I got to know Perry from The Wedding Engraver through the Wedding Pro Members Lounge run by Becca Pountney and as soon as I saw his idea I loved it! I had to know more so invited him to share everything about his business on our blog. Thank you so much Perry!
Live engraving is amazing! How did you come up with the idea?
Thankyou, I’m glad you like the idea. I was an apprentice at the time and I’m not entirely sure how I came up with the idea. It just sprung up from nowhere in the middle of a conversation with a friend and the second I thought of it I knew it was something I needed to do. Unfortunately at the time I lacked the skills and confidence which take years to build up but now I’m a lot more experienced so The Wedding Engraver has launched!
I bet there’s a lot of pressure! How long does it take on the day?
The engraving time really depends on what is being engraved. The marking on is always done before the ceremony starts and whatever I am engraving is carefully timed so it is finished shortly before the rings are ready to be collected by the ring bearer ready for the vows.
Wow, amazing planning and skill! Can the couple choose what they’d like engraved?
Yes. I offer a suggested inscription of the partners initials and date of their wedding in a nice script font but I also do short messages which could be an inside joke, a secret message for your partner, a nickname etc. I could even do fingerprints.
That’s so special, I’d not thought of fingerprints – amazing! Whereabouts are you based?
I am based in Cambridgeshire but I am not limited to Cambridgeshire. I am happy to travel wherever my services are required.
Do you engrave other items or is it just rings?
I also engrave on necklaces and tie slides. I have three packages, two of which consist of supplying jewellery for guests and hand engraving the guests initials onto them live throughout the day. My gold package is for the bridal party and my platinum package includes up to 100 guests plus the bridal party. I have some recommended wedding ring suppliers too which I have carefully chosen based on their quality and reputation.
What’s been your favourite moment during your engraving to date?
My favourite moment throughout my engraving career must be meeting Princess Anne. I was so nervous at the time that I barely remember what happened. I did get to speak to her after the award presentation which I remember a bit more of. She was very friendly and really showed an interest in what I do.
Photograph supplied by the Palace for the awards
How much does it cost for the live engraving service?
I have three packages. For my silver package which is for live ceremony engraving the cost is £1,500 + VAT. I have a gold package which is the silver package plus 12 pieces of jewellery supplied and engraved live during the drinks reception for the bridal party for £3000 + VAT. My third package is the silver and gold packages plus 100 pieces of jewellery supplied and hand engraved throughout the entire day for guests which starts at £12,500 +VAT*. With every booking I also supply a complimentary desk seal which I will hand engrave myself with a deep seal engraving. My platinum package can also be used for corporate events so my services are not only limited to weddings.
What’s the best way for couples to contact you?
The best way to contact me would be the contact page through my website www.theweddingengraver.ukI also have Instagram @theweddingengraverukAnd Facebook https://www.facebook.com/
Thank you so much Perry, we hope one day to film you in action at a wedding ceremony!