The Best Cheap Wedding Programs Ideas + DIY Tips

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Planning a wedding involves considering numerous small details, including wedding place cards. These cards are crucial for helping guests find their seats, simplifying the seating process, and adding beauty to the reception decor. This article discusses various aspects of wedding place cards, including types, tips for choosing and using them, and how to make your own.


Brides Often Ask

What should be included in the wedding program?

The wedding program should include the names of the bride and groom, the date and location of the wedding, the order of events, the names of the wedding party, the names of the officiant, any readings or music selections, and any acknowledgments or thank you messages.


DIY Tips for Cheap Wedding Programs

If you want to leave a personal touch on your wedding, DIY wedding programs are perfect. From booklets, to fan programs, and newspapers to pressed foil, there’s a common template to make them. So, if you’re the creative kind, see how to make wedding programs below.


  • Your choice of color of cardstock depends on your wedding theme, style, and the kind of program you want to make.
  • A printed white paper with your names and wedding date
  • A calligraphed white paper with your wedding ceremony lineup
  • Artist Glue or rubber cement
  • Wedding ribbons the color of your choice (optional)
  • Scallop scissors


  • Fold up the cardstock into 5″x 5″ covers
  • Take the white paper containing the name and date, cut it into 4″x4″, and glue it to the front.
  • Adhere to the leaves of the program lineup inside the cover and lock in with glue or rubber cement. Leave to dry.
  • Once they’re dried, loop a length of ribbon outside of the booklet and tie it in a bow.
  • Print out 4 identical covers on an 81/2″x11″ piece of paper. Trim everything down to 4″x4″ squares with care, so that it accommodates your programs.
  • Put a perfect finish to it by cutting each corner with scalloped scissors.


Ideas for Creating Wedding Programs:

  1. Use templates
    Templates are an excellent way to create beautiful wedding programs without spending a lot of money. You can find many free templates online, or you can purchase them for a small fee. Templates also allow you to personalize your wedding programs to match your wedding theme.
  2. Make a fan-shaped wedding program
    A fan-shaped wedding program is an elegant and unique way to present your wedding program. You can create one by printing your wedding program on a fan-shaped paper and attaching a wooden stick to it.
  3. Make a pocket-style wedding program
    A pocket-style wedding program is a fun and creative way to present your wedding program. You can make one by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting a pocket in it. You can then insert your wedding program inside the pocket.

Wedding programs only cost as much as you can afford. You don’t have to trade class and elegance because you have a small budget. There are cheap wedding programs that are beauties to behold, while they are timeless. There are also refreshing designs from booklets to trifold programs, fan programs for summer weddings, and favor bags wedding programs. Etc. And, if you want to DIY your wedding programs, find our helpful tips in the post.