Super awesome, brightly colored, interactive program wheels

Guest post by Elizabeth Jancewicz

Elizabeth Jancewicz keeps supplying us with both colorful and creative wedding ideas. Here's another one that's gonna inspire you and your eyeballs.

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My husband and I hand-made all our programs and I'm super excited about them. And so ladies (and some gentlemen) I present you with our super awesome, ultimate, colourful interactive programs:

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So how about some more pictures and a little explanation of how we made them?

program wheels MG 3604 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)Here's my beautiful future husband, showing them off. We put them together so that no two programs match in colour schemes.

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[related-post align=”right”]So what we did with these programs is, of course, have our names and wedding date on the very front, and then the wheel tells who all is in the wedding; turn the wheel towards “Ordained Minister” and the window shows “Jimmy ‘Yes, he went to seminary' Dutton.” We gave everyone in the wedding awesome inside joke nicknames. We had a blast coming up with all of them, and I'm guessing lots of guests will enjoy going through them (though especially those actually in the wedding).

Then on the back we printed up pockets with the actual “Schedule of Festivities.”

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Then inside each pocket is a square sheet of paper, instructing our guests to use the blank side to write us a message, and we'll use that in place of a guestbook! Not bad, hmm? To be honest, I am very proud.

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To make our programs I designed this top wheel with a window in it.

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I also designed this slightly larger wheel. They'll connect in the middle with a brad, and guests will then get to turn the wheel to see who will be our flower girls, etc.

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After we attach the wheels, we glued this pocket to the back of the whole thing, with the actual schedule of the ceremony.

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Then, we stuffed one of these square slips of paper into that pocket (two printed on a page).

I printed out enough to make about 200 of these in bright colourful paper, and then my family and I all sat around one evening watching The Lion King (awesome movie, am I right?!) and cut them out.

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Comments on Super awesome, brightly colored, interactive program wheels

  1. What a really wonderful idea! Fun, and they give all the information AND help with the guest book! Perfect!

  2. i LOVE these! would you mind if i used the idea for my programs? I’m having my ceremony in a movie theater and i could make those into a movie reel! love these!! =]

  3. These are SO great! I think they’d really make the guests feel like they know more about the bridal party too (and therefore the couple/wedding). Thank you for sharing!

  4. love-love-love…
    I may also ‘borrow’ this idea for my programs… Shocked and amazed by it!!!

  5. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I am going to try this. We are getting married in Vegas and these would be super cute as poker chips!

  6. Thanks for such a great idea! I think we may borrow this idea as well for our wedding in a few months. Thank you!

  7. @Elizabeth, did you draw a master copy and then copy/print onto different colored paper? That’s what the process looks like to me. You have great handwriting!

  8. By any chance since you’re letting people use this isea- do you have a template?


  9. thank you for sharing, I plan to make wheel invitations for my sons 2nd birthday party. He loves cars, but really just anything that has wheels or moves in a circular motion i.e. helicopters, bikes…been looking for a unique invitation idea that I could make myself

  10. These are amazing !!! I think we have finally found our program inspiration. ( bonus, they remind me a little of the hilarious “Things to do instead of doing It” wheels that were used for sex ed that my friends and I always got a good laugh out of. Though I bet your wedding programs are a lot more useful.)

  11. These are absolutely fabulous. Do you mind if I use them as well? I think our guests would really get a kick out of this if we themed them just right!

  12. I’m curious about how you designed these. Did you draw everything by hand or do it on the computer? I’m very interested in using this for my wedding in May! 🙂

  13. good morning!
    these are so festive!!
    would you mind sharing the type of paper you used? i would love to replicate these for my daughter’s wedding but don’t want to use flimsy paper.
    thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

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