Rach Sherratt
Rach Sherratt 4 Apr 2019

Save the Date ideas

I'm trying to think of something creative for save the dates that aren't too expensive. I've tried looking at pencils or magnets but it seems that companies have figured out people use them for weddings and charge far more than they're worth! What did you use for your save the dates?

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I didn't use save the dates, but I did get my artwork printed onto badges for a buisness idea and I got them with Stationery Jack his prices work out very reasonable and he also does pens, rulers, coasters, pocket mirrors and all types of merch. Might be worth getting some more quotes?

Debbie Osborne
Debbie Osborne 5 Apr 2019

havn't bothered...will just send invites early x

Nicola Campbell
Nicola Campbell 5 Apr 2019

have u tyred pintrest or etsy #

Beth Puddephatt
Beth Puddephatt 5 Apr 2019

I got my stamp from hobby craft, it was only about £6. We stamped that onto old style luggage tags and used a gem over the date that we’re getting married x

Charlie Cullis
Charlie Cullis 5 Apr 2019

I bought a personalised stamp from Ebay, was about £8. Then cut out my own luggage labels, stamped the card and tied brown string onto them

Katie Horsman
Katie Horsman 5 Apr 2019

Try Etsy, got mine off there and I think they were only £1 each and they were personalised as well x

Emma Aldridge
Emma Aldridge 5 Apr 2019

I used ebay fridge magnets paid £30 for50 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We printed our own onto brown recycled card and bought strips of sticky back magnet from the works for £1 cost us about £5 all together to make around 100 x

Debbie Deacon
Debbie Deacon 5 Apr 2019

I got these of esty...they are brilliant and not to experience! x

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Julia Shepherd
Julia Shepherd 5 Apr 2019

We texted our save the dates

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Darceys With Kerry give us a look we can sort something out that's different

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We bought some mdf hearts, painted them and put initials n date on and stuck magnet on the back. Worked out about £6-£8 for 50

Amber Wassell
Amber Wassell 5 Apr 2019

You can get personalised pencils quite cheap on eBay, as long as you don’t search for actual save the date pencils

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We made our own. Had an autumn wedding so we got creative with leaves in the local park. Wrote save the date (and the date underneath) on the and we were in the background. Only cost us about £3 to get the photos printed

Kirsty Thomas
Kirsty Thomas 5 Apr 2019

I got these magnets done from eBay:) I got 80 for £52 which works out to £0.65 each x

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Nothing! We sent out invitations 9 months in advance. No save the date. Waste of time and stamps

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Magnetized Gifts x

Zoe Taylor
Zoe Taylor 5 Apr 2019

Vistaprint in the Black Friday Sales 😛

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We got brown gift tags from the range and then got a personalised save the date stamp off eBay, then finished off with a coloured bow and little heart made of both our fingerprints. Just had to buy multipack of craft bows, some glue and fingerprint ink xxx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

My photographer inckudes an engagement shoot then use the photos to produce save the dates, no extra cost to us xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I made my own magnets it was £1 for the a4 magnetic sheet, £2.99 for laminating pouches and glue gun

Aimeé Rolls
Aimeé Rolls 5 Apr 2019

You could make your own! Buy the magnets off eBay and then do tags or something with a stamp! 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Printed my own. Bought patterned textured tapestry card from eBay .. drew up a design on a word document and printed them at home and bought some ribbons matching our theme and made them with my bridal party with some diamonties .. x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

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Kirsty Ascough
Kirsty Ascough 5 Apr 2019

I downloaded a free invite maker app and designed them on a template then used FreePrints to print them x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We wrote ours in the sand and send a photo by messenger - we're getting married by the beach

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We bought magnets from eBay 50 for approx £30

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Bethonie Lewis
Bethonie Lewis 5 Apr 2019

My partner and I just brought card from hobby craft and made these with magnets... my partner found a deal on the magnets I think on groupon. It pays to shop around and look for deals/sales! x

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We had personalised postcards done with our photo on them... It was about £30 for 50.. and we sent them exactly one year before the wedding so the postmark was the same date as the wedding, just one year before...

