Our made-to-order programs are printed double sided with a choice of high-quality finishes.
1. Select your quantity, paper finish, and enter any customizations. Each order includes complimentary changes to text, colors, and icons. For additional personalization, we also offer 100% custom designs with our LUXE offering. To learn more, click here.
2. In 24-48 hours, your dedicated designer will reach out to you with a HD proof of your design. Provide feedback and we'll edit up to 3 times prior to sending to printing.
3. Once final approval is received, we will send your custom design to production which takes about 2 business days. Shipping takes another 3-5 business days. Overnight shipping available at checkout for procrastinators :)
We print on the highest quality paper, period.
1. "Vanilla" - Our most popular "feel good" paper with a natural texture and incredibly satisfying matte finish.
2. "Satin" - Our premium paper with an ultra-thick gloss finish is guaranteed to make your guests’ jaw drop.
3. "Velvet" - A ultra soft, silky touch coating that's shine-free with 18-19pt paper thickness.
4. "Gatsby" - Thick, uncoated and naturally textured. So thick (32pt), you get a choice of 10 color seams for us to paint on the vertical edge! Edge painting adds 7 business days to turnaround time.
Curious as to what these finishes feel like? Order our sample kit, and we'll send you all 4 of them!
Can I customize the text on the programs?
Yes! All the text/rituals on the programs are customizable, so your programs will be as unique as your wedding. We’ve done programs for all types of weddings!
We also offer 100% custom designs with our LUXE offering. To learn more, click here.
Will I be able to approve a digital proof before these are printed and shipped?
Within 24-48 hours of you submitting the customizations to us, we’ll send you a digital proof to review. Provide feedback and we'll edit up to 3 times prior to sending to printing.
Where can the programs be shipped?
All prints ship for free to the US.
My event is coming up very soon, what is the quickest I can receive the prints?
The quickest turnaround time is reflected on the date picker you will see before adding your program to the cart. If your event is coming up quickly, be sure to select overnight shipping at checkout.
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BAARAT Parin arrives with his parade of family and friends ending at the entrance where the bride’s family comes out to greet them.
GANESH POOJA At the mandap, the ceremony commences with a prayer to Lord Ganesh, who is the remover of obstacles and provider of good luck. The groom enters the mandap and the Antar Patt (veil) is placed in front of the groom, signifying the separate lives of the bride and groom, which will soon end with their union.
KANYA AGAMAAN Everyone please rise as Krishna enters the mandap.
KANYADAAN & HASTA MILAAP Krishna’s hand is placed over Parin’s as her parents give her away. Parin scarf is tied to Krishna’s saree to symbolize their union. Afterwards, a ceremonial cord is tied around them by their elders to protect them from evil.
AGNI POOJA & MANGAL PHERA With Agni as a witness, the couple performs Mangalphera (walking around Agni) four times, which solidifies their marriage and makes them husband and wife. The four rounds symbolize their journey of life along the four paths of life: Dharma (Obligations and Duty) - Duty to each other, family, and society Aartha (Wealth and Prosperity) - Earning honorably and supporting each other Karma (Deeds) - Unconditional love Moksha (Enlightenment) - Eternally uniting with God through prayers and meditation.
SAPTAPDI The bride and groom perform the Saptapadi (seven sacred steps) near the fire representing the seven vows and promises they make to each other:
1. Together we shall nourish each other, avoid what is harmful to healthy living, and cherish each other in sickness and in health.
2.Together we shall develop physical, mental, and spiritual powers to attain peace, happiness, and spirituality. 3.Together we shall aim to increase our wealth by righteous means, prosper and share worldly goods, and conquer all obstacles that we may encounter.
4. Together we shall acquire knowledge, courage, strength, happiness, and live in harmony with mutual love and respect.
5. Together we shall be blessed with strong and virtuous children and share responsibilities of home and children.
6. Together we shall always be true to each other, work together for prosperity and happiness, and cherish this world.
7. Together we shall strive for longevity and remain life-long partners forever.
MANGALSUTRA, SINDOOR & RING EXCHANGE Along with the ring exchange, Parin gives Krishna a Mangalsutra, a necklace of gold and black beads, reflecting eternal respect and love for her. He then places sindoor (red vermilion powder) along the parting of the bride's hair.
AASHIRWAAD The priest declares the Bride and Groom as husband and wife and blesses the newlyweds with a happy and prosperous life together. He asks the congregation to join him in showering the couple with blessings and good wishes.
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1. Baraat (Groom’s arrival)
Corey and his family and friends will be bringing the party with the dhol (drum) player to take his bride home. Rubina’s family and friends welcome the baraat with fresh flowers and cheer.
2. Bride's Arrival
The bride’s family will enter and then the bride will walk in with her mother and father.
3. The Mahr
The Mahr (Dowry) is an obligatory gift that the bride or the bride's family may request from the groom and the groom's family, which will be offered during the ceremony. It shows Corey’s commitment of responsibility to Rubina as she now will be his family.
