If you intend to order a few laser-engraved wedding signs, here are some tips you might like.
Wait until just before the wedding to finalise the sign's illustrations and text
Whilst you should engage the signmaker's services and pay your deposit a few months prior to your wedding day (to ensure that the sign-maker sets aside time in their schedule to produce your signage and to ensure they have plenty of time to order the required materials), you should only finalise your laser-engraved signage a few weeks or days before the wedding.
The reason for this is that laser-engraved signs are a bit trickier to correct than other types of signs, as once a piece of metal or wood has been engraved with an incorrect word or image, the affected area might need to be sanded and refilled to remove this word or image.
By finalising your illustrations and text just before the wedding, you can ensure that any changes you make to this event at the last minute won't result in you having to fix these signs, order new ones or use ones that are not completely suitable. For example, if you initially decided to take your spouse's surname and were planning to put this new name on one of the wedding signs but at the last minute, you decide to keep your own surname, it would be easier for both you and the signmaker if you only finalised and had the signs engraved a few days or weeks before the wedding before the sign-maker had actually engraved this sign.
It's worth noting that finalising the sign's details at the last minute won't affect the signmaker's ability to deliver them on time, because their laser engraving equipment will enable them to produce the engraved signage incredibly quickly. This is due to the rapid speed with which this type of laser can be operated.
Keep the signs covered in cling-wrap until you're ready to hang them
It's best to keep the engraved signs covered in cling wrap until you are ready to hang them up at the venue. Whilst this is a sensible thing to do, no matter what type of signs you've ordered, it's especially important if you've ordered laser-engraved signs and have decided to make the most of having access to this technology, by requesting signage with very finely detailed illustrations or calligraphic engraved lettering that only a laser could create.
The reason for this is that if you leave these highly detailed engraved signs unwrapped for a few days before hanging them up at the venue, dirt and dust particles may build up in the tiny laser-generated engraved areas. This dirt may affect the signs' aesthetics and readability and so you would need to remove it. However, cleaning out such tiny engraved areas could take many hours and require you to use special, fine-tipped cleaning brushes. As such, if you don't want to do this in the few days prior to the big day, you should keep the engraved signs wrapped up so they'll be protected from any dirt in the environment where you store them.
For more information on laser engraving, contact a company near you.