Wedding Fans U.K.

Custom wedding paper fans for u.k.
Custom wedding paper fans for u.k.

You will need to decide on the following items before placing your order.  

Please read the entire page.

  You Choose:  

                Photo Courtesy of Spencer Photography

Paper Color  ~ White (bright white), soft white (between bright white and ivory), ivory (light creamy color,) or ecru (deeper ivory color.)   (We use excellent quality 80 pound paper to make the wedding fans.  If you have a special request, ask us.  We may be able to provide you with the exact paper you are looking for.) 

Fan Shape ~ Traditional or Heart-shaped fans (see the photos in our gallery.)

Lettering Style ~ Email us the name of the font you would like used, or send a sample of the lettering, and we’ll tell you if we can match it. 

Click  here to see some of our lettering styles   

Ink color ~ If possible, send a swatch of ribbon or material the color you want, or a sample with the lettering on it.  The paper color you choose has an effect on how closely we can match it.

Ribbon color ~ (The ribbon included in the price of the wedding fans is a sheer organza ribbon with monofilament edging to give it body, or a satin edged sheer organza ribbon.  We will certainly try to match your color as closely as possible.  If you would like, send a swatch of ribbon or material the color you want – we’ll match it or send you information on options if we can’t match it.  Any special ribbons will be at an extra charge.)  We now offer white and ivory double-faced satin ribbon. at an additional charge of GBP 5.00 per 50 fans, and satin-edged organza with metallic trim for an additional charge of $7.50 per 50 fans.)

Click here to see our ribbon styles and colors

Wording ~ Email us the information you want on the wedding fan and it’s placement.  For example: Left side, right side, middle top, middle bottom.   When you write up what you want put on the fan check your spelling and numbers very carefully.

Click here for “Thank You” verses you might want on your items.

Picture ~ Any picture you want to make your fan unique! (If your picture was taken by a professional photographer, or is on a current website, we’ll need a release to use it.)   We can use more than one image as a background…this will result in additional typesetting charges.  (Usually GBP 25 ~ GBP 50)

If you don’t know what picture to use ask us to help find you one.

High quality wedding custom printed fan for Britain market
High quality wedding custom printed fan for Britain market

    We ask for a minimum of 3 weeks to produce your order, however, Rush Orders are available for an additional fee.  We have a minimum order quantity of 50.

We reserve the right to limit the amount of orders that we will accept during a given time because the quality of our product is very important to us! So, be sure to order early. 

***IMPORTANT NOTES***

Careful Proofing of Your Order is Critical!  Once an order has been approved by the customer for printing and the order has been processed, any changes, corrections, or additions will result in a new order and new charges. A signed Proof Approval Form must be returned before printing will proceed.  If you have difficulty reading anything on your proofs, contact us.  We will send new images.

 Customer alterations may delay production dates depending upon their complexity and therefore delay turnaround times.

Please return these items in a timely manner so that we may continue with your order.

Your first proof is at no charge, and changes thereafter (if not due to an error on the part of A Bride’s Best Friend) are subject to a 7.00 GBP charge per proof and GBP 50.00/hour for typesetting incurred.

 Reprints require a minimum quantity of 50.

On all orders, the ribbons are pre-cut but not attached.  Please keep in mind that each fan is made by a human and there will be slight variances.  The handles do not have a front or back and some slight arching of the wood may occur due to moisture in the atmosphere.

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Wedding Hand Fans 

Giftsservice Studios will help you create a unique wedding keepsake that your guests will cherish. Bridal handfans made just for you! Some brides have their program printed on the reverse side of their hand held paper fans. Some tie their own festive ribbons onto the natural wood handles to add even more flair. Even if your gathering will be modest, you can design a custom hand fan — our minimum order is only 100 pieces. Different shapes, your own design… Let Giftsservice be a part of your special day!  

Pricing for your custom paper fans:

           Quantity   100                        150                   200                    250                   500
1 color/1 side                   2.25/ea. 2.001.751.25  1.00
2nd Color/Side                      .50   .35  .25 .20  .12

Setup GBP 50 per color, per side.
Artwork charge: GBP 80 (for files which are not camera-ready, call for details).

