Save-the-Dates: Magnet vs. Cardstock

posted 10 months ago in Paper
  • poll: Which save-the-date option did you or will you choose?
    Cardstock : (23 votes)
    35 %
    Magnet : (28 votes)
    42 %
    Postcard : (12 votes)
    18 %
    Other : (3 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 16
    Member
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m in my early 40s and I hardly know anyone who puts magnets on their fridge.  A lot of people I know have refrigerators that magnets won’t stick to, or else they don’t like the look of visual clutter.  

    I’d go for postcard or cardstock.  It’ll be cheaper and people who love to put things on their fridge can use one of their own magnets to do so.  

    Post # 17
    Member
    5186 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: July 2018

     My peers and I are well under 40, and a lot of us still put magnets on the fridge!”

    Well under…sure Jan.

     

    mrsziggy :  

    Post # 18
    Member
    9333 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would much prefer a magnet.

    Our fridge is stainless but the sides are still magnetic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone’s fridge /without/ a magnet or two on it at least…

    Post # 19
    Member
    203 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I think either is fine.  Though I haven’t received a physical STD in I’m not sure how many years.  Maybe it depends on your guest demographics or region/country, but most of the ones I receive are digital.  

    Post # 20
    Member
    404 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    zzar45 :  I just turned 31 a couple weeks ago… I don’t think that’s really close to 40. 🤷‍♀️ Plus, some of my friends are in their 20s, which is also not close to 40. Not sure why you’re questioning my age as if people under 40 don’t exist. I was just offering another point of view.

    Post # 21
    Member
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    The biggest reason I went cardstock is because it fits into a photo album better for scrapbooking. But the convenience of magnets was very enticing.

    Post # 22
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    741 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    We went with magnetic ones, and had quite a few enthusiastic responses to them. We got ours from Vistaprint, and they weren’t that much more than the card stock ones.

    Post # 23
    Member
    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

    I’m 27 and my husband and I have tons of magnets on our fridge lol!

    We did magnet save the dates and got tons of compliments on them.

    They were worth the extra imo.

    Post # 24
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    2042 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I’m under 40 and love magnets! Haha… if you can make it look a bit non-weddingy and personal, I would totally go for it. Also, stainless steel fridges are magnetic on the sides; that’s where we put all our magnets.

    Post # 25
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    6082 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have no magnets on my fridge, and chose to do cardstock. We did cards because you can put more info on them, and since we had a Destination Wedding we wanted the extra space. Personally to me the extra expense isnt worth it, but we also went pretty cheap on our invites to save budget for other things lol. 

    Post # 26
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    1343 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I like the idea of magents but my hubs would probably end up tossing them after the wedding since he doesn’t like to see other people’s dates/events up after they’ve happened. So my vote is cardstock and like pp said, the idea to use them in a scrapbook if you want to keep them. 

    Post # 27
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    We’re doing magnets with foil from MagnetStreet. They were about the same price as cardstock and we also got 40% off! Also I’m 23 and I love my fridge magnet collection!

    Post # 28
    Member
    991 posts
    Busy bee

    Go with the cheapest option. They will end up in the trash. 

    Post # 29
    Member
    420 posts
    Helper bee

    24y/o here and have about 100 magnets & LOVE putting save the dates/invitations/photos up on the fridge.

    I like the way it makes my kitchen feel more homey. 🙂 

    BUT Cardstock is fine if magnets aren’t in a price worth buying, if they’re going to put it on the fridge they will already have magnets!

    Post # 30
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    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2020

    By magnet do you mean it’s printed onto the magnet? I’m a little confused, all of our friends have had theirs printed on card stock and then had a magnet glued to the back. You can buy large magnetic sheets for fairly cheap and the cut them up/ glue them on yourself. That’s what we plan on doing.

    Also I love my fridge magnets and everyone I know in my age group uses and collects magnets as well (early 20’s) the only people I know who don’t like the look of magnets are all in their mid to late 30’s haha

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