The CZ behind CZ Invitations
I’m Carley Zuercher, where the “CZ” in our name came from. I have a creative heart that loves making new things and learning new things.
When I’m not at work, you can find me with a glass of wine binge watching Gilmore Girls or playing board games with my friends.
Since starting an invitation business we have been featured on several blogs and have been selected as a 2017 and 2018 winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples on The Knot!
How We Started
In October of 2013, I got engaged. After months of looking for what I wanted for my invitations, I couldn’t find what I wanted, so my mom and I made them ourselves.
After I graduated with a business degree in entrepreneurship & getting married, my mom sent me an email one day that said, "Let's put your business degree and my graphic design experience together and start a business." (I still find it funny she emailed that to me, because we text and talk constantly)
I spent a couple of months looking at Etsy and figuring it all out. My mom and I opened our Etsy shop in February of 2015.
In July 2017, we moved from our cozy home office to an 810 sq/ft office space and launched this website. We’ve since added to our team, fleet of printers and offerings.
2019 we’re launching all sorts of new stuff, so stay tuned!
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Our Process for Custom Print Orders
Ordering + Proofs
After the Deposit has been paid and the form has been filled out, we will begin working on your proofs. Ashlyn, our designer, will be in touch with proofs within 7 business days. In most cases, proofs will be sent to you in a day or two.
We do not limit the amount of proofs you receive on custom print orders. Like you, we want your invitations to be perfect, and sometimes that cannot be achieved in 3 rounds of proofs. We will work with you until you're happy with your invitations at no extra cost!
Printing + Assembly
Once final proofs have been approved, we get them printed! Each invitation is hand checked by at least one person before starting assembly to ensure the highest quality. Many items require cutting, such as medallions. Before assembly we measure, cut, and trim everything to ensure they are the accurate size.
During assembly we have anywhere from one to six people gluing each layer together. We offer a wide range of assembly options, from fully addressed and stuffed, to 100% DIY.
Packaging + Shipping
After assembly, they are counted (and re-counted) and stacked neatly for packaging. We take great care in packing each item, wrapping them in tissue and/or bubble wrap, and placed in a protective plastic box. You'll find your invitations and inserts organized and numbered to make sending out your invitations as easy as possible.
All orders are shipped via USPS or FedEx, generally which ever is quicker. All packages include tracking, and are insured.
Our Digital Download Process
Our Digital Download invitations are brand new and we’re so excited to add this option for our brides on a budget. You can learn all about our digital downloads or start an order for those here! See Digital Download Wedding Invitations
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"More than five stars"
I wish I could give more than 5 stars as Carley deserves more than 5. She went above and beyond on making our invitations 100% perfect. She helped me with every step and was so patient with me. As a bride I have a million things running through my head and she took the ideas from my head and created the most perfect invitations. I cannot wait to send them out. I recommend CZ Invitations to everyone!!!
- Nikki M.
"Outstanding Customer Service"
My wedding invitations we the most beautiful wedding invitations I have ever seen! I got compliments from everyone on how beautiful they were, and even have one framed in my house (I smile every time I look at it)! Carley made the process so easy for me. She was quick to respond to messages and really helpful with ideas to customize and create the perfect invitation for me and my husband. I recommend CZ invitations to everyone I know who is looking for beautiful, high quality invitations, and outstanding customer service.
"Timely Delivery. Great Value."
Everything about this vendor was exceptional! Great personal interaction for every detail. Responsive to questions. Product received exceeded my expectations. Timely delivery. Great value. So very happy that we chose this vendor to work with.
"Easy to put together"
Invitations were beautiful and made with a great quality paper!! I chose to do the DIY and everything was cut to size and easy to put together! So happy I went with your company! I love them!
"They are GORGEOUS!"
Honestly, I wish I could give Carley 100 stars, even before I received my invitations. She was wonderful to work with and extremely accommodating. And when I received the invitations. Oh. My. Gosh. They are GORGEOUS! I have received sooo many compliments on them already. Thank you Carley!
"Communicative and Professional"
My experience with CZ invitations was awesome. From start to finish- Carley was very communicative and professional. The invites were absolutely perfect and I recommend them to anyone in need of gorgeous invites at a great price. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
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Come hang out with me!
Most of the time you can find me over on Instagram sharing behind the scenes in our stories and highlights, or new products in our feed.