(Closed) As pretty as Mason Jars are…

posted 5 years ago in Decor
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Honey bee
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I feel the same way.

Honestly, they just scream Red neck/country to me. And I don’t mean any offense to anyone who’s using them, I just don’t think they’re classy at all. But I’m not a fan of the ‘rustic’ themes anyways. I’m a born and bred city girl and it just goes against what I want my wedding to look like! And my family would think I was crazy if I used them as decoration haha

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ive got to admit, im a bit baffled by them. id heard of people mentioning ‘Mason jars!…took a look, and realised they were jam/sauce jars.

its hard to express an opinion without criticising brides who use them though, and thats certainly not my intention. Regardless, it wouldnt fit my formal wedding look anyway

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@cirk:  Agreed! I’m just very anti-rustic in regards to my wedding planning.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

The worst to me (And I mean this with NO offence to brides who chose it, it’s just not my taste) is the whole “using mason jars as cups” thing. I would HATE to drink from a jar while dressed up for a wedding. HATE it.

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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Yes I agree. I think they are super cute and love to see them used well. However, being Russian, special events like weddings are always formal.  If I used major jars everyone would think I lost my mind.

Coming from a background where we had it really hard in Rusia and actually had to save sauce jars and wash out plastic bags and the like, people really try to leave all that behind.  So using mason jars would be looked at as desperately poor because no immigrant in their right mind who actually had to do that at some point would do that voluntarily.  

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Honey bee

It’s always interesting to hear people’s perspectives on weddings. I am not sure if I will use mason jars yet, but my venue is very southwestern, with adobe buildings and rustic colors. So I am planning a fun, relaxed late summer wedding because it fits so well with our personalities.

It is always interesting when people choose such formal events because I often feel like they are too “stuffy” and uncomfortable (no offense to anyone, I do think they can be very elegant).

Then again, I guess working for a grantmaking foundation has made me a little biased because I go to at least 25 fundraising/formal events a year and I can no longer tolerate the food, decor or general atmosphere of fancy hotels….

Sorry the photos are so big!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have to post on here because I used mason jars at my wedding to hold the flowers for the centrepieces. I am not at all offended by what people have to say on here. I completely understand that rustic/country type themes aren’t for everyone. I, however, grew up in cottage country, and absolutely love anything wooden/countryish/rustic. My husband and I do not need all the glitz and glamour. We prefer low key, and simple.

I just have to include shot with my mason jars… oh and my wooden table numbers. How country-hick of me lol 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you don’t like mason jars then you’re going to hate my new love! Found this on pintrest and have been saving cans ever since! LOL my venue is an old western ghost town so formal would look out of place 🙂 I also love mason jars 🙂

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hahaha YESSS I’m portuguese/canadian. Totally know where you are coming from, omg that kinda made my day, i thought i was the only one who worried about that. Did you run into a late night buffet issue? I had to order 3x more food cause I’m worried that ONLY  “pizza fingers” would get me in “trouble” LOL

I do love mason (sauce) jars though, i think they are so pretty, im debating filling some with jam or something for favours though. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@AlbertaLolita:  Cool I love ghost towns!! (History nerd here!) Can you post some pics of your venue?

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t like them at all! They look like…recycling.  I don’t know.  It’s just not my taste at all.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It’s a matter of region/styles.  I can’t imagine having a southern, outdoor wedding and NOT using mason jars, for instance.  (And watermelon juice, and a pig pickin, and banana pudding and pie.) 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@bluegreenjean:  Yeah I think region does have a lot to do with it. Growing up we had drinking glasses but we also had mason jars that we drank out of. We’re using mason jars for our centerpieces as well as drinking glasses. Our reception venue is a restored sawill and the caterer actually offers mason jars as non-alcholic glasses otherwise we wouldn’t be buying a bunch of jars just to make it happen.

I don’t get offended by people who don’t like them though because I know everyone has their own tastes and I’m more of a “whatever blows your skirt up” type of person. 

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