Post # 1
I am aiming for a rustic/vintage elegance theme for my wedding in September. However, I am stuck between using baby jars or candle votive for candles on my tables. I was going to decorate them with burlap, lace, gem/pearls, etc. My wedding centerpieces for the tables is a sand blasted Manzanita Branch/Tree with pink silk flowers on it and crystal strands hanging from it. The tree will be placed in a wooden box as a base to hold the tree down. Silk hydrangea will be used as fillers in the wooden boxed.
The tablecloth will be fuschia colored, with Ivory color chairs and a lime green bow. My bridesmaids will be in a lime green dress and groomsmen will be in a tan suit with a matching green and bow tie. The groom and I will be in Ivory, along with the flower girl and ring bearer.
So, any advices or opinions on which route I should take? Baby jars or candle votive?
Post # 3
Hi there, rustic-romance theme here, which is pretty close to your theme.
I personally don’t want mason jars or the sort because I feel it’s SUPER overdone, but we have gotten long stem tealight candles, that we plan to decorate with lace [everything is lace in our wedding], and probably small votive holders as well.
Baby food jars could be cute, too but I’d much rather have actual candleholders.
Post # 4
@jenilynevette: Hello! Thank you! I was leaning more towards candle votive as well. I was thinking that the bay jars would be a cute idea if I was using mason jars. Thank you for your opinion and help!
Post # 5
go with votives. No matter what you do to it, a baby food jar ALWAYS still looks like a decorated baby food jar.
Post # 6
@hermom: Yeah, you’re right. Thank you!
Post # 8
This is an example of what I would do to the baby jars. What do you guys think? Should I still go with candle votive instead?
Post # 9
Sounds like you’ve already got the jars, so might as wel make use of them. At least that’s how I approach wedding stuff because I am super frugal 🙂
I think maybe if you wrapped a sleeve around the baby food jars with a nice stiff lace (maybe even a cut paper doily) instead so that the trim went beyond the lip of the jar, it could look very nice and people will not even pay attention to the fact that it’s baby food jars.
Kind of like this:
Post # 10
@DaphneDescends: wowzers! so beautiful