Super awesome, brightly colored, interactive program wheels #DIY#programs October 18 2011 | Guest post by Elizabeth Jancewicz Elizabeth Jancewicz keeps supplying us with both colorful and creative wedding ideas. Here's another one that's gonna inspire you and your eyeballs. My husband and I hand-made all our programs and I'm super excited about them. And so ladies (and some gentlemen) I present you with our super awesome, ultimate, colourful interactive programs: So how about some more pictures and a little explanation of how we made them? Here's my beautiful future husband, showing them off. We put them together so that no two programs match in colour schemes. Related Post DIY wedding bookmarks are easy to make and have SO many uses! Bookmarks are a small canvas for expressing yourself. Typically only a few square inches, there’s still plenty of room for information and illustration. Whether you’re... Read more So what we did with these programs is, of course, have our names and wedding date on the very front, and then the wheel tells who all is in the wedding; turn the wheel towards "Ordained Minister" and the window shows "Jimmy 'Yes, he went to seminary' Dutton." We gave everyone in the wedding awesome inside joke nicknames. We had a blast coming up with all of them, and I'm guessing lots of guests will enjoy going through them (though especially those actually in the wedding). Then on the back we printed up pockets with the actual "Schedule of Festivities." Then inside each pocket is a square sheet of paper, instructing our guests to use the blank side to write us a message, and we'll use that in place of a guestbook! Not bad, hmm? To be honest, I am very proud. To make our programs I designed this top wheel with a window in it. I also designed this slightly larger wheel. They'll connect in the middle with a brad, and guests will then get to turn the wheel to see who will be our flower girls, etc. After we attach the wheels, we glued this pocket to the back of the whole thing, with the actual schedule of the ceremony. Then, we stuffed one of these square slips of paper into that pocket (two printed on a page). I printed out enough to make about 200 of these in bright colourful paper, and then my family and I all sat around one evening watching The Lion King (awesome movie, am I right?!) and cut them out. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Elizabeth Jancewicz Elizabeth and her future husband are a bit of a mini creative team: he's a piano player/song writer and, when she's not teaching art, Elizabeth goes on tour with him, playing and singing and doing an entire oil painting during the set. Their plan is to do that full-time after their wedding. http://elizabethjancewicz.wordpress.com PREVIOUS Heidi & Kurtis' Celtic monk elopement dream wedding in Ireland NEXT Discounted, full-service catering for ANY style of wedding from Seattle's Shooby Doo Catering Show/Hide comments [ 27 ] What a really wonderful idea! Fun, and they give all the information AND help with the guest book! Perfect! 6 agree Reply Those are amazing 🙂 1 agrees Reply Wow! They are so cool! I bet your guests loved them. I certainly do! Nice job! Very creative! 1 agrees Reply i LOVE these! would you mind if i used the idea for my programs? I'm having my ceremony in a movie theater and i could make those into a movie reel! love these!! =] 2 agree Reply Of course! Please feel free. We already had another friend use the idea for her business cards! http://astronauthead.tumblr.com/post/10526700478/my-first-small-creative-project-post-moving-to 2 agree Reply These are SO great! I think they'd really make the guests feel like they know more about the bridal party too (and therefore the couple/wedding). Thank you for sharing! 1 agrees Reply love-love-love… I may also 'borrow' this idea for my programs… Shocked and amazed by it!!! 1 agrees Reply This is so awesome!!! I just might have to do this!!! Reply These are absolutely amazing! I may have to "borrow" this idea for my own ceremony. Inspiring! Reply Is it okay if I use these as inspiration for our programs too??? 1 agrees Reply Please feel free, I'm glad I could inspire you! 3 agree Reply Thank you! 🙂 1 agrees Reply Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I am going to try this. We are getting married in Vegas and these would be super cute as poker chips! Reply Thanks for such a great idea! I think we may borrow this idea as well for our wedding in a few months. Thank you! Reply This is amazing! I'm just wondering what program you used to make them? Reply Program? I didn't use any program. Reply @Elizabeth, did you draw a master copy and then copy/print onto different colored paper? That's what the process looks like to me. You have great handwriting! Reply Yes, that's exactly what I did. And thank you! Reply By any chance since you're letting people use this isea- do you have a template? =) 4 agree Reply thank you for sharing, I plan to make wheel invitations for my sons 2nd birthday party. He loves cars, but really just anything that has wheels or moves in a circular motion i.e. helicopters, bikes…been looking for a unique invitation idea that I could make myself Reply how did you cut the circles perfectly? Reply These are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing! 🙂 Reply These are amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Reply These are amazing !!! I think we have finally found our program inspiration. ( bonus, they remind me a little of the hilarious "Things to do instead of doing It" wheels that were used for sex ed that my friends and I always got a good laugh out of. Though I bet your wedding programs are a lot more useful.) Reply These are absolutely fabulous. Do you mind if I use them as well? I think our guests would really get a kick out of this if we themed them just right! Reply I'm curious about how you designed these. Did you draw everything by hand or do it on the computer? I'm very interested in using this for my wedding in May! 🙂 Reply good morning! these are so festive!! would you mind sharing the type of paper you used? i would love to replicate these for my daughter's wedding but don't want to use flimsy paper. thanks so much for sharing your creativity. liz Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.