We're having an informal civil ceremony in a hotel. My fiancé thinks we should have an order of service card with the vows printed. Do people normally have an order of service at a civil wedding?
There really are no rules - you can have an order of service for a civil wedding as well as a religious wedding.
If you are having your own vows it might be a nice idea to include a transcript of these. You might also like to add a personal message or poem to all your friends and family, thanking them for sharing this special day with you. Here's just one suggestion of how you can word it.
Name of venue
Service conducted by
The marriage of
Entrance music for the bride...
Signing of the register
Personal message from you and your partner...