(Closed) Autumn Country time wedding/reception

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
363 posts
Helper bee

You could always use the mason jars as candle holders and mayber buy some ribbon that matches your colors and either hot glue it so it just looks like a band going around the middle or do a bow. Then you could group them on the table and scatter some of the leaves among them. That way you wouldn’t have to worry about the wild flowers not matching your boquets. But you could always use flowers that are in the same color palette as your other flowers. They wouldn’t necessarily have to be the same flowers. You could also gather up a bunch of acorns and have your bms help you decorate them. Then you could sprinkle those on the leaves. Something like this maybe? Hope that helps!

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What colors are your flowers? If you’re going for a rustic look, it may not matter too much that your centerpiece flowers don’t exactly match your bouquets. I think using the bridesmaid bouquets at the head table are a great idea, and since they’ll be separate from the guest tables, it won’t be that noticeable that they don’t exactly match.

I’ll be using mason jars and jam jars to hold candles at some tables, with a fabric square underneath to set it apart from the white tablecloth.

Ideas: Use sliced wood as a base for mason jar candles with raffia:


This is a great casual wedding with branch+tissue paper flower centerpieces that were gorge and practically free (scroll down). They aren’t mason jars, but they could be!


And finally, this website has brides talking about their mason jar centerpiece ideas:


Good luck! ^_^

Post # 6
363 posts
Helper bee

Hmm…I think that you could just buy a bunch of cheap white votives and use those instead of tea lights. I’m not quite sure how a pillar would look in the mason jar. And I just had a thought. You could buy some of that crackle glaze and paint it onto the mason jars. That way you wouldn’t be able to see clearly into the jar and I think it would make them glow better.


Post # 8
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Country chic! I love it! A wedding I went to, she USED mason jars for drinking-they had sweet tea & lemonade in them! It was a good idea and everyone was commenting about how nice it was not to be so thirsty with those large glasses. (I think puny punch cups are the pits!) I think the larger votives-not tealights would be good in them-maybe with sand or something else in the bottom? How about a gingham or patterned ribbon around the top lip of the mason jar? Assorted colors of grosgrain ribbon are always nice and very simple. Perhaps one color of ribbon? Choose your favorite from the flowers-say a pretty rose color and use that. I’m always a fan of less is more. I’m an October bride…you’re right-it is flying by! It seems like it was not too long ago it was 10 months away, and now all of a sudden…whew-7 months to go!

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