A wedding is something most little girls dream about and the world knows it. That’s why the wedding industry makes over $72 billion per year. This includes everything from venues to rented forks. The average wedding budget is $20,000, and a laser machine can help you capture part of that. In this blog, we’ll review multiple aspects of a wedding that can be taken from drab to fab with an AP Lazer. Be sure to check out our Pinterest board called “Laser Made Wedding” for ideas, more examples, and pictures.
Before the Wedding
The first thing that goes out for an upcoming wedding is the save-the-date or the invitation. We found some amazing examples of these laser-cut invites on Pinterest. From incredibly delicate to pop-up style invites, laser-cut paper goods are all sure to impress. We also found some cute wooden, fridge-magnet save-the-dates.
Any Mr. and Mrs. to be will be sending a lot of snail mail. From save-the-dates to wedding invites and thank you cards, most couples send 100’s of pieces of wedding correspondence. Instead of having to buy a bunch of those return address labels or write it out a thousand times they could simply use this perfect little return address stamp.
At the Wedding
There are loads of things that go into making the wedding the fairytale that she’s dreamed about. It’s the details that make the magic and these details would definitely make her feel like a princess.
Signage is a big deal at a wedding; signs make sure that everyone knows what is what, who is sitting where, and generally what is going on. Ink on paper would get it done, but laser cutting wood or acrylic makes a necessity into a statement. Check out this guest book sign and look at the other signage on our Pinterest board to see what you can accomplish with a laser machine.
Laser-etched glass has many applications, particularly in a wedding situation. For example, Mr. and Mrs. personalized beer or wine glasses. Perhaps for the whole wedding party. Glass vases, bottles, or jars for the centerpieces can be etched with the couple’s names, wedding date, and/or table number.
After the Wedding
Everyone wants their favors to be unique and something that their wedding guests will actually want to take home. Whatever they choose to give their guests can be personalized with their names and the wedding date using a laser machine. Take a look at this personalized crab mallet from a wedding in Chesapeake Bay, MD. Or something slightly more general: wine stoppers.
Bridesmaid and groomsmen gifts are a big deal. These are the people willing to stand up and testify to the couple’s love. They are also the ones that will have to spend a lot of money on a dress or tux that they will only wear once. The bride and groom will want to give them a gift that will help them remember the day with a smile, why not a personalized flask set.
Last, and most importantly, personalized gifts for the bride and groom! There are so many ideas, we have already showcased some lovely engraved cutting boards, but personalized glass bakeware, serving dishes, or utensils are other items that the couple will appreciate so much more than plain, straight-from-the-store items.
As you can see, there are a plethora of engraving opportunities when it comes to a wedding, and there are a lot of venues where you could offer such products. Etsy is a great resource available to sell these items, promote them on Pinterest, which is integral in wedding planning these days. Attend wedding shows to bring in even more revenue. All of the items we have spoken about here can be engraved and accomplished with our hobby machine, the SN1812.
Call or email us to learn more about how you can break into this major money-making market!