What is an Order of Service?
Whether you’re bidding a loved one a final farewell, having your little one christened or heading down the altar to say, “I do”, an order of service lets guests know the order of the ceremony and is an essential part of the ceremony for letting guests know exactly what the order of events is going to be. Printing your own is the perfect way to add a personal touch.
When Should You Get Your Wedding Order of Service Printing Done?
Most people order their wedding ceremony order of service at around three months before the big day. There’s a lot involved in those final three months planning a wedding, so making sure your order of service wedding booklets are printed and ready can take some of the stress away.
What About Funeral Order of Service Booklets?
For a funeral order of service booklet, we recommend placing an order up to a week before (when possible) to ensure they are printed and delivered on time.
If you need them in a hurry, that’s no problem at all – our folded order of service booklet printing is available with next day dispatch, meaning they can be with you in just two working days.
What Should an Order of Service Include?
Whether you choose to print a booklet order of service or a smaller folded one, filling up all those pages might seem a little daunting at first. To help you out, we’ve made this quick checklist of what you should always include in an order of service:
- The name or names of the people you’re celebrating
- The date
- The venue/location
- A paragraph about the person/couple
- A list of close family members
- A timeline of the day
- Any other locations, for reception or wake, for example
- Readings, poems and hymns
- A thank you to guests at the back
For more information and order of service examples, check out our blog on how to make an order of service. Don’t have a design team? If you’re struggling to get started, you can create your own folded option using our wedding order of service template online today.
What is a Funeral Order of Service Booklet?
A funeral order of service is a short booklet given out to guests at a funeral. It details the order of the funeral service and often includes readings and hymns dedicated to the person being celebrated.
Many people like to take the order of service home after the funeral to cherish as a keepsake, so it’s important to create one that’s personal and professional. instantprint funeral booklet printing is the perfect way to commemorate loved ones. We use the latest printing technology to ensure the highest possible quality, and always use a traditional uncoated paper stock for a classic feel.
Do you Have Wedding Programmes at a Civil Ceremony?
Orders of service are used at both civil and religious ceremonies. However, a civil ceremony order of service may not include the same kinds of readings and hymns that are chosen for church ceremonies. The order of the day is entirely up to the couple, and may include things like poem readings and songs rather than prayers and hymns.
Choose an A5 church wedding ceremony programme for a traditional church wedding – they’re the perfect size for the pews!