Free Lanyard Bid Cards
Lanyard bid numbers are used to keep guests hands free during the silent auction timeline. These photos were taken during the silent auction. Notice they are not holding a bid packet. I am 100% against bid packets for several reasons that I will get into in another post. The most important reason is that guests have no place to put them other than under their arms or at their seats. Usually the Live Auction is held in a separate area from the Silent Auction and the main room is often off-limits for your guests. The lanyard bid number solves that problem.
I think it's a good idea to invest in plastic sleeves that attach to the lanyard. The sleeve acts as an envelope for drink tickets, dinner selection and opportunity drawings. At the end of the event guests can remove the lanyard and drop them in the basket for reuse in subsequent events.
This means that the catalog and large bid number are placed at assigned tables. The information on the lanyard guides them to the table when the doors open for seating. Hands free bidding!
The information can be as follows:
Bid # 248
List all the buying and giving opportunities happening during the Silent Auction and or Cocktail Hour.
Opportunity Ticket Purchase
Dinner Seating at 7:15