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Looking Forward to Spring Wedding Designs in Bright Tropical Colors

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I realize that Halloween hasn’t even passed yet, but designers are always looking ahead… sometimes way ahead. Today I am looking forward to Spring as Brides begin to shop early for their Spring wedding.

The holiday season is often when guys choose to pop the question. Christmas is right around the corner. Guys could already be shopping for that special engagement ring! Getting ready for Spring makes sense for that reason alone.

Because I sell items for every holiday all year long, I rarely stick to designing for the immediate future. New designs have to be indexed and shared and caught up in the Google mechanism (can you tell I am not tech savvy?) so designing early for an upcoming season is a good thing.

Kudos to the couple who begins planning a wedding early! So often I am contacted by brides who left their invitation ordering until the last minute. Or the wedding is next week and they need ceremony programs! Putting decisions off does not make them less stressful. The additional worry of receiving items on time adds unnecessary stress. And there will be no time to make changes if needed.

With all this online shopping, and pinning at Pinterest, available now, selecting a favorite stationery design could be overwhelming. Some advice from close friends may help. Or, I could give you my advice. Stick to what you like. Don’t try to be modern if it’s not your thing. If traditional is fine with you, choose it.

Beach wedding themes are not really geared toward any particular time of year. In Florida, where I live, a beach wedding could be held at almost any time of year. In cooler climates, Spring and Summer are obviously the best time to marry on the seashore.

What we are really talking about is new designs, tropical and traditional, which can be used for the upcoming Spring wedding season. Bright colors and flowers are what designers and buyers look for in Spring and Summer themes.

Beach Wedding Themes For Spring (And Any Time)

Beautiful hibiscus flowers are perfect for a Spring wedding ceremony on the beach. The wedding set below contains a design of bright orange and pink realistic hibiscus flowers.

orange hibiscus wedding set
Orange Hibiscus Wedding Suite, by Sandpiper Wedding

I love the colors on the Elegant Beach Wedding designs and couples getting married in a tropical location will too! Bright sea blue with pretty flowers on cards with templates. This designer set has many matching products.

elegant blue beach wedding suite
Elegant Beach Wedding, Designed by Karsten Mylius

New from Sandpiper Wedding, the Bird-of-paradise design is a re-make of our older design. Because Zazzle now offers fabulous modern fonts, like the handwritten one used here, it’s time to spruce up some of the older invitation sets. A pale yellow-pink graphic background and bright yellow exotic flowers make up this new line of custom wedding paper.

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Bird-of-paradise wedding suite with handwritten fonts

The pineapple design by CardHunter is one of my favorites. It has all the tropical elements combined in one design, with big leaves, pretty flowers and pineapples. Anyone planning a tropical destination event will find many matching products in this suite.

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Pineapple Luau Tropical Leaves Wedding Suite by CardHunter

Designs For A Spring Wedding in Any Location (Non-beach)

For those staying on the mainland to marry, I’ve found some beautiful and popular floral wedding suites. The lovely light blue of this collection by Bruno Crispin caught my eye and stands out because of that blue.

blue watercolor flowers wedding design
Watercolor Flowers Wedding Design by Bruno Crispin

This big succulent design by Country Wedding (which is one of my stores) has been selling like crazy. Succulents are not considered flowers, but they can hold their own as they are gorgeous plants. The blue-green colors, and oversized images will appeal to couples wanting a country celebration.

succulents wedding design
Big Succulents Custom Wedding by Country Wedding

The carefree bride and groom often chooses a low-key, nature inspired ceremony and CardHunter’s Bohemian feathers and floral design fits that bill perfectly. Pink and peach roses twine with stems and feathers in this pretty design.

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Bohemian Feather Floral Wedding Design by Scott at CardHunter

Need to view more wedding sets? I have a page full at my Invitations by Design page.

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Wedding Invitations and Matching Products Made by Zazzle Designers

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After the ring and the “I Do!” it’s time to begin the planning. Large or small, weddings are events that cause great stress and take massive amounts of time to coordinate. The invitations are usually an important part of that planning. The invitation, or more likely “save the date” cards, will be the first impression guests see. The paper is going to set the stage for the upcoming event.
starfish couple wedding invitation set

The internet contains many, many places to find wedding invitations of all types. Some offer upscale foil or letterpress printing. Typography is big these days and unique lettering can add charm and interest. Invitations come in all shapes and sizes and at many price points. I dare say you can find paper in any theme imaginable. If your preference is plain and simple, minimalist, or black and white, you will find those too.

My stores, including Sandpiper Wedding, are run through Zazzle. I talk about this more on my About page. Many professional designers create wedding suites in association of Zazzle, and Zazzle offers specialty paper as beautiful as any found online.

I decided to write this blog post for those people who have never heard of Zazzle, or didn’t realize they offer wedding suites. Zazzle is known as the best place to find customizable designs. Combine custom options with beautiful designs and couples can create invitations or entire sets with their own wording. See the finished product on the screen before you buy.

