Mailing save the date magnets

posted 10 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

http://www.designedbychance.com/pocketfoldbio/templates.htm

I knew someone who made the pocket fold thing and it turned out really nice. They put the magent in the center of the folder and then put other information (i.e. accomodations, registry information etc.) in the little pocket on the bottom. I am sure you could just make the folder if you did not want to include all the other information with it! Good luck

Post # 4
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Newbee

I printed most of the detailed info on cardstock (hotel rates, wedding website, etc) and then affixed the magnet to the back of the cardstock using photo corners. the magnet was a replica of a photobooth strip with us holding signs saying "save – the – date – x/x/07" on it). hope that helps!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I got std magnets from magnet street, and sent them out just as they were.  no issues, no extra postage costs, and no extra money!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I also ordered my save the dates (business card size also) from Vistaprint and sent them out on 4Bar size stardream cover stock cards from Envelope Mall.  I attached each STD with 2 photocorners (across from each other) but I think this could also be done with removable zots (glue dots).  I wrote fun comments on the front of the card above and below the magnet (like "Its a magnet" or "Something fun for your fridge" or my favorite "For your favorite magnetic surface".)  I wrote individual comments on the back encouraging people to check the website for details and that I hoped they could make it. 

 It was about $10 for 100 cards and $16 for 100 matching envelopes (both 4 Bar size)

It worked out well and everyone loved it!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2007

I think photo corners are a really cute idea. Maybe you could get a small piece of cardstock or thick paper in one of your wedding colors and affix the magnet to that card with white photo corners. It’s simple, but definitely makes a cute statement and makes sure that the Save the Date itself is the star of the show.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Man, I feel bad now. I didn’t do anything helpful or fancy. I noticed the black part of the magnet (and even the front part too) showed through the envelope too much, so I just folded a piece of paper in half and cut a little cover for it just slightly bigger than the magnet. I got about 4 covers per paper. It saved me a lot of money though and people still thought they were cute.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I bought blank white postcards from Hobby Lobby and the corresponding envelope sizes… Then I used glue dots to stick the magnets to the cards, so it looked nice. I think I spent about an additional 10-15 on cards and envelopes 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Glue dots are basically the sticky glue stuff that is used on the magnets you get in the mail or stick a card to paper (think new credit cards)… this doesn’t mess up anything… and I got tons of compliments b/c peeps thought I paid to have them done!!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Hey! I know this is an old thread, but we’re considering sending out magnet Save-The-Date Cards and it was very helpful. However, I have another question: how much extra postage is added by including a magnet? I’d imagine it depends on the magnet’s thickness, right? What about magnets from more popular sites like Vistaprint or Magnet Street – what have peoples’ postage experiences been?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - The Rivers Club

whatever you do, don’t just throw a 1" magnet in with the paper save the date like we did… people said "wait? there was a magnet in there?" oooops

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My save the date magnets were 3.5" x 4" from MagnetStreet and were mailed at the 1 ounce rate. Nothing extra. Yey! I also had a small insert in there for hotel information. I think when I weighed it, it was like .4 ounces or something ridiculously light.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

What are photo cornerS? I need help with this because I have playing card size save the dates and can’t figure out how to make a nice presentation inside a larger envelope with poker chip magnets to post up the  cards…

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@Dsquared: It’s a little hard to see in these pics but you can get photo corners at places like Michael’s and Joann.  Basically it’s a little bracket type thing that you can stick to a page and slide your photo (or magnet) into.  This way the photo stays on the page and is still removable without damaging the photo.

Personally, I attached my STD magnets to cardstock using Zots.  But then again my magnets came with little clear sleeves.  So the photo corners didn’t quite fit properly.

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