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Has anyone done "Bottle Invites" ??

I think this is a good idea. I may run into a problem with the postage cost....

Just wondering how they turned out if you did them? Similar to message in a bottle

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Re: Has anyone done "Bottle Invites" ??

  • I think that's a cute idea.

    To avoid the high cost of postage, maybe for those people in the area, you just go to their home yourself and but it in their mailbox...so it's still like they are getting "mail".

    Not sure if that would be proper etiquette or not, but I don't think it would be a big deal.
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  • I did a message in the bottle for my wedding. The post office loves it. Its a little more pricey but not bad. Make sure it is plastic, not glass.
  • GOod idea!  I'll do that for my shower invites.  That's totally cute!!
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    To avoid the high cost of postage, maybe for those people in the area, you just go to their home yourself and but it in their mailbox...so it's still like they are getting "mail".
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    That's illegal.?

    You can hand deliver them, but you can't put them in the mailbox.?

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    To avoid the high cost of postage, maybe for those people in the area, you just go to their home yourself and but it in their mailbox...so it's still like they are getting "mail".
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    That's illegal. 

    You can hand deliver them, but you can't put them in the mailbox. 

    Really?!  I never knew that!  Don't people leave stuff for their neighbors or relatives all the time?

  • I'll stick stuff in the mailbox of close neighbors that I know well, but yes it's illegal.

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  • I totally love the idea!! Very cute. Just curious, what theme would go with??
  • My mom did them for my sister's shower and they turned out so cute! She just made her own invites and then bought cheap plastic bottles with blue lids and stuffed the invite inside with that shredded paper. She mailed mine from MO to KY and it got there safe and sound. It was so neat!
  • Why on earth is that illegal?  I've never heard that.

    But I live in Canada...is the law different here?  That seems silly...
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  • I used to work at the post office so I actually know this.  Its illegal because a mailbox in the US is technically government owned and only government materials (mail in this case) can be in them.  You can hang things from the flag part, but that's it.
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  • It costs about $2.00 to send them...if you don't fill them with sand or other heavy stuff Smile

    Some cute ideas to go along with the baby bottle theme are:

    • Use Baby Bottles For Vases: Tie ribbon around the rim and fill them with flowers
    • Use Receiving Blankets for Tablecloths - spread them all around for the cutest effect!
    • For cute and simple Tea-Lite Holders - fill empty baby food jars with pink or blue jelly bellies and place a tea-lite on top
    • or fill baby bottles with jelly bellies, tie a cute favor tag on top and hand out as favors

     

  • Thanks ladies...

    Will I mail the actual bottle?? I was planning on buying the bubble mailer envelopes and putting the bottles in them to mail. I saw some colored ones at Office Depot.

    * I had no theme in mind. I was just going to do the colors of the room. (purple, lavendar, and gray)

    I love this idea...

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    It costs about $2.00 to send them...if you don't fill them with sand or other heavy stuff Smile

    Some cute ideas to go along with the baby bottle theme are:

    • Use Baby Bottles For Vases: Tie ribbon around the rim and fill them with flowers
    • Use Receiving Blankets for Tablecloths - spread them all around for the cutest effect!
    • For cute and simple Tea-Lite Holders - fill empty baby food jars with pink or blue jelly bellies and place a tea-lite on top
    • or fill baby bottles with jelly bellies, tie a cute favor tag on top and hand out as favors

     

     Do you have pictures of the bottles that you sent? I was wondering what to put in them. I thought of shredded plastic colored paper of some sort along with the invite. A ribbon around the top with a tag that say "You are Invited". Will that look plan? What are you thoughts? Did you decorate the outside of the bottle?

     

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