Post # 1
I would like to use mason jars at the entrance of my outdoor reception with a piece of twine or ribbon and a tag attached that has their name and table number. These will also serve as their favors as well in an effort to combine things and cut costs. I will be serving non-alcoholic drinks, draft beer, and wine. Also, for the children I will have plastic cups with their names so they don’t break them.
I wanted to come up with a cute saying on a chalboard sign to let them know to use their mason jar for drinks throughout the reception and also that it has their table number on th tag as well. I would like some creative ideas to let my guests know what the mason jars are for, without getting them confused. Maybe something like, “Grab your drink and find your seat” or “Grab your mug and chug-a-lug.” Maybe those are too corny?
I don’t like the wording of the sign below, but I would like something along these lines:
Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
Post # 3
I like the idea of favor/seating chart or glass for the night/seating chart, but I don’t like putting all three together. If I use my glass for the evening, I’m stuck carrying a sticky, wet glass home with me. I’ve been to an event that did this before and I’ll be honest. I left my “favor” there and so did about 75% of the other guests because no one wanted to carry home a dirty glass at the end of the night.
Post # 4
I’m personally not a fan of the glass for all drinks concept, even if it is more eco-friendly. It doesn’t even work all that well at parties I’ve attended, except for the very small dinner gatherings. The reason is that people forget where they leave their glasses or they have to make sure they don’t lose their name tag on their glasses. Plus, if they wanted one drink first and now they want something else, the glass will still have residue from the previous drink AND if they didn’t like drink #1, they have to dispose of it somehow. Plus, you have to make sure you have extra glasses and tags on hand in case one breaks.
I would just use it as both escort card/placecard and favor and call it day.
Post # 5
I had thought about using mason jars as both escort card and glasses, but decided to opt for getting biodegradable glasses for drinking and use all my mason jars for candles and flowers 🙂
As others metioned, you should put cocktail glasses out so that people who aren’t into mixing used glasses aren’t freaked out (personally, I wouldn’t care…)
Also, as others metioned, I’m not sure how many people would really consider it a “favor”. I think could keep all the glasses (as people will probably end up leaving them), sell them after the wedding (brides will pay for mason jars!), and then get some nice cookies or something as a favor that people will eat/take.
Post # 6
Thanks for your input gals. I’m just wondering why people wouldn’t be okay with rinsing out a glass? What if I had ziplocks to put them in?
Post # 7
I don’t think people would have a problem with it. You’ll likely have water for those few sticklers that do have an issue.
Post # 8
I’m just kind of not sure why someone would want to take a jar home.
I love drinking out of mason jars don’t get me wrong and I do at my moms but some people fine it a little odd.
Post # 9
@meetmethere2013 Your date is on my birthday! 🙂
Post # 10
@lilbluebird: <– This.
I think it could work only if the bar tender would be able to rinse the jars if a guest wanted a different type of drink and if you had a wedding of <50 people and if you had spare glasses on hand. As PPs said, you have to worry about people losing their name tag or misplacing their jar or breaking their glass. Might not be worth the hassle.
If you do end up using the one glass for all drinks, then what about:
“For sits and sips” or “For sitting and sipping” if you need to be a bit classier.
Plus, people will figure it out quickly when they go to the bar and the bar tender asks them for their jar.
Post # 11
I can’t get behind this, at all. I think it sounds sticky and unclean, and as a serious water drinker I would want a separate cup for my water than for my wine. An I supposed to drink wine out of the jar too? And then I’m supposed to take it home?
My wedding was really casual, and we had plastic for the beer and the margaritas and glasses for wine. A lot of the “ladies” asked to have their margaritas in a wine glass, anyway. I know that even for my crowd, a mason jar you carry around all night would be fairly off putting.
Post # 12
@May2013Wedding: I guess I’m not incredibly opposed to rinsing out my glass, but it would depend on the vibe of the day. If it’s like a casual backyard BBQ wedding, rinsing out your glass isn’t too “out there”. However, anything more formal or elegant doesn’t seem to lend itself well to rinsing out your glass. For example, I’ve never been to a dinner party where I had to bus my own table or rinse my plate, which is a similar concept to rinsing out your mason jar.
Further, where will people be rinsing this out? Bathroom? Portable sinks? Kitchen? For sweet drinks, even when you rinse it out with water, it’ll still be sticky so you’ll need to provide dish soap and paper towels (to dry off the glasses). The ziploc bags are not a bad idea and could work, although then I wonder if it will be cheaper to provide plastic/glass cups for drinks or to provide extra sinks, paper towels, soap and ziploc for guests to wash their cups.