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#1 Gail

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    Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

    I am trying to decide on which fans to use for ceremony. Any suggestions? pros? cons?
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    #2 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:25 PM

    ok i didnt do either, but from what i've read here i why i would choose the cardstock program fans:
    ~rafia fans take a lot of packing space
    ~they take time to put together (ribbon, etc)
    ~they would cost more

    paper fans, you print, cut, and stick a brad thingy through the corner and you're done!

    plus the cost of cardstock is much less expensive, and they will pack much lighter and take up less space.

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    Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:29 PM

    I'm not sure I necessarily agree with the cheaper portion of Abbie's e-mail, but they definitely are easier to pack! I did the raffia fans. I did love them, but I spent a lot of time wrapping ribbon around the handles and then attaching my programs to them... and then people only used them to block the sun, not to fan off...

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    #4 Erika J

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      Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:32 PM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Abbie
      ok i didnt do either, but from what i've read here i why i would choose the cardstock program fans:
      ~rafia fans take a lot of packing space
      ~they take time to put together (ribbon, etc)
      ~they would cost more

      paper fans, you print, cut, and stick a brad thingy through the corner and you're done!

      plus the cost of cardstock is much less expensive, and they will pack much lighter and take up less space.
      Oh, Abbie you were reading my mind.

      I have been thinking the same thing over for my wedding. I do love the look of the raffia fans in photos and think it's beautiful.

      But ultimately am leaning towards just using card stock as I am not sure the raffia fans would be used again by my guests, cost, and easy of packing.

      But it may just come down to cost.

      #5 soccergurl3

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        Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:34 PM

        I bought 20 fans just the paper ones that we put our monogram sticker on and I can honestly hold onto them all at the same time, so i think they would be sooo much easier to pack!

        #6 Gail

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          Posted 12 February 2009 - 10:00 PM

          thanks guys- paper it is!!!!
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          #7 xayuk

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            Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:17 PM

            Wedding fans seem to be a hot trend for spring, summer and beach weddings.
            They can also serve as a wedding favor or wedding souvenir.
            You can also use them as placecard holders on the tables.
            Personalised fans are also available!

            #8 Ayita

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              Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:44 PM

              I didn't do either because :
              - I need a real program because of all the French/English stuff going on in my ceremony. So not fitting on a fan.
              - I figured the raffia fans not only would take place to pack and time to put up, but also would be kind of inconvenient to hold during the cocktail...

              So I went for nice silk fans from efavormart, that I received in no time and are absolutely great !

              If you want to decide between paper and raffia, I would vote paper, for the convenience of them. My DH is against thinking "convenience" but I can't help it ! lol

              #9 cougs

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                Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:53 PM

                i'm doing raffia fans for two reasons: 1) it's SO windy where my ceremony is going to be that fans are totally unnecessary there. if i can get program info together, i will do a program, but it won't be a fan. 2) i'm using the raffia fans for the reception, where it's far less windy and people will be getting all hot and sweaty from dancing.

                i do agree with the other girls that paper fans or folding fans will be lighter and easier to pack tho!

                #10 tdmitchell

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                  Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:07 PM

                  I'm going with program fans, because they serve 2 purposes!




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