Trying to get a wedding planned on a tight budget? One money saving idea is to design and print your own wedding programs using free templates! You can choose from a selection of free wedding program templates below. We’ve provided three templates (as Word documents) here, and we’ve even got some ideas on how to help you customize it! (When you click on the links below you’ll be asked to download a file which contains your wedding program which you’ll save and open in Microsoft Word))
This first free wedding program template is a full color, 8.5 x 11 document that after printing, will be folded in half. It has an Irish theme with a colorful rose bouquet on the cover and a Celtic knot cross graphic on the inside, as well as an Irish blessing (note that the program has the wedding guests reciting the blessing). This program looks especially lovely when printed on cream-colored paper. If you’d like a different theme, though, the graphics and blessing can easily be deleted and you can substitute other pictures and prayers, or poems. Other beautiful fonts available in MS Word (besides those in this template) are Bradley Hand, Edwardian Script, Fine Hand, French Script, Harrington, and Kunstler Script, to just name a few! With a little web-surfing, you can find free graphics and pictures to use in the program.
Or you or an artsy friend can provide some of your own photographs, or draw some graphics yourself. Here are some ideas for different programs:
- Cover picture – photo of the bride and groom; inside picture – a Christian cross; blessing – Bible quote, Romans 12: 1-5, or Romans 12: 9-18.
- Cover picture – graphic of fall leaves (for a fall wedding); inside picture – graphic of two wedding rings; blessing – poem about love.
This second wedding program template is very versatile. It’s a simple program with elegant Edwardian Script font and no graphics. It should be printed out as a double-sided document, and then cut in half, so the program is 5.5 x 8.5 in. You can play around with the fonts to find one that suits your style, with no need to worry about finding any pictures or graphics. Some of the fancier fonts (like Edwardian Script) can be difficult to read on a computer monitor, though, so you may want to finalize the text of the program before you start working with the fonts. This wedding program looks beautiful printed on ivory or very light pastel-colored paper.
This third wedding program template is similar to the second template above. It is also designed to be printed out as a double-sided document, and then cut in half, so the program is 5.5 x 8.5 in. This program has a simpler (but still elegant) font, French Script, with some nice corner graphics of daisies. Daisies are flowers that can dress “up” or “down” so you can really have some fun with this template. The daisies will look great with either formal or informal fonts. You could also choose a fun paper color like neon pink or turquoise!
Wedding programs need not be complicated or designed exclusively by a professional graphic artist. Designing and printing your own wedding program is actually a great way to express your own personal style and creativity at your wedding. And it also just happens to be a great way to save you some money!
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