I like programs because they’re a nice way for your guests to gauge how long until the bar opens. JOKE! But seriously, your guests like to see who your bestie is, who the best man is, and to be able to put a name to a face. And if they’re not whatever religion/spiritual orientation you are it’s a chance to better understand each element of your wedding ceremony. With that said, I usually advocate for keeping it simple: your names, date, your folks, bridal party, anyone else in ceremony, stages of ceremony, and a thank you at the end.
Place cards and table markers
This couple used all their favorite ski resorts that they’ve been to for the names of the tables. If you’re having flowers, I vote to keep them the main centerpiece and have the table name or number relatively simple.