You just got engaged, congratulations! Now time for some fun and planning your big day, but not before picking the date. Once you have your special day picked out, make sure your guests will know far enough in advance to save the date. Save the date cards are important to remind your guests so that you can work on the invitations and send out final details later. This is a great time to express who you are as a couple, fun and quirky or romantic and serious? Use these traits to personalize your card.
My brother used a really neat trick to make his cards for his San Diego wedding, refrigerator magnets! You can pick up magnet business cards from any office supply store (I suggest Avery brand #8374, you get 30 for $12). You can make a simple card that states the date with the bride and groom’s name. If you are really creative you can use a photo editing program to make a custom design using an engagement photo or make a monogram to put on the card.
So how does M&J factor into this? Try embellishing the magnet with a simple ribbon loop at the top, some new refrigerators won’t let a magnet stick, and some people just don’t like magnets on their refrigerators (like my mother). The loop will allow them tack it on a cork board for safe keeping. Make a little loop at the top and glue it down with some e6000 glue, add an SS20 rhinestone for that ‘Bridal Bling’ and you are done. They are a super easy project that can save you a little money in the long run.
The magnets are light enough that one postage stamp should suffice, but just to be safe, take one to the post office and have it weighed. While there be sure to check out their wedding stamps that they offer every year. Congrats, and have fun planning!