left over to wallpaper a bathroom!*
We put all three insert pages on one sheet, printed and cut the page twice – like the layout image above. Remember to print one program per guest, not one program per household like you did for your wedding invitations. I think every wedding guest should have a wedding ceremony program in hand during the ceremony. A rule of thumb: you’ll need to print approximately twice the amount of programs as the amount of wedding invitations you sent out.
There are many, many, many additional paper products that are possible to print for your wedding day. When you’re planning your wedding you need to keep these pieces in mind when you are working on your wedding stationery budget. It is completely possible to spend almost as much on “day of wedding” paper goods (or in many cases more than!) what you spent on your wedding invitation suite.