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  1. Cat @ Breakfast to Bed
    March 22, 2012

    go to yourfullplate.com NOW and check Marla’s out. you’ll die, Meghann.
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    • Meghann
      March 22, 2012

      HAHAHAHA love it!

  2. Jessica
    March 22, 2012

    bahaha Kinda hilarious you still have mine on your fridge! That was sent out last summer.
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    • Meghann
      March 22, 2012

      Yours was one of my favorites! It’s so pretty! 🙂

  3. Kate
    March 22, 2012

    Postcard! It looks great and is easy to send. And you can recycle a card, a magnet is more wasteful.

  4. Hangry Pants
    March 22, 2012

    We made postcards! You could probably make them yourselves, too. You have to buy the postcard paper and then get to work!

  5. Sarah
    March 22, 2012

    we used costco. simple, inexpensive and did the trick!
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  6. Juli D.
    March 22, 2012

    No STD for us because we were on a tight budget. It’s so not a necessity and one of the easiest things to cut in your wedding budget. But if you’ve got the extra dough, PostCard is cute.
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  7. Chelsea
    March 22, 2012

    We went with a magnet with one of our engagement photos. If you don’t do the larger ones, then it doesn’t end up requiring extra postage.

  8. Maureen
    March 22, 2012

    Glad to see magnet STD’s are still popular. We did magnets when we sent ours out almost 8 years ago!! 🙂 As a wedding guest, I like magnets the bestm because they don’t get lost in a pile of mail & other paperwork.
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  9. Maddie
    March 22, 2012

    We did postcards! We printed pictures at CVS and stuck on postcard backing (we bought them here: http://www.the2buds.com/suph2pc.htm). It gave us the chance to write something personal to everyone, but you can stamp/print on them too. Super cheap (about .75 cents a card including postage) and super easy.
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  10. mel
    March 22, 2012

    with the proliferation of stainless steel fridges these days (magnets dont stick) I’d think magnets have diminishing practicality too. I think the postcard is best.

  11. Kristen @ notsodomesticated
    March 22, 2012

    They’re all great, but I love the post card, and it’s very easy and practical. But I’m a practical person, so I will always lean that direction haha! 😉
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  12. Diane @ DixieJulep
    March 22, 2012

    We did save-the-date magnets when we got engaged about five years ago, and they worked out great for us. Sometimes practical beats original, and I think this might be one of those cases. 🙂

    P.S. If you’re tech-savvy enough to design it yourself, you can upload your own artwork to VistaPrint and their magnets are ultra-cheap. (Much less than the “wedding” branded save-the-dates we were originally looking at). We did our invites there too, and we saved so much money.
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  13. Rachel
    March 22, 2012

    Eric & I used a FREE design from weddingchicks.com & then used a 100 free postcards deal from VistaPrint. I splurged the extra $12 for recycled cardstock. In total our 100 STD postcards cost $20. Plus, stamps for postcards are only 32 cents!

  14. Jody
    March 22, 2012

    We had a family member who is a graphic designer create our image and then printed postcards thru VistaPrint for SUPER cheap! Postcard postage is also less than standard postage, which saved us money and no envelopes meant saving paper too! For 75 save the dates the grand total was $50. I mean you can’t beat that!!! The vintage ones look really adorable too.

  15. Sana
    March 22, 2012

    I am totally gonna do the magnet idea!
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    • Sana
      March 22, 2012

      Whenever I do end up getting married I mean….
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  16. Megan
    March 22, 2012

    We did the first one (play by play of the proposal) but as a magnet. I was so on board with the postcard until my sister pointed out that she uses her magnet save the dates to hold up the postcard ones on the fridge! Magnets really make sure no one forgets the ever important date 🙂

    I’m getting married in Tampa in October so I may be emailing you for some recommendations in the future as we don’t live there and don’t know anyone that does!

  17. morgan
    March 22, 2012

    We made our own Save The Date magnets and saved a ton of $! Plus they were way more unique:

  18. Casey
    March 22, 2012

    If you do the postcard, I would be hesitant about a couple things—we were thinking of it and ordered a sample. Here’s what I found out:

    Kinda looks like a magazine ad. Cool, but will it get lost in junk mail and thrown away?

    The post office can be rough with them—they can stamp them, wrinkle them, they could get dirty, etc.

    I love the idea and might do them, too, but those are some things to think about!

  19. Sarah
    March 22, 2012

    Our save the dates had a cute drawing of the rear-view of a bride and groom driving away. The license plate of the car was a scratch-off and our date was underneath. I liked it because it was different– not a magnet and not a post card. Good luck with planning!!

  20. Gavriel
    March 22, 2012

    We did Paperless Post. It was the perfect way to save paper and money, and our guests loved it! You can easily personalize it to fit your photos, overall look, etc. and you don’t have to worry about guests misplacing it. For our guests that don’t check email regularly, we made printed versions of the same card and sent it via snail mail.

