- 10 years ago
Do they seem cheap?
Do they seem cheap?
In My Humble Opinion, they do if you are having a formal wedding. I’m not a fan of them in general, but just because they seem like a fad that has been overly done.
I think they can be cheap. I’ve gotten super-generic, dollar-store type ones with a generic picture and the names and date stamped on. However, http://www.magnetstreet.com has lots to choose from that are quite nice.
I sent them out for mine (a plain one with out photo and info). We actually wrote a save-the-date note (since we’re doing a kind of destination wedding near my families cabin) with all the info and just included the magnet with the date and wedding website (which has all the info on it) on it. Since it went out 9 months in advance I thought the magnet was something that would get stuck to the fridge so when people lost the note they could still access the website.
But we’re not really having a formal wedding. It’s at a mountain lodge, under a tent with a BBQ and campfire the night before. It’s like wedding camp. People told me they thought the magnets were cute. I don’t think all of them were just being polite.
I don’t think it’s been done to death, especially where I live, because most of the people to whom I sent Save-The-Date Cards hardly knew what they were (let alone an STD magnet).
We decided not to spend the money on magnets, simply because of the sheer number of Christmas card photos we throw away every year. We get pictures from about everyone we know; we put three or four of them up for a month, and toss the rest. I mean, we like our friends, but not enough to have their photo on the fridge all year. We assumed that the number of people who really wanted our photo on the fridge for 6 months was nowhere near the size of our guest list. And a nice card was much less expensive.
I actually did do save the date magnets and got so many compliments on them. I ordered them from MagnetStreetWeddings.com, and they were great in being able to personalize everything, with the colors and our picture, etc. I actually had several people say that they thought it was such a great idea compared to other postcards or things they’ve gotten, because this sticks itself to the fridge. We also included a small insert with hotel info (90% of the guest list is from out of town) so they were able to use the magnet to hold that up too. The quality was amazing and it came with a beautiful lined envelope for cheaper than I’ve seen small cards and other save the date things. My wedding will be formal as well. That’s my two cents (may not be worth anything), but I love them, and got lots of compliments on them.
I got mine from Vistaprint.com and they were really nice. You can upload your own design or choose one they used. I used A6 cards and glue dots to stick the magnets to them, put them in an envelope & people thought they were sooooo expensive (they weren’t!) I got tons of compliments.
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