Post # 1
My fiance and I are waffling on the decision of a cardstock STD or a magnet STD. My fiance is leaning more toward magnets while I am leaning more toward cardstock. People always quote the convenience factor of magnet Save-The-Date Cards but they are way more expensive than cardstock Save-The-Date Cards. I’m not sure that magnet Save-The-Date Cards are worth the extra cost. I’d love to hear other thoughts and experiences!
Post # 2
I like magnetic save the dates, but a lot of the stainless steel refrigerators aren’t magnetic in the front, so it may be a waste of money.
Post # 3
I’m going to stick it on the fridge anyway, so the magnet is more convenient and preferable for me. But it’s still not much effort to use a magnet that I already have. Plus, not everyone wants to stick it to to the fridge or has a magnetic fridge, so cardstock has more broad appeal.
Post # 4
We did cardstock for 2 reasons: we have foil in our invites and couldn’t get that effect on a magnet, and because I had no desire to spend the money on save the dates, which go in the trash eventually anyway.
Post # 5
Magnets are nice, but cardstock is way cheaper. And most of them will get tossed.
Post # 6
I haven’t met anyone under 40 who puts magnets on their fridge! I think magnet save the dates are a bit of a waste, just do card and put the money towards something else for the wedding that you will actually notice and enjoy.
Post # 7
Magnets!! Check out newandblue.com for beautiful and affordable magnets. People forget things and magnets serve as great reminders.
Post # 8
zzar45 : I’m surprised! My peers and I are well under 40, and a lot of us still put magnets on the fridge! Perhaps it’s just the region I live in though. (I’m in the US Midwest.)
Some friends of ours (whose wedding is this weekend!) sent out magnet save the dates way back when, and my fiance really liked those and wanted to do the same. And my brother, who is in his late twenties and has attended several weddings in the past year, said every single save the date he had received was a magnet, so he encouraged us to do magnets as well, so that’s the route we took. A bunch of friends have told us “You’re on my fridge!” and just last weekend we were at a friend’s house and saw our save the date on someone else’s fridge for the first time, which was cool.
There are affordable options out there for magnets, but if it’s not important to you and you’re looking to save some money, save the dates are an easy place to cut back, and I don’t think anyone will complain if you send out cardstock. We received a cardstock save the date for another wedding and just tacked it on the fridge with a magnet, so if people really want these things on their fridge, they can always just do that.
Post # 9
zzar45 : That’s surprising, my husband and I are 31 and get magnets from everywhere we travel and I always put cards or invites up. So do most of my friends.
OP- As much as I enjoy magnets, I would probably go with cardstock. As other bees have mentioned not everyone uses magnets or wants shit on their fridge, and some people can’t even use magnets on theirs. I’d save your money.
Post # 10
I chose magnets. I’m from the East coast and in my twenties, and all my family and friends put the magnets up when they got them (I still often see ours on their fridges 2 years later).
Post # 11
Magnets don’t even stick on our fridge. Save your money and go with paper ones! No one else will really care about them anyways, I think your money could be much better spent elsewhere.
Post # 12
magnets don’t stick to our fridge. We did cardstock. most people throw them away anyways and if they want to put it on their fridge they most likely have magnets anyways lol
Post # 13
Under 40 (and in midwest fwiw) and don’t put magnets on my fridge, nor do I know many people who do… I’d never hang up a reminder of someone’s wedding as my decor for months on end. Maybe it’s because I have an open floor plan? I wouldn’t want to see a cluttered on the daily.
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
I love magnets and have kept my Save-The-Date Cards up a long time for that reason. Cardstock will go in the trash after i put it on my calendar. Im not 40 yet but i have magnets on my fridge.
Post # 15
I love the idea of magnets. I want them for my own, but I think we may end up with card stock.. only because our venue is in an area where hotels are booked quickly so we want to include hotel information on the back. Otherwise, I would totally go with the magnets.