I've toyed with a bunch of different ideas for programs. I was originally going to go with the simple tri-fold program.
It would be really simple. I could design and print them myself. No cutting or hassles. But, I thought it just looked too plain.
I saw the fans/paddles and liked them.
But, I just didn't think they fit the idea I was going for.
Then I found the layered look. I really liked it. It kind of went with the them from our pocketfolds (layers of information).
I really like the way they look. They're cute and elegant. However, when I did a mock-up of them, I realized just what a pain in the rear they were going to be. I've got enough on my plate right now. I don't want to add a complicated program to that list.
So, I've been going back and forth and trying to figure out what I should do. I started doing image searches of trifold programs. First, I came across this one:
I thought it looked really cute (plus, it's in navy!). I liked the idea, and the layers. I still wasn't completely sold, though. So, I kept looking.
Then, I came across this:
Of course, this isn't actually a program; it's an invitation suite. But, it came up during my search for "trifold wedding programs." I almost skipped right over it. But, then I thought, why not use envelopes for the programs? I really fell for the idea. I could do a relatively plain trifold program, but then put it in a snazzy envelope with maybe some ribbon around it (like the photo above with the ribbon and layers).
I have found some places online with navy #10 envelopes for fairly cheap. Ribbon is relatively inexpensive as well. And, I know that I can just order brochures from Vistaprint for the programs. I can just wait for a good freebie sale (right now they have 25 brochures free, but I'd like to wait a bit to see if I can get a better deal... I know sometimes they have 50 or more free!). Then I can just pay for shipping.
So, there you have it. I can cross one more thing off of my to-do list for the month (decide on a program design).