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 DATES
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 through while showcasing the work of one of Minted’s many independent artists.
Confused about which design direction to take? You may want to review our post on unique magnet ideas and looks we are seeing in 2021. If you haven’t nailed down a venue but know you’re looking for a mountain locale, let your first piece of wedding communication hint at that feel by choosing a design with a rustic vibe. If you are planning for a coastal wedding ceremony, a beach or nautical theme might be a good first look. Planning a wedding in a major metropolitan city? We have some creative designs specific to popular cities and states. If finalizing a theme feels like too much of a commitment, consider a minimal abstract design in black and white. Any colors and themes you eventually choose for your wedding in the future will blend perfectly with such a classic look.
Take a look at some of the design elements available to you through Minted’s personalization tools.
- Pick a Color Scheme: Perhaps you have finalized your wedding colors and theme and want to make sure your wedding correspondence follows suit. Easily filter our design options to only show card designs that are in the color of your choice.
Photo or Non-Photo: Take a look through all our various designs. Easily navigate through designs that feature no photo, predominantly feature one photo, or feature numerous photos. Upload a photo and select the
“Use My Photo” option to quickly see your photo displayed in all our designs. This will help you get a good understanding of how each design pairs with your exact photo.
Our photo upload tool also allows users to attach a filter to their photo such as sepia or black-and-white. Give your photo a new look and see how it plays in our designs.
- Change the Text: Did you have a particular phrase or saying that you wanted to be displayed in your messaging? All of our designs can have the primary greeting changed. Easily adjust the size, styling, and color of the text that appears on your design. Drag and drop text anywhere on the magnet.
Once you have finalized your magnet’s look, it is a best practice to carry that same theme and color palette over into your future wedding correspondence, such as your wedding invitations, bridal shower invitations, bachelorette party invitations, and thank you cards. Minted is here to help make that process as seamless as possible for you.
SAVE THE DATES FOR DESTINATION WEDDINGS
Having a destination wedding in a far-off location? Lucky you! In this situation, you may have more details you need to provide to guests in advance. Use this opportunity to provide information on lodging details and room blocks that guests may need to reserve far in advance. If that feels too cluttered for your beautifully minimal design, consider providing a link to your Minted Wedding Website, where you can outline everything they need to know and direct them back as new details emerge. And Minted’s save the date magnets will serve as the perfect visual reminder on the fridge for guests to make those plans quickly, so you won’t be left calling guests one-by-one reminding them to book!
MINTED QUALITY IN A MAGNET
Our wedding magnets are printed on a thick and luxurious matte card stock affixed to a magnetized backing. Just like our other wedding stationery products, Minted's save the date magnets are available in a wide range of designs and colorways, and with foil-press embellishments; all starting at $2.40 each. They measure in at postcard size - 4.25” x 6” - and are sent in a standard envelope just like our traditional save the date cards. We offer plenty of designs in both a landscape and portrait arrangement, in case you have a particular engagement photo that would fit better in only one of those arrangements. Our expansive library of designs, customization options, and access to design professionals allows you to create the best save the date magnets imaginable. We even offer free personalized samples so you can see your designs in person before making a purchase.
In our effort to help you make every detail of your momentous day exactly how you imagined, each of our designs come with unlimited online proofs from your dedicated Minted designer. That’s right. Every customer that works with Minted during the online design process will be assigned a personal design associate that will review your card personalization updates and ensure your final card design matches what you had envisioned. Leave messages for us or use our online chat tool for guidance along the way. Your design associate will work back and forth with you until everything is perfect.
Lastly, take advantage of our free recipient addressing that we provide with every order. Simply upload a spreadsheet of the addresses of your guests (or use our new mobile app to collect addresses), and we will professionally print those addresses on every envelope we send you. You will even have the opportunity to select different patterns for the address labels. Choose from designs that feature flowers, hearts, stylistic wording, and so much more!
LET MINTED GUIDE YOU
Minted is dedicated to helping you make your big day everything you imagined. From inspiration, and etiquette, to helping you figure out where to start, we are here every step of the wedding planning process. If you are struggling with finalizing a color theme for your wedding and your wedding stationery, we provide plenty of helpful resources. Confused about the timeline of planning and what to do first? Visit our complete wedding planning checklist for all the important steps, and when to execute them.