Wedding Program Fans

I woke up at 7am this past Saturday, my mind in a whirlpool of wedding programs. I can’t stop thinking about them. Against my will, I’m showing symptoms of being a bridezilla.

Time is ticking, and I still haven’t decided if I want to risk the invitation fiasco and make the programs myself (which may possibly mean I’m doing this until mid-June) or find an economical stationer that will make them for me.

However, I HAVE decided that they need to be wedding program fans, as the wedding is in July and I don’t want my poor guests to faint from the sun. I also don’t want silk fans or palm leaf fans, as I know a lot of the attending men-guests would be embarrassed using such feminine goods. I’ve been scouring the Internet for wedding program fan ideas, and it’s surprisingly limited. Here are some of my favorite designs:

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Ceci New York. I love the rippled edge and use of multiple ribbons.

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Grace Connell Designs. The hand-calligraphy is gorgeous although the curly bracket edge is too Victorian for me.

Unfortunately, Ceci’s prices start at $2000 and I’m sure Grace Connell is about the same, given the work she puts into each piece. My budget is $200, so the missing zero limits my options significantly.

Mr. Tomato suggested this, but I’m not big on the popsicle stick handle. At $2.35 each, they do fit within the budget though…

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And then I came across custom-programs.com!

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It doesn’t look like much in the photography, but the sample that came in the mail was better than I expected. At $3.50 each, it’ll come right around the $200 mark. Still, I could save a lot by doing it on my own. But how does one create those templates?

FINALLY, I found a DIY version. It looks straight-forward enough. Still, all the cutting is fairly intimidating. And I know that at the end of the day, the programs will be discarded, anyway. But $150 is a lot of money! It’s 150 items off the Mickey D menu…

What do you guys think? Should I save $150 by spending 4-6 weeks on it?

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Mrs. Tomato

Location:
Napa Valley
Wedding Date:
July 2007
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    Wedding Programs, Guest @ 1:46 pm

    Ours are a little bit cheaper — the “Julie” Fans are $160.00 for 100 and the “Annsley” ones are a $185.00 for 100. The Julie’s a 8.5″ x 5.5″ and the Annsley’s are 7″ x 7″ square.

    They both arrive assembled. Also, we are happy to send out free samples. Just give us a call, or an email for a sample! Our number is 800-890-1145.

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    sarah, Guest @ 9:46 pm

    Hi! I am also looking for wedding programs. I love the ones your Mr. Tomato suggested. What site can I find those on?

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    Lisa Carrier, Guest @ 12:34 pm

    could you please e-mail me the template for the scalloped fan lcc@btes.tv

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    Tanisha, Guest @ 7:47 pm

    Could you please e-mail me the template for the scalloped fan to tanishamou@yahoo.com

    Thanks in advance

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    Tina, Guest @ 2:07 am

    Can someone please email me the template for the scalloped fan as well? Thanks!
    tdang4@gmail.com

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    Jennifer, Guest @ 1:19 pm

    I just came across http://www.wedding-paper-products.com and the prices for the panel fans are probably the cheapest I have seen besides doing the fans myself. Thanks to everyone for their great advice on here!

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    Program ABC’s « Arizona Mamma, Guest @ 6:10 pm

    [...] typical. The Weddingbee Wiki gave a little bit of info on programs. Mrs. Tomato had a blog about Fan Programs, but it was more about style, not [...]

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    Roni, Guest @ 11:20 am

    If anyone has the template for the last one can you please email it to me

    ronjor03@yahoo.com

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    Amanda, Guest @ 7:11 am

    Hi All! If anyone has the template for the wavy/scallop fan, could you email it to me at amanda.thayer@gmail.com? Thanks!!

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    Not Just Another Program | Shaadi -n- Style, Guest @ 11:56 am

    [...] Fan Wedding Programs. For outdoor summer weddings, weather is often unpredictable.  While you hope it doesn’t rain you also hope it’s not too hot.  Fan wedding programs are a great way to help your guests stay cool while also sharing details about the event. For Indian weddings especially, where wedding programs are essential “references” that help your guests navigate through each step of the ceremony.  I first saw this great idea on Elizabeth Ann Designs and then found great customizable and DIY options on Wedding Bee. [...]

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    Not Just Another Program | Shaadi-n-Style, Guest @ 9:39 pm

    [...] Fan Wedding Programs. For outdoor summer weddings, weather is often unpredictable.  While you hope it doesn’t rain you also hope it’s not too hot.  Fan wedding programs are a great way to help your guests stay cool while also sharing details about the event. For Indian weddings especially, where wedding programs are essential “references” that help your guests navigate through each step of the ceremony.  I first saw this great idea on Elizabeth Ann Designs and then found great customizable and DIY options on Wedding Bee. [...]

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    Kay, Guest @ 12:19 pm

    Hi all!
    We will design, print and ship wedding program fans for you. Best prices you will find even with shipping. Save yourself the time and money.
    Contact me: kmint25@gmail.com
    ~Simply Imagine

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    Aleaha, Guest @ 10:20 am

    Does anyone have a template for the flat fan shown above? Or how I could do it myself?

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