So like many of the other things I made for my wedding, this inspiration probably came from Pinterest or Etsy. Many of the crafts I find on Etsy are fantastic, but pretty pricey, and so I try to make them myself. I kinda understand the price, because a lot of work and time can go into things once you start.
The wedding program was kind of a last minute thought for our wedding, I honestly hadn't really planned on it, but decided that it would be a nice thing for people to look through and at least use as a fan if necessary.
Most of Josh's wedding party was from Florida too, so many of our guests didn't know them, so it was a nice way to at least introduce names....
We also had a few unique readings for our service, and thought it would be nice to provide the names and authors of the readings so people could follow along.
Once I had all my pages done I was ready to sew!
I used my standard needle in the machine, and put some nice green thread in to match our color theme. You could also selected a zig-zag pattern for the stitch which would create a nice looking design element if you wanted.
Stack your pages up in order, and run it through starting about 1/4 inch from the edge of the paper booklet and ending about 1/4 inch from the edge.
Cut your ends, and now you have a booklet.
Lastly is the burlap ribbon. For this we took an blank brown cover as a template, and using the burlap ribbon with a wire inside, molded it to the cover, then behind the label placed a dot of hot glue to secure the ribbon together and also attach the label. Let it dry for a second and then slide it off your template and onto the program.