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

These for the girls

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Theses for the boys. Found on Etsy

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We got married in a brewery so has beer mats printed x

Hannah Cooper
Hannah Cooper 5 Apr 2019

Designed my own and printed them on posh card, for a pack of magnets off eBay for £5! Easy x

Leonie Rabey
Leonie Rabey 5 Apr 2019

I did magnets was around £25 for 80

Tegan Richards
Tegan Richards 5 Apr 2019

Make the magnets yourself! We bought magnetic tape from hobby craft for £4 and personalised “business cards” which cost £4 for 60. 60 save the dates for less than £10 🙂

Kimberley Wilson
Kimberley Wilson 5 Apr 2019

I used vista print and did my own save the date magnets was about £30 for 100 x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I didn't, didn't want to waste the money so just went straight for invites

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I got business cards from vista print when they were on offer and got some cheap magnets from amazon. Boom! Did the job and had loads left over for extras for the invites. I also did business cards for a map and directions to the venue. Worked a treat.

Careena Brinkley
Careena Brinkley 5 Apr 2019

You can get the magnets from wish or Ali express etc. You have to wait for shipping but its a lot cheaper. We've just got ours and they're good quality x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Vista print. We got 50 save the date magnets for £36. They are a good size too. Hundreds of designs to choose from and you can customize with your own photo. Envelopes included too.

Lyndsay McGowan
Lyndsay McGowan 5 Apr 2019

trip to ikea ;)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I went to Hobbycraft and got the DIY scratch cards. Was only the old folks who needed to know really the rest are all on social

Kim Sands
Kim Sands 5 Apr 2019

Facebook event! 🤦🏻‍♀️ worked though!!

Natalie Rowena
Natalie Rowena 5 Apr 2019

An email

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We had beer mats made! cost £50

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We aren't doing Save the Dates. As soon as we decided on the date it went out on the "Mother/Mother-In-Law" broadcast system, a.k.a they just phoned everyone and told them!

Charlotte Snoxell
Charlotte Snoxell 5 Apr 2019

We add our save the dates for 13p per one by buying card, ribbon and gems at the range and doing it all ourself

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I bought brown craft luggage tags , bought some stickers from eBay with save the date, our names and the date , then stamped the location on the back. Stuck a little decoration on and voila. They looked really good and cost me about £12.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I didn't bother a waste of money tbh we just told people the date and sent the invites out x

Becca Bramfitt
Becca Bramfitt 5 Apr 2019

I'm making my own magnets, I bought clear magents off ebay, I looked around and about 90 for £30 (was 30 for £10) then got some coloured paper in our colour scheme then some little stamps from hobbie craft, I won't need to use 90 magnets but all of it will be about £40 to make them all x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Didn’t bother either just told ppl what day to save myself

Ruth Heggie
Ruth Heggie 5 Apr 2019

Ours were from eBay they are magnets costing £1.80 each. X

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I carved the date into a cut off tree stump with a heart round it, took a photo and sent them out, writing to save the date on the reverse

Hannah Read
Hannah Read 5 Apr 2019

I managed to get self adhesive magnets off eBay. 20 for £5

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Bought a stamp from not on the high street & coloured card to match colour scheme and made my own. Handed them out at engagement party so saved on postage.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Nothing
Just sent the invitations out!

Claire Newstead
Claire Newstead 5 Apr 2019

I made little note cards with a calender stamp, marked the day and slipped them in little gold envelopes.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We can do personalised tealights - https://crystalcole.co.uk/?ref=eileenm

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We got ours on ebay. Cost 12.99.they were magnets x

Emily Gordon
Emily Gordon 5 Apr 2019

Twig pencils and thick paper, printed them myself and tied the pencil on with string. Total cost £15 for about 50 save the dates

Katie Dury
Katie Dury 5 Apr 2019

We were having an engagement shoot with our wedding photographer anyway so we used one of the best photos and made some save the date cards online quite cheaply.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I just paid £29 for 50 magnet save the dates! They are beautiful too! Search handmadebyamie on Facebook, she’s on eBay too xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I bought blank magnets that's cost £11 for 25 and I put my own save the date picture in it. X

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I made ours, using word and paint! Bought magnetic squares for £4 off Amazon and then just had to pay for printer ink. Took a while printing on the card Cost 28 pound in total, I got carried away in the end and made far too many! :)

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I sent a text cost me £0 and was good for the environment

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Vista print business cards with a cute Amazon charm xx

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I have no suggestions for Save the dates but on FB I found invites printed on tea towels and loved the sample I received Very unique

Emma Weston
Emma Weston 5 Apr 2019

I used a website called canvas to design my save the dates and ordered them on snapfish as photos. It’s cost me £5 including postage for 60, I just need to but envelopes!

Sarra Mackinnon
Sarra Mackinnon 5 Apr 2019

Use Canva app, design your own and just get them printed out. We made like 80ish and it only cost about 30 pounds, on nice paper too

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Jjshouse is amazing for things like this

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

How about business cards?? Vistaprint have 50% off at the moment...you could design your own ??

