By: Briana Von Elbe, Owner Footprint Promotional Advertising
Promotional products can be used to enhance a business’s brand awareness, but they also make an extraordinary way to say thank you to your guests at your wedding reception, baby shower, birthday, family reunion, graduation or other special occasion.
Start by choosing a theme and include it throughout your event. There are a wide variety of themed special event items and unique gifts to help you come up with fun ideas. These promotional products have several uses during your celebration including invitations, directional signage, banners, and of course the gifts you give to your guests.With all the logistical requirements of putting together a special event, sometimes the importance of promotional gifts are overlooked until the end of the planning when event planners make a quick decision about what type of gifts to give. Once you have chosen the gift you should place your order as early as possible. This will ensure the item will be available in the
quantities you require and allow enough production and shipping time.
Promotional products can let your guests literally hold onto the memory of your event and are a great way to show your gratitude. Choosing the perfect personalized gifts can transform your occasion into a breathtaking and unforgettable event.
Promotional items are available to suit even small budgets. The number of guests will most likely determine the budget and price per gift. A wedding with 300 guests will usually have a much lower price point per item than say a baby shower with 30 guests.
One of the main benefits of choosing a promotional item is the fact that it is designed to be personalized. The imprinting can be done quickly, efficiently and to a very high standard. Products and imprinting can be created in different colors, often with illustrations as well as words. You can choose an image that is suitable for your event and then decide on the wording that you want to include on the gift.
Advisable wording for a wedding favor would be the names of the bride and groom together with the wedding date. Many couples also have an inspirational message or a simple, ‘Thank you!’ A baby shower gift could include the baby’s name and birthdate.
If you are concerned about the environment then you will find that there are a wide range of products made from recycled materials. These eco-friendly items are created to the same high standard as other promotional items. Your guests will appreciate the gift, and the fact that you are genuinely concerned about the environment.
Life is measured by the moments we experience. You will want to choose a keepsake that will last because each time the gift is used your guest will remember your special event. There is an endless stream of celebrations in our lives, surround yourself with the people you love.