Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2019 - City, State
I’m having the hardest time coming to a decision with my save the dates that it’s getting a little pathetic. I’m a graphic designer, so I’m being a perfectionist with my design and paper choice and it’s causing me to not make a decision at all. And the clock is ticking!! Honestly, I know this is not a big deal to anyone but me, and I know no one will even care what I ultimately choose, but I know you guys know how I feel! Even if it is a little silly.
Anyways, I’ll get to the point: my save the date is a take on one of those old retro travel posters; bold graphics and typography, no photos of me and my fiancé (I uploaded some of my inspiration, but none of these are my designs). Our wedding is outdoors up in Lake Winnipesaukee so I wanted to go with the whole getaway/travel vibe. That being said, my original idea was to print it on a beautiful cream textured paper, to go with the whole retro/vintage theme. But then I started thinking about magnets and how cool something like that would look on someone’s fridge…then I thought, oh a postcard would be sweet!! And then I got all caught up in cost and size and postage and..I’m spiraling out of control and need to be reeled back in. Although the cost between all of them are different, I’m willing to spend more to get what I truly want and not sacrifice design. I know, this is a first world problem, but I’m so excited about this wedding, and my fiancé means so much to me, I want to send out something I’m proud of.
So, what are your guys thoughts: Magnet? Beautiful textured vintage paper in a Kraft envelope? Postcard to go with the theme? Or is this a totally dumb problem and I should just choose whatever makes me happy and move on?
I appreciate all the help and input in advance!
Post # 2
Ditch the magnets, they’re going to end up in the garbage anyway. waste of money.
Post # 3
I like the idea of a magnet! Easy to stick somewhere so I can consult it for dates/wedding website/etc, and especially if it’s designed like the above, it’s just a great decorative magnet too! I might be biased because I collect magnets from everywhere I travel, but I think it’s a cool idea.
Post # 4
Always magnet! Those are the only ones I keep! I have a fridge full of old save the date magnets from weddings past but the rest get recycled.
Also, I got married on Lake Winnipausekee!! It’s so gorgeous up there, hope it is fantastic!
Post # 5
Postcard- if I want to hang it up, I have plenty of magnets!
Post # 6
I have a std magnet from 2010 on my fridge. A paper one is getting tossed as soon as I mark the date on a calendar, I don’t care how textured or vintage it is.
Post # 7
Magnets and paper stds both get thrown out once the date is in my planner.
I would go with the cheapest choice.
Post # 8
I really love STD magnets, and got them for my STDs a year ago. However, if your guests have stainless steel refrigerators, the magnets won’t stick to them!
I got post cards, I think they stick to your theme, and I would be excited and think it was really creative if I were to receive one in the mail 🙂
Post # 9
I don’t have a metal fridge to put a magnet on so it would be lost on me.. Also, not everyone likes to put magnets up
I like the postcard idea. Def follows the theme, which I LOVE by th way. So gorgeous
Post # 10
Cheapest. Magnet ones are stupid and no one gives a shit that you spent $30 on heavy fancy paper for something that is going in the garbage ASAP.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2020 - City, State
One, awesome idea! I would totally do something like this if we were doing destination, but we’re staying in town. (However, we met over a tarot reading so I’m designing our stds to look like a big tarot card!)
Two, I feel you on this whole magnet thing. *I* want a magnet. I KNOW that only a dozen other people would keep the magnet. I KNOW most of them will go in the trash. I still WANT it. I WISH people were as into fun and funky fridge decor as I am, but I know they’re not. Are you okay with knowing that at least half the magnets you buy will go straight in the trash? If so, are you okay with scaling the design down to make the magnet practical? Personally, I would not print a hundred magnets knowing seventy five are going straight in the trash. A nice compromise might be to send paper stds, and print magnets just for the wedding party and close family and anyone you know would care and want one for sure, if you really want them.
Three, as far as paper options go… postcard is more authentic to the feel you’re going for AND it’s the cheapest option, so I would say that’s a no brainer.
Post # 12
I prefer the first because of the subdued colors, the second seems like an advertisement of the location because it’s the most visually-demanding part….
And a simple matte paper
Post # 13
I think a postcard fits the theme perfectly! Personally I would not keep a magnet, so to me it seems wasteful.
Post # 14
I think a postcard fits the theme best. If people want to put it on their fridge, they can use their own magnets. If they don’t own magnets, they probably don’t put things on their fridge. They’ll put it wherever they want to.
Post # 15
I handwrote my STDs on vintage postcards from the location we are getting married at, so I’m partial to the postcard idea! But I also send postcards to my entire family whenever I travel, so it felt me-ish (and we are having a very small wedding). I think whatever you choose will be beautiful!