Save-the-Dates: Magnet vs. Cardstock

posted 5 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 # 31
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    We got little engraved wooden magnets from etsy and they were actually really affordable, everyone LOVED them! You could also buy magnetic sheets and cut up and stick them on the cardstock yourself (something else we considered before we found the etsy magnets that we could afford) 🙂 

    Post # 32
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    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    littlemisspetite :  Yep, mine was printed directly onto the magnet (ordered from magnetstreet.com). Although I’m sure gluing it myself would’ve been a lot cheaper!

    I’m 29 and my fridge is covered in magnets and pictures and crap. Yes, a lot of them are save-the-dates from weddings that happened up to 4 years ago. I know I need help.

    I like the idea of magnets but I’m the kind of person who puts them up on the fridge regardless of whether they’re on a magnet or not- it’s nice to have that regular reminder that there’s an upcoming event. 

    Post # 33
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    634 posts
    Busy bee

    We did magnets. Im not sure where you are located but Vistaprint in Australia were supercheap for us. We waited for a sale and bought 70 for $25 including envelopes and personalised stickers. 

    Magnets are so much more convienient. 

    Post # 34
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    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    khurm :  I wanted an actual magnet (as in a hard rigid one) because I kind of collect magnets.  Mother-In-Law ended up organising our invites and STD’s as her contribution, and her friend who did them doesn’t do actual magnets.  So we ended up with cardstock with a small magnet glued on the back.  That might be a good compromise for you?  Magnets themselves are super cheap at craft stores or $2 shops. 

    Also I’m super under 40 (27) and have magnets all over my fridge.  I think it’s more a decor thing than an age thing – I like a personalised lived in mismatched kind of look.  Those who like modern clean lines or minimalist or uncluttered probably don’t like magnets. 

    Post # 35
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    315 posts
    Helper bee

    bayoubee :  That’s really cool, I’ve never seen them done like that!

    youngbrokebride :  I agree that it really comes down to decorating/ taste. But I hoestly don’t understand how people keep their sh*t together without everything stuck to their fridge haha. 
    I actually have magnets on my fridge, freezer AND washing machine… tongue-out

    Post # 36
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    1688 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    littlemisspetite :  Haha oh god my fridge is my organisation centre.  On the side I have 3 whiteboards and a magnetic shopping list for meal organisation, on the front I have magnets everywhere all holding various invites and STD’s and unusual bills etc.  AND I have whiteboard magnets that are little magnetic whiteboard strips which we use to write down appointments or if we owe money to our joint account etc.  My whole life is on the damn thing. 

    Post # 37
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    11105 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My fridge is integrated with the cabinets so I’d have no place to put a magnet. I wrote individual notes to VIPs in lieu of Save-The-Date Cards. 

    Post # 38
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    8922 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    At least cardstock can be recycled where as magnets end up in landfill. Seems like such an environmental waste to use them.

    Post # 39
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    706 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    My fiancé really wanted to do magnets and I was surprised are refrigerator is stainless steel and we can only do magnets on the side. I agree with what other people have said if we had bought the fridge that wasn’t as deep and fit into the cabinets and wall around it we wouldn’t have anywhere to put a magnet so that is something to consider. We went with woodburned magnets I found on Etsy and they were super cute affordable and everyone loved them they were just different then the usual card with your picture all over it. But when I mailed them 1/2 came back and I had to send them special package delivery costing $3.50 each. I guess mail has to be able to bend to go through the sorting machines. I think I was more annoyed it didn’t state that anywhere before I ordered them because I would have mailed them correctly the first time, instead of having to put all stamps anywhere I could on the envelopes. So if you do decide on the magnet just make sure it’s something flexible. khurm :  

    Post # 40
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    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    We did postcards. People could (and did) put those on their fridge if they wanted to. Or they could pin them up on a board or anything else. Also the postcard stamps being cheaper was nice. 

    Post # 41
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    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2019 - Saint Louis, MO

    My fiancé and I want to do magnets but you do raise great points about most people not having refrigerators that you can put a magnet up on. I know my fridge is stainless steel so we can put magnets on the side. I guess you should go with what works best for you and your fiancé. Also the card stock should not be much less than the magnets. All the sites I looked at such as vista print and shutterfly the price difference is like 10 cents. 

    Post # 42
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    372 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    I wouldn’t go with magnets for environmental reasons. We sent out electronic save the dates. They were free, didn’t go to landfill, were pretty, got compliments, and served their purpose to let people know the date! 

    Post # 43
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    zzar45 :   futuremrs2020 :   futuremrs2020 :   mrsziggy :  I’m glad I am not the only one!! I’m 23 and my fridge has at least 15 magnets on it. My SO and I are trying to visit every state park in our state and we pick up a magnet from every one we visit. I also have a few magnets I’ve picked up from solo travels. Our fridge has a few pictures, a thank-you note from his friend’s wedding, and some coupons. I use it as kind of a bulletin board and felt weird/old for a minute!

    OP – I like magnetic Save-The-Date Cards and have put them on my fridge, but I personally would not spend the extra $$$. The magnet-using people of the world will probably already have a magnet they can use!

    Post # 44
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    484 posts
    Helper bee

    For those of you who did postcards – did you worry about strangers seeing your wedding date/info?

    This has been my big fear with postcards – “We know when they’ll be out of the house!”

    Post # 45
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    1805 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    whitecollarbee :  That thought has never crossed my mind. But I don’t see how anyone would see it besides the postal service people, and I have to think they already know when I’m out of town when they deliver the mail at my house (mail piling up, no cars in the driveway, etc). 

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