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

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#61 laurabrea78

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    Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:16 PM

    Sorry for the delay, I didn't realize there were replies going on...


    1) use google image search, it should come up with many choices.


    2) you craft paper is probably too thick try thinner paper.

    Originally Posted by asayle 

    hey, laura, i love LOVE LOVE! those invitations!! would you mind sharing a couple tips?

    1. i've been trying to locate an image like the frond but haven't had much luck...could you point me in the right direction or toss the template up? i'm also using illustrator but am rather new at it

    2. i have the kraft paper mentioned but it seems thicker maybe -- did you have problems rolling the paper up without "bending" it? maybe i'm using the thick stuff and should be going lighter?

    would love any guidance you could share. also at asayle@gmail.com if that's easier but i imagine there are a ton of ladies who would love your insight.

    thanks again for the inspiration!

    #62 laurabrea78

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      Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:20 PM

      The boxes came with the bottles from the website I bought them (I shared all the sites/stores and prices on an earlier post)

      The stick is the actual invitation rolled up, tied with rafia and also the wedding date tag is tied around it (so your guest can pull the invitation out).  all is placed in the bottle and the cork is put on (still leaving the tag hanging out)

      Originally Posted by cinny726 

      Okay so these are the most amazing invites I have seen! I told my mom about them and she got super excited and offered to help us make them..lol I am trying to locate all of the supplies needed. I found plastic bottles that look like yours, but your bottles look glass. Also, where did you get the boxes and the sticke that is inside the lid of the box? And one last thing...would you mind sending me the template?? =) You are truley creative!

      Thanks a million for sharing your great ideas,


      #63 laurabrea78

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        Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:22 PM

        the sticker I made on my own computer and printer - the sticker stock was purchased from the same place.

        Originally Posted by cinny726 

        Okay, so with a little more looking I found the glass bottles and boxes..lol Silly me, they were on the same site. I am wondering about the sticker inside the box. Possibly from the site that sells the hang tags?

        #64 laurabrea78

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          Posted 01 August 2010 - 04:24 PM

          50 invitations cost 70 dollars to send

          Originally Posted by TheFutureWagners 

          WOW... OMG WOW. These are the nicest invites I have EVER seen. You really went above and beyond. Wow. Amazing. Your guests must have felt pretty special opening something like this...

          I thought about the message in a bottle thing but was worried about sending them? Was sending them out a nightmare money wise?

          #65 cindyklassen123

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            Posted 03 August 2010 - 05:47 AM

            Hi! I LOVE your invitations!  I am confused though on how you did the passport covers on vistaprint.  I'm not too creative and I am trying to figure it out but I'm having a hard time!  Would you mind explaining to me how you did it? Also, I have contacted ellaspaper from etsy. Did you get them to design and send you the PDF?  Or did you have them print them and send them to you?

            #66 TheFutureWagners

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              Posted 03 August 2010 - 06:05 AM

              Honestly, 50 invites for $70 isn't bad at all- I thought they would cost more. That is awesome- you should go into business!!! I'd hire you! lol

              #67 OceanWonderland

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                Posted 03 August 2010 - 07:13 AM

                Thanks so much for posting these! I just shipped mine based off of yours as inspiration. My guests have already started receiving them and just love them, they are so creative :)  To those asking about shipping prices, we just put 3 x $0.61 cent wedding stamps on the box, so about $1.83 for each invitation. I had quite a bit more than 50, but still, not that bad!  I made about 120 invitations in all, and it cost about $300 for all the supplies.  Overall, that's about $5 per invitation (supplies and shipping). A great price for such creative and beachy invitations!

                I think if you use glass bottles instead of the plastic ones, then it will be a bit more in shipping. But the plastic bottles look just as good!

                Also, I remember another poster said that she spent a lot more for someone else to do these for her, and I can tell you that it makes sense! These things took SOOOOO long to do. I had 6 different friends come help me over several days, and I'd say it took about 80 collective hours of work. So definitely have friends help you or you'll be spending a lot of time making these babies.

                Leslie and Aaron ~ Dreams Tulum ~ November 15, 2010
                Our wedding slideshow from the amazing William Sanchez: http://www.williamsa...aron/slideshow/
                And our TTD session (William Sanchez and Ivan Luckie): http://www.williamsa...slie aaron/ttd/

                #68 Bride Loving CJ

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                  Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:31 PM

                  Oh my goodness, these are indeed the best invitations I have ever seen! These are beautiful!!

                  #69 Mrs.S2B

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                    Posted 03 August 2010 - 02:48 PM

                    WOW!!! These are impressive!

                    #70 dreamsmaybride

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                      Posted 03 August 2010 - 04:56 PM

                      WOW, WOW & WOW!!!  Very impressive!!  Perhaps you've found a new calling....

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