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#1 claire0701

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    Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:36 AM

    We have decided to leave a sandalwood fan on each of the ladies chairs for the wedding ceremony but I'm not sure if we should have a similar gift for the men?  Don't think the fans are very manly but not sure what we could use as a substitute, has anyone found a solution to this?

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    #2 agm04

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      Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:52 AM

      I'm wondering the same thing!  We may end up giving them to everyone but I feel like the men won't use them.



      #3 2012mrstobe

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        Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:36 AM

        The fans may not be very manly, but trust me, if it gets hot, they will surely use them! It's the ladies that will probably hold on to the fans and keep them for more sentimental value though.


        We are placing a raffia fan on each seat as well. But the fans will serve a dual purpose. They will have the wedding program on it as well as the guests can use them to cool off. I am sure that the men will refuse to fan themselves because the thought of a fan may too girly for them; I think if it gets hot enough, the fan will serve its intended purpose.



        #4 claire0701

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          Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:41 AM

          The raffia fans are lovley and I love your idea of incorporating your wedding programme on it too.  I spent ages searching for those fans but cant seem to get them in, or shipped to, the UK (for a resonable price) 

           

          I totally agree the men will definitely be sneaking a little fanning for themselves but I thought they could share with their ladies seeing as they will appreciate them more.  It would be nice to give something else for the men ... maybe handkercheifs?  Is that a bit weird? I'm thinking sweaty + photos = need for a hankie!



          #5 agm04

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            Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:46 PM

            Originally Posted by claire0701 

            The raffia fans are lovley and I love your idea of incorporating your wedding programme on it too.  I spent ages searching for those fans but cant seem to get them in, or shipped to, the UK (for a resonable price) 

             

            I totally agree the men will definitely be sneaking a little fanning for themselves but I thought they could share with their ladies seeing as they will appreciate them more.  It would be nice to give something else for the men ... maybe handkercheifs?  Is that a bit weird? I'm thinking sweaty + photos = need for a hankie!

            I think that's a nice idea!



            #6 MissBubbles205

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              Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:07 PM

              Hankies are a great idea!!.. Sweat is def a no bueno! Wondering how you can place them in their seats without them flying away though?.. :-/ I'm giving everyone packages of kleenex in their OOT bags but I'm sure many will forget them for the ceremony.

               

              I'm planning on placing fans on each seat. I bought Raffia fans from OrientalTrading.com, wrapped the handles in orange ribbon and made pink bows for all of the fans, but put them on with a straight pin if the guys want to take theirs off.

               

              My fiance and I went to an outdoor wedding a few weeks ago and trust me... Guys will def use the fans!!  My fiance got himself one so that he could have the breeze.



              #7 ChocoTaco7568

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                Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:25 PM

                Originally Posted by 2012mrstobe 

                The fans may not be very manly, but trust me, if it gets hot, they will surely use them! It's the ladies that will probably hold on to the fans and keep them for more sentimental value though.

                +1 of all the DW that I know of, if fans were utlizied they were provided for all guests ... but I like the idea of hankies too!



                #8 claire0701

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                  Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:45 AM

                  Oriental Trading don't deliver to the UK - boo! Will keep looking for Rafia fans but think it'll need to be sandalwood.  I'm still undecided about fans for the men, it's a shame that they'd probably just bin them after the wedding was over :(



                  #9 MissBubbles205

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                    Posted 17 August 2012 - 09:12 AM

                    Originally Posted by claire0701 

                    Oriental Trading don't deliver to the UK - boo! Will keep looking for Rafia fans but think it'll need to be sandalwood.  I'm still undecided about fans for the men, it's a shame that they'd probably just bin them after the wedding was over :(

                     Koyal Wholesale sells the raffia fans.. :o) Not sure if they deliver to the UK though. :-/

                    You could make a bin for unwanted fans.. Just a thought. And then you could sell them once you got home to get some money back. :o)

                     

                    Now that I think about people sweating, I wonder if we should come up with items for everyone.. hmm.. I def don't want to see sweaty people in our photos. lol






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