Green wedding – compostable wine and beer glasses or mason jars?

posted 4 months ago in Food
  • poll: What would you rather drink from?
    Compostable wine and beer glasses : (18 votes)
    55 %
    Mason jars : (12 votes)
    36 %
    Find some wine glasses and buy 100 : (3 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 2
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    Worker bee

    I’d go with whatever’s easiest for you. Which would probably be the compostable cups.

    Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I would probably do compostable unless you wanted to have the mason jar be a favor your guests could take home with them. 

    Post # 4
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    522 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    We’re  going with compostable cups and plates,  wood flatware and a couple of clearly labeled recycling bins for the sake of convenience. 

    Post # 5
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    If the question is which I’d rather drink from, definitely a mason jar.

    But which I think you should get – probably the compostable cups. Otherwise you’ll have a lot of mason jars left at the end! Although I guess having people take them home would be a nice reminder for them of your wedding.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Mason jars I voted for! It would make a great favor for the guest to keep too- you could even make it personal and put everyone’s name’s on them. Practical and great little added keepsake from your wedding.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island

    I went to a wedding in Maine where the mason jars were our favor, and there was one at every place setting, and you brought them up to the bartender and got whatever drink you wanted poured into that jar.  It worked out fine, and I feel like it should be pretty standard for bartenders to rinse out cups between uses, rather than grab a new glass every time someone comes up to the bar….. or maybe thats just because I only drink beer and you can use pint glasses for whatever haha

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Just to add, a lot of compostable glasses aren’t as eco-friendly as it sounds. I don’t know what sort you’re buying or how you plan to dispose of them but make sure you’ve looked into this first if you do pick them.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    If your focus is on being environmentally friendly I’d do the mason jars. Less waste…and compostable disposable cups/plates aren’t actually very green. They don’t compost properly in landfills, and create just as much waste as traditional throw away dinnerware. The compostability just refers to the fact that it will degrade if brought to an industrial composting facility, which no one actually does.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    We are doing mason jars as favors with custome stickers that are dishwasher safe from Minted. That way everyone takes them home and gets to keep them. We will have a station for people to rinse their glass since it’s an outdoor wedding!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    littlecats :  I’d rather drink from a mason jar. Bonus: it’s less waste, people can take them home if they want (though likely only a few people will actually do so), and whatever glasses Are left behind you can clean and reuse for another party or sell pretty easily via Craigslist to another bride, so you’re being even less wasteful. 

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    I don’t know what the vibe of your wedding is, but I wonder if you could even just find 100 different glasses from here and there for a mis-matched vibe. Recently, my dad went to the recycling center and found literally hundreds of cute little glass vases, just hanging out there (and dibsed some for my wedding, luckily). I’m sure there are people wanting to get rid of stuff like that for free on craigslist, or cheap from yard sales/flea markets/antique shops. It would be suuuuper cheap!  

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