Save the Date Postcards are a great alternative to magnets or traditional cards. One benefit of the Save the Dates postcards is that they often are less expensive. Vendors typically provide a set price for cards and envelopes. So postcards are usually less expensive than traditional Save the Date card and envelopes because you don’t have to pay for envelopes. Also, postage costs are lower. According to the US postal service website, postcards cost $0.28 to mail vs. $0.44 for a standard letter. So that is a savings of $0.16 per card. That may not seem like a lot of money but if you have a lot of guests it can really add up. For example, for a 100 person wedding that is an increased cost of $16. But for a 300 person wedding that could be $48 in extra cost. Save the postage so that you can instead spend on something nice for yourself.
Postcards often come in similar designs to Save the Date cards. Wedding Paper Divas has some of the best Save the Date postcards.
Another benefit is that Save the Date postcards can save you time as you don’t have to take the effort to place each card in an envelope and seal it. Trust me that my husband and I spent an entire 2 evenings stuffing envelopes and licking and closing the envelopes. My tongue can still taste all the glue from the envelopes!
Please be aware that one downside of choosing a Save the Date postcard is that postcards have less privacy than letters that can be sealed in envelopes. So if you are concerned about the mail man seeing your wedding details you may want to consider Save the Date cards instead.
MagnetStreet Weddings has a great selection of Save the Date postcards. For example, check out the following beautiful postcard designs:
You can also buy Save the Date postcards from Zazzle. Here is an example of the front and back of one of the Zazzle offerings:
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MagnetStreet Weddings focuses primarily on Save the Date magnets. In particular, they have some of the best photo save the date magnets we have seen. They offer basic Save the Date magnets, Save the Date mini magnets, photo booth magnets, Save the Date postcards, and even Save the Date heart shaped magnets. If you want magnets they are the best place to buy.
One of the benefits of purchasing from Magnet Street is that they are a direct manufacturer and so in addition to reasonable pricing you get the highest quality full color magnets. They have a team of in-house designers that is constantly working to develop new designs that can fit a wide variety of tastes and styles. In fact the selection is huge with over 500 Save the Date magnet designs. One nice feature is that they offer matching envelopes and stickers for most designs. If you like their designs and prefer a card they offer Save the Date cards as well. In addition, Magnet Street features Wedding Invitations, Wedding Favors, personalized Notepad Wedding Favors and Thank You cards.
Photo Save the Date Magnets are one of the most popular choices for newly engaged couples. They allow the combination of selecting a personalized picture with the convenience of magnets so that guests can remember the wedding date. If you have taken engagement photos this can be the perfect opportunity to put the professional photos to use and share the pictures with your loved ones.
Alluring Affection is one of the most popular Photo Save the Date magnets sold by MagnetStreet Weddings. It features a aqua green teal color motif with a floral pattern. You can choose a black and white or color photo to complement the card. It’s designed by Jenny one of my favorite designers from MagnetStreet. It’s fairly reasonably priced at $1.49 per card and you can purchase coordinating envelopes and address labels for an additional fee.
Jenny’s Designs are offered exclusively at MagnetStreet Weddings. Jenny is a designer that likes to make a statement and puts a lot of attention to detail in her designs just like one would do in planning a wedding! I feel like her Save the Dates Magnets really capture the zest of life and make me want to smile.
Want to share lots of pictures in your Save the Date magnet? This is a stunning design with beautiful cursive font and a brown band across the bottom.
This photo Save the Date magnet design by Jenny features a beautiful light green handwriting font and flower and petals drawing. You can also include two custom pictures and I really adore how the couples’ names are included running in between the two pictures.
This is a classic square Save the Date magnet. It’s green yet again and has the ability to include up to four photos of you and your future husband. The pattern is almost antique looking, yet it blends in a pleasant way to create a nice visual effect. A great detail is that the date is placed in one of the left hand side squares. There is even space to include your wedding website.
Save the Date Mini Magnet Versions
I also wanted to include the mini magnet versions of some of the above designs for comparison. Sometimes having the slimmer mini style looks a bit better and it can also make for a less expensive Save the Date magnet.
