Hosting a grand opening for your business can be a great way to build a buzz and get people excited about your new company. One key to throwing a successful event is to convince your clients and potential business contacts to attend. Here are just a few ways you can entice people to come to your grand opening event.
Send Gift Baskets
Instead of just sending a paper invitation, give your potential guests a way to remember you and your event with a gift basket. It can contain sample versions of some of the products you sell along with gourmet chocolates and fresh fruit. If your company offers services instead of products, consider adding gift certificates for your services. Adding in a few promotional items with your company name and logo, such as pens or coffee mugs, adds a great finishing touch to this invitation idea. Be sure to place an RSVP card in the basket to give the people you invite a way to respond to the invitation.
Give Them A Golden Ticket
While your event may not require tickets, passing out custom-printed invitations that look like golden tickets can add a fun touch to your event. You can even go a step further by sending chocolate bars along with the ticket-style invitations to make your invites even more memorable. For an RSVP, have your printing service create RSVP cards designed to look like chocolate bars to keep with this theme.
If there's ever a reason to pop a bottle of champagne, it's celebrating a grand opening. For your most valued clients, consider sending a bottle of champagne along with elegant custom-printed invitation cards. Consider invites with a champagne theme, such as images of champagne flutes. If you are on a budget, you can opt for bottles of wine or sparkling grape juice.
Create A Hashtag
Get your potential guests involved in the social media for your event by having invitations custom printed with your social media addresses. Ask guests to RSVP via social media using a hashtag you create for the event. This request should be printed on the invitation. As people RSVP, their followers will see that they are attending your grand opening, which can get them interested in your new business as well. Be sure to continue this theme at your grand opening by asking people to share pictures of the grand opening party along with your hashtag.
With just a bit of creativity and beautiful custom invitations, you can get clients and potential customers excited about your new business venture and your grand opening event.