Choosing the Perfect Bow for Ribbon Cutting and Opening Day Ceremonies

At Bowzz, we understand that organizing ribbon cutting ceremonies, opening days, and opening ceremonies can be a thrilling yet challenging task. One of the most common questions we receive through emails is,
"What's the best bow for the job?"
It's a question that doesn't have a one-size-fits-all answer, as the ideal bow depends on various factors like the ceremony's size, the number of participants, and the atmosphere you want to create. In this blog post, we'll explore creative ways to choose the perfect bow and engage your audience during these special occasions.

1. The Aspire Bow: Simple Elegance

For a straightforward and elegant approach to ribbon cutting ceremonies, consider using our Aspire Bow. It's a versatile option that works well in various settings. Simply attach the ribbon to two points and then secure it to the Aspire Bow. You can position the bow either off to the side or in the center, depending on your preferences.

Opening day ceremony

2. Creating a Grand Entrance: Two Aspire Bows

To make a more significant impact, utilize two Aspire Bows and run the ribbon between them. This approach creates a grand entrance, drawing attention to the ceremony's focal point. Look for anchor points like storefronts or columns for ribbon attachment, or consider using transportable hired bollards for added flexibility.

Opening cermony

3. Consider Weight and Distance

Remember that ribbon can only hold a certain amount of weight over a specific distance before it starts to sag or roll. To avoid this, have two people hold the bows and pull the ribbon tight before the designated cutter or cutties step forward to perform the ribbon cutting. It's a simple yet effective way to ensure the ribbon looks crisp and presentable during the ceremony.

ribbon cutting

4. Supersize the Impact

For truly grand openings, go big with our Queen or Gigantic King bows. These larger bows make a statement and can handle more weight. We recommend mounting them directly onto bollards and then extending the ribbon to two additional bollards for added stability and visual appeal.

Opening ceremony ribbon

5. The Three-Bollard Method

The three-bollard method offers an advantage - even after the ribbon is cut, a section with the bollard and ribbon remains intact, serving as a beautiful backdrop for photographs and adding to the ceremony's overall aesthetics.

6. The mutli-Bollard Method

When you have a high number of VIPS that using mutiple bollards decorate each with a bow can work well - with each VIP cutting a ribbon directly in front of them.

Large Bows for The Royal Melbourne Show | Aspire Bows | Bowzz

7. Unique Shapes for Memorable Events

At Bowzz, we take pride in handcrafting our bows in our Victoria production facility. We've even created some unique shape custom bows that are perfect for bollard-mounted ribbon cutting ceremonies. These distinctive shapes add a touch of creativity and individuality to your event, ensuring it stands out and remains memorable.

Orange Custom Bow for Land Sale | Tiffany Bow |

8. Touching on Colour

The color of your ribbon is the first and most important decision you'll make. The color should align with your brand's identity or the theme of the event. If you do not have a set colour theme or brand colour to work with here are some color ideas for different occasions:

  • Classic Red: Red is a timeless choice that signifies excitement, passion, and warmth. It's perfect for grand openings and ceremonies.
  • Royal Blue: A regal color that exudes elegance and professionalism. Ideal for businesses aiming for a high-end image.
  • Green: Symbolizes growth, nature, and renewal, making it a great choice for eco-friendly or sustainable businesses.
  • Gold or Silver: These metallic hues convey prestige and luxury. Perfect for upscale events or exclusive product launches.


Choosing the perfect bow for your ribbon cutting ceremony or opening day is a vital element in creating an engaging and memorable event. Whether you opt for the simple elegance of the Aspire Bow, the grandeur of the Queen or Gigantic King bows, or unique custom designs, consider your venue, audience, and the atmosphere you wish to create. With the right bow, you can transform an ordinary ceremony into an extraordinary one, leaving a lasting impression on all who attend. Engage your audience and make your ribbon cutting ceremony or opening ceremony a truly unforgettable experience.