This includes up to one hour of time in the art department for typesetting, graphic design, scanning, color correcting and other file manipulation. Projects requiring more than one hour will be charged an additional fee equal to our standard 80GBP per hour. Changes made after original order submission may be charged as additional art time – so please be sure to submit final text.

Wedding Program Fan Shapes available:
Shown: Heart, Standard (modified hourglass). Not shown: Round, Square, Rectangle and Octagonal. All fans are printed on recycled paperboard with vivid soy inks. They measure roughly 8″ square, plus the wooden handle (glued to reverse side of the fan board).


Thrifty Fan Option: Choose design (A) or (B) above, print in black ink on one side only, and receive our same quality custom hand fan at a special price. No set up charge, just add shipping.
Shapes available: Heart or standard.

Quantity100150200250500
Each1.451.30.95.85.65

Please allow two to three weeks: We will prepare a design to your specifications and send you aproof to approve prior to manufacturing.

No surprises, no worries. Made here in our shop in London

Shipping cost will be calculated based on quantity ordered and destination; please call for an estimate.

hand fans make the perfect memento. Some brides use our handfans to provide their program information or ceremony participants. Photographs or line art contribute to the custom look. You might add a ribbon or silk flowers to your paddle fan to make it just that much more special. (Great fun to have bridesmaids gather and decorate them as a shower activity, hint, hint… Just bring your glue guns!) Bridal fans are great favors for the rehearsal dinner, too, so order plenty.

Churches with warm sanctuaries can promote special events, call attention to new programming or schedules, and offer spiritual messages in the pews by providing our hand fans to worshippers. Paper paddle fans can be made plain blank (unprinted) for children to decorate for the service. Here we show one of our totally custom church fans. Stock designs are also available.

Custom promotional fan U.K.
Wedding invitation fan

For community festivals, parades or other outdoor events, our colorful paperboard hand fans make a popular giveaway. Tastefully designed hand-fans are also cherished keepsakes provided at funeral homes. Political rallies, sporting events and auctions are a great place to make use of hand fans printed with bold statements in bold colors. Let Giftsservice design a custom fan for your event.

If you’d like a recycled paper hand fan, we’ll print them on a quality coated white, 100% recycled paperboard with soy ink, so not only are they uniquely yours, they are also environmentally friendly! Giftsservice handfans can be a pro-active partner in your Earth Day celebration too!

At Gifts service, we’ve made thousands of fans for events all over the U.K. and would be more than happy to work with you too! Our fully-staffed art department can create a design to your approval. Or if you prefer, you can submit finished electronic art per our guidelines.

In order to provide a quote that is accurate, we need to know 1) the Quantity of fans (minimum is 100 fans); 2) how many ink colorsyou were thinking of (one, two, three or full color) on front of fan and how many colors on the reverse. We will then figure out costs, including shipping to your location; 3) your zip code is all we need to calculate the freight cost.

We normally need 7 – 10 days for production, once you have approved the art.

We never print until you have seen an electronic file to approve, so there are no surprises, no worries.

Paper HandFans in the pews of your sanctuary might make a big difference in your weekly worship! For years, church fans have been a part of many congregational gatherings and now they are again available in quantities and styles to suit your church. If you’d like to design a custom church fan, click here . Gifts service has created paddle fans with images of sanctuaries, church buildings, and pastors; and many churches include Scripture verses, church addresses, order of worship, and staff information. The possibilities are endless.

Folding Paper Fans

We have folding paper fans and paddle paper fans for your choice. Both of these two kinds are well crafted out of quality paper cover and bamboo frame. There are wide varieties of colors in options and the paper cover can be imprinted with any artwork with clear layout using our high tech printing skill on both sides. The handle of the folding paper fans can also be imprinted with your logo or brand name. Due to that paper fans can carry large information, politicians and other promoters printed their advertising slogans on paper fans and distributed them at crowded events for added publicity. Our paper fans become cool promotional items for outdoor events such as picnics, concerts, football games, and political rallies.

