- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
So… In searching for what to do for programs I came across alot of examples and decided to make my own. I saw that most of them were 8″x5.5″ (half a sheet of paper-landscape) but I wanted them smaller… primarily for cost purposes so I created my own template to make programs 5.5×4. Here is my final product:
It was pretty simple once I had my template with the right margins (grrrr those margins) lol. I’ve attached my template so you can see how it looked before cut and will attempt to tell you how exactly I made it considering you may have different info/number in your party etc…
1. I created a new word document and set my page to landscape. My starting margins were .3″ all the way around, but I ultimately changed them in the end to top: .24″ and rest: .1″. (See step 4)
2. I first inserted a table that was 2×2, clicked the bottom right corner and dragged to where it looked like I had 4 equal sized boxes (this was the best way I knew how to get 4 boxes in word.)
3. In each box I then put the info that I needed. Top Left: Obviously our names/date/church info, Bottom left:Ceremony Rundown, Top Right: Wedding Party, Bottom Right: Thank you. (The order doesn’t really matter considering they will all be cut but this is the order I did it) And Centered my text in each box.
Note: my “Wedding Party” box was kinda tricky b/c I had alot of info that I had to fit in a small space. For the MOH/Bestman & BM/GM lines I simple started writing my text “MOH” and the “spaced” to wirte “Best man”. I did the same thing for the BM/GM till it looked like the illusion of “columns” was accomplished.
4. After I had all my info I set my margins. I know that’s usually the first thing you do but I wasn’t sure where I needed them considering my wedding party box. My final setting was top .24″ and rest were .1″. You might want to do some trial and error for yourself to see what works for you to have all your info centered where you need it.
You can see the attached template to see what I ended up with.
After getting all that squared away I was able to start actually assembling my programs.. YAY!
My supplies were:
1. Printed Programs
2. Brown Cardstock (our colors are Chocolate/Carolina Blue/White
3. Paper cutter
4. Glue Stick (but I suggest a spray glue… which I will be soon getting to finish the rest of these)
5. Hole Punch (I suggest a hand held one so you can be sure to get your holes where you want them, but I use a large 3-hole hole punch which resulted in more trial and error lol)
Now to assemble them… YAY!
1. I cut my Printed Programs down to size 5″x3.75″. I did this in multiple steps so I would be less likely to over cut. I first cut the sheet in half long ways giving me 11″x4.25″ and then in half short ways to make 5.5″x4.25. I then cut all the squares down to the 5″x3.75″ (this is .25″ cut on each side)
2. I cut my Cardstock to size (which was MUCH easier than the programs themselves). Half long ways and then again short ways making 5.5″x4.25″
3. I then glued my programs onto the cardstock and punched my holes. Note: I glued the program sheets a little closer to the top than the bottom so my holes would line up how I wanted them to. If you use a single hand held hole punch it doesn’t matter how you glue them on b/c you have control of where you punch.. lol.
I was also sure to go ahead and put the pages in the order I wanted them.
Page 1: Names/info
Page 2: Wedding Party (I wanted my guests to know the “who” before the “what”
Page 3: Ceremony
Page 4: Thank you
4. I then cut my tulle into about 1.5″ wide strips short ways off of my roll (see supplies to see how the tulle was wide)
5. From there I “rolled up” my tulle, ran it through my holes, and tied it. Note: when tying the tulle be sure to leave about .25″ inches between the program and the knot so you will be able to turn your pages, if too tight then the pages won’t turn.
Lastly… I cut the excess off the ends of the tulle and had my finished product! YAY!
So there you have it!… I can’t wait to get all these done.. all 200 of them! Woot Woot… I’m thinking that a dinner and fellowship night with my BM’s is at hand =)