3D Printed Wedding Favors

Two dimensional wedding favors are the norm but that doesn’t mean you are limited to using them. Thanks to advances in technology it is now possible to create and print out 3D objects, including some that make a great wedding favor.

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Though you may not traditionally think of them as wedding favors, 3D placeholders can be a nice favor to send your guests home with. This allows you to provide each guest with a 3D printout of their name written in cursive. The printed out 3D placeholders don’t necessarily have to sit on tables, as you can clip them to something or hang them from strings, ribbons or other decorative material.

For an offbeat and quirky wedding favor, you can use a 3D printer to create the glasses IMAX movie goers are given. This is an especially appropriate wedding favor if you and your partner are movie buffs.

Another out of the box idea for wedding favors designed for female guests are 3D high heeled shoes. All you need is double sided paper in a pattern that you like, with some plain colored paper and ribbons and you can create a unique and memorable wedding favor. You can turn the high heeled shoes into a box of treats and send guests home with mini chocolates or mints.

There are endless options for 3D printed wedding favors. This includes window ornaments, key chains and more. Almost any wedding favor you can think of can be created with a 3D printer. One idea that you can use is to create a mini 3D chair. You can personalize it anyway you choose to.

Aside from objects you can also use 3D technology to create delicious snacks you can use as wedding favors. For a conversation starter you can give your wedding guests sugar sculptures, which can be great for a wintertime wedding because the sculpture is likely to look like snowflakes. You can also choose to make 3D chocolate candies that are actually edible. Taking it one step further you can create chocolate faces of you and your partner. For a Christmas themed wedding you can create 3D Christmas cookies for your guests.

Additionally, you can use 3D printing technology to create add-ons for traditional wedding favors. You can make place card holders, centerpiece vases, and even containers to hold sparklers for weddings or anything else that you can imagine. 3D printers open up a whole new world of possibilities!

Purchasing wedding favors is not as creative as printing out your own 3D favors. Doing so makes it easy to personalize them for your wedding. Your guests will appreciate that you took the time to create unique 3D favors for them. It can also be a fun way to relax and unwind from the stress of everything that goes into planning a wedding.

Creating your own 3D favors gives you a chance to do something thoughtful that your guests will remember and appreciate. Couples that think outside the box often prefer to create their own wedding favors as opposed to purchasing the standard favors people expect to get at a wedding.

3D printed wedding favors are becoming the trendy choice among younger couples. Only time will tell if they continue to be a popular option for weddings.

How Can Your Business Beat the Competition in 2016?

When you look back at the past year, what do you see? Did your business grow or did revenue and earnings fall back? Sure, the economy was not that great, but that’s been true of the past several years too.

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Here are some ideas to help improve your business to be better equipped to beat your business competition next year.

Use Collaborative Tools

Making the communication better between employees is important. Beyond using email to send messages, task managers can help to organize the tasks associated with a project with managers able to distribute the tasks to the appropriate personnel. Todoist and Remember the Milk are ideal tools for managing multiple lists and accessing these lists from mobile devices, directly on the web, or through web browsers.

Spreadsheets and word processing documents can be shared, using Google Docs, between multiple users who can each update different parts of the spreadsheet or document in real-time for the ultimate in collaborative efficiency.

Survey Your Customers

Communicate directly with your customers on social media channels, or via a blog post to survey what products they would like to see developed next or what features should be added to existing products. It is quite likely that the staff will be surprised at the responses which could differ markedly from what they planned to do next.

Be aware that what customers say they want and what they will actually spend money on when the product becomes available are two different things entirely. If at all possible, announce a product shortly after the survey, price it, and offer it for pre-sale to gauge a real sense of customer take-up. Then, build the product.

Be Open to Flexi-time and Working from Home

Whilst many employees will be happy to have an office to go to for their work and to separate their working life from their personal life, other employees would prefer more solitude and to cut out the long daily commute.

Offering flexi-time or working from home arrangements could be beneficial for some employees and certain positions that do not require a physical presence in the office 5 days a week at fixed times each day. Employees who get to switch to flexi-time or working from home will likely stay more loyal partly because of the difficulty of creating the same arrangement with a new employer. Improved employee retention saves money on employee turnover, reduces business disruption when someone leaves the company, and cuts training costs for new hires.

Keep the Business Fleet Running Optimally

Any business that has one or more vehicles available for staff to use will need to keep some body shop tools available. Someone handy with the tools can make minor fixes to the vehicles to keep them out of the hands of a mechanic for days at a time. Employees who need to make a small adjustment to their own vehicles before setting off home after work can also make use of the tools too.

Beating the competition is about working smarter, not necessarily harder, in key areas that can make a big difference at the end of each month. Focusing on the employees is key because they’re the engine that pushes the business along.