Weddings are a special occasion when two people come together to celebrate their love and commitment to each other. As a guest, it’s always a good idea to bring a gift that the couple will cherish for years to come. While there are plenty of gifts that you can buy off the shelf, a personalised DIY wedding gift can add a unique touch that the couple will appreciate.
One great tool that can help you make personalised gifts is a laser engraver. This machine can engrave or cut designs into various materials such as wood, acrylic, leather, paper, glass, metal, and more. With a little creativity, you can use a laser engraver to create beautiful and unique DIY wedding gifts.
In this post, we have compiled a list of 15 DIY wedding gift ideas that you can make with a laser engraver. Whether you’re a seasoned DIYer or just starting or you want to turn your creativity into an extra income by selling personalized wedding gifts online, these ideas are easy to make and will impress the couple.
15 DIY Personalized Wedding Gifts
1. A Pair of Personalized Engraved Tumblers
Personalized tumblers make for a wonderful present for the couple to celebrate their wedding day. By purchasing a set of plain tumblers and laser engraving their names or initials alongside their wedding date onto the surface, you can offer a straightforward yet sophisticated gift which will delight the recipients. You can also opt to elevate the present further by including a unique message or a significant quote which resonates with the couple. The greatest aspect of this gift is its practicality and thoughtfulness since they can continue to use these tumblers over and over again.
2. Personalized Engraved Wedding Necklace
A laser engraved necklace is the perfect way to offer the bride-to-be a heartfelt present that she can flaunt on her big day. Invest in a modest pendant necklace and use laser engraving technology to etch the bride's name or initials, as well as the wedding date, into the surface. For an added touch of uniqueness, consider incorporating a birthstone into the necklace. The bride will undoubtedly feel valued and appreciated with such a meaningful gift that has been customized using precision laser engraving.
3. Personalized Engraved Wedding Jewelry Box
A customized jewelry holder crafted with laser engraving technology makes a wonderful present for the bride to keep her precious wedding accessories. Opt for a wooden jewelry box and engrave it with the couple's names or initials, and their special day's date. You can also choose to engrave the couple’s picture. The outcome is not only aesthetically pleasing but also a practical item, making it a perfect present the partners will adore. As the bride basks in the convenience of keeping her wedding jewelry in a designated space, the couple will cherish this remarkable present for years to come.
4. Wedding Sign
Adding a personalized touch to a wedding ceremony or reception can be achieved with a customized wedding sign. Laser engraving and laser cutting can create a unique sign that reflects the couple's personalities or the wedding's theme. The sign can be cut with the laser cutter to fit the desired size. And the sign can be laser engraved onto wood or acrylic, and can feature the couple's names or initials and wedding date along with an inspiring message or quote. The sign will undoubtedly enhance the wedding decor and serve as a memorable keepsake for the newlywed.
5. Wedding Guest Book
A customized wedding guest book crafted through laser engraving and cutting methods is an exceptional approach to allow guests to sign and leave their best wishes for the newlywed during the wedding reception. This technique allows you to design a guest book that embodies the couple's personal style or theme of the wedding using materials like wood and acrylic.
For example, you can laser cut a heart-shaped guest book from plywood with the couple’s names and wedding date as the cover. Then add extra decorative elements made from laser cut materials to enhance the guest book's aesthetics. This personalized guest book will not only impress the guests but it will also commemorate memories of the special day.
6. Personalised Engraved Wood Cutting Board
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A cutting board is a practical and functional gift that any couple would love, but you can make it even more special by personalizing it with laser engraving. Laser engraving technology lets you customize the cutting board with the couple’s names, initials, wedding date, or a heartfelt message. You can choose from plywood or wood materials that are durable and eco-friendly. The laser engraving will create a beautiful contrast and texture on the surface of the cutting board. Not only will the couple enjoy using it for their cooking needs, but they can also display it as a unique kitchen décor item.
7. Personalised Engraved Glassware
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Personalized engraved glassware is a classy and elegant gift that will impress any couple on their special day. Whether it’s wine glasses, champagne flutes, or beer mugs, you can customize them with laser engraving technology to suit the couple’s preferences and personalities. You can engrave the glassware with the couple’s names, initials, wedding date, or a meaningful quote. The laser engraving will create a smooth and clear finish that will last for years. The personalized engraved glassware will add a touch of sophistication and charm to the couple’s dining table or bar cart.
