Post # 1
Anyone and everyone who used mason jars as vases or any other fun rustic container…
Did you just order the flowers and then arrange them yourself?
Or did you give your florist all of your fun mason jar pieces, and they did everything??
I am meeting with the florist today, and I am not sure how to go about this.
Thank you for any advice I may get…I know this might be a silly question.
Post # 3
Ooo, I’ll be watching this thread. I’m using mason jars as table numbers (the lid is painted with chalkboard paint and we’ll write the table number in, well, chalk) and I’ve been torn between filling them with flowers or putting a candle in them….
The florist may have come across this and have an idea. Good luck!
Post # 4
That sounds really romantic and beautiful!
I am kind of worried that the florist will have an idea about this, an expensive idea..I just hope this doesn’t end up costing a ton of money
Post # 5
We didn’t do mason jars at our wedding, but both my sister and SIL did DIY flowers. My sister ordered from a wholesale florist and we arranged them the day before, then transported them to the reception site where they had a refridgerator to keep them in. My SIL went to a farmer’s market the day before and hand picked all of her flowers, which turned out to be really cheap. She didn’t use mason jars, but she had the really natural / gardeny flowers that you normally see in mason jars. Both of their wedding flowers turned out great! Although, I will say it was a little stressful getting my sister’s flowers arranged, mostly because she didn’t really know what she wanted, and I ended up doing almost everything.
For my flowers, we used some of our own vases, which we just dropped off at our florist the week before the wedding. You could price out how much it would be to order your own jars, or use theirs, and maybe decide from there? Our florist didn’t charge for vase rentals, only for the flowers which was really great. He didn’t have the exact vases I wanted for a few of the arrangments so that’s why we brought a few of our own in. I would expect most florists would charge a rental fee, however. Hopefully that helps!
Post # 6
We used mason jars and ordered sunflowers in bulk from Costco. So we arranged them ourselves with about five per jar and put a discreet rubber band near the top of the bunch to hold them together. I don’t have a close up pic of them yet, but you can see them in this one. We had a really simple wedding, but everyone thought they turned out well.
Post # 7
I used mason jars for my centerpieces and I think they turned out really pretty. I ordered the flowers from an online wholesaler and arranged them myself (with some help from friends and family).
Post # 8
We used mason jars (well, technically salsa jars from my hubby’s salsa obsession) and picked wildflowers which we put together the night before the wedding.
One of my favorite memories from our wedding is my cousin and I wading through weeds up to our shoulders cutting dozens and dozens and dozens of stems of black-eyed susans and queen anne’s lace. Then a guy drove by and yelled “there’s tons of poison oak in there.” We then high-tailed it to the drugstore for soap to wash off any posion-whatever oils, laughing our heads off the whole time. Fun stuff…wouldn’t have traded that for the world. 🙂
Post # 9
@Soon to B Mrs. B: Those came out beautiful!!! I love the colors and the texture!
Post # 10
I plan on lining my ceremony aisle with mason jar vases hanging from shepherd’s hooks. As far as I know, I’ll give the jars to my florist and she’ll do all the work. I’m only doing 8 vases so it isn’t a huge deal. She’s charging me $8 per vase.
Post # 11
@Soon to B Mrs. B: sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for all of the input ladies…
I went today, and he told me to just drop off all of my mason jars the week before the wedding; he will take care of the rest.
Here is the picture I gave him…I hope they turn out okay for the wedding..