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Request a custom order and have something made just for you.
NOW WITH A GLASS ENGRAVING OPTION - see below for details

Minimum order of 5- See discount pricing below for multiple lot orders

Make a unique impression with these custom handmade messages in a bottle invitations/announcements filled with real sand, seashells and starfish! These super cute message bottles will bring memories for years to come and are guaranteed to be a huge hit with your friends and family. You can send them as your wedding invitations, or customize them for any type of party invitation. They can also be sent or hand delivered as unique and exciting announcement for your engagement, graduation, or to announce a new baby is on the way.

These message bottles are completely customizable with multiple colors of sand, cardstock, and ribbon. The options really are endless. If you have an idea you would like me to create in the form of these adorable message bottles, please don't hesitate to ask!
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I will make these message bottles custom handmade to order just for you! Here are some of the options I have available:
Glass or Plastic 6.5" bottles with corks available.

Glass is classic, but plastic gives you the same look for less shipping cost.

Glass can be engraved - Details Below

An ocean scent is added to each message bottle so that when your guests first open the cork, an aroma of the ocean instantly fills their senses. If you would prefer not to have a scent added, or prefer another scent please message me this information.
Engrave your glass message bottle invites/announcements to make them even more personal!!!!
Great pricing on engraving! I doubt you'll find a better quality or price to engrave your bottles. The more you buy the less the cost. No set up fee unless you want something in a different size and scale than in the sample. If so than it's also a one time $20. Set up fee.

5 bottles - $5.00 per bottle
10 bottles -$4.50 per bottle
15 bottles - $4.00 per bottle
20 bottles - $3.50 per bottle
25+ - $3.00 per bottle

You have the option to package your personal message bottles in an individual made to fit box to ensure a safe delivery to your guests, friends, or family members.

Choose either a classic tan box, or the more modern white box, both can be customized to look like a suitcase if you prefer. If you would like a special ribbon color for your suitcase look, please ask for available colors of supplies.

If you do choose to have a box with your message bottle, you also have a choice of color shedding for the base of the box. The shredding is used to cushions the bottle inside the box, and also adds detail to this already adorable little gift. Classic tan is common, but dark brown, white, yellow, pink, blue and red are all currently in stock. You may also request a specific color, and I will inform you if it is available.

If you choose not to have a box, price will be adjusted. Please message me for a custom quote.
If you choose to package your message bottles in a box, you then also have the option of the enclosure cards. If chosen, you can customize up to 4 enclosure cards. Here are just some ideas of information they could contain:

Wedding Location Information
Reception Location Information
Party Location Information
Destination Travel Information / Tips for Travel
Resort / Hotel Information
Wedding Website Information

With enclosure cards, you have the option to choose one or two colors of cardstock. Each enclosure card may contain approx 15 lines or less (of approx 107 spaces and letters per line in any color ink you choose).

If you choose to have enclosure card(s) they would be attached to the inside top lid of the message box like pictured in this listing with a ribbon sleeve and a square seal. The choice of ribbon color is optional. The cardstock square will be one of the two possible colors of cardstock you have chosen for your enclosure cards. You can choose to leave the square seal blank, have an alphabet letter stamped like pictured to represent your soon to be new last name, or if you would prefer to have a specific item stamped please feel free to message me for available options. The color of the stamp is optional as well.

If you don't have a ton of information to share you may want to eliminate the enclosure cards all together and go for a clean classic look. In this case, if your information is limited, you may be able to fit it all on the message bottle scroll instead.

Price may be less than listed depending on your choice, please message me for a custom price quote.
Just like the enclosure cards, response cards are also optional. They would be made from one of the two colors you choose for your enclosure cardstock. If you chose not to have enclosure cards you make pick any color you would like for the response card. You may also choose whatever color ink you would like.

The reply side of the response card may contain approx 15 lines or less (of approx 61 spaces and letters per line). The front side of your card should only need to contain the name and address of the person the response cards should be sent back too, and would contain approx 3-4 lines.

You can also choose to have a lightly printed background image on your response cards similar to the map image in the background of the response card pictured in this listing, or opt for a classic color cardstock. Images available are a world map image, beach scene, and map of Jamaica image. If you would like a custom image other than what is already available, please message me your preference. For custom images, the set up and design fee is a onetime $5.00 charge.
Though the "Beach" sand is a classic natural look there are many colors of sand available for you to choose from. If you prefer to brighten things up a bit feel free to message me for a list of colors.

If you have already, or you plan to exchanged your wedding vows on a sandy beach, or if you have a special sandy location that you would prefer to use the sand from for these message bottles then I would love to make these invitations/announcement bottles even more personal for you and invite you to ship me a portion of sand to be used.
You may choose to customize your own internal bottle message scroll of approx 25 lines or less (of approx 34 spaces and letters per line) in any color ink you choose.

You can choose to have the parchment scroll paper edges slightly burned for an old world feel, torn for a rustic look, or left as is for more of a classic look. The cost for burning or tearing is $0.50 per lot of 5.

You can also choose to have a lightly printed background image on your scroll like the map image on the back of the scroll pictured in this listing, or opt for a classic paper scroll. Images available are a world map image, beach scene, and map of Jamaica image. If you would like a custom image other than what is already available, please message me your preference. For custom images, the set up and design fee is a onetime $5.00 charge.

Classic Tan is common for the scroll color paper, but if you would like a list of available colors please ask.

If you prefer to hand write your own personal message, the scroll paper can be sent blank.

