We're planning our wedding for April 2011. I like April because it's the epitome of spring time (I'm holding on tight to this springy garden vision, even though Arizona has two "seasons" : summer and almost-as-hot-as-summer). April is also a "safe" month because while it's definitely starting to heat up, it's not too unbearably hot . . . yet.
So to make my guests as comfortable as possible, I decided that the wedding programs will double as fans. Now, I've found plenty of beautiful ones that I can purchase for $2-$3 a piece (or more depending on where you look). But why buy, when I can make them myself?
So today I decided to have a trial run. I found some inspiration pictures and whipped together a couple different options.
I warn you all now . . . They are by no means even close to perfect. It was a quick, slap together job just so I could see how they looked. This is what they look like from the "back" (not the side with the attendant/ceremony information):
Here's the inspiration for the one on the right:
I didn't know how to design the "ribbon" or "seal" that's printed on the paper, so I improvised. I cut a strip of paper and stuck it to the fan. And while my "seal" is currently empty, they idea is that I would order favor stickers that I would place there. And then, of course, add the date and location information on the bottom, just like the inspiration image.
The second fan was my own idea. Using decorative paper all the way. I'm not thrilled with this paper (at least not for this particular use. Doesn't go that well with my color scheme), but you get the idea.
FH says he likes fan #2 better. And for what I've done, I do too. But I like the inspiration for the other fan so much that I'm reluctant to give up hope on it just yet. He also suggested just making both - although I'm not so sure about that.
What do you think?