    • Chris
      March 27, 2012

      We did Paperless Post too for both our STD’s and invites. I know lots of people think that electronic is still not acceptable, but those type of people are not our friends, so everyone loved them! They are so cute, with the little envelope and everything. Super cheap, looked awesome, and in-line with our tree hugging ways (and what we saved on STDs and invites went into the open bar fund, which was a huge hit) 🙂

      • Chris
        March 27, 2012

        Oh and another plus is that the site has a tracking feature on it so you know whether people received it (or if the message was bounced) as well as when they opened it. I loved stalking PP and seeing who looked at them – much less stress than wondering if they arrived in someone’s mailbox.

  21. Jennifer
    March 22, 2012

    I really like the postcard idea.
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  22. Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    March 22, 2012

    We did post card.. sans pictures because I was too excited and wanted to mail them out before we got our engagement photos.

    I kind of wish I waited. I also kind of wish I didn’t do post cards. Post cards are not first class mail – so if the address is wrong or something weird happens (I double checked, but you never know)… they won’t be returned to you. We have no idea if there are people who didn’t receive them!
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  23. Hillary
    March 22, 2012

    Oh, that proposal one is adorable. Love it.

    Most of my friends have done magnets, but I just got a postcard one last week! Both seem simple and practical; can’t go wrong!
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  24. Katie @ Peace Love & Oats
    March 22, 2012

    The proposal one was by far my favorite, those pictures were so cute! My brother and sister-in-law just sent out simple cards with their picture and the save the date information, honestly I think that’s good enough. There are other places you might want to put your money!
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  25. kirsten
    March 22, 2012

    Wow I love the vintage postcard one! That’s is so cute! I did a postcard for mine too, it was drawing of a whale and it had “Save the Whales” written on it with “Whales” crossed out and “Date” written below it. We got a lot of feedback that it was funny and some other feedback that people didn’t get it lol.

  26. Aliz
    March 22, 2012

    I hand made mine using stuff from a scrapbook shop. I you want something original though why not make race bib save the dates? Maybe even relate it back to the Ragnar when you were proposed to? (I think it was Ragnar?)
    Original and personal.

  27. Emily
    March 22, 2012

    We did online RSVPs, so we decided to do an online save the date, too. My husband is a video editor, so we actually had a save the date video…it was pretty awesome.
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  28. jamie
    March 22, 2012

    We got married in a library so we used bookmarks for our save the dates. The top said “You’re booked!” and they were so cute! I found them on etsy. I think a couple older people were confused though.. either expecting a magnet or not understanding the concept of a save the date in the first place. Oops!

    • Lara
      March 22, 2012

      Oh my gosh that is so cute!

  29. Allison
    March 22, 2012

    Save the Dates are so cute and creative!

    I love the idea of magnets! I think it’s cute but I like the postcard idea too, and if it’s cheaper, I’d say go for that! People can stick it up on their fridge anyway 🙂

  30. Yellow Haired Girl
    March 22, 2012

    I like the magnets – but agree – they’re everywhere! I seriously am lovin’ those postcards though. Love!
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  31. Jordan
    March 22, 2012

    I see mine on there! I didn’t realize how small it was!

  32. MrsSwan
    March 22, 2012

    I don’t think we sent out STD cards. Our wedding was one week after my In-laws anniversary so most people were aware of that and planned on that. (First day of Summer)
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  33. Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy
    March 22, 2012

    I made our Save the Date cards on Snapfish.com, and added the magnets myself (bought them in a roll at JoAnn’s for a few dollars). Affordable and cute!
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  34. Theresa @ActiveEggplant
    March 22, 2012

    This is a serious question: Why do couples even NEED Save the Dates? I mean, you already know what your wedding date is, and it’s less than a year away. So why not just send out the invitation?

    I’m asking this because back when I got married (only 6.5 years ago!) Save the Dates didn’t even exist yet! So I really am curious about why couple use them now.
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  35. Kalee
    March 22, 2012

    Those are all so cute!! I think my favorite is the postcard! So cute!
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  36. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    March 22, 2012

    Love the magnet idea — so practical 🙂
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  37. Juani
    March 23, 2012

    I made my invitations in the form of a bookmark, with a heartshaped charm attached with a piece of ribbon matching our wedding color – I handmade all the invitations. This was a good idea for me,as everyone could keep the invites in their Bibles,diaries or also put on the fridge,since it’s not a big piece of paper.

  38. Katy Widrick
    March 23, 2012

    You’ve just made my day. I got married in 2006 and used Save the Date magnets. I was ahead of my time!
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  39. Lauren
    March 23, 2012

    I used a youtube video with a link to our wedding website as well. Hardly any of our guests were traveling and most knew about the event so I didn’t want to spend the $$ on STDs. I ended up going all DIY on my invites!

