STAY TOP OF MIND WITH MAGNETIC SAVE THE DATES
Congratulations! You have found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now, the first step of wedding planning is asking your guests to save your date. Turn your messaging into a lovely keepsake and keep your special date on your guests’ minds with Minted’s save the date magnets. Not only are magnetic save the dates a unique and refreshing twist on the traditional paper format, but they also guarantee your guests will remember your big day as your stationery will likely end up affixed to their refrigerator instead of being tucked away with the rest of the mail.
MINTED’S LEADING DESIGNS
When you shop on Minted, you gain access to unique and modern designs submitted by thousands of independent artists from around the globe. In fact, Minted features work from artists located in over 100 countries. We host dozens of design competitions throughout the year and consistently update the inventory of our save the date designs with the winning submissions. We strive to offer some of the most unique design options that you will find online. Once you find a design that captures your eye, easily explore other designs or products that the same artist may have with us on Minted.
ARE SAVE THE DATES NECESSARY?
While save the date cards are not a requirement, you are more likely to end up with a guest list full of all your favorite people if you give them adequate notice to hold your date. Magnetic save the dates are intended to provide advance notice to your guests to block out time in their schedule for your wedding, before you may or may not have many of your other wedding details finalized. Beyond just the date, this correspondence is often used to provide a general wedding location - usually, a city and state will do - so guests can begin to consider travel options that will be required to attend your wedding. For more complex affairs, guests will need time to consider whether a big trip is in their budget and whether taking time off of work will be possible. Sending communication well in advance of your event will ensure that guests are prepared to RSVP promptly when the time comes to do so. Read through our post on mistakes to avoid as you prepare this first correspondence to your guests.
WHEN TO SEND SAVE THE DATE MAGNETS
Generally, it’s recommended that save the dates be sent out 8-12 months in advance for a destination wedding, and four months in advance for a local affair. Save the date magnets for weddings are a unique way to ask your family and friends to mark their calendars for your big day. Formal invitations generally follow about 12 to 8 weeks before the event. Consider any additional details specific to your wedding that guests may need to know within a certain time frame in order to make appropriate arrangements. Are flights to your location cheapest within a certain timeframe? Consider including this information on your save the date or include a link to your free Minted Wedding Website, which is included with your purchase of Minted save the date magnets. And don’t forget to consider where your guests will be coming from; a local event for you may still require significant travel for many of your guests.
MAKE UNIQUE SAVE THE DATE MAGNETS
Photos are a great way to customize your save the date magnet and make it reflect you and your love. Use an image from your proposal or engagement shoot for a very personalized look. For a more avant-garde vibe, opt for a non-photo design and let your style shine th