Post # 1
So we finally got organized enough to get our save the date magnets done, and they arrived the other day. They look AMAZING! I’m super excited!
The only problem is that I think we should have a personalized note in the envelope with the magnet. FI is so anxious to send them out he just wants to put the magnet in the mail!
What do you think? Do we need a note, or is the magnet self-explanatory?
Post # 3
I think the magnet is self-explanatory. You might want to include a note to those you are really close to. Anytime I have gotten a save-the-date (including magnets), it’s only a magnet in the envelope. However you can include a note if you want and if you have time.
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
The magnet is definitely self-explanatory! You can put a note if you want to, but not necessary. I just sent these out yesterday; no note!
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! 🙂 You just made my Fiance very happy!
Post # 6
Just as a point of clarification – did everyone just put the magnet in the envelope, or was the magnet "mounted" to something?
Post # 7
My magnets were mounted to something but the process was realtively painless (and could be done in an hour or two.) I bought cards from JoAnn Fabrics made by Wilton Print (to be used in your printer) and clear photo corners. I used the online template (by Wilton print) to create the card. First, I printed the cards. Then, I put the photo corners on the edges of the magnet (with the sticky part facing down) and adhered them to the cards. I then printed out all the envelopes. I think I spent about $6 on the cards and photo corners (for 50 save the dates).
If you are in a rush to get them out, or don’t want the hassle of another project, it’s just fine to put them into an envelope. As far as personalized notes go, I did not do that, the only thing that was different about my save the dates was the address on the envelope. I did the card also because i needed to add some information that wasn’t on our magnet (our website, the words "formal invitation to follow"). Good luck with whatever you decide.