Ways to Use Name Tags at a Wedding

Name tags pair perfectly with any event. And that includes a wedding!

While most decorations at a wedding are typically ribbons and cloth, name tags can play an essential part during your special day too. Here are a few quick ideas on how to incorporate these identification tools for your special day.

plastic engraved name tags for wine and glass tags are perfect for a wedding toastGlass and Wine Tags for a Wedding Toast

Sometimes guests may forget where they set down their drinkware. Help them remember with simple glass tags. These tags are also great for seating arrangements. And, when everyone knows where their glass is, they will be ready for any toasts to the couple are made.

Choose different colors for different types of guests. Use white to designate the bride and groom. Find a color that complements the theme and use that for bridesmaids and groomsmen. Many weddings have a multiple color theme, so use those colors to designate different things and people.

Name Plate and Signs for Tables

From food designations to decorating for a beautiful evening, get your creativity flowing with custom signs and name plates. Add a name plate to the buffet tables to designate different meats or desserts. Or, customize a fancy table number with a small sign.

Signs are also fantastic for displaying the bride and groom’s names at the entrance of the reception hall. Display different signs around the reception area of favorite quotes or sayings. Or, create something unique to the couple that will help the wedding be memorable.

Wedding Seating Arrangements

Choose from an abundance of colors that will fit perfectly with any wedding. Add graphics and details, or add names for seating your wedding party.

Lookinglanyards and badge holders for a wedding to find your name and find your table for a super creative way to help your guests find their place at the table? This unique idea incorporates custom lanyards and name badges. While this shows the place settings hanging from trees for the guests to find their names, they may also be spread out on a table. Choose a lanyard in your wedding colors and grab a handy badge holder to display people’s names and seating placements.

Accessorizing Pets with Their Own IDs

Personal identification is a needed accessory for pets too!

animal therapy pets with id badges in a hospital for calming patientsMost companies offer employees personal identification. And this identification usually comes in the form of a name tag or name badge. While name badges are versatile and easy to change for volunteers and temporary staff, name tags provide a uniform look for all personnel. So, why not incorporate office pets into the mix?

Many employers these days have pet policies that allow for workers to either bring pets to work or have therapy animals available during lunches and other breaks. By identifying these animals with a name tag, employees will know that these pets are welcome in the building.

And, if there are service animals around, using proper identification helps people know how to respond to them. Some service animals require that they are left alone, and using name tags will help identify that need.

Name Tags vs. Photo ID Badges

Name tags are perfect for quick information such as your pet’s name and your phone number. And, choosing a custom shape such as a bone, dog or cat can be a fun way to add some creativity to your pet’s tag.

Photo ID badges make the identification process easy. You can include a photo, all pertinent information such as a phone number, address, pet’s name and so much more. These photo IDs are perfect for service animals and including company logos for office pets.

using photo id and name tags for petsDon’t forget to include all the essential information!

Each ID should include at least a name and an owner’s phone number. Other things to add would be an address, the owner’s name and additional information about the animal. If the pet works in an office, the company logo is always a great idea to include. As most owners do not remove name tags or identification from pets, this becomes free company advertising.

Finding A Lost Pet

Not only is a name tag a good idea at work, but it is also good in a general sense. Keep identification on your pets at all times in case they decide to take themselves for a walk. People are more likely to approach a seemingly lost pet if they have a name tag. And, if your information is current on this tag, you won’t have any problems getting them back.

So, whether you are around service animals or have a pet dropping by your office, let’s take a moment to appreciate every pet’s name tag.

Certifications and Encouragement for Employees

Are your employees just the best and you need new ways to recognize their certifications?

Here at Coller Industries, our customer service department has the answer for all of your certifications needs!

using star shaped name tags for employee certifications encouragement“I wanted to have certifications for each of our products,” Hannah, our Customer Service Manager, explained. I was originally going to do a sticker board but Traci, our Assistant Customer Service Manager, had the idea for star name tags. We’re a name tag company, so why not use name tags?”

To better assist our customers in their ordering process, customer service is available to help process orders, answer product questions and overall be there for each person as needed. Meaning that each customer service representative needs to know how to use all of our products.

“I love the stars!” Traci exclaimed. “Hannah and I talked about certifications in products as a good recognition program. We wanted a way to move our team through training with a visual element of everyone’s progress. We had talked about a chart or certificates, but we were so happy when we thought of tags. Because, after all, we are a name tag company.”

Custom Shape Name Tags

A custom shaped name tag is a great way to draw attention to your company in a world of rectangle badges. Make sure your customers remember your company by selecting a shape to highlight your logo or that helps to define your company. We have 20 templates to choose from including ovals, a variety of animal shapes and more. With our advanced laser technology, we can create almost any shape or design.

using custom shaped name tags for employee certificationsStar name tag certifications are available for:

  • Reusables
  • Badge Ribbons
  • Signs
  • Stock Items
  • Name Tags
  • Lanyards
  • Rosettes
  • Name Plates
  • Ribbon Rolls
  • Plaques (coming soon)

 

These star tags have become popular in our customer service department. Due to the steps to becoming certified being so simple, almost all of our customer service team has every star. And that means one major thing for all of our customers. We know how to help you get what you want and need!

So, don’t hesitate in getting any of your personal identification needs. Our customer service team is dedicated to helping you, our customer.

