(Closed) Fans at a warm party — does anyone use them?

posted 5 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Did people use the fans at your wedding?
    Yes, they did! : (15 votes)
    42 %
    No, it wasn't hot enough : (3 votes)
    8 %
    It was hot, but people didn't use them : (0 votes)
    I'm planning to have them just because they're cute. : (1 votes)
    3 %
    I'm planning to have them for practical reasons. : (11 votes)
    31 %
    I don't plan to have them. : (6 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    1014 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • 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
    2440 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @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
    38 posts

     @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
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    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
    6015 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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 # 10
    1772 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    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 # 12
    1299 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think fans are a great idea.  It really does help.  I would be grateful to have one. 

    Post # 14
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    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
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @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
    3256 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    My fans follow me everywhere with cameras.  I can usually get some of them to wave palm fronds.

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