Plain White Folding Paper Fan

  • Expanded Size:21*38cm
  • Minimum Order:1000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.20
  • Production Time:15 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

White Printed Folding Paper Fan

  1. Expanded Size:21*38cm
  2. Minimum Order:1000 pcs
  3. Unit Price:$1.35
  4. Production Time:15 days
  5. 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Printed Handle Folding Paper Fan

  • Expanded Size:21*38cm
  • Minimum Order:500 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.10
  • Production Time:15 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

White Paddle Paper Fan

  1. Expanded Size:20*22cm
  2. Minimum Order:1000 pcs
  3. Unit Price:$1.00
  4. Production Time:15 days
  5. 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Custom Made Wedding fans

If you are having an outdoors wedding or reception, or your wedding location is without air conditioning, making your guests custom made wedding fans is a great idea. Instead of making your wedding guests suffer in what could be sweltering heat on your wedding day, pass out wedding fans at the ceremony or the reception, or both as necessary and you will help keep your guests happy and comfortable for the duration of your wedding. Beside this, these wedding fans can be custom made according to your wedding theme in your preferable colors with any printing on one side or both side. May sweet words or memorable pictures imprinted on these beautiful custom made wedding fans add joy to your own wedding.

Bamboo Frame Lovely Pink Paper Wedding Fan

  • Expanded Size:21*37cm
  • Minimum Order:5,000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.10
  • Production Time:20 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Bamboo Frame Apple Green Paper Wedding Fan

  1. Expanded Size:21*37cm
  2. Minimum Order:5,000 pcs
  3. Unit Price:$1.10
  4. Production Time:20 days
  5. 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Bamboo Frame Navy Blue Paper Wedding Fan

  • Expanded Size:21*37cm
  • Minimum Order:5,000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.10
  • Production Time:20 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Plastic Frame White Cloth Wedding Fan

  1. Expanded Size:23x42cm
  2. Minimum Order:1,000 pcs
  3. Unit Price:$1.30
  4. Production Time:15 days
  5. 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Sandalwood Wedding Fan

  • Expanded Size:20x35cm
  • Minimum Order:1,000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.15
  • Production Time:15 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Promotional Printed Fans

Make your logo stand out with promotional printed fans. Bright artwork or logos will grab the attention you seek. You have wide range material (like paper, plastic or silk) and sizes options to choose from, and put your logo into the palm of their hands with promotional fans on both side in full color printing. Browse our great selection for more promotional printed fans. They are excellent billboard for sporting events, church functions, outdoor promotion, tradeshows and political campaigns.

Promotional Paper Fan

  • Minimum Order:3,000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.20
  • Production Time:15 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Custom Printed Paper Fan

  1. Size:15x15cm
  2. Minimum Order:10,000 pcs
  3. Unit Price:$1.35
  4. Production Time:20 days
  5. 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Plastic Promotional Hand Fan

  • Size:15x15cm
  • Minimum Order:5,000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.10
  • Production Time:20 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Plastic Promotional Hand Fan

  1. Size:17x17cm
  2. Minimum Order:5,000 pcs
  3. Unit Price:$1.15
  4. Production Time:20 days
  5. 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

Plastic Promotional Printed Hand Fan

  • Size:17x22cm
  • Minimum Order:5,000 pcs
  • Unit Price:$1.35
  • Production Time:20 days
  • 1 or 2 sides printing available with extra charge

About Hand Fans

Hand fans vary as widely as the imagination. Our hand fans can be made from nearly any material be quite simple, beautiful and functional. They can cost comparatively next to nothing, or be relatively expensive. Generally speaking, our hand fans are distinguished for their elegant fan-covers. The hand fans could also be classified into bamboo fans, feather fans, silk fans, paper fans and ivory fans according to the material of fan-cover.

History of Hand Fans

Hand fans have a history of thousands of years around the world, beginning with ancient Egypt. Paper hand fans took a few more centuries to catch on. Although paper was invented in China, paper hand fans originated in Japan and were imported to China during the Ming dynasty. They were first made by attaching decorative paper to thin sticks of bamboo. The method of paper hand fans accordion style was established when hand fans were made from papyrus or thin slats of wood. Paper, however, was more flexible and less bulky, making the paper hand fans easier to carry around. The beautiful designs and low cost of Oriental paper hand fans caused their popularity in European regions like Spain and England. Styles, materials and designs varied greatly from one paper hand fan to another, though the basic structure has changed little.