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Matching Products Offered in Zazzle Wedding Suites

Zazzle’s product list grows almost daily. Wedding suites can offer almost any product needed for wedding planners, from save-the-date cards and “Will you be my Bridesmaid?” cards to thank-you notes for guests and members of the wedding party.

Invitations (come in 8 sizes, 6 corner options, and 12 paper types, with two options for printing (standard or high-definition). But this paper is not only for “invitations”. The paper works for more than invitations. The small size, 3.5 x 5 inches, is considered perfect for RSVP cards.

Here we go. This comprehensive list will give an idea of what can be customized to match any wedding suite on the Zazzle site. I don’t believe any other online site offers such a wide variety of customizable products that match.

Most Popular Items

RSVP cards and Details / Directions cards / Enclosure cards
Rehearsal dinner invitations
Save-the-Date (invitation paper, postcards, or glossy photo card paper)
Specialty envelopes, decorated to match the theme
Address labels and Stickers (many shape options)
Postage stamps – with text / and sometimes photos
Thank you cards – flat cards, folded notes
Ceremony Programs
Reception seating cards – escort, table number, place cards – flat or tented
Menu templates – many sizes and paper types
Seating chart posters
Guest book
Table signs
Wine Labels

As well as this big list of products, any product on Zazzle can be customized as you please. Most wedding designers expect to be contacted by the customer, especially if they need matching products. Designers can only guess at what couples will need and fill wedding collections with the most popular products.

Other Personalized Products to Use For Weddings

Favors: Mint tins, favor bags, key rings, and luggage tags
Welcome bags for destination weddings
Gift Tags
Can and Bottle Coozies – great for a shower or pre-wedding party
LED Candles, come in 3 sizes
Private wedding announcements (Reception only invitations)
Paper goods – plates, cups and napkins
Ties for the Groom and Groomsmen
Ball caps
T-shirts (Bridal party, Bachelorette party)

Hawaiian luau pineapple wedding suite

Hawaiian Themed Pineapple and Leaves Wedding Invitation Suite

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This wedding design comes from Scott, the designer at the CardHunter store at Zazzle.

This beautiful design features all things tropical. Exotic flowers, pineapples and big leaves are all part of the design on paper and products in the Tropical Leaves Pineapple Luau collection.

Hawaiian pineapple luau wedding

Tropical pineapple wedding shower
Luau Pineapple Bridal Shower and Thank You Cards

Pineapple tropical reception

I’m sure this designer would be happy to make additional matching products.

How To Find a Designers Contact Link

To contact any designer at Zazzle, find their contact link on any product page. Scroll down the page and find the link in the “About this Design” section.

I’m using my own Pineapple Wedding Invitation as an example of where to find the contact link.

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Pineapple wedding invitation and link location
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The Designer Contact Link is located on every product page in this location

Some designers may not show the link if they choose to not be contacted.

Sand Dollar Wedding Invitation Sets by Collection and Designer

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Sand Dollar Wedding
Sand Dollar Wedding
The sand dollar is one of the popular beach shells to collect. White sand dollars make pretty, understated wedding stationery, with two together to represent the couple.

The two images you see here link to the same collection. The sand dollar theme is carried over to RSVP cards and other products a couple may need.

Sand Dollar Wedding
Sand Dollar Wedding

The first two designs come from the Sandpiper Wedding store, and the collections below come from other designers at the Zazzle site.

This bright coral red wedding set is by Beck Yang.

Coral Red Beach Weddings
Coral Red Beach Weddings

The collection below is by Invitation Republic. The design combines lace, burlap and sand dollars for a pretty set of wedding stationery.

Beach Bonfire Wedding Reception

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Reception on the Beach

What fun to have a wedding reception on the beach! Have it at night and celebrate around a big bonfire and make it even more memorable.
View the entire Beach Bonfire set in our collections section.

Seaside Blue Wedding Suite

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The Seaside Blue Hydrangea wedding suite is lovely and appropriate for a beach wedding setting or summer event. See the small selection of what we offer in this beautiful set, in the image link below.

Wedding: Seaside Blue Hydrangea
Wedding: Seaside Blue Hydrangea

Our matching paper plates contain curved, custom text and can be used at the wedding / bridal shower. Customize with the couple’s names, and order in 7 or 9 inch sizes.

Thank you cards, with a custom message inside, can be used to thank guests for their thoughtful gift, or to thank the members of the wedding party for their unwavering support during all the planning and rehearsing. Because you add whatever text needed, it’s possible to include names inside each card to make the message very personal.

The starfish and hydrangea set has two separate designs. Featured here is the blue background color, but beige burlap background is also a choice. The blue on burlap invitation has casual wording and a place to include the reception address. Skinny address labels and postage stamps can also be found in this collection.