Monday, September 21, 2009

DIY Programs - another labor of love

I designed my programs a few weeks ago. I knew I wanted to use the woodgrain paper and incorporate many different images from the wedding theme (i.e. birds, branches, etc). I started designing and came up with a plan.

I would use the woodgrain paper for the covers and cream paper for the pages (i still used a thick card stock because I wanted it to have a hefty feel), I decided to make them 5X7 and I decided I would have 5 pages.

1. Ceremony
2. Wedding Party
3. Music & Lyrics - Adele "Make You Feel My Love"
4. Music & Lyrics - Ingrid Michaelson "Way I am"
5. Thank You

It was really important to me to have the lyrics in the program. My amazing cousin is singing and I chose these songs for their lyrics. I thought it would be cool for the guests to really see what the words are.

Once the pages were printed I cut them all out. Sadly the corners had to be rounded by hand. Once they were all cut I put them in order and punched holes in teh top left corner. I wanted them to be able to fold open.

The pictures show an example with a twin knot holding them together. This was really easy to do. I also purchased brads to try out but definetly leaning towards the knot(get it! tying the knot).

This was a definite labor of love and took a really long time but I know it is worth it. I am already preparing myself to see these in the garbage (because lets be honest who keeps programs forever?!?). Did you spend alot of time on your programs? Was it worth the work?


  1. your wedding is going to be so beautiful! I love the attention to detail!


  2. they look beautiful. i know it was a lot of work but it was so worth it.

  3. Oh my gosh, you are amazing! Love these! = )

  4. These are great! Any way you remember what font you used for the headers?