Pre-tied bows are a great way to decorate just about anything quickly and easily. They are especially useful for weddings. Add them to programs or invitations, wrap them around gift or favor boxes or attach them to bottles.
Finding pre-tied bows is a piece of cake especially on the web, but getting a good deal on the right kind of bows can take a lot of work.
There are many variables that will dictate how you buy them and how much money you will have to spend. Consequently, every pre-tied bow supplier’s options vary greatly. Knowing these variables will help reduce your search time finding the right bows for the right price.
The 6 most important variables to know before you start your search are:
- attachment method
How many bows do you need? If you cannot pinpoint an exact number, decide on a range. As a rule of thumb, though, the less you buy, the more you pay per bow. Prices can also range drastically from dealer to dealer.
You can easily buy pre-tied bows online through Google shopping, Ebay, Etsy or Amazon, but buy at your own risk. These people may be certified sellers but most are not businesses. Because these e-commerce platforms take a cut for each sale, items are likely to be more expensive.
Wholesalers like Finish Line Custom Finishing Inc, who sell through their own networks can provide bows at quantity discounts and with a lot more options.
There are a multitude of bow materials available from the simplest elastic to the fanciest of fabric ribbons: sheer organza, double face satin, glitter sheer, metallics, grosgrain, patterns like polka dots and even custom prints of your own logo or design.
Know the general color of bow you need for this will also dictate the price. Some colored bows are more expensive than others. Common colors are cheaper because companies can save by stocking them in bulk. They are also a lot easier to find. It may be a wise idea to be prepared to choose popular colors like red, gold, silver, brown, black or white especially if you are on a tight deadline. E-bay and Amazon sellers provide just a small range of colors while wholesalers have access to many color options.
Deciding how you want your bows attached will also narrow down your search. Bows can come with adhesive strips, twist-ties, or loops. Loops are great for attaching bows to invitations and programs and can be made with ribbon or elastic. These bow types as well as twist tie bows can be reused.
Factors such as how wide the ribbon should be and the size of the finished bow are important details when looking for pricing. If using an elastic loop for attachment, determine what circumference you need. Being ready with this information will ensure you get your price quote faster. Finish Line Inc. provides measurement charts on its pre-tied bows page that will make this task much easier.
Planners buying pre-tied bows for weddings or other events are usually working under pre-defined timelines. Estimate how long it will take to apply the bows and decide on a date you will need them by (event day minus 5 days). Under most circumstances, the faster you need them, the more you will have to pay. You can buy relatively inexpensive bows from China, but it can take 5-6 weeks to receive them. If you are on a tight schedule and a tight budget, you can find bargains on local dealer’s stock items. Settling for a more generic but popular stock item like metallic elastic pre-tied bows can be a great cost-saving solution.
Pre-tied bows are a great way to save time decorating your items. Knowing the above details of your pre-tied bow needs will help you find the best deal.
Searching for the right suppliers is still time consuming. There are a ton of bow distributors and most of their e-commerce sites are confusing and out-dated. Some provide samples but that can also take time and money.
Unlike most e-commerce sites, Finish Line Custom Finishing makes it simple and easy to find the best pre-tied bow solution and provides all the options you need, including pre-tied ribbon bows, elastic bows and twist-tie bows. Request a quote and order today!