Significance of Hand Fans

When hand fans first became popular in China and Japan, they had both function and significance. Women carried fans around as readily as they wore shoes. Often, the hand fans bore the design of a family crest or the symbol of a particular dynasty to which the family was loyal. In England, rich women and members of the royal families carried hand fans made from bone or ivory and interwoven with jewels and golden foil. The more elaborate the design, the higher the status of the owner. Aristocratic women of Spain and England used their hand fans as a sort of secret code to communicate with each other more freely than society would allow. Hand fans still have much significance in China and Japan while the rest of the world admires them as souvenirs and home ornaments. These simple to use personalized fan labels can adorn our wide assortment of fan favors with your names, wedding date and many more

Benefits of Hand Fans

The most obvious function of a hand fan is temperature control. Even the most crudely made fan can make a hot sticky day more bearable. But other functions of hand fans are much more interesting. The great benefits of hand fans are that they are portable, functional, economical and easy to make. And it doesn’t require electricity to run. Children can be taught to make paper hand fans as a project. They can learn not only the craft but the history behind the hand fans and the significance of the design.

Nowadays, hand fans are widely used as a perfect advertising item for outdoor. With its large printing area, customers can imprint their logo, brand name or anything they want to deliver to the receiptors on both side of the advertising hand fans using full colors printing. With different shapes and materials, customers can have their personalized advertising hand fans for a successful marketing campaign.

paper hand fans
paper hand fans
paper hand fans
Paper Fan Manufacturer

Being a professional paper fan manufacturer, we have our own factory and it is approximately 6650 square feet and equipped with producing plant and the art printing equipment. Only the best raw materials are selected to make our paper fan. Our printing facility has a huge capacity to print on produced paper fan. We use 1, 2, and 4 color presses to print up to 4 colors. We also have large format screen printers to print on your paper fan. With our experienced workers, it’s no doubt that we can provide the paper fans that you need for any occasions. Having customer service and graphics team to follow up your detail requirement, gives us the ability to serve you better and better.

After all these years’ efforts with our quality paper fan, competitive prices and fast response service, we have gained a good reputation over this paper fan industry.

Awaiting your order for personalized paper fan of all kinds to make your next big event!

Paper Fan Manufacturer

How to Simply Make a Paper Fan?

  1. 1.Use a cardstock-weight paper for the body of your fan and cut an oval shape that measures about 11 inches by 8 inches.
  2. 2.Place the oval shape on a flat work surface and position it so that the 11-inch length runs from side to side. Use a ruler to find the bottom center point of the shape and make a light pencil mark at this point on the bottom edge.
  3. 3.Cut three 10-inch long strips out of light to midweight cardboard (about 1/2 inch wide each). Place one end of each strip at the center point you marked in step 2. The ends should be stacked one on top of the other.
  4. 4.Position the cardboard strips so that one angles out to the left, one is vertically centered and the third angles out to the left. The strips should be evenly spaced – about 3 to 4 inches in between each strip.
  5. 5.Trim the excess from the cardboard strips so that they do not extend past the edges of the oval and so that the ends are squared off. Glue the cardboard strips to the surface of the oval. Remember to keep the ends of the strips that come together at the center of the bottom stacked, as in step 3.
  6. 6.Repeat steps 3 through 5 for the other side of the fan.
  7. 7.Cut two more strips from light to medium weight cardboard. Their dimensions should be 6 inches by 1 inch.
  8. 8.Taper the end of one strip so that it forms a point. Repeat for the other strip. Each strip should be identical in shape.
  9. 9.Glue the two strips together, except at the pointed ends. This forms the fan’s handle. Insert the bottom edge of the oval between the pointed ends of the handle. A pointed end should cover the points at which the three glued-on strips are stacked. Glue the handle into place.
  10. 10.Place a sheet of tissue paper over the fan. Glue the paper onto the fan at the fan’s edges and along the three cardboard strips. Repeat for the other side, and trim away the excess tissue paper.
  11. 11.Cover the handle with a long strip of tissue paper. Secure the paper at both the top and bottom of the handle with glue.
Paper Fan Manufacturer
Paper Fan Manufacturer
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