(Closed) Brides who used mason jars for drinking glasses at reception

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
Member
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I planning on using drink glasses at my wedding. This question was posted a few months back and one bride answered and said she didnt know what her guests did. She said they didnt seem to have a problem “dumping” what they had out and refilling it with something else. But I also saw a bee who said she had regular glasses with water and mason jars. I plan on letting my guests figure it out. If I were a guest at my wedding I would have no issue with refilling it with whatever or rinsing it with water on my own. HTH

Post # 4
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I LOVE THIS IDEA! Ideally, I want a lemondae and iced tea bar…OR have premade alchoholic drinks in them..Have you seen the cute striped paper straws??

I just assume that guests will just re-fill them and not worry about rinsing. I guess I never thought of that!

 

Post # 5
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Amsy28:  That’s totally what we’re doing (the self-serve lemonade/ice tea/fruit-infused water bar). We’re using chalkboard paint in our wedding colors so that guests can personalize the glasses, and we’re going to use striped straws in our wedding colors. I think it’ll be cute. 

Only thing I’m not sure about is how many glasses to buy. I don’t think everyone will use them, but I want to make sure I have enough just in case. I really don’t want to be bringing like 50 of them home with me! 

Any brides who did mason jar mugs–how many people used them? 

 

Post # 6
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45395 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CelticBeachBride:  You might get more responses if you started a new post. When people see the post is  a year or two old, they tend not to respond.

Post # 8
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45395 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@CelticBeachBride:  Good idea. Many people hate it when bees resurrect dead posts.

Post # 9
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765 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@julies1949:  That’s funny…I’ve seen the exact opposite: a lot of complaints on new posts when someone posts on a topic (arguably like this one) that has been covered a hundred times. 

Post # 10
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@julies1949:  

@CelticBeachBride:  

I think it depends what the topic of the thread is. If you’re inquiring about what Moissanite is, please for the love of God just look up an old thread. Something like this however,  I would start a new one.

Post # 11
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

This is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, it posed a major logistical issue for us. 

Since we have a separate cocktail hour area from the reception we decided to use the mason jar mugs as the water goblets at the reception table and have (nice) disposable cups for mixed drink alcohol. Wine glasses will be available at the reception area. 

We decided to use the mason jar mugs as water goblets for these reasons:

1) Most of the alcohol is bottled or goes in a wine glass – The only drinks people would want to put in the mugs is likely the Sangria/lemonade. The wine and beer drinkers are unlikely to use them. 

2) Guests forgetting to grab one at cocktail hour – We were worried people would leave the Cocktail area without a mug and feel awkward about going back to the other building to get one. And two mason jar setups both at the cocktail hour and reception would waste too much space and money. 

3) It can be used instead of place cards at the reception tables – I’ll put a label on each one with their name on it at each place setting so it’s a way to show them where to sit. Not only will it stop people from awkwardly gathering around chalk markers to write their names, but it’ll be less messy and their names will be written neatly and fully dry before the mug is used. 

4) We want guests to take them home – I don’t want to force them to use it as their sangria glass (if they want sangria) and then send them home with an open glass smelling of alcohol on the way home. And I don’t want everyone crowding into the bathroom to rinse them off. 

5) They can double as flower vases – The guests can’t take home the centerpiece vases but they can take the flowers. If there’s water in the jar they can just plop them in that if they want to carry it home in a vase (otherwise we also have flower bags available).

 

 

But all these reasons may only be unique to my situation

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