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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

Invitations
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)

How to Change Background Colors

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Many items we sell at Sandpiper Wedding are easy to customize in all ways. Use text templates to write your own invitations and messages. Photo templates are ready to be filled with your personal photos. Invitations offer paper upgrades and edge shapes. In addition to all this, often the background color of our items can be changed. Sandpiper Wedding operates through the Zazzle site, and recent changes have made it easier for customers to work with color options.

It will not be possible to change the background color if the color is part of the design. Any graphic background with a pattern, stripes, or shades of color, cannot be changed. But, it may be able to be deleted and a custom color added. If you are in the middle of changing something and don’t like what you’ve done, simply refresh the page to go back to the original product.

aqua blue wedding invitations
Click the blue “customize it” button to change this aqua blue to another color.

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The first color customize option grid. You’ll see this after clicking the blue “customize it” button.

color grid
Top: Click on any color in the grid. OR When the color view is expanded, a custom color can be selected by adding a Hex code, or moving the selector button.

I’m always happy to make any changes for you, but this tutorial may help you customize easily on your own.

How to Center Text at Zazzle

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How to Align Text
I’m writing this “how to center text” tutorial in response to a review left by one of my customers. She bought the custom Seaside Garden invitations, and apparently changed the color herself, which is great, as everything is customizable. But then she said this: “I also wish when designing the card, there was a way to make sure everything was centered without doing it manually and just guessing.” Well, there is a way to do that!

Since I have no way to respond to her, I decided to address the issue here.
For those who decided to re-create an invitation, or any item with custom text, using the current template means the text is automatically centered. The designer should have made sure of that before posting the product for sale.
If the sample text is removed, and new text added by the customer, there is a simple way to assure it is centered. This goes for new images also. I can only assume my customer was trying to add her own text and then line it all up correctly. I wish she had contacted me for help.
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Begin with the blue “customize it” button. Choose which side – front or back – of the product you’d like to work on first. Clicking the button brings you to the editing area. To add some text of your own and then center it, choose “add text” and align it – in the “arrange” area by choosing “horizontally” or “vertically” in the drop down menu – see first image above.
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Also, to further align wording here are some tips. If you want your text directly in the center of the paper, use the center of the “cross” button as seen above. Little arrows around that icon can also move text. The little black lines give the option to align the text in the center, or line it up to the left or right. The “f” icon will bring up a list of fonts that can be used. The numbers you see are for the font size.

If all this is too much to take in, contact the designer and ask for help. Then you will quickly have it done correctly. In my store I will get back to you within the day – in most cases.
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