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Try vistaprint

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We did ‘pencil us in’ save the dates which came as luggage tags with pencils tied to the top, worked out about £30 for 70 and we added magnets to the back. They’re from eBay.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We made ours in Photoshop and made a personalized wax stamp to seal the envelope, was a beautiful touch, I make keyrings now and many people have asked for them as save the date tokens, cool idea really I also make them for most other things too

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

We designed ours on the computer and then went to Staples and had them printed out onto card. About £20-30 for 60 (I think! Was 6 years ago!)
My husband is a surgeon and I’m a nurse that’s why the characters and I thought it was a bit different! Xx

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I made my save the dates and then bought 2 rolls of magnetic strip from Hobby Craft and stuck the magnets on my self! Everyone loved them, and they were cheap (I did get the professionally printed but only cost £25)

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

I just did save the date events on Facebook, one for daytime guests and one for evening. It was good to keep updates on aswell! And free as anything lol! x

Louise Wilson
Louise Wilson 5 Apr 2019

, a photo of where we got engaged through snapfish and converted it into a save the date. printed in matt not glossy so it didn't look like a photo. cost £20 for 50

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 5 Apr 2019

Honestly i went into card factory, and the had a pack of nice ones for 99p and that was that!

Nicola Balshaw
Nicola Balshaw 5 Apr 2019

We made our own, we're having a Disney theme so just bought some black card and ivory paper and found pictures and fonts online, probably cost no more than £15 to make 80.

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

Stamp from hobby craft!

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

We made ours. Bought a personalised stamp and ink pad. Put onto some little pieces of fancy card. Stuck some little pearls and gems on. Then bought a roll of magnet that had sticky backing and made them into magnets

Emily Mash
Emily Mash 6 Apr 2019

Cute, tiny, personalised cards. They came with envelopes so then we just needed to buy stamps and write the addresses on! Roughly £15 for 70 plus the stamp cost on top

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

Places like the card factory sell reasonably nice ones in packs of 10 for like £1 but I just messaged people and then sent the invites out once the venue had been paid for x

Anne-marie Scarbrough
Anne-marie Scarbrough 6 Apr 2019

I'm not doing save the date just invites, no point sending the information twice. However if you want something different you could send a key ring...get empty ones off Amazon/Ebay/stationary shops. Insert basic info and they will be able to carry the details constant...including in the day of the wedding as it will be on their keys 👍

Laura Stewart
Laura Stewart 6 Apr 2019

Vista print business cards, costs like 10 quid for a few hundred and does exactly what you need 😀

Tiffany Carlile
Tiffany Carlile 6 Apr 2019

A piece of paper.
Honestly, it’s cute having it as a pencil - people will at least use that - but I doubt most will keep a magnet. Only your closest would - parents and grandparents. Maybe aunts n uncles.

I just did a little card. Which was part of a complete pack from Aldi 🙂 StD, invites, RSVPs, envelopes all there. And they had one for table numbers and place names too which I got 🙂

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

Magnets from lalalab with our faces on them c

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

I didn't save the date at all. I spent an age trying to work out how to send an invite without making people commit. So I gave up on save the dates and sent invites only with RSVP within a given time frame. An acceptable one.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 6 Apr 2019

I made my own save the dates, invites and programmes. That way I could keep the theme the same across them and keep the costs down a bit

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2019

Vistaprint business cards and we popped them in Christmas cards to save on postage People popped them on fridges with other magnets, or pinned to noticeboards. To be honest, it's not super important to do a hard copy save the date these days what with social media and all

Dani-lou Gray
Dani-lou Gray 7 Apr 2019

We did beer mats/coasters

Hayley Marden
Hayley Marden 7 Apr 2019

I got mine from vista print 60 and paid £20 as used a discount code. Got fridge magnets and personalised them online.

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2019

Stacey Leanne ideas x

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2019

We got them off ebay. Good quality, different designs-fast postage and they let you see the completed design before they send it. X

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UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 7 Apr 2019

I got mine on eBay lovely wee fridge magnets and they weren’t that expensive xx

UKbride Administrator
UKbride Administrator 8 Apr 2019

Search Facebook for Grandmas Footsteps. So many unique and beautiful ideas. They'll personalise anything you want.

Maryanne Leddy
Maryanne Leddy 8 Apr 2019

I made mine myself cost me £4 for all the gold card, I think 99p from Ebay for the pearl hearts and I already had the cream card

Maryanne Leddy
Maryanne Leddy 8 Apr 2019

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