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Order of Service

Commemorate the occasion properly with our highest quality full colour Order of Service booklet printing. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, a christening or remembering a loved one at a funeral, let your guests know how the ceremony will run with a step-by-step programme.

A stapled order of events booklet is also much more than just a schedule but a personal keepsake that guests can treasure long after the day is over.

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Product Description

No matter the size of your occasion, we offer printed Orders of Services from as few as 25 pieces. You can also choose from 4 sizes including A4, 210mm Square, A5 or 148mm Square on a wide range of paper stocks suitable for every occasion.

For the cover, you can pick from a self-cover where the stock on the outside is the same as the inside, or for a more luxurious feel, we can include a slightly thicker cover of 250gsm, we can also offer 350 gsm uncoated upon request. All of our printed booklets come with free UK delivery as standard.

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Wedding and Funeral Order of Service printing in Staffordshire

Sometimes referred to as a ceremony programme, our order of service booklets ensures everyone knows what to expect during the day. They are commonly used for funerals, weddings and christenings to outline each stage of the ritual including hymns that will be sung and words said by the minister. When printed to a high standard, they can make beautiful keepsakes and can even be framed at a later date to commemorate the occasion.

Order of service booklets can also be used for much more than just detailing the steps of your service. You can include photos, poems, hymns, and messages to celebrate the occasion more deeply including thank you messages to those who have helped organise the event and details about the reasons behind your song and hymn choices. For those designing a wedding order of service, you may also want to include a run-down of your bridal party and details about the schedule of your reception later on in the day.

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What is a Wedding Order of Service booklet?

Typically they are a step-by-step account of what your guests can expect during your ceremony. They are usually handed out to guests as they enter the venue or put onto seats for when they sit down. Usually in booklet form, they contain a printed order of service including speeches, hymns and messages they can expect to hear. They also make beautiful keepsakes for guests to take home and remember the occasion and help guide your guests through the wedding or funeral or other special day making sure it all runs smoothly.

How many pages is a funeral Order of Service?

There is no set page count or rules to follow we want to make this difficult time as easy as possible. The smallest funeral order of service booklets tends to be 4 pages and usually A5 in size (14.8cm). The page count as well as the design is fully customisable the only rule is that if you have more than 4 pages they follow the rule of 4 for page counts. This has to do with how they are made. Like our folded leaflets the booklets are printed as a larger sheet and are bound along the spine to create a carefully crafted and bespoke booklet.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do you include in an Order of Service?

What to include in a personalised order of service may depend greatly on the kind of ritual you are hosting. A general rule of thumb is to include a run-down of all the important events, speeches and hymns that guests can expect to hear and sing. You can also include the entrance music, introduction speeches, special readings, commendations, blessings and exit music. You should also include a cover that commemorates the occasion properly.

For order of service for funerals, many people choose to include a photograph of the person they are remembering and the dates of their birth and death. Inside you can include details of the eulogy, images and memories of your loved one and a short message or epitaph. For weddings, the cover traditionally includes details of the place of marriage, the names of the bride and groom and the date and time of the ceremony. Inside you can explain the order of the ceremony including the marriage, prayers, and signing of the register alongside thank you messages for those who played a special role in the day.

How should I begin my printed wedding Order of Service design?

Order of service booklets can be designed in whatever way you see fit. Since it is there to commemorate your special occasion, it should reflect you and your partner on your big day or the loved one that you are remembering. Don’t be afraid to include lots of photos and messages to make the layout more special to everyone who sees it. If you are planning a wedding order of service, you also might want to pick colours based on the theme of your day and match shades found on your bridesmaid dresses, in your bouquet or in the pocket squares of the groom’s party.

Once you have decided on your theme, you can download our free design blank templates to ensure that you start your perfect order of service stationery correctly.  It helps when you have the content in mind as this can help with the number of pages needed. Artwork should ideally be provided as a print-ready pdf or high resolution jpgs, in booklet form.

Once we have your artwork files we check that all is correct with your files and we can be sure your order of service will be of high-quality, we move them through to our production queue. Typically most orders are through production in 2-3 working days. If you need your printed funeral of service a little more urgently get in touch with one of the team. When its printed and ready we will then move it to dispatch where we pack them up for send-off via a reputable courier.

Can you design my Order of Services for me?

Absolutely! Planning a big event is time-consuming so let us help you out by designing your order of service leaflets for you. Simply contact us and send your design ideas to our team and we will review it and reply with a quote for the work. We do advise that you give us as much information as possible about your order of service design so we can quote you accurately.

At Print Stafford, we pride ourselves on producing beautiful orders of services to a high standard for many local businesses in Stafford, Cannock, Penkridge, Uttoxeter, Stone, Stoke on Trent and throughout the Midlands. We also have many clients nationwide who benefit from the free delivery and great value service we offer on all our quality order of service booklets.

Artwork Setup Guide

  • Resolution: 300dpi minimum
  • Format: PDF or JPEG
  • Fonts: Outlined or Embedded
  • Bleed: 3mm
  • No printer marks required
  • Colour: CMYK
  • (RGB/Pantones will be converted during proofing)
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