(Closed) Magnet save the dates vs paper ones?

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
6947 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

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 Save-The-Date Cards 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
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica

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toyoking :  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
651 posts
Busy bee

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
3237 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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
3376 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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toyoking :  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
2922 posts
Sugar bee

I never use magnet Save-The-Date Cards.  I always enter the date into iCal and then toss the STD (paper or magnet.). I dislike visual clutter on my fridge.  

Post # 8
4038 posts
Honey bee

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
2476 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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toyoking :  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
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • 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
3376 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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bluecutie00 :  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
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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
1594 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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
9402 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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.


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