'Save the date' with a magnet
June 05, 2009
Traditionally, engaged couples would send out note cards or announcements of their upcoming wedding. Party invitations are either mailed out or organized online, where an email can be easily lost in a busy inbox.
One way to make sure guests remember an event is to use a "save the date" magnet to be prominently displayed in the busiest room of the house - the kitchen.
Since everyone goes to the fridge at least once a day, there's a smaller chance of guests forgetting about a party.
The magnet design should be simple, with bold text as to remain eye-catching. Less information is key here for guests should remember the date and party or wedding, but not lose it in garish colors.
Engaged couples may want to consider a small photograph of themselves on the magnet - something neat that expresses the pair's personality.
Magnets that announce a party should contain some elements of the theme, balloons for a birthday, pumpkins for Halloween, but most important is the date and time. Party invitations sent out later can include all pertinent information, in the same way as a wedding invite.
Finally, consider a save the date magnet party with others helping organize your event. Magnet kits are inexpensive and this can be a great bonding activity.