Which would you prefer to receive?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
  • poll: What kind of STD did you have, and what kind would you prefer to receive?
    I sent a Postcard : (42 votes)
    20 %
    I sent an Email : (5 votes)
    2 %
    I sent a Magnet : (23 votes)
    11 %
    I sent Calendar Stickers : (0 votes)
    I sent a Personalized Object (loose tea, bookmark, coozy, matchbook etc...) : (0 votes)
    I sent Other (please explain) : (6 votes)
    3 %
    I would like to receive a Postcard : (54 votes)
    26 %
    I would like to receive an Email : (12 votes)
    6 %
    I would like to receive a Magnet : (63 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    526 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I don’t care what the STD is like, because for me it’s primary function is just to let me know when you’re getting married. I do have several magnet STDs on my fridge at the moment, though.

     

    We are going to use book borrower cards (I work in a high school library and have date stamps just lying around). If it weren’t for those, we probably wouldn’t even bother.

    ETA: I just realized that that sounds very “bah humbug” about STDs. I don’t have a problem with them at all. I just see them as an optional extra. So people who get them should be happy no matter what they are.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    @-MONSTER-:  we sent something resembling an invitation- it was in an envelope,  so not a postcard.  I would like to receive that or something “interesting” like an object that relates to the theme or location

    Post # 5
    Member
    3713 posts
    Sugar bee

    I sent magnets. They had our website address, which has information on the 4 hotel room blocks, and other guest information. I used to attach STD postcards, etc., to my  fridge, with a fridge magnet; now I just put the date on my calendar, and throw out the card, because they’d always fall off.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m not at that stage, but I vote send a magnet or postcard- whichever is more convenient for you.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1256 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We are sending postcards. I really hate magnets they seem really 90s to me. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I would be fine with a postcard, an e-mail, or a magnet! And would be very confident I wouldn’t lose the info.

    Post # 9
    Member
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    We sent magnets*. Personally, I like magnets best because anything else I’m likely to lose. But if it’s a magnet, I can just pop it on my fridge!

     

    *We got a super deal on Vistaprint and they look great!

    Post # 10
    Member
    715 posts
    Busy bee

    @-MONSTER-:  I think with postcards, magnets or e-mails are a safe bet. It’s not the end of the world if someone misplaces it. It’s merely a “heads up” – and it’s up to your guests to write it in their calender. Your guests still receive the invitation… i wouldn’t stress too much over it. Do what’s best for you and your budget. 

    (i think i wouldn’t bother with a persoalized object like Matchbox, Tea etc. I think those get misplaced / tossed a lot easier than postcards / magnets / emails..)

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    249 posts
    Helper bee

    @-MONSTER-:  I wouldn’t want to receive a magnet since we have NO appliance where we could stick it onto. I like the idea of calendar stickers – never heard of them before, but imagine, they’d work pretty well. I just sent out postcard STDs – they did the trick.

    Post # 12
    Member
    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    i sent postcards because they were really cheap and i stuck them inside my christmas cards to save on postage. Everybody seemed to like them, and they stuck them to their fridges. Personally i would prefer to receive one that is a magnet because i dont own any magnets to hold it with, but a paper one would be just as good.

    Post # 13
    Member
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Mine aren’t any of the above!!! They’re individual cards like my invites, they aren’t magnets/postcards/etc, and I’ll be mailing them just like my invitations.  

    Post # 15
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    3344 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    You forgot one of the most common options!  A STD in an envelope!  LOL!

    This is what we did, and this is my favorite option.  I usually dislike postcards because they get really beat up in the mail.  If it’s in an envelope, then it’s still in pristine condition when it arrives.  I hate e-mail, and I have no idea what a calendar sticker is.  I think magnets could be cool but they are usually much more expensive to have made and to send out than traditional, paper STDs.

    Post # 16
    Member
    851 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - The front lawn of our church

    I probably would not like a random object… I wouldn’t know what to do with it, but I wouldn’t want to just get rid of it. I wouldn’t use a calendar sticker because my life is pretty much paperless lol. I only use the calendar on my phone. Those are the two options that I would be opposed to. 

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