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What Are Save the Date Magnets?

Wedding planning takes months of work, from choosing dates to the last minute details that are completed moments before walking down the aisle. Inviting the guests is one of the last things generally on the list, with invitations not hitting the mail until six weeks before the big day. In recent years, sending out Save the Date magnets as a part of the early wedding prep list has become something of a staple, giving guests advance notice that a wedding invitation will be on the way.

Save the date magnets are simply a way of announcing to your potential wedding guests what day you have chosen for your upcoming nuptials. They generally contain information such as the couple's names and the selected wedding date. Many choose to personalize their magnets by using their wedding colors, a specific logo or their engagement pictures.

Some couples choose to use their save the date magnets as an engagement announcement, foregoing the more traditional route of publishing in the paper. Because magnets are so lightweight and easy to mail, sending them out to friends and family far and wide is a cost-effective way of spreading the word. One great bonus to using magnets is that those receiving them are less likely to misplace them, as often happens with a paper save the date card.

Save the date magnets are a fabulous way for newly engaged couples to share their plans with their loved ones. Not only is it a fun way to drop the hint to friends and relatives that their presence will be requested on that special day, but it gives them a chance to let everyone share in the excitement of their wedding day, even from early in the planning stages. Every engaged couple wants all those they care about to be present at their wedding and a save the date magnet can help to make that happen.