First things first. Confession. I haven’t touched an inspiration post in almost 8 months which is borderline insane since I love chasing after anything fabulous. Truth is, after my dads stroke and finding out later that his heart stopped beating, it hasn’t left me inspired at all. Thankfully he is finally recovering after many months of hospital visits but there were days I did want to stop blogging altogether and then by fate or a lucky accident, brides and vendors would contact me telling me how much they love my blog. Seriously? It honestly made my day and then some. Let’s just say a few dozen tissues were necessary. And while I kinda sorta feel like I lost my “blogging way”, today I am inspired by one of my most popular posts — creative wedding programs. It features a little of everything that I love at the moment, including some ridiculously adorable ways to display your programs. While personalizing your wedding day can be a design conundrum that isn’t always budget friendly, I found one fabulous find at The Album Factory that just may make your wedding-obsessed heart go pitter-patter with their magazine-inspired programs. I know, totally amazing! Hope you enjoy!
DOUBLE DUTY //
Let’s face facts. Weddings are insanely expensive which is why I love the idea of having your wedding programs serve multiple purposes. Summer soiree in the middle of the afternoon? Gift your guests a fan that doubles as a program. Maybe you and your future husband are foodies or perhaps your guests just have the munchies, try writing your program info on paper cups that serve popcorn like the adorable idea below!
PERSONALITY FOR DAYS //
I happen to love anything with personality and these programs have style written all over them. The one below is too adorable with the couples “story to the aisle”, perfect for keeping guests entertained until you walk down the aisle. The Album Factory makes the most amazing programs inspired by Magazines, the options are endless for customizing and after receiving one in the mail just recently – let’s just say I am their biggest fan! Remember making cootie catchers in school? Now their becoming increasingly popular for a cute spin on the wedding party and ceremony details.
THE BRIDAL PARTY //
A coloring book that doubles as a wedding program? Hello Genius! …I’m also crushing on anything with illustrations at the moment and having your bridal party with caricatures is a cute way to introduce your bridesmaids and groomsmen to your wedding guests.
CREATIVE DISPLAYS //
Let’s think outside the box for a second (no pun intended with the adorable mail boxes below!) but the way you showcase your programs can turn even the most simple of designs into something to take notice of. Plus if you are having a large wedding and costs are low but you’re a creative bride then try opting for writing your program information on mirror, wood or even poster board.
THE PARTICULARS //
Programs in Wooden Box via Style Me Pretty // Newspaper Program via 100 Layer Cake, Image by Annie McElwain Photography // Wedding Booklet via Love and Lavender // Popcorn Program via BeeBeeBisous, Image by Clane Gessel // “YAY” flag via Every Last Detail // Heart Program via Etsy – Printed Palette Ink //Program Scroll via Style Me Pretty // “Our Story” Programs via Style Me Pretty, Photography by Sarah Kate Photography // Magazine Programs via The Album Factory // Cootie Catcher Program via Etsy – Alchemy Hour Designs // “So You’re Going to Sit Through a Wedding” Program via Style Me Pretty // Watercolor Programs via Tree Space Studio // Wedding Programs/Flags via Etsy – Lily Among Thorns Bride // Wedding Coloring Book Program via Style Me Pretty // Modern Wedding Booklet with Illustrations via Carlie Statsky // Illustative Program on Craft Paper via Wedding Chicks // Illustrative Programs via Style Me Pretty, Photography by PhotoPink NYC // Programs in MailBox via Style Me Pretty // Program on a Tree via Apple Brides // Wooden Sign with Watercolor Florals via Style Me Pretty // Wedding Programs in Suitcase via 100 Layer Cake // Wedding Programs/Door via Capitol Romance