Top Tips: Order of Service or Ceremony booklet, which is right for you?

The most important part of your wedding day is the ceremony. Regardless of the type of service you are having, it’s always a nice touch to have a wedding program showing details of the ceremony. There are 2 options for this; you can use an order of service or a ceremony booklet, and with continuity being such an important part of a wedding a wedding program is the perfect way to set the tone for your day.

Your guests will love to see either, as it is a lovely way to make sure all of your guests feel involved in your ceremony, helps them to understand traditions that you may incorporate in your ceremony and it a lovely keepsake, but which is right for your wedding?


Order of Service

An Order of Service is a brief summary of the service, usually it is flat folded card or a flat double-sided piece. It will usually also show details of the wedding party. To add something a little more personal couples will often choose to add a thank you note or a favoured poem.

An order of service is perfect, for a humanist ceremony, civil ceremony as well as for religious ceremonies.

To get some tips on how to word your order of service, have a look at our wording tips here.


Ceremony Booklet

A Ceremony Booklet will detail the entire ceremony. The booklet will usually be around 16 pages long and will show the entire wording of the ceremony. Details of the wedding party and a thank you note or poem are a very popular addition also. A full ceremony booklet is perfect for a traditional wedding ceremony, particularly as guests like to follow the hymns and prayers.

We currently have 2 options, you can either order the ceremony booklet cover to coordinate with your wedding stationery and add your inner pages yourself or you can let us take the hassle out of the formatting and design the entire booklet for you.

To get some tips on how to word your ceremony booklet, have a look at our wording tips here.

Top Tips:

  • Always check with your celebrant to see if they have a preference of ceremony booklet or order of service.

  • Aim to have your wording ready 6 weeks before your wedding, this is the ideal time to get started on your order of service or ceremony booklet to avoid any last minute panics! 

  • Check our out wording suggestions for your order of service or ceremony booklet to help you get started.

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