Save the Date Rhymes

It’s five months out, and Mr. Parfait was ready to send our Save the Dates weeks ago. I caused a series of delays (just call me Miss Indecisive), including a last-minute plan to enclose a sweet two-line poem. It would add a personal touch and let people know that the enclosed item is a magnet. We came up with a few of our own, searched Weddingbee for ideas, and asked our rhyming-inclined friends for suggestions. Out of ideas, Mr. Parfait suggested we post the question on another online community.

At first, I asked him not to””I thought most of the comments would be useless, crass, and generally anti-wedding. (It ain’t no Weddingbee!) And many of them were. But we did it for fun, braced ourselves for the worst, and, 308 replies later, actually found a few gems! Here are the ones that made us smile:

We’re having a wedding, as you might have guessed/And this magnet means we want YOU as a guest!

When we met, we knew it was fate/Here is a magnet to save the date.

A magnet for you to let you know/Our wedding’s approaching, we hope you go!

When you go to the fridge to feed your face/Remember our wedding’s time and place.

Put this magnet in your kitchen/So you’ll remember when we’re hitchin’.

He popped the question; she said, “Yes!”/Now he’s renting a tux and she’s buying a dress.

Fish, chicken or beef tonight/We’re getting married, you’re coming, right?

You might remember this date in your head/To be safe, here’s a magnet with the date we will wed.

Good company, good food and good wine/Please be there when I make her mine.

Like this magnet on metal, we’re joining together/So make sure you’re there when we make it forever.

A small reminder for you to keep/Of the day your friends took the leap.

Instead of eating that leftover meatloaf/Come to our wedding in April, you sweet oaf.

We’re getting married a little later/Keep this on your refrigerator.

Before you eat too much to easily digest/Remember this date to fit in your dress.

____ and ____ will soon exchange vows/Then culminate the night with bow-chicka-bow-wows.

Our wedding is what this magnet’s about/So if you can come, just give us a shout!

Save the date, we hope you come./There will be cake, OM NOM NOM NOM!

We’re still deciding on which one to use. If it were your magnet, which one would you choose?

Or if you can do better, please give us a hand. A rhyme from the hive would be just as grand!

BLOGGER

Mrs. Parfait

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
April 2010
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    Mitten, Guest @ 5:13 pm

    These are hilarious! We had a simple rhyme on the cardstock, with the magnet stuck in the middle with photocorners:
    “The church is booked, the date is set/
    Please keep this magnet so you don’t forget!”

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    emariel, Guest @ 5:15 pm

    the meatloaf / “sweet oaf” thing is the funniest thing i have ever read.

    i’m STILL laughing at my desk.

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    pretzel 670 posts, Busy bee @ 5:15 pm

    Put this magnet in your kitchen/So you’ll remember when we’re hitchin’

    Love it!

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    tea 2414 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:16 pm

    either this: Good company, good food and good wine/Please be there when I make her mine.

    or: Save the date, we hope you come./There will be cake, OM NOM NOM NOM!

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    spaniel 6778 posts, Busy Beekeeper @ 5:16 pm

    The meatloaf/sweet oaf one is cracking me up. ;)

    I think the kitchen/hitchin’ one is my favorite to let people know it’s a magnet. Some of these are pretty good!

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    frozen yogurt 2600 posts, Sugar bee @ 5:17 pm

    ha!! I LOVE these!! Too bad I already sent my save the dates!

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    alundberg 391 posts, Helper bee @ 5:20 pm

    Ohmygosh! Can I PLEASE steal these for my STD magnets?

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    Mrs. Mouse 5033 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:22 pm

    I don’t know why, but I like this one. It makes me laugh.

    We’re getting married a little later/Keep this on your refrigerator.

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    lemondrop 1198 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:26 pm

    I love anything that ends in NOM!

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    peanut, Guest @ 5:26 pm

    i like this one:
    Like this magnet on metal, we’re joining together/So make sure you’re there when we make it forever.

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    nachos 1721 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:26 pm

    I’m with Mouse, that one is too funny – simple but silly :)

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    KMSull 6442 posts, Bee Keeper @ 5:40 pm

    OMG these are AMAZING! I’d love to include a couplet in our STD’s but my seems to be against ANYTHING cute! Such a killjoy.

