(Closed) Can someone help me with diy mason jar centerpieces?

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ah, I had a florist tell me this too. Needless to say, she’s not my florist. I’ll have to have my mom send me a couple pictures but we did a mock up with mason jars and some flowers we had laying around and it doesn’t look cheap at all. It definitely doesn’t look super elegant because that wasn’t the look I was going for, but they definitely do look classy and rustic like I wanted. Sorry your florist is so closed-minded. I’ll get pictures up soon though for you.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t believe your florist said that. Why does she care, whe’s getting paid to do it. It’s about what you want. FYI, mason jars are even a trendy thing to do right now, especailly for Spring and summer outdoor weddings! Here are some samples:

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m using mason jars for my flowers, and I don’t think they are cheesy at all.  I bought big ball jars at Michaels and am tying ribbon and raffia around them.  I painted them a sheer turquoise so they would look like the older ball jars (google blue mason jars if you have no idea).  I am going to put tea lights in frosted glass around it in a circle.

What flowers did you want?  I am doing hydrangeas and roses, but I think other flowers would look nice too.  I really wanted peoneis, but they are expensive.  Limonium is a good filler.  I’d go with country type flowers. I also considered stock or gladiolos.  I think it just depends on your colors and the look you are going for.

I also used smaller mason jars for other things at my party – like holding forks/knives/spoons and really small ones for favor jars.  I think if you are doing a country theme (mine is country elegance – at least that’s what i’ve landed on, I think) then go for it.

Here are some more inspiration pics:

Post # 7
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288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@joeandangela: Maybe you should look into another florist. Just a suggestion.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Here are the pictures I have. Sorry they don’t really have flowers in them, but you can get the idea I hope. Let me know if you need more.

Sorry the first 2 are sideways…

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@joeandangela: All of these photos are beautiful. Honestly, I’d consider using another florist. If she believes it will look “cheap,” it means she can’t envision it otherwise and she’s likely to execute the idea poorly. Good luck, and never let a vendor get you down!!Smile

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@joeandangela: Wow, what a way to draw in business :/

I think you can make mason jar centerpieces very classy and beautiful! I agree with PP’s an would say find a new florist, IMMEDIATELY. Or better yet, do your own flowers, you can buy them in bulk from the internet. That way you can make SURE you get what you want. πŸ™‚

I didn’t do any flowers with mine, only candles. But here is my mock up of what they will look like.

Good luck and I hope you can figure out something you like!

 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Do not go with that florist. When you are in the industry of pleasing people – like a florist, you should do your best to accomidate their wishes. If it isn’t your style, that you can politely tell the prospective customer that you don’t think their vision best fits your experience.

And, clearly this florist is not in tune with the rustic trend right now, there are many extremely elegant and sophisticated mason jar centerpeices that I have seen all over the place! Don’t let this women make you feel less b/c she isn’t knowledgeable in her own industry!

Post # 12
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I honestly think you could put some peonies and hydrangeas in a  couple jars and it would make for beautiful centerpieces as well πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate the stigma about mason jars not being gorgeous/classy at weddings!  My Mother-In-Law thinks that they make the decor look “hobo-ish”  I am in LOVE with them!

 

Here’s some photos of our mock-ups

 

 

Post # 16
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@joeandangela: Hooray! Post pictures of your mock up so we can “oooooo and awwwwww” over them!

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