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WEDDING PROGRAMS


Wedding ceremony programs are often neglected when purchasing other stationary for the wedding however, it is actually a very important part of the wedding ceremony! A wedding program introduces the bridal party, the parents of the bride and groom, and explains the order of service. If you purchased your wedding programs at the same company as your wedding invitations you can create the programs to match your unique wedding invitations. For example, if you used a monogram on your wedding invitations, you can incorporate this on the front of your wedding programs or use the same ribbons on your programs as the ones used on your wedding invitations. Including a watermark photo of the church you are getting married at on the front of your program can further customize your wedding ceremony program.

For something different, try introducing each bridal party member with a catchy phrase that represents them! For example, under a hockey fan groomsmen’s name you can write, “go leafs go”, and under a shopaholic bridesmaid’s name, you can write, “shoes, shoes, shoes.” If you are finding that you have more text than a standard two page program, you can purchase trifold wedding programs to give you an extra page to work with. If you are crafty, you can order blank wedding programs rather than printed wedding programs. Ordering a do-it-yourself wedding program pieces may help save money especially if you require multiple pages.

Your wedding program stationary can be very creative if you use different shapes, textures and styles of paper. Tea length wedding programs can be very unique and easy to make. You can simply print on a regular letter size paper, and fold it length wise. For an added touch, you can tie a ribbon around the program, or at the side of the program to keep it closed or just add a decorative touch.

Be sure to use the same paper for your programs as your wedding invitations to keep the theme consistent. Even simply using the same font style and colour from your wedding invitations will help match them up and have your guests talking about the beautiful wedding stationary!

If you are getting married at a catholic church, be sure to show a copy of your program to the officiating priest as some churches will need to approve the program wording before it goes to print! Some of the key elements to include on the over are the name of the bride and groom, the location of the ceremony and the date it will take place.

The exact wording for your wedding program will depend on your ceremony. Your wedding program text can be one of the more difficult parts to come up with when making your wedding program. Below are some sample wedding programs to give you a brief idea.

Standard Wedding Program Format:

Officiant
Rev. Ralph Taylor

Organist
Sharon Beckstead

Bride’s Parents
Darryl and Barbara Buchanan

Groom’s Parents
Ken and Ann McKenzie

Wedding Party

Maid of Honour Best Man
Nicole Benedict Simon Ellison

Bridesmaids Groomsmen
Jody Wilson Benji Dempsey
Georgi Aguirre Sacasa Neal

Ushers
David Buchanan
Jason Rickert


Processional

The Welcome

Lighting of the Unity Candle

Hymn
Hark the Herald Angels Sing - Hymn # 48

Reading by Catherine Cafferty

The Marriage

Declaration of Marriage

Lighting of the Unity Candle

Signing of the Register

Canon in D – J. Pachebel

Prayer and Benediction

Recessional

Catholic Wedding Program:

Janice & Eric

CELEBRANT
Reverend Canon Dr. Kenneth Fung

ASSISTING CLERGY
Reverend Erin Dewhirst


PARENTS OF THE BRIDE
Eddie Lo
Catherine Lo

PARENTS OF THE GROOM
Jong Hwan Choi
Jae Won Choi
MAIDS OF HONOUR
Nirupa Gangam
friend of the bride

GROOMSMEN
Roy Choi
brother of the groom
Elaine Lo
sister of the bride
Darren Lekkerkerker
friend of the groom


Lesley Lo
sister of the bride

Luc Lafleur
friend of the groom

Tammy Berman
friend of the bride

ORGANIST
Andrew Ager

Rajesh Mohare
friend of the groom

Brian Huen
friend of the groom
ORGAN PRELUDE

PROCESSIONAL
(Please Stand)
Trumpet Voluntary, J. Clark
Trumpet Tune and Air, H. Purcell

HYMN
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

GATHERING OF THE COMMUNITY

THE PROCLAMATION OF THE WORD

FIRST READING
Read by Melinda Ho, cousin of the bride

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians (13:4-8, 13)


SECOND READING
Read by Gordon Goldthorpe, friend of the groom

Reader The Lord be with you. (Please stand)
All And also with you.
Reader The Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark (10: 6-9).
All Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife;
And the two will become one; so they are no longer two, but one.
Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.

Reader The Gospel of Christ
All Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

SERMON
by Reverend Canon Dr. Kenneth Fung

EXCHANGE OF VOWS

GIVING & RECEIVING OF RINGS

HYMN
All Things Bright and Beautiful, C. F. Alexander

PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Read by Lara Tiqui, friend of the bride


THE LORD’S PRAYER

BLESSING OF THE MARRIAGE

THE PEACE


SIGNING OF THE REGISTER
Canon in D Major, J. Pachelbel

DISMISSAL

RECESSIONAL
Water Music Suite No. 2: Alla Hornpipe, G.F. Handel




To our parents…
We thank you for your constant love and guidance.
You have made us who we are today
and have reminded us to always believe in ourselves and to fully embrace life.
We are forever grateful.

To our brothers, sisters, family and friends…
You have been with us through our toughest and happiest of times,
always with your continual support and love.
Your presence here today has made this special occasion
a joyful, beautiful and memorable one.


Janice & Eric

Jewish Wedding Program:

The Celebration and Uniting of

Christine Marguerite Talbot

and

Michael Robert Falk


Officiants Father Joseph Horrigan
Rabbi Michael Oppenheimer

Standing under the Chupah

Parents of the Bride Melvyn Talbot
Rose Talbot

Parents of the Groom Tom and Barbara Steenerson

Maid of Honor Sandra Chin

Bridesmaid Sonja Salmon

Best Men Marc Adams
John Coleman


Participants

Grandmother of the Bride Marguerite Talbot

Sister of the Bride Melissa Talbot

Brother of the Bride Marvyn Talbot

Sisters of the Groom Debbie Janik
Jodi Regelsky




Seating of the Grandmother Music

Processional of Attendants

Presentation of the Bride Music

Introduction and Address Rabbi Michael Oppenheimer

First Reading (Corinthian 13:1-8, 13) Melissa Talbot

Second Reading (Song of Songs 8:6-7, 6:3) Debbie Janik

Exchanging of Vows & Rings Father Joseph Horrigan

Blessing over the Wine Rabbi Michael Oppenheimer

Remembering Loved Ones Father Joseph Horrigan

Lighting of the Unity Candle Father Joseph Horrigan

Signing of the Marriage Contract Music

Breaking of the Glass Rabbi Michael Oppenheimer

Recessional Music