Post # 1
Hi bees! I’m totally confused on how we should do our save the dates. We want to send two-sided paper save the dates to every guest. But we want to do something for our close family and friends that’s a little more like a keepsake. So we’re thinking of doing a small batch of magnet save the dates for just our close family and friends, and the rest of the guests would receive the paper version. Both the magnetic and paper versions would include a photo of us.
Since the paper version will be two-sided, we’ll have our names, date, location, wedding website, and “formal invitation to follow” printed on the cards. But there isn’t as much room for text on a magnet version, right? Also, would someone want to have all that written detail on a magnet that they (hopefully) plan to keep on their fridge even after the wedding?
So my question is: If you did magnetic save the dates, did you include all of that information? If we don’t include so much detail on the magnet, should we sent our family & friends both the magnet and paper version? Or should we have a separate little card printed with additional details, that would just be included with the magnetic version?
Am I way overthinking this?? Help!!!
Please post photos of your magnet save the dates! 🙂
Post # 2
All you need is your names, the date and the website (plus ‘save the date’). They can look up everything else via the website. Should fit on a magnet just fine. I can’t even figure out why you’d need two sides on a paper one! I think magnetic STDs are way more convenient. When I get paper ones what do I do? I put them on my fridge with a magnet. So it all comes down to the same in the end. Just send the magnet – your friends and family are intelligent enough to figure this out.
(no example though – we’re cheap, we did postcards)
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
yes you are overthinking this! Haha. I would just send everyone paper. They can keep that up on their fridges with their own magnets after the wedding if they really wanted to. I’ve always tossed the STD magnets out after the wedding anyways.
Post # 4
I LOVE magnet save the dates! I have a whole bunch on my fridge and they make me happy whenever I see them.
Post # 5
I mark the calendar and throw away any save the date… magnets seem cute but yeah I toss them. Save your money. The people who display this type of thing will do it with their own magnet.
Post # 6
firstly, i think magnets for everyone is totally worth it. our wedding has come and gone and a year and half later, i still see our magnet on people’s fridges (and not just my parents). people will keep and use magnets.
as for the one-vs-two sided thing…a STD doesn’t actually need a lot of info. typically you names, the date, the city (if you know it). optional items are “formal invitation to follow” and your wedding website. we managed to fit all that info (including the two optional items) on the front of our magnets.
ETA: a pic. it’s not the best, but it’s the only pic i have on hand.
Post # 7
I never use magnet STDs. I always enter the date into iCal and then toss the STD (paper or magnet.). I dislike visual clutter on my fridge.
Post # 8
If they have photos on them, I’ve saved them for years. A few I’ve tossd because they faded and the couple looked like ghosts. A few fell off and under or next to the fridge – lost in dustland.
If they’re paper I just mark the date on the calendar and recycle the paper.
Post # 9
My advice regarding magnet STD is to save your money and put it elsewhere.
I’m a magnet fanatic and I have covered my fridge with them (I buy them as souvenirs literally everywhere!) And even I toss STD magnets. I wouldn’t bother buying them. Get the cheapest postcard STD from Vistaprint or send an email directly from your wedding website (eco-friendly and money friendly). Good luck! xoxo
Post # 10
- Wedding: Gloucestershire, UK
We’re doing a bit of both – we ordered wooden magnets from Etsy, and attached them to cards we designed. We’re happy with the outcome and everyone has loved them.
All you really need are your names, date, location, “formal invitation to follow” and your website address (if you’re doing one). You honestly don’t need a lot of space for that.
Here was our final design (sorry for the blobs! had to take out the identifiable bits!)
Post # 11
magnet don’t have to be expensive! Sure, skip the $300 ones from minted – but we did magnet through vistaprint, and got 100 of them for like $40 or something like that.
Post # 12
I say do magnets for all. Vistaprint have them so cheap as pp said above. We did them and have been getting great feedback from our guests about what a handy idea it is, and how it’s so convenient to have them on the fridge as a pretty reminder.
Post # 13
My refrigerator isn’t magnetic, lol! I can’t use magnet save the dates, but I do have a little bulletin board in my kitchen that I tack paper STDS and invitations to.
Post # 14
I put our names, the date, the location (broadly–just so people could buy tickets if they saw a seat sale) and the wedding website.
The rest people could figure out.