Back in the day, wedding guests were left guessing as to when scheduled events were going to happen. Guests would have to speculate on the timing of events based off their experiences from previous weddings. Well thanks to a new wedding protocol, those days of wedding schedule guessing are long gone!
The new wedding practice, sweeping the printing presses, is called Order of Service. Order of Service is a basic handout that lists the itinerary for your special day. These handouts are a simple way to inform your guests of what to expect and when to expect it.
The design of the Order of Service handouts can range from being fun and festive to classic and fancy. The handout can match your wedding theme or stand apart, while striking a separatist tone. It is a wonderful way to define the vibe of your wedding day.
In addition to being an event guideline, it is also a wonderful keepsake for your guests to take home. Because this handout can become a keepsake, some couples have taken the Order of Service handout to a whole new level with added features, like adding confetti. Below are some amazing examples of Order of Service handouts.
We love this simple and charming linear timeline design by Olive Weddings. The illustrated design provides a quick glance break down of the day’s wedding events.
This design by Paper Chain Wedding Stationery is similar to the top down outline style of a high class restaurant menu. This design lends itself to a clean, clear cut framework of the wedding day’s events.
When it comes to keepsake ideas this Order of the Day handout from Nulki Nulks takes the cake! Or should we say fan! The paddle fan handout serves a dual function. It not only lets the guests know the schedule but also keeps them cool in the process. How cool is that!
For a more elaborate Order of the Day, this confetti stuffed handout will really impress your guests. The handout provides an easy way to distribute confetti which adds to the end of ceremony festivities. We especially love this confetti Order of the Day by Kath Ruth Romey. The bi-colored drawstring and parchment bag give it a whimsical, rustic feel. Be sure to check with your wedding location prior to use confetti as some places do not allow it. Lavender seeds, bird seeds and specialty made eco-friendly confetti are some accepted common substitutes.
While a professionally printed confetti Order of the Day may not be in the budget. This DIY confetti Order of Day might just fit the bill. BOHO Weddings provides a simple, step by step directions on how to make the show stopping piece yourself.