Party/event planning is a career choice that is very attractive to a lot of people. There; something really nice about helping make someone’s event or special day as great as it can possibly be. Whether you find your niche in weddings, parties, conventions or corporate events, it’s essential that you be creative, patient, tactful and ultra organized. Whether you’re dealing with a picky parent, fussy executive or even a “bridezilla”, these traits will stand you in good stead.

If you are new to the world of event planning, you’ll soon discover that some items can make it a whole lot easier. One such item is custom printed lanyards. These lanyards have a wide range of uses and can come in handy in just about any situation. You can make good use of them in your daily business operations and also include them in an event itself.

One good way to use custom printed lanyards when you are an event planner is to have some printed with your company’s name and contact information. These can be given out to the public at bridal or wedding shows, trade shows and corporate events. People always like to get free “swag”, and if you give them something with your name it that they can actually use, they’ll be sure to remember you and, hopefully, choose you as their event planner.

Once you’ve taken on a client, these custom lanyards can be given to them so that they will always have your number and email address close at hand. You can choose lanyards with a clip at the end where you can attach your company’s ID card or a custom printed pen. Lanyards with an attached custom printed pen are also available, which will allow you to make sure your clients to have a pen on hand to take notes with while you are working together.

These lanyards are also ideal for wear while you are out checking into venues or meeting with vendors. Clip a copy of your business ID to it, so they will know, at a glance, just who you are. This will also let them know that you are a professional who takes your work very seriously.

Custom lanyards can also be included in the actual event itself. They can be custom printed with the name and date of the event, whether it’s a party, wedding, corporate event or conference, and handed out to the guests or conference attendees. This will make it easy to identify them, and they make great event ‘favors”. Since they are available in a wide variety of colors and styles, you are sure to find one that fits in with the theme and color scheme of the event. One good suggestion for their use is to have your clients prepare USB jump drives with all the pertinent event information and materials on it, which is to be given to each attendee at the start of the conference or event. That way, they’ll be able to have it when they need it. This can easily be adapted to a wedding or other party. Have the event invitation designed and stored on a jump drive, which is attached to a custom lanyard in their wedding colors with the name of the bride and groom printed on it. Your client can also include a link to their “wedding website”, a photo slide show, music or movie along with the invitation on the jump drive. These are then sent to the invited guests to be uploaded on their own computer. It’s an invitation idea that’s fun and quite unexpected.

Being an event planner can be a lot of work but it can also be a lot of fun. Custom printed lanyards can help you keep everything organized and make your job a whole lot easier.