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Ordering Invitations and Announcements

Information about ordering and process after you placed the order

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STEP 1: Decide Design and Glass or Plastic

Select Bottle Design: First, select your bottle - We have a bottle for every theme or occasion in plastic or glass. We are proud to say that this is the only website that you have over 50 different bottle designs that you can choose from. If you have a special theme for your occasion please see our SHOP BY THEME menu on the left hand side column of the website. From there you can easily get to our simple Just The Message Bottle to all other party themes.

Select Plastic or Glass: We offer both plastic and glass bottles for most of our products. However some designs like Forever Bottle, Eco Bottle, and our Message in a Bottle Gifts are all glass bottles as distinguished in their product description.

    Plastic vs Glass, here's some factors that might help your decision:
  • Both plastic bottle and glass bottle looks same, same size and they are crystal clear.
  • Our plastic bottles are approved to directly through the mail. An envelope or box is optional for plastic bottles. If you are mailing glass bottles you have to have a box.
  • Mailing, shipping and postage cost depends on weight. As plastic bottles are lighter, stamp postage is little less expensive.
  • Glass bottles are very high quality and has thick walls. They do not break very easily. However, if these bottles are handled by infants or toddlers for a class project or simply for distributing this is something to keep in mind.
  • Some do prefer glass bottles for elegance specially upscale events.

SETP 2: Decide DIY kits or Professionally Assembled

Choose your level of service from do-it-yourself kits to save you money, or let us assemble them for you. We can even mail them out directly to your address list to save you time.

Why Choose Assembled Invitations

  • Professionally done from start to end and you expect the highest quality from our experts
  • Save your time for more important things in your wedding or event planning
  • Invitation email proof, professional graphic design and printing included FREE with all assembled invitations
  • Option to add extreme authenticity by burnt edges, engraving and matching response cards, matching mailing labels and more
  • Save up to 70% compared to similar products sold for $7 to $14 elsewhere. Buy directly from the creator & manufacture. Also proudly we have the widest selection to personalize your bottles
  • Choose one of the 100s of designs we have available, or let us create something original just for you.

Some Facts About Do-It-Yourself Kits By InvitationInABottleā„¢

  • Some Facts About Our Do-It-Yourself Kits
  • Make your own message in a bottle invitations with our complete kits
  • You do not have to go shopping multiple times to bunch of different shops, wasting your valuable time to looking for things you need and then trying to figure out everything by yourself.
  • All kits are customizable, choose plastic or glass, paper colors, shipping boxes etc
  • No guessing, kit comes with clear step by step instructions

STEP 3: Personalize Your Bottles

We do not believe in one size fits all. Therefore all of our products have number of product options to give you 100% flexibility to get exactly what you need. In this page you will find details about different options available to you with our Invitation In A Bottle products.

Hint: When you are in the product page and in the middle of ordering, simply click on the to get more information about that specific option.

The good news is that most of the personalization options are included complimentary. So you do not have to worry about breaking your budget when you customize your bottle.

Go here to see more information about customization options you have: Product Options


Order Processing

Information about process after you placed the order

No Printing

If we are not printing your message/invitation, you are done! We will ship your order within 1-3 business days!

With Printing

  • Your order is sent to one of our expert graphic designers
  • A proof (picture file) is sent to you by email within 1-2 business days
  • Send us your approval via email. Also you can request any changes you like at this point. To avoid any delays in your order processing please respond to our proof emails quickly. Too many revisions at multiple times and/or late responses would lengthen the processing time.
  • If We are using our mailing service, send us mailing list/guest list. Email it to: message@invitationinabottle.com

And you are done! We will ship your order upon your approval. When mailing your bottles directly to guests, we suggest allowing 7 mailing days for delivery, although they often are received more quickly

Individual Gift Bottles

  • We do not send proofs for these orders.
  • Pick your design and send us your wording when you order.
  • It will ship the next business day!

Summary of Approximate Processing Times:

  • Do it yourself kits (no printing) : 1-2 business days
  • Do it yourself kit (with printed message) : 7 business days
  • Assembled Invitations (standard) : 2 weeks
  • Invitations (rush) : 4-5 business days
  • Gift Bottles : 1 business day.