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    cardigan 8645 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 6:43 pm

    I like this one:
    “He popped the question; she said, “Yes!”/Now he’s renting a tux and she’s buying a dress.”
    and this one
    “We’re getting married a little later/Keep this on your refrigerator”

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    cwrenity, Guest @ 7:23 pm

    omg — talk about deja vu! I saw these on reddit just last week!

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    fromcharleston 651 posts, Busy bee @ 7:37 pm

    He popped the question; she said, “Yes!”/Now he’s renting a tux and she’s buying a dress.

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    Blueshoes2 2638 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:45 pm

    Kitchen/hitchin is my favorite! All of these are so cute and creative! Too bad mine are basic and non-rhyming. Boo.

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    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:50 pm

    I agree with fromcharleston, he’s renting a tux and your buying a dress.
    It’s kinda close to what we have on ours. We just put, ____ asked and _____ said yes. Please save the date.
    But I like yours a lot more! Darn it!

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    mcnetn3 1675 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:09 pm

    When you go to the fridge to feed your face/Remember our wedding’s time and place– this one is a definite winner for me!

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    cola 2827 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:24 pm

    These are adorable! Looking forward to seeing which you pick!

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:56 pm

    Am I the only one that loves the bow chicka bow wow? Maybe make a few different ones and send them to those they fit best.

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    ebs1123 357 posts, Helper bee @ 10:01 pm

    Put this magnet in your kitchen/So you’ll remember when we’re hitchin’.
    OR
    Like this magnet on metal, we’re joining together/So make sure you’re there when we make it forever.

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    RecessionistaBride 5018 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:59 pm

    ahahaha this is so awesome! I like the simplicity of this one: “When we met, we knew it was fate/Here is a magnet to save the date!”

    This one made me laugh my head off:
    “When you go to the fridge to feed your face/Remember our wedding’s time and place.”

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    Mrs. Dee to Bee 816 posts, Busy bee @ 11:36 pm

    God is good, God is great/ Don’t forget to Save the Date!

    That’s the one we used. (:

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 11:58 pm

    this is sooo COOL!!

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    bennie 62 posts, Worker bee @ 12:13 am

    miss parfait.. you must love narwhals as well! my mind is blown, haha!

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    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 12:32 am

    Heehee, I was a big fan of the “feed your face” one, too.

    @alundberg: Yes, that’s what they’re here for! Use ‘em up~

    @Bennie: Lol, Mr. Parfait does. : )

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    iyaness, Guest @ 8:31 am

    the OM NOM NOM NOM!

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    Ms. Min Pin 282 posts, Helper bee @ 11:32 am

    NOM NOm NOM!

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    Brightasthesun 68 posts, Worker bee @ 1:10 am

    I love: “He popped the question; she said, “Yes!”/Now he’s renting a tux and she’s buying a dress.” but I would probably combine it with another, since you wanted to let your guests know it was a magnet.

    What about:
    “He popped the question; she said, ‘Yes!’/Now he’s renting a tux and she’s buying a dress./ When we met, we knew it was fate/Here is a magnet to save the date!”

    or

    “He popped the question; she said, ‘Yes!’/Now he’s renting a tux and she’s buying a dress./Save the date, we hope you come./There will be cake, OM NOM NOM NOM!”

    (the last one makes me giggle everytime!!)

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    parfait 1755 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:42 pm

    Omgosh, so many votes for the NOMs! I’m excited to share what we chose. : )

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    Hope It’s Not Too Late! « Miss Parfait, Guest @ 1:03 am

    [...] you know, we wanted to include a short poem to tell people, “Hey, I’m a magnet.  Don’t throw me away!”  Here’s [...]

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    Hope It’s Not Too Late! | Weddingbee, Guest @ 4:55 pm

    [...] you know, we wanted to include a short poem to tell people, “Hey, I’m a magnet. Don’t throw me away!” Here’s what they’ll see when [...]

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    rnmomto3 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:53 pm

    Am stealing Kitchen/ Hitchin’. Thanks so much! Our STDs are a man and woman on horses in the sunset so that one was perfect!

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