Well....the next question becomes what type of fan....did you even know there were different kinds of fans? We thought, why not check out oriental trading
Then we considered these types of fans in purple.
We took a run at Amazon.com to see if they had anything workable. And HUZZAH! They did! These Wilton fans were DIY and printable so we could print our programs right on them...but, alas, they were out of stock and amazon didn't have an estimate of when they'd be back....With just over two weeks left, we weren't willing to take the risk. So it's back to scouring the net for something DIY.
And that's when I came across these DIY programs found here: Aylee Bits
They're big enough to hold all of our program information (something that we wouldn't have been able to do on the paddle fans) and relatively easy to assemble. We used my Staples gift card that I got from working the summer program last year to purchase the ivory cardstock and our Amazon Prime account got us the Crop-A-Dile all purpose eyelet setter and stamper for nearly half the price they charge at the craft stores (and free 2 day shipping) and I found purple grommets! I just need the ok from the dude on the design and from our priest that my information is all accurate and these should be done by the end of the week. I'm not looking forward to having to cut them all out but I think with a little help from friends, these can be beautiful and functional!