Order of Service booklets
Church booklets are a lovely way for your guests to follow your wedding ceremony, understand traditions and take home a keepsake of your special day.
We can provide stock, design, printing and assembly of these booklets, regardless of the number of pages. If you have done the layout yourselves, just supply us with the print-ready PDFs (make sure that the pages print out in the right order).
See below for the options available, including sample templates you can download.
Option 1: Order of Service booklets with a single sheet insert
On the first page as you open the booklet, we would usually suggest you list the bridal party and any other contributors: readers, ushers etc. The 2 centre pages will then outline the service – it may just be headings/subheadings, names of each part of the service and the people who are reading – in this way your guests can follow along without needing to read every word.
Price for hard cover plus 1 insert is around $4.50, depending on quantity ordered (minimum 20). The price includes all stock, printing, layout/formatting and assembly, and our turnaround from sign-off is usually around 2-3 business days.
Option 2: Order of Service booklets with hard cover and multiple pages
For a longer service or full Mass, it is important to list all the responses and words to hymns so you’ll need a longer booklet. These are usually a cover plus 2, 3 or more sheets of A4 (a sheet of A4 is folded in half and printed back-to-back, so you will get 4 booklet pages from each sheet).
It is not necessary to have one Order of Service booklet per person – most couples will be OK to share; however you should allow for a few extras (which of course is better than not having quite enough). We recommend about 75% of the number of people you’re expecting to attend the service.
Prices for multiple page booklets are dependent on how many you order and how many pages there are inside, but the average is $5.10-$7.50 each, which includes layout, stock, printing, stapling and assembly. If you have a ribbon around the spines, that’s an additional cost. Turnaround is on average 2-3 business days from sign-off.
Option 3: Paper booklet (no cover)
If you need to have the full ceremony printed out but don’t particularly want to have a hard cover for your booklet, a more cost-effective option is to have a “soft cover”, where the entire booklet is printed onto paper and stapled together.
We use quality matte paper and it’s available in white or off-white.
These booklets are printed on the front with the same details that we would print on a hard cover. This can include a graphic and/or a printed border.
Average price for a paper booklet consisting of 3 sheets of A4 is $3.70. The price is dependent on quantity ordered and the number of pages, and photo printing is extra. The price includes all stock, layout, printing and assembly. If you have a ribbon, that’s an additional cost. Turnaround is on average 2-3 business days from sign-off.
For simple “Order of Proceedings” cards instead of booklets, see here.