Throwback DIY: Save the Date Magnets

This coming Friday, M and I celebrate our 5 year anniversary.  Where has the time gone?!?

In honour of this momentous event (in our worlds, anyway!), I wanted to share some DIY projects from our wedding back in 2009.  This was before Pinterest and that is probably for the best otherwise I would have worked full time DIYing my entire wedding rather than at my job where I made the money to have the wedding, lol.

The first project I want to share is our Save the Date cards.  Not every wedding needs Save the Dates but because we had our date set over a year before we got married, we wanted to give our family and friends who would be flying in from all over the place plenty of advanced notice to book flights and hotels.

Rather than traditional cards, we went for magnets and did them in the style of photo booth pictures (do these even still exist anymore?)

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For this project, we took 4 different pictures holding signs I wrote on and then used Photo Shop to merge them all together (this was before all the free online picture editing software like my fave, PicMonkey).

The Save the Dates were printed at home using 8.5″ x 11″ magnet sheets which I picked up from Staples.  A pack had 4 sheets which got me 24 Save the Dates.  I believe we sent out just under 50 so this project cost less than $20.  Not bad!

Tomorrow I’ll share our invites which I also DIY’ed.

6 thoughts on “Throwback DIY: Save the Date Magnets

  1. Pingback: Throwback DIY: Wedding Invitations | The ELM Life

  2. I’m doing this for our save the dates! So did you compile a few photo strips onto one magnet sheet, print and then cut the magnet sheet? How many photo booth strips fit on one page and what did you use to cut them, please and thank you! Such a good idea 🙂

    • Thanks! I was able to compile a few onto each 8.5 x 11 magnet sheet. I don’t recall how many but it was probably 5 or 6. Then I used a paper cutter from work to cut them but scissors and a steady hand would work too! Good luck!

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