All you need to know about creating your own order of service
Whether you are planning a christening, wedding or even a funeral, it is important to remember to create an order of service. An order of service lets those who are going to attend what will happen through the entire day. It also becomes a keepsake that they can take home with them.
When you think of them this way and realise just how important they are, it is easy to see why you should take the time to create your own order of service.
But, where do you start? Creating something from scratch, on your own, can be overwhelming, so to help you out, we have put together everything that you need to know about creating your own order of service.
Start with the front cover
Much like many things, when it comes to creating an order of service, you need to start at the beginning. The front cover will usually be visual in the majority of its design. However, there are still some key pieces of information that you need to include. The main thing that you need to remember is:
- The event and the name(s) of who you are celebrating
- The date and time that it is happening
- The venue
So long as you have this information you will have the most part of what you need.
What is going inside?
Once you have the front cover sorted out then it is time to move into the actual contents of your order of service. The type of event that you are holding will have the most impact on how the inside looks and how many pages you will need to have. In the most part, there will be around 8 pages of printing within an order of service. This will cover some of the main points including:
- A paragraph about the person, the child or the couple
- A list of those closest to them, perhaps those that have played a part in the celebration
- A timeline and plan for the day
- Any other locations that need to be visited during the day (such as wake for a funeral)
- Readings, poems or hymns that will form part of the day
- A thank you to those who attended
As you can see, these things will take up space and before you know it you will have plenty of content in your order of service.
Think about layout
The main thing to keep in mind when it comes to creating an order of service is the images that you will use, This could be a drawing that forms part of a design, but will mostly be photos of who you are celebrating.
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