Post # 1
I’m getting married the weekend of Labor Day next year. Because it’s a holiday weekend, I’m planning to send out the Save-The-Date Cards about a year early to give people plenty of time to take any time off or whatev. I have some family that have standing Labor Day plans each year, and I totally understand if people don’t come.
I really want magnet Save-The-Date Cards, they’re my favorite when I get them because it’s so easy to just stick on my fridge and it’s always there. It’s also nice to have that reminder from all my friends. I see ther are 2 options. Order STD magnets, or print the STD cards and use magnet tape to put a magnet on the back and voila – STD magnet.
My fiance and I both agree that a business sized card STD is too small, so we want postcard sized. It is SO much cheaper to print Save-The-Date Cards and put magnet tape on the back, buy my fiance thinks that looks cheap. Any thoughts? Anyone go the magnet tape route? The other concerns is an actual magnet save the date would probably hold up better for longer.
Or, I just had a thought, what if we print postcard Save-The-Date Cards, and include a business card sized magnet save the date to stick to the fridge that’s like a cute calendar thing or something?
SO MANY DECISIONS! lol.
Post # 2
I don’t think making your own with magnet tape sounds “cheap” at all. We used Vistaprint for our magnet Save-The-Date Cards, and I think they were something like a dollar each before coupon code. If I was arts-and-craftsy at all, I’d have just made my own to save money.
I think your idea of sending postcard-size paper Save-The-Date Cards along with a small magnet is a really good idea. Wouldn’t worry too much about the magnet not holding up, since I can’t imagine refrigerator magnets take much abuse over time. Usually they just get stuck on and generally left alone. =)
Post # 3
I would spring for actual magnets versus postcards with magnet stuck to the back. That being said I hate magnet STD’s and wouldn’t use it anyway.
Post # 4
We used magnetstreet and it came out to a dollar per STD and ours look about 2x the size of a business card. We were very pleased.
Post # 5
just my two cents. Please don’t take offsense! But as a PP said, I’m not a fan of magnet Save-The-Date Cards.
I am DIYing my Save-The-Date Cards, and trust me, I am FAR from crafty. But this is so easy and cute, and your guests use the stickers to mark their own calendar with your date:
DIY | Instagram Save the Date Invitation #3
again, just my $0.02. I only spent $40 in materials to make 50 Save-The-Date Cards
Post # 6
I’m going to put your STD on my fridge whether it has a magnet or not, so I don’t forget about that date or make plans. 🙂 So count me a vote FOR a magnet, so I don’t have to find one.
Post # 7
Totally agree! Save-The-Date Cards are made for fridges IMO, why wouldn’t you put a magnet on the back!!
I don’t think using a magnet strip looks ‘cheap’ at all, so I really wouldn’t worry. I also wouldn’t bother spending the money to essentially have 2 Save-The-Date Cards, it just seems like a waste to me.
Post # 8
I love magnet STDs! But I’m not sure how I’d feel about the magnet tape. Is it a huuuuge cost difference? Like, $20 vs $100?
Post # 9
- Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI
I used the vista print magnet Save-The-Date Cards and they were really inexpensive And turned out great.
Post # 10
If it helps- we printed cards and ordered magnet poker chips (Vegas wedding, and he collects poker chips). Used glue dots to secure the chip to the card. Just an idea for you, there are so many kinds of magnets you can use.