If you’re hosting a large event then you realise that with it comes large crowds of people and a whole host of possible complications. The main focus of this article is security and access and how the use of event wristbands can benefit the event organiser. In the past 8 or 9 years wristbands for events have proven their worth as a low cost, effective tool in the management and streamlining of security and access to your event.

Considerations for Your Event Wristband
The selection of the right wristband for your event is an important factor to consider. The versatility of wristbands enables security to be maintained and enforced at a glance across a wide range of access factors. For example, with coloured wristbands your security can identify at a glance various age ranges and access eligibility.

This helps streamlining logistical customer movement at large events or festivals with thousands of people and numerous access points. Wristbands can be designed as a temporary proof of age or profession which again helps logistical streamlining.

Wristbands are incredibly versatile in their application and have many more uses than identification at your event. There can be many thoughtful ways for event wristbands to be used. Functionality is of course extremely important but many of the other opportunities should not be completely ignored.

Here are just some of the additional uses of event wristbands:
• Admission
• Age identification
• Backstage passes
• Bag checks
• Brand awareness
• Catered events
• Child/Parent match-up
• Pit passes
• Promote your message
• Promotions & advertising
• Raffles & prizes
• Ride tickets
• Special access
• Sponsorship
• Contests
• Group Identification
• Height restrictions
• Hospitality access
• Identifying staff
• Multi-day passes
• VIP passes

As you can see from the huge list of uses, event wristbands can be customized for many functions and for various different representations. Other positive aspects of wristbands for events are cost efficiency and overall durability of the product. When bought in bulk the cost of each wristband can be pennies per unit with every aspect open to bespoke customization.

Purchasing Tips for Event Wristbands
Before you make your purchase of wristbands for events you may want to make a list of requirements up front to help you make the purchase. There are so many types, styles and colours of wristbands available that it’s easy to get confused when stuck in the purchasing cycle.

Helpful vendors will take your call and discuss your requirements before offering you a professional, experienced recommendation, however a lot of companies now just offer drop down menus and check boxes to customize your order through their online shop. This can be useful for a lot of people but there are many times when your bespoke requirement just isn’t catered for.

In producing your list of requirements you will help solidify the options available to you and any helpful vendor will immediately be able to offer you the correct recommendations and prices. You’ll also need to consider volume. Whilst it’s possible to purchase small amounts of customised wristbands for events, buying in bulk can save you huge sums of money and might be a much better choice if you intend to hold any events in the future. Try asking your vendor for a range of prices.

And Finally…
With such a huge range of options for event wristbands it could be easy to overspend on all the little additions. This of course is fine if you have a big budget for if you’re selling the wristbands for charitable causes. Use the tips set out in this article and don’t forget to have fun at your event.

Author's Bio: 

G.P. Solutions are specialist UK suppliers of Wristbands, for events, security & including, fabric, vinyl, tyvek & Wristbands for Events or festivals.