- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
Since my fiancé and I are doing a destination wedding we thought it was only right to give our guests sufficient notice so they can start to save for the trip. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on Save the Dates and then still have to do Invitations so I made the Save the Dates myself.
My fiancé and I went on our first trip down south (first time for each of us and first time together) and I took an amazing picture from the balcony of our room as the sun was rising. Since taking this picture it has become one of my favorite pictures s I thought it would be perfect for out save the dates, especially since we plan on going back to the same resort as we went to last time.
I played around on Microsoft Word and I came up with this design. My fiancé and I both have an interesting sense of humor so by adding “We’re doing it in Cuba” will be a laugh for everyone who knows us and how we think.
My soon to be mother-in-law purchased a 30 pack of magnets from Michael’s for $16.99 (envelopes included!). The only obstacles were aligning everything so it printed straight and once I fed on magnet through I realized the magnet was too thick and could not be done on my home printer.
I went to Staples to see how much it would cost for them to print on the magnets that I would be supplying but the representative informed me that you cannot feed a magnet through a printer that uses heat to transfer ink as it will not only ruin the magnet, it will ruin the printer.
My only option was to print the save the dates on regular paper, cut it to the size of the magnet and stick it on with LOTS of double sided sticky tape. I was careful to tape close to the edges so it doesn’t look like a cut and paste job and I have to say they turned out quite nicely. A very simple DIY that you could make your own in so many ways, I can’t wait to hear what our friends and family have to say about our Save the Dates.