4. The Nikkah
The Nikkah ceremony is the central part of a Muslim wedding. Even if the couple has been legally married according to the laws of the land, they are not oficially married under Islamic law until this ceremony is done. The bride's father, or Wali, will ask the bride's consent to be married before giving her away. This is where bride’s father will be placing the responsibility to the groom and passing it down. There is an officiant which is usually an Imam (religious leader). He will give a short sermon before performing the Nikkah ceremony. The couple repeats the word “Qubool" or "I accept" three times before they and their witnesses
sign the Nikkahnama, or Islamic marriage contract, which is read in Arabic. For the Nikkah, there must be a minimum of two male witnesses that can attest to the fact that both the bride and groom say, “I do” or “Qubool” from their own free will. You might see some crying from the bride’s side of the family, it’s normal. It is a very emotional time for the bride’s family and the bride herself as now she is signed under the name of her husband forever. The guests and the Imam will pray for the couple and the couple will hand out favors to the guests for attending.
5. Rukhsati (Final goodbye)
The Rukhsati marks the end of the wedding celebrations. The bride is led out of the hall by the groom and the baraat to a getaway car surrounded by their friends and family. This is where you will see a lot of hugging and crying from the bride’s side of the family. Usually the bride is living in her parents’ house until her wedding day so this final goodbye is very bittersweet. The bride will now be starting her new life with her husband and her new family leaving the one she grew up with. She is now under the care of her husband. That is why usually Muslim or South Asian weddings look sad and somber from the outside. The bride’s father will ask the groom to protect and take care of his daughter.
Processional & Bridal Entrance
Song: How Beautiful - (Twila Paris)
Jason and his parents, Robert and Rose Muller, begin the wedding procession, followed by the family’s flower girls, ring bearers and bridal party.
Jyoti, joined by her parents Ash and Madhu Bhatt, close out the procession. We kindly ask all attendees to rise during the bride’s procession down the aisle.
This includes the Opening Prayer, Penitential Rite and the Gloria. The Introductory Rites have a very important role in any liturgical celebration and especially for the celebration of the Eucharist.
Lighting of Unity Candle Side Tapers (presented by the Mothers of Bride & Groom, Madhu Bhatt & Rose Muller respectively)
The unity candle side tapers are light to symbolize the union of two families.
First Reading : Tobit 8: 4b-8 (read by Kate Miguel)
Responsorial Psalm - Blest are Those Who Love You - Psalm 128
Second Reading: John 4:7-12 (read by Yash Bhatt)
GOSPEL: John 15:9-12
Homily (by Father Abraham)
A homily is a sermon given by the priest after a scripture has been read. The purpose of the homily is to provide insight into the meaning of the scripture and relate it to the lives of the parishioners of the church, specifically for Jyoti and Jason.
Unity Candle Ceremony:
The candle symbolizes the Light of Christ; the same light they received at Baptism and now receive again to lead them in their new life as a couple.
Exchange of Vows
Jason and Jyoti read their personalized vows, proclaiming their commitment to each other as husband and wife.
Blessing and exchanging of rings and coins: The unity coins, or Arraz, is a Filipino wedding tradition that symbolizes the couple's commitment to mutually contribute to their relationship, to their children, and to their community.
Prayer of the Faithful
A petition of prayers is announced for the newly wed couple, their loved ones and the St. Matthias community.
Preparation of the Gifts & Prayer over the Gift (presented by Lino & Helen Olaes)
Music: Here I Am Lord (Schutte)
The bread and wine, and offerings for the poor or for the Church, are presented by the faithful in a procession to the accompaniment of an offertory chant. During this rite of preparation, the Church begins to do what Christ did at the Last Supper: 'he took bread, said the blessing, broke the bread and gave it to them.’
Veil Ceremony (presented by Joe & Louie DiMaggio):
A Filipino wedding tradition; the couple's veil has come to be a symbol of purity. The veil is placed over the shoulders of the couple to symbolize being "clothed as one" in unity.
Cord Ceremony (presented by Ash & Madhu Bhatt):
The decorative silk cord is draped in a figure eight shape to symbolize the love and friendship that bind the couple together and the infinite nature of matrimony.
The solemn part of the mass in which the offering of bread and wine are consecrated as the body and blood of Christ.
Everyone recites the Our Father prayer:
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
The Nuptial Blessing takes place after the bride and groom have exchanged their consent and so have become husband and wife. In this blessing, the celebrant prays for the married couple and asks that God give them special graces, including fidelity, the blessing of children, and a long life together. The prayer is filled with Scriptural allusions, going all the way back to the book of Genesis and its description of the way God created the universe and brought together the first man and woman to be “one flesh”.
Sign of Peace
Within the celebration of the Holy Communion, the sign of peace takes the form of a kiss or handshake while saying “Peace be with you” to those around you. In acknowledgement of COVID-19 health protocols, we simply ask attendees to greet each other with the peace sign.
Song: On Eagle's Wings (Joncas)
All those in the state of grace are invited to receive the sacrament of Communion towards the altar. We kindly ask all other attendees to remain seated until Holy Communion has been fully distributed.
After receiving Holy Communion, the faithful go back to their pews and pray silently for a few minutes before sitting down.
The Mass ends with the priest blessing the congregation and sending them forth to spread the Word of God and put it into practice.
Song: Ode to Joe (Beethoven)
The bridal party makes their way to the back of the church. Following the bridal party, all attendees are invited to exit the front of the church where they will congregate outside of the St. Matthias entrance to wish the newlyweds off to a new journey.