wedding lanyards

5 Reasons Why Wedding Lanyards Are the Perfect Accompaniment for Your Big Day

As an excited bride-to-be or groom-to-be, there are so many intricate details to plan for your wedding ceremony and reception, and of course, you want to get them right!

You may be considering welcome signs and agenda programmes to help your day run as smoothly as possible – but are worried about how they’ll perform outdoors, or even if they’ll be noticed in a large, open space.

Fortunately, there is another solution for newlyweds looking to wow their guests while keeping to a budget. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of wedding lanyards and how they can offer you the assurance you need on your big day.

What Are Wedding Lanyards?

Wedding lanyards are a small programme that can be worn around your neck on a lanyard. They are fully customisable, from the lanyard itself, to the design and details on the cards. This makes them an excellent addition to weddings, which often carry a strict theme throughout the venue, furnishings, and features.

They are typically printed in full colour, front and back, onto A7 gloss laminated cards. These are hole-drilled at the top so that the lanyard clasp can securely hold them for the duration of the wedding ceremony and reception. Depending on the amount of information required, wedding lanyards can hold one or multiple two-sided programme cards.

What Are the Benefits of Wedding Lanyards for Your Big Day?

Our wedding lanyards are a fantastic alternative to paper programmes and other display items that may not perform so well throughout the duration of the day, or in harsh weather conditions.

Some venues may also require your wedding party to travel between locations, which makes transporting important signage a challenge and leads to physical paper programmes being forgotten or lost.

They’re Durable, Practical & Splash Resistant

By enabling important information about your wedding to be worn around the neck, wedding lanyards will give you confidence that your guests will always have access to scheduling, site maps, photography timetables, and other key details about the day.

They’re not only convenient to carry but they are also splash resistant and long-lasting, making them the perfect solution for a long and busy day.

Enhance Your Guest Experience

While wedding lanyards offer peace of mind for the bride and groom on their big day, they will be especially appreciated by your guests and add an additional WOW factor to any event.

With important details such as maps directing to the venue, timings for meals and other key events, and colour-coded groups for the various photography sessions – your guests should have everything they need to seamlessly stick to the schedule and enjoy a stress-free experience.

They Can be Completely Customised

Arguably one of the best features of wedding lanyards is that they are fully customisable. This means they can be designed to carry through the theme of your wedding, highlight any information you choose, and – most of all – make it fun!

A popular feature of our wedding lanyards includes amusing insights into the bride and groom, short Q&As, or even quizzes that your guests can play for a prize later in the night.

They’re Unique & Fun

As we’ve seen, many of the details commonly included on wedding lanyards are unique, exciting, and fun for everyone in attendance.

 Alongside information and engaging games all about the newlyweds, wedding lanyards can also be used to get your guests involved themselves. For example, you could feature a QR code linking to a portal that enables your guests to upload their photos throughout the day.

Create a Special Keepsake

As a whole, wedding lanyards are likely to be a product your guests haven’t seen used at a wedding before and are sure to make a lasting impression.

And thanks to our durable, gloss laminate finish, your lanyard programmes can be kept for a long time by both your wedding party and guests – guaranteeing your wedding is one to remember.

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Wedding Lanyards: What to Include

Personalised wedding lanyards provide the opportunity to have a little bit of fun with your wedding planning – there are so many details you could include!

Here are just few of the top details we generally include:

  • Names of the newlyweds
  • Date of the wedding
  • Names of the bridal / grooms party
  • Location of the venue (directional maps & site maps)
  • Q&As, quizzes & short stories
  • Agenda / timetable
  • Colour-coded photography groups (perfect for use with our Tyvek and paper wristbands)
  • QR code linking to a portal for uploading photographs
  • And any other important information about the day (expectations, guidance & rules)

Custom Wedding Lanyards from Secprint

Wedding lanyards are the perfect accompaniment for your wedding day, especially if you’ve chosen an outdoor venue and you’re looking for print solutions that will withstand the weather, won’t be lost when travelling from place to place, and can be easily taken away and treasured for a long time.

Find out how you can order your personalised wedding lanyards from Secprint by visiting our Lanyard Programmes page. Alternatively, please email us at or call 01709 780008 with your requirements so we can advise and quote your wedding lanyard printing needs.


By Richard Warne

Richard has worked in the print industry for over 25 years