MagnetStreet Weddings forte is wedding Save the Date magnets. They have a large selection that includes not only Save the Date magnets, but also mini magnets, photo booth magnets, heart shaped magnets, and even postcards. They also offer standard cards and even wedding invitations.
This wedding Save the Date magnet features a grey antique background with a powdery blue strip across the center. You can customize it with a photo of you and your fiance. I think black and white photos work best.
I really like the blue and brown color scheme on this wedding Save the Date magnet. The cursive fonts bring a happy tilt that makes me smile each time I see it.
This is one of my favorite Save the Date magnets. It’s so simple and beautiful and you can pick whatever pic works best for you.
Can you tell that one of my favorite color combinations is brown and pink? This Save the Date magnet has a beautiful selection of colors that go together quite well. The brown font on pink really stands out and highlights the couple’s name. Of course the ampersand & symbol is over sized to emphasize the union of the couple.
Are you getting married in a tropical location with beautiful, white sandy beaches? Or do you just love the beach in general? Then a beach save the date card or beach save the date magnet may be the perfect choice. You are not alone if this is the cases as these are some of the most popular Save the Dates.
Florida Beach Magnet
While this is a card with a picture of a Florida beach, you can use this even if you are not getting married in Florida. The imagery is of this card conjures up beautiful white sand and crystal blue water. Such a peaceful and inviting image for your upcoming nuptials.
A Sea of Love Beach Card
If you prefer cards instead of magnets then you also have many options. This beach Save the Date magnet features a heart carved out in the sand with the ocean foam rolling in above. A small sea shell sits right next to the heart. It would be better if you could have your own names carved in the sand but that would be a lot more work and effort. So this is the next best thing.
If hearts are your thing then heart shaped Save the Date magnets could be just right for you. These are special custom made magnets that are cut to be the shape of a heart. And of course the heart is a perfect symbol of love to share with your friends and relatives. If having a custom shaped magnet is not enough you can further personalize it by including a photo of you and your fiancé. Though if you would like a simpler design there are Save the Date heart magnets that do not include custom photos. Please note that these magnets require additional production time of 10 days. So if you are in a rush then unfortunately you will probably need to choose a more basic square or rectangular design.
Heart Shaped Photo Booth Magnet
The Photo Booth version of this magnet is from MagnetStreet Weddings. It is designed by Jen and features a photo booth strip of pictures along the left and another picture on the right. In white font on the black background it asks your guests to “Please Save the Date” and includes your wedding information in the middle.
Heart Shaped Sheer Romance Save the Date
Sheer Romance is a heart shaped Save the Date magnet that does not feature a personalized photo. Instead it has a pleasant pink and brown color pattern with vertical and horizontal stripes at the top. Your wedding date is written in a unique cursive font. Your last names are written in a light brown with your first names overlayed in a smaller white font which is a nice touch.
Can’t decide which of your engagement pictures to include in your photo for your Save the Date magnet? Want to include multiple pictures? Then Photo Booths Magnets may be just what you are looking for. Here are some examples:
The photo booth Save the Date on the left is called Made for Each Other and I adore the black and white almost film strip like look. It is simple and striking. You can use color photos or black and white photos but I think you know what I prefer. Please do note that it is recommend to use higher resolution photos. Actual photos taken in a photo booth do not tend to come out very well.
The photo booth Save the Date magnet on the right is called Long in Style. This one works better with color photographs and features photos laid out in a whimsical style with white borders. It’s perfect if you have had engagement pictures taken as you can choose 3 matching photos.
Sometimes it’s better to be “mini” than large. This can certainly be the case with Save the Date magnets. If you want something a little smaller then you are in luck. Many vendors offer Save the Date Mini Magnets that are similar to the standard size magnets in most of the same designs. In addition, you actually can save some money vs. the larger sizes because of the fact that the mini magnets are less expensive to produce.
Oftentimes they are more vertical instead of being squarish which some people find more pleasing. Below are examples of two mini magnets that I really like called Fancy Blossoms and Organic Beauty.
Save the Date Mini Magnets