Post # 1
So, Fiance and I are planning a wedding that, yes, has some camo in it. (as of right now, its the guys vests that are camo. Maybe a little accent on my dress) Instead of flower petals, the flower girl is dropping silk leaves instead. I’ve got my flowers (of which are just beautiful for silk flowers) The girl that made my flowers might make my pew bows too. I don’t know if we’ll use any other kind of decor at the wedding. Maybe an arch. lol. I’m at a loss there.
For the reception, we’re thinking of using mason jars as center pieces. (We have PLENTY of jars, believe me!) I have NO idea how to decorate them. I thought about putting [wild] flowers in them, but the wild flowers won’t match our bouquets. Then I thought about taking four jars, and just putting the Bridesmaids bouquets in them, and buying a clip to attach my bouquet to the front of our table (in the middle). Does that make sense?
I’ve got some brown fall leaf garland, and some of the orange fall leaves that you buy at wal-mart in the bouquet section. I even bought two cornucopias for a $1 each at Wal-Mart. I thought about sticking fall leaves in it.
I have apple cider for the reception. I figured that the kids will like it. Mom and I are going to make little candies for the kids. I’m going to get some coloring books for them. I was wanting to get coloring pages with me & Jonathan for them to color, but I don’t have photoshop. LOL.
I know I still have 7 months to plan, but the past three months have just flew by already!
Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
You could always use the mason jars as candle holders and mayber buy some ribbon that matches your colors and either hot glue it so it just looks like a band going around the middle or do a bow. Then you could group them on the table and scatter some of the leaves among them. That way you wouldn’t have to worry about the wild flowers not matching your boquets. But you could always use flowers that are in the same color palette as your other flowers. They wouldn’t necessarily have to be the same flowers. You could also gather up a bunch of acorns and have your bms help you decorate them. Then you could sprinkle those on the leaves. Something like this maybe? Hope that helps!
Post # 4
I thought about the candles in the mason jars, but would I use the pillar candles? The tea light candles don’t really look that great, to me, in them. And I thought about putting the ribbon around the jar top.
Originally I joked with Fiance about using [smaller] mason jars as toasting glasses. He was all for it, but I’m kinda wanting the actual flutes now. LOL.
I like the acorn idea. I had originally thought about that for the decor on boutineers, before I bought my bouquets & bouts.
I’m suppose to go to my MOH’s house tomorrow while her husband is gone. I’m going to take my plans so far, and see what she says. Then Friday, I’m going to one of the BM’s and Best Man’s house (FI’s little sister and his Uncle) so we’ll see what she says.
Post # 5
What colors are your flowers? If you’re going for a rustic look, it may not matter too much that your centerpiece flowers don’t exactly match your bouquets. I think using the bridesmaid bouquets at the head table are a great idea, and since they’ll be separate from the guest tables, it won’t be that noticeable that they don’t exactly match.
I’ll be using mason jars and jam jars to hold candles at some tables, with a fabric square underneath to set it apart from the white tablecloth.
Ideas: Use sliced wood as a base for mason jar candles with raffia:
This is a great casual wedding with branch+tissue paper flower centerpieces that were gorge and practically free (scroll down). They aren’t mason jars, but they could be!
And finally, this website has brides talking about their mason jar centerpiece ideas:
Good luck! ^_^
Post # 6
Hmm…I think that you could just buy a bunch of cheap white votives and use those instead of tea lights. I’m not quite sure how a pillar would look in the mason jar. And I just had a thought. You could buy some of that crackle glaze and paint it onto the mason jars. That way you wouldn’t be able to see clearly into the jar and I think it would make them glow better.
Post # 7
@SpinningJenny, There is a picture of my flowers on this thread:
You’ll have to scroll down towards the bottom to, like, my third post. Because the links I put on there don’t work, but I finally got it posted on there. There are orange, whites, rust, and purples in the bouquets.
Post # 8
Country chic! I love it! A wedding I went to, she USED mason jars for drinking-they had sweet tea & lemonade in them! It was a good idea and everyone was commenting about how nice it was not to be so thirsty with those large glasses. (I think puny punch cups are the pits!) I think the larger votives-not tealights would be good in them-maybe with sand or something else in the bottom? How about a gingham or patterned ribbon around the top lip of the mason jar? Assorted colors of grosgrain ribbon are always nice and very simple. Perhaps one color of ribbon? Choose your favorite from the flowers-say a pretty rose color and use that. I’m always a fan of less is more. I’m an October bride…you’re right-it is flying by! It seems like it was not too long ago it was 10 months away, and now all of a sudden…whew-7 months to go!