    That vintage postcard is super cute!
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  40. Lindsay @ Running the Windy City
    March 23, 2012

    I love the coasters, so cute!!
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  41. Dana
    March 23, 2012

    In the past month I’ve gotten one magnet and one postcard. I liked them both, though I will say that even the postcard ended up on my fridge, which meant I had to find a magnet to put it up.

  42. lynne
    March 23, 2012

    I did magnets and used magnetstreet.com. If you go the magent route, I highly recommend – you’re able to upload and adjust your photo, change colors & fonts and customize pretty much every aspect of the STD before ordering. Some other sites I looked at didn’t allow for you to upload and adjust the photo – you’d have to send it off and just let them fool with it. Also, our magnet STDs (magnet + card stock holder) weren’t too much more expensive for postage. We mailed out like, 100 (I think?) and it was only about 50-60 bucks to mail?

    Good luck with picking! You really can’t go wrong with any of them!
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  43. Michelle
    March 23, 2012

    So late to this post — but my brother and his fiance had their save the dates hand drawn and they are adorable! It’s a “postcard” with a map of the US. It includes all the important spots for their relationship and the mileage away from Orlando (where they live) — where they went to college w/mascots (he went to FSU, she went UF), where they got engaged (NYC), and where they are getting married (Sonoma Valley, CA). The back had their wedding info. I love that it wasn’t the standard magnet!
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  44. Kelly
    March 23, 2012

    The magnet idea is pretty standard and classic, but it really is a good idea – after all it probably is just going to end up attached to their fridge somehow! I don’t think you can go wrong with that.

    My vote is for either the stickers, or the postcards. Both are simple but unique ideas. Good point about the stickers maybe not being the right choice for a January wedding though.
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  45. Sarah
    March 23, 2012

    I agree the magnet and postcards are the best. They aren’t too expensive, get your point across, and people can easily save and enjoy them on their fridge!

    Just be careful if you decide to make your own photo magnets. I had a family member do that and it must have gotten wet or just rubbed off in the mail because the photo looked unrecognizable when we received it. I was bummed because I love hanging on to those photos!

  46. Life’s a Bowl
    March 23, 2012

    I was all about the postcard idea [as seen on Wedding Paper Divas] until my mom brought up the concern that since they’re not in an envelope, they can easily get ruined :/ We ultimately decided to go with a card that features one of our engagement pictures and the date… It’s bigger than a traditional card, we chose a bright coral envelope [to stand out in the mail pile!], and it doesn’t require any additional postage- the same as a postcard!
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  47. Becca
    March 23, 2012

    So crazy that you posted the coaster save the date. I actually grew up with the bride who had these created, and my parents went to her wedding! I think they even saved the coasters!

  48. Anne
    March 23, 2012

    The balloon and save the date on a string are adorable! But I’m with you, totally not practical.

    We did postcards for ours–one of the big selling points was that postage would be sliced in half and we had a guest list of 240…

  49. Brittany
    March 24, 2012

    The postcard idea is my favorite. That’s what Isaac and I are planning to do at the moment, unless I find something better. 🙂
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  50. Amy
    March 25, 2012


    I went to “junk shops” and found actual vintage postcards from MA and NH (where I’m from). I found a cute stamp and just hand wrote “Save the Date” on them. They’re one of my favorite things about our wedding.

  51. Molly
    March 26, 2012

    I find Save the Dates totally over-rated… I sent out a paperless post to the most important people and let the rest get the wedding invite. It saves a ton of money to skip and is the least memorable part of the wedding… I’d so much rather spend on the actual day than on silly stationary (which isn’t even the invite!)

  52. Carla Runs The World
    March 27, 2012

    Since our wedding was out of the country, and lots of people were traveling, we took the post card route and had it filled with pictures of us and of Rio to entice people to come. I blogged about it here: http://carlarunstheworld.com/2010/05/19/wedding-talk-save-the-date/

    Oh, and we used overnightprints, and they were only $20.
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  53. Sara
    March 29, 2012

    My brother and SIL did a magnet but rather than having it geared toward the wedding with the whole “save the date” it was an engagement photo of them with their wedding date on it — nothing else. It was simple and classic and didn’t scream wedding. I believe it came in a little card that save the date with the magnet inside as an added bonus!

  54. Erin Schultz
    August 29, 2013

    I wouldn’t reccommend doing the post card, the last three that we have gotten have come with black marks all over them from the mail sorting services… I’m not sure how businesses get their cards out to people without black gunk and tears on them, but I’d look into it before doing it. I think i tmight be that you need to print it on a THICK and glossy paper, which won’t save you any money in the long run.
    We are doing the balloons, even though they are “not practical”. Going to attach it to a card with the date and website on it that can go on the fridge for once the balloon dies. MUCH cheaper than the magnets in the long run! We are going to get a few magnets made just for the bridal party and parents, since they are the only ones who will realllly appreciate them and not just throw them away

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