Price may be adjusted depending on your choice, please message me for a custom price quote.
Each message bottle scroll is personally hand rolled and tied with raffia. You of course have the choice of raffia colors to choose from. Most common is the natural tan raffia. Please let me know your preference of color and I will check for availability.
Also attached to each message bottle scroll is hand tied twine which I secure to the bottom of the cork, and then to a tag or charm of your choice. Securing the twine to the scroll, cork, and then the tag or charm, aids in the simple removal of the invite scroll from the bottle, this way, your recipients will not end up with sand and shells all over their tables when trying to "dump" the message scroll from the bottle. :)

Pictured in this listing is a coffee stained round tag with a real mini sand dollar, and a real starfish on one side and a hand stamped monogram and date on the other. You can choose to request all of the items, some, or none of them.

If you prefer, you can add a charm instead of the coffee stained tag. Or add both. If interested in a charm, please message me and I will send you the options available. If you have a special charm or tag request that I don't show available please don't hesitate to ask. To add most charms the cost is $2.00 or less per 5 bottles depending on the charm or tag choice.

Also available are mini Paper drink umbrella's in assorted colors that would be placed inside the bottle to add a little fun to your tropical message. The umbrellas are available for only and additional $.50 per lot of 5.
If you choose to have your message bottles packaged in their own perfect fit box, then you also have the following options:

To have the large box blank address labels shipped to you along with the dimensions of the labels in order to set up your own printing.
To request that I print the large box guest address labels for you. I will print your guests, friends, or family member’s names and address along with your return address on the box shipping labels at a charge of $2.00 per lot of 5 message bottles with box.

If you choose to have me print your labels you must send me a list of your guest’s names and addresses and the name and address you prefer to use for the return address no later than 2 weeks before you would like your order shipped. You are fully responsible for obtaining and sending me the correct name spelling and correct address of the recipients to be printed on the labels. If an address or name is sent to me in error and printing has already started there will be a charge of $1.00 for each additional label sheet that needs to be reprinted or printed in error.

If you would like your message bottles boxed with printed address labels and sealed for shipping this is an option to you as well, but please be aware that once the boxes are sealed with the large box address labels they cannot be reopened by you without damaging the address label and the look of the package. Also be aware that if sealed the optional enclosure cards, optional response cards, and the message bottle with scroll will not be accessible and all contents will be sealed in there appropriate location inside the box for shipping. This option is a convenience to you and is available for an additional cost of $1.00 per lot of 5

If you chose the option above, and you also choose to have response cards placed inside your boxes, then you will also need to allow me to purchase and place postcard stamps on all of the response cards you would like returned by postage to you. This will be an additional cost of postcard postage stamps at the time of order, along with an additional $1.50 per lot of 5 for ordering and placing stamps for you. If you are interested in this option I will send you images of postcard size postage stamps available at least one week before shipping.

Finally if choosing the two options above you also have the option to request that I ship your invitations directly to your guests for you following production. This option would eliminate the shipping cost I would charge to ship to you, but instead I would add the cost of shipping being charged by the US Postal Service for each package based off the addresses you provide me with to your total cost. Each box will be weighted and shipped as a separate item and each package will have its own shipping rate depending on the location it is being delivered to. You will have your choice of delivery options such as standard, first class, and tracking. This option is a convenience to you and is available for an additional cost of $3.00 per lot of 5. You may also choose to have a partial order shipped to you for your own hand delivery of items and a partial order shipped directly to guests/friends/family from me. This is possible and would require a price quote once all addresses for shipping are available to me, and totals being shipped to certain locations are allocated.
If you are interested in customizing these adorable message bottle invitations/announcements please contact me via Etsy message to discuss details. Shipping is based off of 5 bottles, please message me for an exact shipping cost depending on your location and if ordering more than 1 lot.

These message bottles are sold in increments of 5 (10, 15, 20, 25, ect, ect.......) Many lots available to order. Discounts available based off quantity purchased:

Discount Prices per lots of 5+:
(Price listed is per each invite)
Invite total
5 - $20.00 each
10 - $19.50 each
15 - $19.00 each
20 - $18.50 each
25 - $18.00 each
30 - $17.50 each
35 - $17.00 each
40 - $16.50 each
50+ $16.00 each

Please message me if you have questions on custom costs. If not needing or wanting all the options in this listing cost could be less.

Because of the extent of work I put into making each one of these custom handmade message bottles so special for you please allow 3-6 weeks from the date of your initial payment for shipment depending on your order size. It takes a lot of time and patience to make each of these adorable message bottle invitations/announcements perfect for you, and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed nor will your family and friends when they receive this personal gift.

Rush order and shipping is available if needed for an additional cost. Please ask for a quote if this is needed.

If you have questions or any special requests please don't hesitate to ask.

Please feel free to shop other items at my store for a combination shipping discount, and check back often as more items will be added!

Thank you and happy shopping!

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Frequently asked questions about WeddingsAway

Yes I make each order custom and personalized to what your needs and wants are.
My favor and save the date bottles are approximately 2" tall by 1/2" wide. The perfect little keepsake. My invite and larger save the date bottles are 7" tall.
Yes. Message me for shipping costs.
Yes! These are custom so I can make as many or as few sets as you would like. Message me for processing time.

QUALITY CUSTOM MADE Message in a Bottle Invitation / Announcement with box


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  • Handmade item
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: Glass, Bottle, Sand, Sea Shells, Sand Dollar, Starfish, Cardboard, Ribbon, Cork, raffia, brads, cardstock, parchment paper
  • Made to order
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
  • Feedback: 136 reviews
  • Favorited by: 66 people