The Power of A Branded Lanyard

From advertising to practicality, branded lanyards benefit any business.

custom lanyards make for perfect branded promotional tools and identificationCustom lanyards have never gone out of style. And they continue to grow in popularity, especially when it comes to how they are branded. From sports team colors to business logos, each lanyard reminds the wearer of where they got it.

And, they are more than just a reminder to the wearer, they also let the beholder know more about your brand. Custom lanyards have a potential to reach far beyond what a name tag or badge does. Lanyards have far more useful applications than a name tag. While name tags are perfect for identifying employees and visitors, lanyards add security, branding and functionality to identification.

Everyone uses lanyards!

use branded lanyards in schools, offices and for sporting eventsThey are everywhere: schools, office buildings, sporting events and more. So many places use lanyards on a daily basis. Lanyards are also commonly used during conferences, conventions and other events.

While frequently used for displaying name tags, these promotional products have many different uses. Most people have found lanyards to be useful in everyday life. Use them to keep track of your keys, or use them to keep pens and other personal items close at hand.

Now, what about that branding?

custom lanyards are perfect for branded promotional materialsLanyards are incredibly versatile due to their custom nature. Add text, logos, graphics and so much more to promote any brand. The text can be a phrase, a date or the name of an event or business. Wearing a lanyard makes ID or credentials more accessible to show to others or for security proof that you can be in a building or any other typically private place.

Keep your employees branded at all times. Add your logo and company color to a lanyard, and you won’t be able to give them out fast enough. Or, use a slogan or motto on branded lanyards to promote your business. These tools add recognition and identify not only the wearer but the company as well. Often, lanyards are a requirement for access to a building or meeting and can be used this way as advertising.

So, strengthen your brand at in your office and at your next event with a custom lanyard.

Education Continues To Celebrate Excellence

Due to Coller Industries Incorporated’s continual support and donations, we were able to be a part of the “Excel Evening of Honors” on April 13th. Granite Education Foundation presents awards each year to exceptional teachers and administrators working in their district.

It all starts with the smallest of donations: TIME.

Since Granite Education Foundation’s inception in 1988, educator recognition and support has been a key priority. The Excel Awards are a prestigious honor given to the top 10 educators of Granite School District and has been sponsored by Granite Education Foundation since the beginning. Students, administrators, parents and colleagues nominate educators that exemplify the values of Granite School District.

coller industries enjoys giving back to our community through donations to granite education foundation

“Watching the videos of each teacher and their stories and how they make a difference in the kid’s lives was the best part of the evening,” Hannah, Customer Service Manager and Coller Industries Incorporated, said.

Being a professional educator isn’t an easy job. Sometimes it can even be a thankless job. But, thanks to these amazing teachers and administrators, public education continues to excel.

Each year, GEF supporters gather to recognize outstanding teachers, administrators and community members whose personal commitment and contribution impacts 68,000 students in the Granite School District. The Excel Award is bestowed upon nine teachers and one administrator that have been nominated by school administrators, colleagues or students.

Here are the 2018 Excel Award winners.
Congratulations to these incredible educators!

the 2018 granite education foundation excel award winners(Top to bottom; left to right.)

Leah Tarrant – Taylorsville High School
Lori Lindford – Bennion Elementary
Jill Thackeray – Skyline High School
Jodi Larson – Upland Terrace School
Stephanie Varoz – Crestview Elementary
Amy Winder – Elk Run Elementary
Katie Pearce – Rolling Meadows Elementary
Brandon Kerby – Cyprus High School
Janice Wayman – Hartvigsen School
Archer Birrell – Hillside Elementary

These individuals are then put through a rigorous review and observation process by experienced education specialists who ultimately identify 10 teachers and administrators from all over the district. In mid April, up to 300 individuals from Granite School District, supporting businesses, community members, and local leaders gather to recognize and honor these 10 winners in the Night of Honors a dinner and award ceremony.

As Coller Industries makes generous donations each year to the foundation, we were able to attend this gala not only as distinguished guests but also as an award presenter. After explaining Coller Industries to the attendees, Hannah proudly presented Archer Birrell, a 3rd-grade teacher at Hillside Elementary, with his Excel Award.

While our role is small in comparison to each of these educators, we are beyond happy that we get to take part in this fantastic award opportunity. In a nutshell, “We donate money for clothes and shoes for the kids in the Granite School District. Then we get to honor these great teachers for their excellent work by presenting the award on behalf of Coller Industries and the Granite Education Foundation,” Hannah said.

customer donations coller industries and granite education foundation excel awards galaThe Granite Education Foundation Excel Award

Each Excel Award recipient received a sculpture, designed by local Utah sculptor Matt Glenn. This sculpture comes in two parts. The bottom portion has the four Granite Education Foundation hand icons from their logo. Each hand symbolized educate, give, volunteer and advocate. The top portion is a student’s hand reaching for a teacher’s hand. This piece is also reversible so that the teacher’s hand is extending up toward the student’s hand.

“Educational awards, such as the GEF Excel Award, are awesome because children are the future,” Hannah said. “Teachers are important and deserve this recognition for what they do for our children.”

And, we agree. These teachers are very deserving of this prestigious award. We want to thank these teachers and all the others who work endlessly for the welfare of our kids. You all make a huge difference!