Top Tips: Wording your Ceremony Booklet

Preparing your Ceremony Booklet can be a daunting and stressful task so we're here to help! A Ceremony Booklet is also known as a full wedding program and normally consists of about 16 pages that details your entire ceremony. A Ceremony Booklet is a really important part of your ceremony and is a lovely keepsake for anyone attending your wedding.

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The first or front page of the Ceremony Booklet is normally kept similar no matter what type of ceremony you're having.

  • Welcome note

  • Couples Names

  • Ceremony Date

  • Ceremony Location

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Following on from this, upon opening the booklet, there will be a brief introduction on the first page of the booklet, which should include details on;

  • The Celebrant 

  • Musicians

  • Participates in the ceremony 

    • Bride
    • Groom
    • Maid/ Matron of Honour
    • Bridesmaids
    • Best Man
    • Groomsmen
    • Parents of the bride
    • Parents of the groom
    • Grandparents of the bride
    • Grandparents of the groom
    • Flower girl
    • Ring bearer
    • Ushers
    • Readers
    • Altar Boys/Girls

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Once you have placed your Ceremony Booklet order placed with us we will send you a template.

This template can be adjusted accordingly to suit your own ceremony and we would always advise that you confirm the structure of your ceremony with your priest or reverent. They may have a particular structure which they feel works best.


Optional Ideas

Usually, we find that the back cover of the order of service is a great place for couples to make and extra special mark, some of our favourite ideas are;

  • Including a heartfelt thank you note to thank your guests for sharing in your special day and to those who helped in all of the wedding preparations!

  • A community blessing, which will be read by your guests to the newlyweds during your ceremony.

  • A poem or prayer to remember loved ones who aren’t able to be at the wedding.

  • If you are getting married somewhere a little bit unique, historic or with special meaning to you a short paragraph on about the ceremony venue would be a lovely idea!

  • Including one of your favourite love poems or quotes will add some romance to your day!

  • Adding a fun timeline of your wedding day is an increasingly popular addition.

  • A custom map from your ceremony venue to your reception venue another idea growing in popularity!

  • Directions to your wedding reception venue and further details if required.

  • A custom monogram with the couples initals.

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All of our Ceremony Booklets can be printed in the same design as the rest of your wedding stationery so it carries through your theme.

See our full selection of Ceremony Booklets here.

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