Just wanted to let you know that I have received my save the date magnets. I absolutely love them. Thank you so much. If I need more I will let you know.
Angie, You did a fabulous job. Thanks for all your hard work on my daughter's save the dates. It was our pleasure to work with you.
All the best,
Save the Dates: you have options.
For save the dates, what you send out is going to depend a lot on how much information you want to include. You can go for a card, a fridge magnet, or both. Couples will often have a longer note written up with more information (hotel information, usually), and then add in a smaller printed refrigerator magnet with a fun design, so that they can include both a good amount of information along with a cute/fun magnet. Another frequent option is to go with a mid-size fridge magnet (such as 4x3.5 inches) that can easily be mailed out alone in an envelope.
Whether it’s a magnet, a card, or something else that you send, you still have to choose some sort of design idea!
If you are having a themed wedding, then of course you may likely decide on something that matches the theme. For example, Gatsby themed weddings are more popular in 2013, and those couples might find themselves looking for designs with an Art Deco flair. If you love Cherry Blossoms, maybe you will go with that as a general tie in- it's a popular option, and there are many designs to be found that feature a particular flower. Specific patterns like the Damask are also a popular way to go, with varying color schemes.
If you aren't having a themed wedding, well, what then? You have quite a few options.
There are a few simple ideas that work with just about every wedding: You can easily find classic designs that include a calendar of the month that the wedding will take place in, a photograph of the couple, or both.
Photo strip designs are another popular option. A throwback to those times when couples would get into a photobooth and make funny faces at the camera, these are usually just what you would think of- a long strip with a number of photos. If you get a large enough photostrip, a great idea is to hold a different sign in each photo to write out “save”, “the”, and “date”.
Sometimes it is fun to be cute. You might decide on a sweet cartoon of a bride & groom. Or maybe you could go with actual caricatures of yourselves for the design.
Wedding invitations are often a bit more formal than save the dates, and they do not have to match, so have some fun.
You might decide on a save the date that relates to mutual hobbies or interests. For example, two musicians might get a save the date design made with graphics that include the favorite instrument of each. If you both love riding motorcycles, why not get a design with two motorcycles + your save the date wording?
You might decide on a save the date that reflects your personality. If you two enjoy your humor, there are a lot of ways to go, be it the old "ball and chain" or something else.
If you two are geeky, you can own it. Pick your favorite computer game or movie and see what you can find.
Sport fans? Oh do you have options there. Basketball, baseball, football, hockey... there are a lot of ticket look-a-like options. You’d probably be surprised by the number of couples united in their sports enthusiasm. Sometimes couples are having a sports themed wedding, sometimes, it's just a bit of fun for the save the dates.
How about something that relates to how you met? For example, if your first date was at a coffee shop, a design with a pair of lattes would be apropos.
Another save the date theme that is sometimes an overall wedding theme, but sometimes just for the save the date, is the group of: the movie ticket stub, movie poster, broadway ticket, or theatre event ticket. Weddings are a big event, and so event ticket save the dates are wonderfully appropriate.
It is fairly common to send out save the dates for destination weddings, more so than any other type of wedding, because those weddings really do require advance notice. Cruise themed boarding passes, tropical themed save the dates, or for something in the country, you could go with an airline ticket design.
Still don't really feel any of those ideas? Here are two more: Location specific, or, date specific.
For a location specific save the date, you could get a save the date made with the outline of the state where the wedding will take place, or, with a skyline graphic of the city. If your reception will take place at a winery, a cluster of grapes, or a pair of wine glasses might just do.
Date specific: if your wedding is right around a major holiday like Christmas, Halloween, or the fourth of July, you could choose to own that for the save the dates, even if you don't have a holiday themed wedding. There are ways to keep it simple- for example, fireworks on a save the date for a July wedding, or, snowflakes for a winter wedding.
If after reading through all of these ideas, you still aren't sure, it's time to start browsing around the internet. There are so many design ideas, it shouldn't be long before you come across something that both the bride and groom would go for.