Cant Make a Simple STD Decision

posted 2 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Ditch the magnets, they’re going to end up in the garbage anyway. waste of money. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
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Busy bee

Postcard- if I want to hang it up, I have plenty of magnets!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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Taylorjean13 :  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
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Honey bee

Magnets and paper stds both get thrown out  once the date is in my planner. 

I would go with the cheapest choice.

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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
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Busy bee

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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee

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
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Blushing bee

I think a postcard fits the theme perfectly! Personally I would not keep a magnet, so to me it seems wasteful.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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! 

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