It’s Wedding Wednesday! Last week, I told y’all how I made our unique, runner themed table numbers. Today, I’m sharing the other big DIY project we did — making program fans. I was really proud of how these turned out and they were pretty easy! Read on for my step by step process for the DIY program fans! Per usual, I’m linking up with Jordon, Meredith and Mary and hope you’ll check out their blogs.
I went back and forth on deciding if I wanted to print programs for the wedding. In my mind, it was just another paper item that people would throw away and kind of a waste of money. I decided that if I could come up with a cheap way to do programs that was unique, I’d do so but I wouldn’t stress over it and certainly wouldn’t pay hundreds of dollars for a program. Since our ceremony was outside and there was the potential for it to be hot (it was actually a beautiful day but you never know what June will be like), I thought it’d be nice to provide fans for guests. I figured I could combine the program idea with the fan idea and have something functional that provided the information I wanted shared with our guests.
This is how I put together the fans:
- I created a document on Canva (you’re using Canva, right?) that had two pages and had all the information I wanted on the fan (it was two sided). One page had the wording you see above – ceremony order and our thank you. The other page listed all of the wedding party.
- I printed that document on cardstock at Kinkos and had them cut it so that it was little squares.
- I ordered tongue depressors from Amazon and used that as the fan handle.
- Using double sided tape, my girlfriends and I spent a couple hours taping the handle to the middle of the paper. Viola! Program fans = done!
The whole project probably cost $50, including the paper, printing and tongue depressors. If you are looking for an easy way to do a program that won’t break the bank, I recommend program fans. Especially if you’ll have an outdoor ceremony (or a ceremony in an old church without air conditioning)!
Did you do programs at your wedding?