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HOw to Pick the Best Bridal Fan?

Updated on October 4, 2017
Imprinted Wood Hand Fans w/ Side Print
Imprinted Wood Hand Fans w/ Side Print | Source

Your wedding essentials will never be complete until you already have your bridal fan. Other than keep you cool, especially if your wedding gown is made of a thick and heavy material, a bridal fan will also help to ensure your and your groom’s fresh look all day. Perhaps, the most important factor to remember when shopping for bridal fan is that it will inevitably become a part of your wedding ensemble. Thus, it is important to go for a wedding fan or bridal fan, which beauty mingles with all the other elements of your outfit. Your bridal fan does not have to be lavish and heavily embellished. In fact, simple bridal fans, like high-quality paper fans will make a breath-taking bridal accessory, too.

Here, we round up the common types of bridal fans, including when and how to use them best.

Lace Wedding Fans

Perhaps, no fabric spells opulence, beauty, and romance better than lace, which is why lace wedding fans instantly come to mind when one seeks for the best bridal fans to buy. For a strong breeze, especially on your summer wedding, look for the lace bridal fans, which are structured with a thick and sturdy frame, like the Spanish lace fans, or those which are leafed with thick laces, like the Battenberg lace fans. Lace manufacturers usually make just a few rolls of a single pattern of lace, thus, there is a possibility that you may never find another lace hand fan, which is leafed with the same style of lace in the future. For this reason, you can truly cherish your lace bridal fan an heirloom-worthy accessory.

Bridal Silk Fans

Silk fans are so right for a modern bride, like you. Look for hand-painted silk hand fans for bridal fans that appear to share with the joy of your wedding day or stick to the solid-colored silk fans for no-fail and classic look. The classy sheen of a silk hand fan’s leaf will brighten-up your wedding ensemble. It is also an effortlessly elegant bridal accessory that can go from day to night, that lends a refreshing breeze – thus, its perfect fitment for your wedding under the sun or on a cold season, and that you can easily add to your everyday essentials as cooling accessory.

Wood Wedding Fans

You will never go wrong with wood fans for your rustic wedding, outdoor wedding, and wedding on an orchard or vineyard mainly because of their earthen look. Look for sandalwood fans for wood wedding fans that will lend the sweet and musky scent of sandalwood in every unfolding. Or, have heirloom-ready bridal fans from hand-painted wood wedding fans. For maximum comfort on your summer wedding, opt for a large wood wedding fan, or one which measures approximately 9 inches long, and which features a frame with minimal cutout designs. To protect your wood wedding fans’ ribs from breaking, which is the top cause for wood fans’ damage, make sure to keep it in a hand fan sleeve when not in use.

Feather Fans

Complete your wedding look, which is inspired by the glamour of the olden days, with feather fans. Statement-making and whimsical, feather fans are designed for gentle use, thus, they are perfect as an extra boost in comfort on your wedding during the cold days of spring, fall, and winter. Look for feather fans with a long handle, which many brides adorn with sparkly ornaments and even use in place of the traditional bridal bouquet. Or, opt for the handy size of the folding feather fans, which you can easily slip into your bridal bag and keep after the wedding as a memento.

Paper Fans

Paper fans come in the widest range of colors and designs. They are perfect for your wedding with a casual vibe. And, they are generally, affordable due to the abundance of paper although you can find them, too, in premium styles, like the Thai paper fans and the Japanese folding paper fans. Frequently, folding paper fans need to be opened and closed carefully until their folds are properly established. Thus, for your wedding, it is best to go for folding paper fans, which are leafed with paper that open and close easily. For a summer wedding, you will also want paper fans, which are leafed with paper that is both firm, thick, and durable, like card stock, for guaranteed strong breeze and ease of use.

Which Type of Bridal Fan is the Best?

Overall, it depends upon the hand fan that you like. Basically, you will want your wedding fan to have a firm and sturdy frame. It should also be the perfect size for your hands so it will be easy and comfortable to hold. Enjoy shopping your bridal fan – even go the extra mile having them as personalized hand fans, especially to share as bridesmaids gifts, flower girl gifts, and hand fan wedding favors for your family, friends, and guests.


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