Cheap wedding programs are easy to put together if you have access to a computer and a printer. However you don't have to have a wedding program, and there is definately no right or wrong way to write them! If money is tight and you are looking for ways to cut back without anyone noticing then this is a good place - don't have any programs!
However, wedding programs are great if you have a lot of guests and especially if your guests are not familiar with your customs. You can put the order of events, members of the bridal party and all your thank yous, you could even explain different aspects of your wedding. Think of it as a guide to your wedding.
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The front will have your names, dates and location as this will be a special keepsake for you and your guests.
Page 1 can have the order of the ceremony and the readings.
Page 2 and the back page could have your bridal party, your thank yous or details about your traditions.
Your wedding programs don't have to be traditional in their wording, there is no right or wrong way to do this. If you are having a fun and alternative wedding then your wedding programs can reflect that if you want them to.
The above is how to make simple cheap wedding programs, make them more you by adding some extra decorations; it could be a photo of the two of you, the design from your invitations, a hand drawn design , buttons, ribbons - really anything goes!
Your cheap wedding program can come from the stationer printing your invites, to get the best deal try to have them included in the original price, use it as a negotiating tool for them to gain your order.
The cheapest way is to design them yourself, there are a number of online tools or you could use a simple word program to design them. Printing them yourselves will also keep the cost down.
Rather than having the typical booklet style program why not have a single sheet, you could use more expensive looking paper as you would be saving on the cover. You could then roll the programs up and tie with a ribbon in your wedding colors to look like scrolls.
Or you could have a look at how to make wedding program fans.
If you have an artistic friend or relative you could have them design the cover. My father in law drew the church for my sister in law's wedding program in pen and ink, they ended up using the design for their wedding invitations as well.
If you don't fancy making your own, take a look at some of my favorite wedding programs...