Why Choose Wristbands Over Tickets for Your Event?

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If youíre organising an event that requires paid entrance and on-going customer identification, event wristbands are the perfect solution. Wristbands work perfectly alongside tickets as a much more durable, all day solution, enabling the wearer to get on and have fun at your event without having to worry about re-entry every time they leave the event arena. They are also used extensively as a hassle free alternative to tickets and are great for efficient admissions and crowd flow.


Types of Events that Choose to Use Wristbands


There are a range of events right across the event spectrum that employ wristbands as a safe, secure alternative to tickets. Just some of these include:



  • Conferences

  • Trade Shows

  • Seminars

  • Conventions

  • VIP Events

  • Shareholder Meetings

  • Award Ceremonies

  • Trade Fairs

  • Nightclubs

  • Festivals

  • Theatre Shows

  • Music events


They work incredibly well for events that involve the sale of alcohol. When people have a few drinks they tend to lose things, having a secure wristband attached to their wrist can avoid any re-entry hassles for your security staff and helps lower disturbances and keep the overall event ambience positive.


You can of course also have different wristbands for different levels of access such as VIP or back stage access inside your event. This can also help to minimise security costs. Good quality wristbands are tamper resistant and can also be bar-coded or pre-numbered for security logistics.


Adding Promotions to Your Wristbands


Wristbands have also become popular with event organisers because of their versatility. On almost every type of wrist band you can add promotional messages and colours from the event sponsors. They can also be debossed with your company logo at very low cost, adding that extra special presence on the wearer. Promotions can help pay for the cost of the wristbands too.


A Multiplicity of Colours & Patterns


Due to the versatility of the wrist band, there are literally thousands of colour variations, styles and combinations that can be custom created to fit your requirements.


The variety of designs, styles and patterns is absolutely incredible, with many standardised widths also being commonly used to keep production costs down.


Fabric, Vinyl, Silicone & Many More Materials Available


As well as all the various colours and styles available, wrist bands are also available made in many different materials. Materials include (but are not restricted to):



  • Tyvek

  • Neoprene

  • Plastic

  • Silicone

  • Vinyl

  • Paper


As you can see above, they can be produced from high density, water resistant, durable materials that can outlast any ticket when the going gets tough.


Long Lasting & Durable Beyond Requirement


Wristband durability over tickets is an important selling point and one of the many reasons they are much more useful than tickets. A good example being Tyvek wristbands. Tyvek is a popular event wristband material and is well known for its durability. Tyvek wristbands are created from spun polyethylene.


They are light, comfortable, inexpensive and very strong. This makes them a very popular choice and especially so for events or festivals that take place over a few days. They come in many colours plus you can also print bespoke designs on them, making them perfect for promotional advertising too.


Memento, Memories & Souvenirs from the Occasion


With the incredible amount of diversity you can get from a wristband with regard to colour, shape, size, material and embossing itís no wonder that wristbands have been kept by people as souvenirs of the event. They remind people of the occasion and become talking points about the event. They also promote a return to the event next time around.


Adding the date, your company logo and the occasion to the wrist band contributes to it becoming a keepsake for years to come. A constant reminder of a great time and a reason to return or generate interest in future events you may be holding.


So, itís easy to see that when event holders have a choice between tickets and wristbands, wristbands have become the number choice.


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