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Message in a Bottle Invites and Passport Information Brochures andBoarding Pass RSVPs

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#11 August2010Bride

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    Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:09 AM

    I love those!!! We are doing MIB invites as well. Were did you get the tiny starfish?!?

    #12 debbmach

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      Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:16 AM

      those are absolutely amazing, I can't believe you did all that...awesome job!

      58 people booked...and counting!!!

      #13 giraffexx

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        Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:20 AM

        WOW!! The BEST wedding invitations I've ever seen!

        #14 luciel2820

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          Posted 20 February 2010 - 02:02 AM

          These are extremely gorgeous, you're so creative. This was my first idea for invitations but mine wouldnt have come out half as good as yours. Theyre great!

          #15 KGraham27

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            Posted 21 February 2010 - 09:56 AM

            Wow, they look great. Very creative

            #16 laurabrea78

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              Posted 21 February 2010 - 11:07 AM

              Ok, Sorry for the delay, ladies..Here are some answers to your questions...

              I ended up making 50 invitations. They were not expensive to make, but they were expensive to send ~$77. Absolutely NO problems at all with the post office or delivery even with the handles. In fact, every invitation arrived in perfect condition! I got the tiny starfish (and also sanddollars) for the bottles on ebay.

              Invitation Pricing
              Bottles/Sand/Shells/Boxes"$82.29"Sand Blast Entertainment
              RSVP Paper "$10.00"
              Raffia-blue/taupe "$7.50"
              tags/paper/labels "$47.56"http://www.kraftoutlet.com/
              postage (MIB) "$77.70"
              postage (RSVP) "$12.60"
              eBay (Starfish) "$5.00"
              Stamp (Michaels) "$5.00"
              Vistaprint (Passport Covers) "$51.25"

              I can't believe someone is charging almost $1500 for doing these! I need to change my line of work!

              Let me know if I can help in any way! It was a lot of work, but a super fun project for me and my fiance - we have some wonderful memories from doing this together!

              #17 march132010

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                Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:19 PM

                They look great!!!

                #18 PaperBagPrincess

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                  Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:25 PM

                  One more question :) Attaching the handles, can you give more detail on the metal peices? Do they have a specific name I should look for when I am at the craft store? Did you just use a hole punch and put them through?

                  Thanks again! Realy Love these!

                  #19 Jess3414

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                    Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:41 PM

                    wow these are sooo elaborate! I love them!

                    #20 JerseyBride1981

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                      Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:44 PM

                      Urgghhh!!!! I am so upset that we spent so much on these!! I could have done them myself. Yeah she charged me $1425 and I still needed to put the boxes together, wrap them in the brown paper, make labels and mail!! I thought I was getting a discount because she wanted to charge $20 per invite but I got her to do it at $10 and then I called another lady in NJ and she wanted to charge $35 a piece!! So that was a lesson learned. I wished I had known about this site then! I probably would have tried to do it on my own and saved so much $$$. I feel like e-mailing her to tell her that she owes me about $1000. And then I was freaking out when I had to print the labels, because I wanted them to look great, I asked her how much would she charge me to print labels, she told me $350 I had to draw the line, I was like ah no! I'll do it myself!

                      Anyway, that was my vent for the day! These look amazing. I was happy with mine but see how they could have been improved.

                      Oh and yes, you should probably start your own business on the side!

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