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We LOVE funny wedding programs, and if you’re having a nontraditional wedding, programs can play a very important role in helping your more traditional guests figure out what’s going on. Here are some unique and creative wedding program ideas for you to borrow from

Ultra cool wedding programs that will WOW your guests

15 ultra chic & stylish wedding programs that will WOW your guests

Look, wedding programs are totally not required. But if you’re looking for a way to showcase your ceremony, wedding party, family members, or cultural/geeky/family traditions in an understandable way, programs are rad. Plus, they’re a super frame-able memento for your happy-sappy heart. This is especially so when they look as shimmery, dreamy, and chic as these stylish wedding programs do.

Some have foil, some are watercolor-y, and some are just plain gorgeous. Plus, y’all know there are FULL suites of invites, save-the-dates, menus, placecards, and wedding websites to match these bad boys.

wedding program newspaper e1707543831338 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

Fantastic and modern wedding programs and how to print them

Want to save some hard cash on wedding paper products like wedding programs? Get them printed yourself! Here are some great DIY modern wedding programs plus tips on how to print them.

Extra extra! Read all about these custom newspaper wedding programs

Very #extra: Read all about these custom newspaper wedding programs

Erin and Tim’s cat-themed wedding was full of things all ailurophiles would love like kitty invites, cat shoes, and kitty cake toppers. But one of my favorite details was their newspaper-style programs. I asked Erin if we could see more and she totally obliged! Here are some details from these amazingly custom newspaper wedding programs…

Best mutts & dresses tried on: a clever wedding program by the numbers

Best mutts & dresses tried on: a clever wedding program by the numbers

Try to figure out your favorite part of this hand-designed and super clever wedding program. Is it the illustrated order of events? The best mutts as a feature? The list of “firsts?” Or is it the details by the numbers (how many dresses tried on, cities explored, photos taken…)? I’ll bet you can’t even decide!

Programs are never required, but damn, when they’re this awesome, they become hard to toss out. I imagine these became mementos and future program inspiration immediately.

Zine wedding program as seen on @offbeatbride #carnival #wedding

This zine wedding program brings the funny to the ceremony

Christina and Michael’s carnival wedding with surprise Elvis officiant had so much going on. I particularly remember their cotton candy machine since I’m hungry. But man, there was a TON of awesome. Go see it. But the one detail that rocks our world is their zine wedding program created by one of their artist friends. We love a good zine, so seeing one as a wedding program is RAD.

Harry Potter meets Star Wars wedding as seen on @offbeatbride

I solemnly swear these DIYed Harry Potter programs are up to no good

We’ve got a geektastic Harry Potter and Star Wars wedding coming up this week, but I seriously couldn’t wait to share the DIYed Marauders’ Map programs made by the bride, Andrea, herself. They took over 40 hours to make by hand and it shows. The Harry Potter programs opened in three different directions to reveal the sequence of events at the ceremony and a special thank you message from the couple.

Are you seeing the footprints pointing at “Processional?” So flippin’ adorable. Fellow Potterphiles: are you not entertained?! Let’s peek at the rest of these Harry potter programs at Andrea and Ron’s wedding. Stay tuned for the rest of the wedding (including floral R2-D2!) later this week…