8. Romantic Shadow Box
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A romantic shadow box with heart design is a wonderful and unique gift that will show the couple how much you care. The shadow box is a 3D paper cut heart with profiles of the bride and groom. The heart contains LED lights that create a warm and cozy glow. The shadow box is easy to make with a CO2 laser cutter like xTool P2. The romantic shadow box will be a stunning and memorable gift that the couple can display in their bedroom or living room.
9. Wood Picture Frame
A customized picture frame is a perfect way to display the happy couple’s wedding photos with a personal touch. You can either buy a wooden picture frame from a local or online art supply store, or make your own with laser cutting. Choose the design you want to cut from the wood using the laser cutter and them use laser engraving to create a beautiful design on the wooden frame, such as their names, initials, wedding date, or a heartfelt message. The result will be a stunning and sentimental gift that the couple will cherish.
10. Personalised Engraved Marble Coasters
Laser engraved coasters are a wonderful present for couples to adorn their home. Coasters are practical and come in handy to safeguard their furniture from spills. You can opt for marble coasters and customize them with the couple's names or initials, accompanied by a special message, using laser engraving. The personalized laser engraved coasters make for a charming and useful keepsake that the couple will treasure.
11. Wood Wall Map Art
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A love heart wood wall map is a wonderful way to celebrate the place where the couple’s love story began. The map is laser cut from wood and shaped into a heart that displays the streets and landmarks of their special place. The map is framed in a black or white frame that complements the wood. You can customize the map by engraving the couple’s names, initials, wedding date, or a heartfelt message. The love heart wood wall map is a stunning and sentimental gift that the couple can hang on their wall and cherish their memories.
12. Wood Display Plaque
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A wedding tree display is a beautiful and unique gift that will showcase the couple’s love and growth. The tree display is laser cut from wood and features a tree with branches and leaves that represents the couple’s everlasting love. The tree display also has a heart-shaped plaque that can be personalized with the couple’s names, initials, wedding date, or a sweet message. The tree display can be mounted on a wall or placed on a stand.
13. Personalised Engraved Wood Wine Box
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A laser-engraved wine box is the perfect gift for a couple that can be cherished for their upcoming anniversaries. You can easily acquire a wooden wine box online or from a craft store and personalize it to their liking. By laser engraving their names or initials and a unique message onto the wine box, you can create a stunning and sentimental gift that will be adored by the recipients.
14. Couple T-Shirts
Custom t-shirts are a fun and unique gift that the newlywed can enjoy wearing together. All you need are plain t-shirts, heat transfer vinyl, and a blade cutting machine. Choose the design or message you want to put on the t-shirts and cut it from the vinyl with the blade cutting machine. Then, use a heat press to apply the design to the t-shirts. The result will be a custom and adorable gift that the couple will love.
15. Custom Night Light
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A custom night light is a romantic and thoughtful gift that will brighten up the couple’s nights. The night light is laser cut from acrylic in the shape of a heart and features a cozy glow. You can personalize the night light with the couple’s names, initials, wedding date, or a sweet message by laser engraving. The custom night light is a beautiful and memorable gift that the couple can enjoy every night.
How to DIY Personalized Wedding Gifts Using a Laser Engraver?
Personalized wedding gifts are a great way to show your wishes for the happy couple. You can use a laser engraving and cutting machine to create unique and customized gifts that they will cherish for years. Here are some steps to follow:
- Choose the type of material you want to use. Laser engravers can engrave and cut many materials, including wood, plywood, acrylic, plastic, leather, glass, stone, metal, fabric and more. You can purchase pre-made items, such as jewelry boxes, and add personalization with laser engraving, or create them from scratch by laser cutting the material.
- Prepare the design file for the laser machine. You can use your own creativity to create the design using design software such as CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, or Inkscape. Or you can find some ready laser cut file online. You will need to convert your design a file that the laser engraver software can read.
- Place the material on the laser machine and start the engraving or cutting process. Make sure that the material is flat and secure on the laser machine bed. Align the laser head with the starting point of your design. You will also need to adjust the settings for the speed and power of the laser according to the type and thickness of the material you are using. Press the start button and watch as the laser machine creates your personalized wedding gift.
- Clean and finish your personalized wedding gift. After the laser machine is done, remove your gift from the machine and clean it with a soft cloth or a damp sponge. You may also need to sand or polish some edges or surfaces to make them smooth and shiny. You can also add some embellishments or decorations to your gift, such as ribbons, stickers, or beads.
These 15 DIY wedding gift ideas are sure to impress the happy couple on their special day. Whether you use a laser engraver/cutter or your own crafting skills, personalised gifts are a great way to show your love and appreciation. From custom glassware to wood display plaques, there's something for every couple on this list. So, get creative and start crafting!