Post # 1
I bought a package of fans (25% off at Michaels right now) for the outdoor dinner portion of the evening. If you had fans of any style, did people use them? Did they take them home?
I don’t plan to have 1 per guest or anything, but I thought they might be a nice touch with the forecast creeping toward 90 degrees. Am I wrong?
How did/are you displaying your fans?
I got these folded wooden ones:
Post # 3
As a guest, I would be extremely grateful if the bride and groom provided fans in such a situation – 90 degrees is pretty hot, especially in a room full of people. I say go for it.
EDIT: Sorry, just realised it will be outdoors, not in a room full of people. It’s still hot though, I still think you should do it.
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
If I don’t get a fan then I fold up the program so I can use it as a fan.
Post # 5
@beachbride1216: +1. I am folding right there with you. I’m definately going to be making our programs in a fan format for the wedding.
Post # 6
@beachbride1216: When I’ve gone to places, not just weddings, I use the program to fan myself too.
@jmarvellous: We’re going to be providing fans if we get an outdoor venue (as it will be in the summer and it might be hot texas).
Post # 7
I got a bunch of plain white paper fans. I bought them long before I knew how warm it would be, but for an outdoor event, we had to be prepared for anything. Its a good thing we had them, as it was in the middle of crazy heat wave. So yes, people used them. In our guestbook, we had a page that asked “what were you really thinking during our vows,” and one person wrote “wow its hot,” and the next person wrote “but at least we had fans!” 🙂
We had them in a big basket, and passed them out as people arrived, along with the programs.
I have a whole bunch left. If anyone is interested, send me a PM. Pay just for shipping, and they are yours.
How we displayed them.
Darling Husband using one during the homily.
Post # 8
I was at a friends wedding 2 years ago, in Baltimore after the hurricane. No power, no AC and those fans were AWESOME. They really held up and I still have mine.
Post # 9
@EastMeetsBarn: Your basket is so cute!
Our ceremony is indoors, at least, so maybe it will be cooling down by dinnertime. Somehow, I doubt it. At least people will have cold drinks to go with their fans (15-18 fans for 30-40 people, about 1/2 Texans).
Post # 10
Not to threadjack, but I’ve been toying around with this idea for a while. We’re doing a semi-DW to an area that’s hot during the day, cooler at night. I’m guessing ppl might use these for other days on the trip even if they don’t have to use them for our ceremony. Might be a good welcome bag item.
Where have ppl gotten good fans for not too much money? If you don’t mind saying- how much did you pay for how many fans? Did you decorate them or just leave them as they were?
Post # 11
@Shkragoldfish: These were $14.98 on sale for a box of either 15 or 18, I can’t remember; the “silk” ones were the same price. They had smaller paper fans $5 for a box of six.
You can get them cheaper online, I think, but my wedding is in a week!
Post # 12
I think fans are a great idea. It really does help. I would be grateful to have one.
Post # 13
@EastMeetsBarn: How many fans do you have left? I might take those off your hands! =)
Post # 14
I think so! I got the silk fans from thekont.com for my outdoor wedding (hopefully it doesn’t rain and they won’t be for naught…), and I really hope people like/use them. I went to a wedding last August in a church without AC, and it was probably 110 degrees throughout their hour long mass. Their thin paper program was useless. I was sweating profusely, and it was so uncomfortable. I really don’t want that for my guests. So, I’m sure if it is hot, the guests will be thankful they have a fan!
Post # 15
@SupermansSweetheart: I have 28 fans. I’m sure they’d fit in one of the flat rate USPO boxes. Let me know if you want them. We have a whole bunch of wedding stuff left over that we’ll never use, but yet I don’t want to throw away. If anyone else could get some use out of them, I’d be happy to pass them on. Need any red, pale yellow, and papaya colored paper lanterns with LEDs and batteries to light them? ;-P
Post # 16
My fans follow me everywhere with cameras. I can usually get some of them to wave palm fronds.