- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2012
I plan to use lace covered mason jars with candles in them at my wedding. I feel like they are VERY classy looking, and if you don’t like them, that’s all you have to say. You don’t have to put them down and say they look “cheap, hillbilly, or hick” just because the style isn’t what you like. Many girls on these sites use them, and I hate to read threads with people putting down ideas and visions. No one says you have to like anything, and putting “I don’t want to offend anyone” in front of a statement, means you know its offensive. Some people on here are brats and forget what the day really is about.
I’m also using carnival glass, lanterns, epergnes, Fenton glass and a few other things.
Every table will be different, i’m not using every type on every table.
Future Mother-In-Law gave me a bunch of stuff to use last night and the rest i’ve gotten from good will. i’ll start a new thread and i’ll post pics of the stuff i have.
I actually love them and am sad that they have become almost “overly trendy”…. However I plan to stain my blue, like this:
I’ve been saving jars for the last few weeks and already have a good amount so far!
I’m from the south, and I am doing an outdoor wedding at a ranch but that whole country elegance just isn’t my thing. I like classy and sophisticated and the mason jars just doesn’t do it for me. I do like it for others though. I think it’s creative.
I wish I liked mason jars. We have dozens of them just sitting in our basement. FI’s grandmother was big into canning, so there are a lot of empty ones down there. They’d be so great for decor, but they’re too rustic for my vision of our wedding. We’re going with wine bottles instead, haha. Same concept, I guess, just a different theme 🙂
I used mason jars and white milk glass for my centerpieces. I understand they are not for everyone but my them was rustic and vintage and they worked great!
I think it is def. a region thing because we also use the ones with handles for drinking at home and have never thought anything about it!
I love mason jars! Not every style is right for every person. The blingy, city style wedding would be ALL wrong for me. To each their own.
I don’t have a problem with them when used as a vase, although personally it’s not my style. I would not be happy drinking out of one though! I would rather have a plastic cup at that point. The threading on them makes it too easy to drip something on yourself.
Sometimes they look nice as flower or candle holders, but I don’t understand using them to serve drinks. When I was in college I lived in a house with almost 18 other people (huge house with an industrial kitchen) and all of our glass and dishware was mismatched and chipped. We were poor college students and lazy about doing the dishes so sometimes we’d drink out of jars because that was all we could find that was clean lol
Anyway, it doesn’t seem odd to be served a drink in a mason jar if you’re at a backyard barbecue with lots of people and the jars are being reused (which is environmentally responsible!) to cut down on disposables, or because there isn’t enough regular glassware, but it seems SO weird to use them at weddings! There isn’t a glassware shortage at most weddings and mason jars look more “redneck” or “I’m obsessed with pinterest” to me than fun or “rustic.”
Just my 2 cents!
In our house we have specialty beer glasses that have the appearance of mason jars, recycled glass glasses, and mason jars as well as normal drinking glasses, pint glasses, etc. I guess we just feel like they’re very “us” and that’s why we want to use them at the wedding.
We have been married for a year and the summer we got married we also attended 4 other weddings. 4 out of the 5 used mason jars, including ours. One used it to serve cupcake favors, two for flowers, and the ours were used for….
and of course…
Clearly I should do an official recap (only 14 months too late) since I am so eager to show details!
We had our reception in our backyard and served BBQ. It worked for our formality, location, and style.
Like a lot of aspects in wedding planning, it doesn’t work for everyone. And I would have to say 1 of the 4 weddings who tried to use it failed miserably (IMO)- but their wedding was kind of a trainwreck anyway.
I’m sorry but why do people think “redneck” isn’t an offensive term? If you are using it as a put down (and I’ve only seen it used as a derogatory term here so far) than it is definitely a demeaning thing to say.
It’s the same as saying, “Oh, I don’t want to serve tacos at a wedding. That’s just screams ‘beaner’ to me”.
Don’t like mason jars? Fine. I’m not a fan either. Think they’re not elegant? Fine, that is also your opinion, but once you start throwing around derogatory terms like it’s no big deal, perhaps you should start to reassess the words you choose to put down someone else’s plans.
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