From the “I Do’s” to Happily Ever After, create a perfect keepsake wedding program through Canva
Planning a wedding is notorious for being quite stressful, and they often end up costing more than they should. It doesn’t have to be that way though. With Canva, save on the money and time it would take to hire a graphic designer and instead create your own fully-customized, perfectly personalized wedding program. Regardless of your wedding theme – be it rustic chic, vintage, Tuscan or inspired by Harry Potter – you can intuitively create a design that matches the theme.
Take your pick of Canva’s collection of professionally-designed templates. From there, you can edit as much or as little as you want using Canva’s intuitive design interface. In a few minutes, you’ll have the perfect Wedding Program for your big day, freeing you up to focus on all the other important stuff!
Launch Canva in desktop or mobile. Find the home page and search for the “Wedding program” design type. Start from scratch with a blank page or browse templates for inspiration.
Need some direction? In Canva’s library you’ll find a template for every wedding program theme, from colorful and floral to pastel and classic. Click on the template that calls you like to make it yours.
Get creative with millions of stock photos, images, illustrations, icons, borders, frames and other graphics. Add text boxes and choose your font style. Explore color schemes and backgrounds.
For a more personal touch, upload your own images, photos or artwork. Mix and match elements from different templates. Rearrange and resize elements until you have the perfect layout.
Share online or save your wedding program as a print-ready PDF. Make high-quality print copies through Canva Print and have them delivered to your door.
Wedding budgets can run out of control, which is why it is good to know you can still get some things done for nothing. With heaps of free templates, images, fonts and other cool design elements to choose from, you are spoilt for choice. Premium design elements like images or icons are only at $1 for each one time use. Designed by our team of in-house designers they could be just the inspiration you need. Then drag and drop, tweak a font here, adjust a color there and before you know it you’ll have your very own personalized wedding program.
Creating a wedding program is a way of thanking everyone who made it possible, letting guests know who’s who in the wedding party and what they can expect from the day ahead. It is also the perfect keepsake for your day. Make sure you have all the right information in your wedding program by using the “Share” button to email your work in progress directly to anyone who needs to input. Invite them to edit, comment and get it looking just so.
Not a fan of a cookie cutter wedding? We aren’t either. Making your wedding program totally different is as easy as uploading your high res photographs, designs and illustrations. Not only is it free, once they are in Canva you can use them as many times as you like.
Don’t have ready photos? That’s okay, Canva’s amazing media library – containing more than a million stock images, icons and illustrations – has you covered. Browse through various categories or search for specific images. Whatever it is you need, Canva’s media library contains only high quality design elements so your design will always look good, whether on print or on screen.
A wedding program should include the basic information like the date, time and location of the wedding; the names of the bride and groom to be; the names of other people in the ceremony; a few lines to welcome guests; an outline of the proceedings; and details about the celebration afterwards.
Many wedding programs are simple but elegant, with a classy font detailing the names of the bride and groom to be, the time and location of the wedding, and the proceedings, and printed on a single page of high quality paper.
A popular wedding program size is 4 inches x 9.25 inches, as the longer length adds a touch of elegance. Other common sizes are 4 inches x 6 inches, 8.5 inches x 5.5 inches, 4.25 x 11 inches and 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches.