Not so. How the heck, I eventually wondered, did I number the pages of my computer document so they'd come out in the right order when folded? How could I explain the guidelines for receiving communion in a sensitive way? And how could I possibly condense readings, song lyrics, information, the wedding party, reception directions, and beyond into just a few pages?
I wish I'd known Claire two years ago. Until last month, we were strangers, but this sweet reader recently sent me three wonderfully informative programs she designed for friends' weddings, completely out of the blue and straight from her generous heart! Here's Claire's take:
Many of my husband's and my guests weren't Catholic when we got married, so we made our program a "guide to the Mass" along with giving all the typical info. Since then, many of our guests have asked me to duplicate our program, with various emphases, for them, and we've done it as their wedding gift. Several priests have read through them.
I learned the hard way what a pain it can be to design the perfect program, so I'm incredibly, gratefully excited to share these with you today! Click here to access three versions of the program. You should be able to download and edit them for fonts and content. Thanks so much, Claire!
Do you have any other program or Mass planning advice? Share it in the comments, and if you missed Mandi's post on kindly explaining Catholic wedding traditions to family and friends, check it out here.
P.S. If you haven't seen Moonrise Kingdom, the movie from whence came the photo above, I can't recommend it enough for your next date night!