How to Customize Save-the-Date Wedding Announcements on Zazzle

 

My save the date photo card design just won a today's best award from Zazzle.com!

This photo card save-the-date design features a cream colored ribbon on which the text "Save the Date!" and "Bride & Groom are getting married on..." is fully customizable. From the ribbon hangs a series of frayed cloth squares, each with a number or heart on it. The numbers are personalizable to reflect your wedding date! (Month, Day, Year).

 

This save the date design just won a “Today’s Best” Award from Zazzle.com. I do love the design, but my favorite thing about it is that the color scheme is almost entirely customizable! That’s right, instead of the blue colors above, you can use pink, red, orange, chocolate brown – whatever color you want! And you can even match it exactly to your wedding color scheme, as long as you know the hex code(s).

Even better, at the price of $1 per card, this cute, classy, and totally personalizable design is a steal! In case you’re wondering how you can get your own photos, wording and colors on this Save the Date card, I’ve written a step-by-step, easy to follow tutorial telling you how!

How do I customize the Save the Date Photo Card? (or other products on Zazzle?)

1. Pick your design.

For this design, there are five ribbon color options. The ribbon color is the only part of this design that is not customizable! So I provided several options to ensure this product worked for all wedding color schemes:

 

There are a variety of ribbon colors available for this design: black, pink, cream, aubergine, turquoise, and chocolate. Once you pick a ribbon color, you can then customize the remaining colors to get the perfect look.

There are a variety of ribbon colors available for this design: black, pink, cream, aubergine, turquoise, and chocolate. Once you pick a ribbon color, you can then customize the remaining colors to get the perfect look.

 

(If you already know the rest and are ready to begin designing now, click on your preferred ribbon color: Turquoise, Pink, Chocolate, Black, Cream or Aubergine. To browse other save the date designs on zazzle, click here.)

2. Personalize the design with your own engagement announcement photo.

This is easy. On the product page, to the right below the pricing information is a window that says “Personalize It!” Here, you can upload your own photo to replace the sample engagement photo. For this design, a photo that is slightly taller than it is wide – hotdog style – works best.

 

Customize with your own Photo

Easily customize this save the date design with your own photo!

 

3. Personalize all the text with your own details.

This part is even easier! Simply edit the text fields to reflect your own names and wedding date (for this design, each field is a different part of the date – so first replace “6” with the month of your wedding, then “8” with the date of your wedding, then “11” with the wedding’s year). Feel free to play up the wording! You can say “Save the Date!” or “Mark your Calendars!” “For Susie & John’s wedding on…” or “to celebrate in the blessed union of Susie & John.” The wording is totally up to you and what you want to say when you first invite loved ones to your wedding!

 

Personalize this design with your own names and text.

You can easily change all text that appears in the design!

 

4. Customize the design with your own colors.

 

Clicking Customize It! allows you to change the colors in the design.

Clicking Customize It! allows you to change the colors in the design.

 

Now we get to the exciting stuff! The first thing you want to do is click the bright orange “Customize It!” button below the image. This will allow you to edit the colors of the design.

Now, the first thing to consider is what you want the background color – i.e. the dominant color in the design – to be. Once you have figured that out, click “Edit” then “Background” to choose a color, or enter your hex code in the bottom right of the color menu that pops up.

 

Change the background color of the design.

Changing the background color of the design is a snap!

 

Once you’ve got the background color picked out, the next thing to do is change the text colors. You could get creative and choose a different color, or you could, as we are going to, simply make everything else that same shade of fuchsia. (If you have any readability issues, you might want to pick a shade that is very similar, but slightly lighter or darker – that way, it’ll still match.)

 

Change the font color of any text on the design!

Change the font color of any text on the design!

 

Now repeat that process for every text field, and play around with the shades and hues, and sooner than you know it you’ll have a beautiful, customized Save the Date Photo Card that YOU helped design!

Get started now by choosing one of the following ribbon colors:

TurquoisePinkChocolateBlackCreamAubergine

Tutorial and Wedding Announcement design by Colleen of Forever Logos.

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About Colleen

Hi! I'm a self-taught graphic artist who also loves math, the outdoors, and pop science publications. I design special event, wedding, and professional logos.
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7 Responses to How to Customize Save-the-Date Wedding Announcements on Zazzle

  1. great step by step … love the design and the tutorial!

  2. Colleen says:

    Aw thanks Annie! :)

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