Party wristbands offer an easy and inexpensive way to organize a large event. They can be purchased through several online retailers or through your local party supply store. Whether they are used to designate VIPs, delineate levels of guests or assist with crowd control, party wristbands will allow you to discreetly identify attendees.
Online Party Supply Dealers
There are many options for purchasing party wristbands online and there are several different types of bands from which to choose. WristbandsOnline.com offers both paper and vinyl wristbands in varying sizes. The company also can custom-make wristbands for your event with preprinted information, your company's logo or nonreproducible text to prevent scalpers and counterfeit copies of your wristbands.
Precision Dynamics Corp. also offers a wide variety of wristbands. This company has an array of glitter party wristbands. They sell point-of-service thermal wristbands that are difficult to reproduce and can be printed on-site by your staff as event tickets are sold.
Online dealers sell in bulk quantities of 100, 500 or more. Because they sell in large quantities, you may find a significant price difference between what an online dealer will charge versus your local party supply store.
Local Wristband Sellers
Ordering wristbands from an online seller is not your only option. Local party supply stores will have wristbands, although they may not have as extensive a selection as online wristband dealers. International retailers Party City and Factory Card and Party Outlet also sell event wristbands.
If you need smaller quantities or you want to use wristbands for a themed child's birthday party, a local retailer may have more options for your event.
Options to consider before ordering
Consider what type of wristband you might need. The details of your event's wristband needs should be determined before ordering, as there are significant setup printing fees. Online dealers such as WristbandsOnline.com will walk you through the design process. However, you must know what your guests and party organizers will need as you create your wristbands.
If you are going to use tickets for food, drinks or rides, you might consider a specialty printer such as Precision Dynamics, which can create a wristband with individually printed tabs for your needs.
If your event will be serving alcoholic drinks, be sure that you have wristbands that designate who may or may not be served.
Durability also is an issue. Wristbands4Sale.com suggests that party planners consider what will be happening during an event. If you have water games, Tyvek or vinyl wristbands may be your best choice. These waterproof wristbands can be purchased through many online party supply dealers.