FAQ

Our Most Frequently Asked Questions for Message In A Bottle

- Gift Bottles -

Gift Bottle Shipping

We ship via USPS Priority Mail and delivery is usually completed within four to five business days in the continental U.S. If you choose our optional USPS Express Mail and place your order by 3:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on a regular business day, Mon.-Fri. excluding holidays, your order will arrive within two to three business days to most locations. Express Mail orders placed outside the above guidelines will require one additional business day for travel.

For domestic delivery we ship via USPS Priority Mail $4.60 – $13.55 depending on zip code (this will be calculated during checkout) and USPS Express Mail $25.50 anywhere in the continential U.S. For International Delivery we ship via USPS Global Express Mail.*Additional Custom Charges may apply.

We go through great lengths to ensure that our bottles arrive at their destination undamaged. We use multiple lines of protection which include protective wrap and transit tested delivery boxes.

Beyond the recipient’s address, our return address is the only address that appears on the packaging. Be sure to included your name in the text of your message if you want them to know who ordered it.

This is done at checkout. You will be asked to choose between sending it to the billing address or to an alternate address.

In the case that your bottle arrives damaged in any way, carefully dispose of the damaged bottle and email us immediately. We will send a replacement at once.

Yes you can. Our system is designed to take orders to and from anywhere in the world. International shipping is sent through USPS Global Express Mail.

Gift Bottle Orders

If you place your order before 1:00 pm Pacific Standard Time, Mon.-Fri. excluding holidays, your order will be processed and sent the next business day.
If it is placed after the above time, one additional day is required for processing.

Gift Bottles

All of our bottles are made of glass.

Our bottles vary in height although most of our full sized bottles are an average of 12 inches tall.

Gift Bottles Message

The paper we use is very sheer and translucent parchment and is a perfect complement to our bottles.

Yes, for an additional $3.99 we will burn two edges of your message. Our customers who requested this option feel it enhances the aged look of the message.

The Greeting and Closing boxes are the start and end of your message. A typical greeting would be “Dear Jane” or some other form of greeting. Your closing box should contain the end of your message such as “Love, John”.

Normally messages should be kept to what text will fit on a standard 8.5 x 11 inch page. At most this can be stretched to what text will fit on two of the above sized pages. However keeping it to one page makes it both more aesthetically pleasing and easier to remove from the bottle by the recipient.

- Invitations -

Gift Bottles Message

Shipping times for invitations are as follows: Top of the Line Glass Wedding Invitations – Four to five business day delivery time via USPS Priority Mail if shipped directly to you or if shipped for you to your recipients. All Other Invitations – Four to five business day delivery time via USPS Priority Mail if shipped directly to you. Up to seven business days via USPS First Class Mail if shipped for you to your recipients.

Immediately after placing your order you will receive a confirmation email that will include an order ID number.

After placing your order, you can expect a proof within three business days.

Invitation Text

Yes, we have provided templates which you may customize to suit your purposes. They are visible and available during the ordering process..

We print all our invitations on beautiful parchment paper.

Etiquette dictates that the text of an invitation not be too long or wordy and that it only include the essential information about the upcoming event. We however feel that you should be able to include everything you want on your invitation and we will work with you to accommodate your needs. The templates we have provided serve as good examples of what is normal, so feel free to use them as guidelines for your invitation..

Invitation Bottle

Our invitation bottles that require packaging are made of glass while those that can have a simple stamp applied and then mailed without packaging are made of plastic.

Our plastic bottles are around 8 inches tall while our Top of the Line Glass Invitation Bottles are about 11 inches tall.

Etiquette dictates that the text of an invitation not be too long or wordy and that it only include the essential information about the upcoming event. We however feel that you should be able to include everything you want on your invitation and we will work with you to accommodate your needs. The templates we have provided serve as good examples of what is normal, so feel free to use them as guidelines for your invitation..

Invitations Options

Depending on the invitations you select, you will be able to choose from a variety of accessories that will enhance your invitation. You can choose from something simple like sand and seashells to something more delicate like rose petals. Determining what statement you would like your invitations to make is completely up to you.

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