DIY Fan program kits from Cherish Paperie
The Budget Savvy Bride






You know we LOVE DIY Projects here at The Budget Savvy Bride, and anything that helps you save money and get crafty at the same time is a win in our book! That’s why I was SO pumped when Adrienne of Cherish Paperie got in touch with us to share about their fabulous DIY Fan Program Kits! I’ve seen many a bride lust over the idea of having fan programs, but having them commissioned by a designer can be a little hard on the wallet because of the detailed design and assembly time involved- so Cherish Paperie came up with a way to give DIY and crafty brides the ability to do it all themselves for a great price! Allow me to introduce you to Perfect Petals™:





 Perfect Petals™ DIY Fan Program Kit and Template
are trademarks of Cherish Paperie/Custom Programs, LLC, © 2009. All rights reserved.

Our new sponsor Cherish Paperie offers DIY Program Fan Kits with a number of fabulous options to suit your budget. Their program kits come in white or ecru (off white), and there are even shimmer metallic petals for accents OR pre-printed cover petals in a number of different themes/designs! You can get as fancy as your budget allows, but the main kits include 250 petals which would make 50 5-petal programs, but you could use fewer to make the kit stretch farther if you wanted! (See the chart below)


These fans are completely DIY and are micro-perforated 2 per sheet and shipped flat for you to print and assemble. Cherish Paperie provides a Word template and general instructions to help set up the printing on the fans, but options for printing vary from printer to printer (see FAQ page for printer details).

No eyelets or fasteners are included in the kits, so you will need a standard hole puncher to punch a small hole at the base of each panel, and purchase eyelets, brads or ribbons to bind the panels together…. get creative to design a look that perfectly accents your wedding! You save money by printing and assembling the fans yourself – cost of DIY fans start at less than $1.00 each!


Making your own Fan Program is easy with Perfect Petals:

Personalize the petals, using the Word document template or create your own template in your favorite software.

Then print on the pre-perforated fan pages.

Punch out the printed fan petal and secure to the rest of the petals with your own brad, eyelet or ribbon.

Voila! Your own personalized fan program!


Check out some of the awesome designs created with the petal kits below. The possibilities really are endless!


So you probably noticed we said “giveaway” in the title of this post, so you know what’s coming, right?

Cherish Paperie has offered to do a giveaway of program kits to FOUR lucky brides!

Each winner will receive one kit to make 50 DIY Fan Programs each! Just use our giveaway widget below to enter the giveaway! Some forms of entry are worth more points than others and you MUST leave a comment below using your email address to be eligible. Entries will be accepted for the next week and the winners will be announced next Tuesday on the widget. Best of luck ladies!


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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

  1. I love the Flat Scallop Fan Program

    • Stacy
    • March 26th, 2013

    I love the Turquoise Filigree Fan!!

    • Talina
    • March 26th, 2013

    The aqua and gold fan is so pretty!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    • Christina
    • March 26th, 2013

    This is EXACTLY what I had in mind for my program fans! I hope I win!

    • Shannon Hardiman
    • March 26th, 2013

    These are so fun! I was toying around with the idea of having programs, but the typical folded paper seemed so boring and outdated. Additionally, guests may look at it once, but then it ends up in the trash. However these fans are beautiful, and seems like a fun keepsake from the day. They’re beautiful, and seems pretty easy to put together! I am all about the DIY projects :)

    • Shannon Lamaster
    • March 26th, 2013

    These would be perfect for my beach wedding and light enough to take with us to the Dominican Republic!!

      • Shannon Lamaster
      • March 26th, 2013

      And I love all three “beachy” options… decisions, decisions. :)

    • Sarah V.
    • March 26th, 2013

    My favorite is the Majorcia & Olive Bodoni Swirls!

    • Amanda B
    • March 26th, 2013

    Turquoise Filigree Fan is my favorite!

    • Lauren Z.
    • March 26th, 2013

    My favorite is the Celestial Paisley Fan – I love paisley!

    • Mary
    • March 26th, 2013

    I love these! We have already thought about doing fan programs, but they can be expensive to buy and we are truly on a diy budget. I loved the lavender and white one!

    • Elisabeth Joerres
    • March 26th, 2013

    Lavender Wonderland Flowers Fan are my favorite! I’m getting married in a park in September so I definitely need fans!

    • Alicia Keen
    • March 26th, 2013

    the classic ecru fan

    • Ngaire
    • March 26th, 2013

    My favorite is the majestic blue damask fan program.

  2. What a fun idea! Love this.

    • Erica Smiley
    • March 27th, 2013

    I really Love the ercu with the majestic blue.

    • Kristen
    • March 27th, 2013

    I love the lavender wonderland flower fan! It’s beautiful!

    • Kaitlin Boles
    • March 27th, 2013

    I love the mapple leaves DIY fan, it’s perfect!

    • Lorelei
    • March 27th, 2013

    I love the “Wildflower” Pre-printed petals. Super cute and what a neat idea!

    • Crystelle Rodwick
    • March 27th, 2013

    Thanks so much for this great post! The idea is absolutely lovely!
    The Aqua and gold is a definitive favorite! I love the designs!

    • Alexis
    • March 27th, 2013

    This is such a clever idea – much more interesting than the traditional program!

    • jessica z
    • March 27th, 2013

    I love the Sand Dollar Fan!

    • Tracy
    • March 28th, 2013

    Beautiful diy program idea, and useful too!

    • DaniLyn
    • March 28th, 2013

    I love the idea of program fans, especially since I’m having an outdoor summer wedding.

    • AH
    • March 29th, 2013

    I love the Majorcia & Olive programs!

    • melissa kobielnik
    • March 29th, 2013

    I love them all! how cute

    • Emily R
    • March 30th, 2013

    I love the idea of fan programs for an outdoor wedding! The Turquoise Filigree fans are my favorite!

    • Meagan B
    • April 1st, 2013

    I love the Celestial Paisley Fan! so cute and my wedding colors!

    • Ashley p
    • April 1st, 2013

    I love the bright wildflowers fans!

    • ShandaK
    • April 1st, 2013

    I really like the wonderland flowers fan!

    • Ngaire
    • April 3rd, 2013

    Hey, I noticed that I won (unless there was actually another Ngaire out there who entered– which I suppose is possible, but quite unlikely). but I have not heard from anyone via email. What do I need to do to actually receive the fans?

    • Ngaire
    • April 3rd, 2013

    btw, I am super exited, and Thanks!

    • Amy
    • April 3rd, 2013

    I’m in <3 with the Navy Damask on ecru paper. I'm in need of programs in a few months so this giveaway is perfect timing!

    • Krystal
    • May 11th, 2014

    My wedding is in July. I was hoping to have a Chinese-themed wedding. These fans would be great! I hope that I win :-)

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