(Closed) Magnet tape STDs – too cheap looking?

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 2
481 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
452 posts
Helper bee

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
4062 posts
Honey bee

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shmits:  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
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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
1840 posts
Buzzing bee

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babeba:  Totally agree! Save-The-Date Cards are made for fridges IMO, why wouldn’t you put a magnet on the back!!

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shmits:  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
1294 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
9521 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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. 

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