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Save the Date Magnets

Welcome to Taylor Tuesday, hopefully you are still enjoying your holiday break, but for those of you that are back in the office, I wanted to give you something to pass the time! :)

It is that time of year again; time to save those wedding dates! If you have a wedding this summer or in the fall, it is time to send out your Save the Date cards! Hopefully you have had your engagement photos taken and are ready for the design stage! When it comes to Save the Dates, there are so many options: postcards, cards, folded cards, accordion cards, magnets, DVD slideshows, etc.

Today, I am going to highlight MAGNETS!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with the idea of Save the Dates, I have included a few quick thoughts about these things. They are generally sent out 4-6 months before the wedding. Many times people ask me if Save the Dates are required or necessary? And the truth is that they are not required, but are sometimes very helpful to your guests.

When deciding if you should send out Save the Dates, you should consider a few things: Is your wedding on a day other than Saturday? Is your wedding on or near a holiday? Is your wedding in an unusual location or at an unusual time? Do you have lots of out-of-town guests? All of these situations are times that may be helpful for your guests to know about your wedding in advance in order to make special arrangements OR to reserve that weekend or day before something else is planned. A good example would be holidays, like the Fourth of July, Labor Day weekend or Memorial Day weekend. These are weekends that many people plan vacations or trips to the lake. Likewise Friday weddings, sometimes get missed, because they are just unique enough.

There are a couple of different ways you can go with the design of your Save the Dates. Sometimes I have brides who want their entire wedding invitation collections to match and coordinate. So we start with the Save the Date, using colors, themes, etc. that we will later use to really exemplify the invitations. When this happens our goal is for the save the date to support the invitation, instead of the invitation supporting the save the date. We always want the invitation to be the most important piece.

Another option is to really have fun with the save the dates and make them unique and different from the look of your invitations. I have had brides use completely different colors on their save the dates. Almost seeing them as a completely different item, not related to the invitations, but rather an fun announcement! Either way, save the dates are super fun and are a great way to get the wedding planning started.

My favorite reason to use Save the Dates? To show off your HOTT HOLLIB engagement photos! I mean give your guests a reason to stick a magnet of your pretty face on their fridge for 6 months (or more!)

Okay, so now I will leave you with some photos of some save the date magnets we have done! You will notice that many of these magnets come in a card carrier, this is yet another option to add to your save the date magnets! And as always if you have any questions or want to set up a consultation for save the date magnets, feel free to email me at taylor@hollibphotography.com

These pictures kinda show how the carrier is used. The magnet is held into place with slits in the carrier, but the magnet can be removed.

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