Post # 1
Ok We finally have a venue set for a date, and it has got me thinking about save the dates… Something very new to me, and I personally have never received one. But I would like to send them out. I just have no idea what to do? Of course the post card std seem easiest, but I just feel like people in my family would totally mis-place them, accidently throw them away, etc etc… So Just in case I’m exploring other std options. So what did you do, and what would you prefer to receive as a save the date?
Post # 3
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
- 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
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
I’m not at that stage, but I vote send a magnet or postcard- whichever is more convenient for you.
Post # 7
We are sending postcards. I really hate magnets they seem really 90s to me.
Post # 8
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
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
@-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
@-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
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
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 # 14
@MrsTywinLannister: +1. Mine were also regular cards.
Post # 15
- 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
- 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.