Save the date magnets are a matter of personal preference. One couple may want a very traditional style of save the date reminders and another couple may prefer a much more contemporary style in comparison. The Card Gallery have so many designs to choose from when deciding on which save the date magnets are best for you, but there are a few popular designs which we’d like to share with you.
The pink sweets design is very popular – very contemporary and something that’s a little bit different. For us in the office, they make us hungry just looking at them! The festive designs have been flying out the door as more and more couple choose to get married nearer to Christmas. The beach save the date magnets have also been doing very well for those jetting off to faraway shores to get married – in particular the Beach Shells and Rings design, which is just beautiful.
Your save the date magnets will probably be the first piece of stationery you send out in relation to your wedding so it is important to get it right. Bearing this in mind it is a good idea to give yourself plenty of time to get your order in and send them out to your guests in a timely fashion – the earlier the better, we say!
With so many of us trying to do our bit both for the environment and our budgets, don’t underestimate how Eco-friendly you make be able to make your wedding.
From table plans and save the date magnets, through to wedding favours and venue decorations, try to buy recycled where you can. This doesn’t have to mean a second-hand wedding though! – stationery printed on recycled paper or made from sustainable forests will do the trick!
With many of your guests having to travel to your wedding – either a short journey by car for local guests, or maybe even a plane ride away for those flying in for the occasion – you might want to consider carbon-offsetting for your wedding. What this means is that you can calculate the carbon footprint of your guests having to travel and then making a donation to a charity of your choosing. If you are on a tight budget, then why not tell guests your plans beforehand, when you send out your wedding invitations or save the date magnets or card, and ask them to make donations themselves based on their travel plans.
So, as well as making your own dreams come true on your special day, take the opportunity to make a difference to a charity close to your heart.
We know how excited brides can get about their wedding day, but we also know how the menfolk can sometimes feel a bit left out in the preparation stage. Here’s a few tricks to help get him involved…
Most importantly, you have to let him be involved with the things which matter to him – namely, clothing and food! The sooner you face the fact that he doesn’t give a monkeys about your carefully picked save the date magnets the better! Even though save the date magnets are a little bit more ‘gadgety’ that the card versions, he probably won’t whoop and cheer over them.
Food. No sane man is going to turn down the chance of free food in a tasting session. Men like to eat – fact. They like stuff that doesn’t cost them any money – fact. Combine the two and you are onto a winner (just ask for the quote separately a little later on when he’s out of earshot!)
Music. Another good choice for the man in your life as, inside every man, there’s a wannabe-DJ/Rockstar just dying to get out. Give them the task of auditioning bands or DJ’s with their mates. Just make sure you have the final say!
Clothes. We would never suggest letting him have a say over your dress. But, suits? Sure. Let him know the colour scheme and send him on his way. He really can’t go too wrong with this one.
Honeymoon. This is where everyone’s a winner. He’ll want to go somewhere nice, so will you, so let him surprise you. Set down the rules that a plane must feature in there somewhere and you will not be travelling to anywhere that ‘happens’ to be hosting a major sporting event.
Lastly, never ever give him a deadline as men hate this. If you need him to do anything, tell him a month before you would normally do it yourself. Have the final say in everything and contonuously thank him for his ‘help’ (even if he’s been anything but!)