Why Personalised Wristbands Are Pure Gold for St. Patrick’s Day


Ready to raise a glass and say “Slàinte Mhaith?”  If you’re planning an in-person St. Patrick’s Day event or fundraiser in the UK, take it from us and use paper event wristbands. They’re excellent for security and crowd control. More recently, custom wristbands have become a popular choice with UK event organisers because they offer contactless entry and instant visual ID of checked-in guests.

5 Reasons Personalised Wristbands Rival Shamrocks

1. Contactless Event Entry:  

Custom wristbands are an affordable yet extremely effective means of security and admission control. This is especially true when you pair paper wristbands printed with variable QR codes. UK event organizers and staff can simply scan attendee wristbands at check in—no contact required.

2. Pub Crawl Ready:  

Managing a group on a pub crawl is harder than herding cats, especially on St. Patrick’s Day. Available in loads of different colours, Tyvek wristbands are the most efficient way to identify guests (particularly when personalised with your logo and message) and keep everyone together. 

When everyone in your group is wearing event wristbands, organisers, bouncers, and your party bus driver can more easily wrangle revelers. Additionally, when people enter the pub, refreshment retrieval is streamlined—party-goers only have to flash their wristband and bartenders will know they’re part of the event and paid in full. Finally, Tyvek bands are waterproof and tear resistant, so they’ll hold up no matter what mischief people get up to. 

3. Luck of the Irish: 

Hosting a raffle or giving away door prizes? Stubbed event bracelets are great for this (especially our gold ones)! These handy Tyvek wristbands come with unique, matching numbers on the tear-off stub and wristband—people simply drop their stub in a pot o’ gold to enter. When you choose the winning stub, call out the number and watch whoever’s wristband has the matching digits jig for joy.

4. Live Shows:

gold event wristband

Music, dancing, and St. Patrick’s Day go together like stout and Slàinte. Stubbed Tyvek wristbands are perfect for a talent show or battle of the bands. In addition to making it simple to check in and spot paying guests, attendees can use their stubs to vote for their favourite performer. 

Pro tip: Offer guests the option to order event swag (like t-shirts and hoodies), or hand out branded promotional gifts using our e-commerce print-on-demand capabilities.

5. Who Has Access and Can Raise a Pint?:

It’s no blarney that sorting out guests at large St. Patrick’s Day events like parades or block parties is a challenge. High quality wristbands in various colours make it easy for event security staff to identify guests. Designate specific colours to sort who is underage, belong in a specific venue section, and more. 

Pro tip: Take your event organisation up a notch with custom printed wristbands bearing variable QR codes. 

To get custom-printed event wristbands at affordable prices through our UK printing services, browse our wide range of paper wristbands or work with our team to create a custom design. 

Whatever you’re planning, count on Eventgroove! Our integrated, all-in-one fundraising and print products platform is built to help you succeed and managed by a team that cares. Plus, every print product order comes with a satisfaction guarantee. 

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