I hate doing wedding sets
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 9:50:48 AM
Just complaining here. It takes forever, like weeks and even then some possible items are missed. I have never ever sold a multiple of any wedding item.
Once I sold one keepsake, favor item. I can't help but wonder why just one.
I am just venting here because I am thinking about making a set of matching items for a wedding, and I am dreading it so bad, I just may talk myself out of it.Smile
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:15:17 AM
I gave up on wedding sets. I'm too easily distracted. Also, I'm not good at it. I can talk myself out of it faster than you can blink. :-)
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 10:44:21 AM
Sorry if I imposed stress upon you by suggesting it! My experience is that no matter how complete your wedding set is, the customer almost never purchases more than one or two products from the set. On occasion they'll purchase an invitation with matching envelopes or rsvp cards, but that's generally the extent of it. So I wouldn't worry too much about making the collection complete - I'd just aim for at least 7 items so it shows up on the product page of each one.

And as an aside, I actually think designing wedding stuff is much easier than other stuff. Once you've got a few done, you can simply grab the "guts" from one design and use it on another - tweaking the fonts, layout, etc to go with the new design. I find it a great option for design days when I'm sorta brain dead and don't feel up to thinking creatively.
Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:55:38 AM
Thanks Zingerbug, and yes it was your suggestion that had me contemplating it again. LOL
I wasn't aware that others sold just one or two things from a wedding set. I had it pictured that a future bride would buy the products for her entire wedding and it could number close to a hundred per item.
Glad to know I am not the only one to sell just one or two items out of a whole set.
Most of the bridal shops around here also offer invitations and such at low prices. This is such a small town, I am sure that a lot of brides end up with the same invitations. But this is also a low budget town so maybe convenience and price win out over exclusive.
So I will go with just a few matching products and not stress so much about it. After all they can always do a design transfer if they want something else.
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 2:47:57 PM
I really enjoy designing wedding sets, but like you I've found that most of the items in the set don't sell, at least not together. I don't really understand it- maybe people don't really want to have everything all matching? I'm just grateful for the sales I do get, even when somebody only buys 2 table cards and nothing else from the set. I'm wondering if maybe people are buying these things for other events besides weddings?
Posted: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 3:45:47 PM
Connie wrote:
I'm wondering if maybe people are buying these things for other events besides weddings?

That's a good thought. A formal anniversary celebration might be one thing. Another might be some sort of gala event or a grand birthday party. (Does Zazzle tack Wedding Something-or-Other onto all stationery that's chosen from the wedding items?)
Posted: Friday, January 31, 2020 6:06:12 AM
I thought perhaps a customer buys one just to see the quality.
I believe other sites may offer samples. Who is going to buy a lot of wedding items without seeing it (regardless of the return policy)? I've had a few invitation sales but they are small. A few recent "wedding planners" so I'm hoping they come back for the same design invitations etc.

The one thing about paper products as opposed to other products, they don't seem to "discontinue" or "out of stock".

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