Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a good ol’ fashioned southern fried wedding and reception. Our flower girl is being pulled down the aisle in a little red wagon. Our first dance is to a blue grass song and the entrance music for the wedding party and ourself is “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band. Originally we were going to make cds for our favors. But then I got inspired and thought that it would be amazing to have our guests drink out of Mason jars. And we could give them the Mason jar as their favor! But I can’t just give them a Mason jar. I thought we could have a jar filling station where they could wash out their jar and fill it with candy (heck, I wanted a candy buffet anyway!), tea candles, or something else. I’m getting hung up on the something else. Does this sound like a good idea to anyone else? If so, what else could I put at the “filling station”?
Post # 3
That’s a great idea; however, you may have lines at the restroom for them to wash out the jars and if they don’t dry the jars all the way, the candy will stick to the jar. What about making some paper cones for them to fill with candy instead? Extra fillings could include assorted cookies.
Post # 4
I used mason jars for our signature drink and they were quite the hit! They worked well with our rustic/country theme as well (and mojitos have no place in a plastic drinking cup).
My only thought with this would be the washing of the mason jar to put food into it. If I’m envisioning myself at a wedding where I’ve just been told that when I’m done drinking at the end of the night I need to clean my sticky mason jar to get my favor, I’m not loving that idea. Ultimately, it’s probably not that big of a deal, but it just sounds like work, having guests clean their drink glasses out to fill them with candy.
If you want people to take their glasses home with them as a favor, here’s my suggestion: Have the mason jars filled with something beforehand – like a bag of candy or something else that can easiliy be removed so they can use it to drink out of at the bar. This way it’s clear that the mason jars are part of the favor and there’s no cleaning involved. You could even have a ribbon with a tag tied around the jar to dress it up a bit, and place one mason jar at each place setting so they understand it’s a drinking glass as well.
Or, perhaps use the mason jars for your escort cards, if you’re doing assigned tables/seats. You can tie a ribbon with a tag with their name and seating assignment on it and then have a recipe card on the inside with details on how to make one or more of the signature/mixed drinks you’re offering at the wedding. Then the recipe card tells them to make sure to fill up the jar with a drink while they’re there, or something eloquently put so they understand the jar is for drinking.
Post # 5
We are also doing mason jars as our favors… That seems to be part of our theme! By the time we get married, we will have collected over 1,000 jars!
We’re going to allow our guests to use theirs as their drink cups. But being that we’re having alcohol at our wedding, we’re trying to come up with a catchy slogan like, “Thank you for sharing in our special day. Please don’t leave with any cheer in your cup”.
I’m pretty excited to do this as our favor… they’ll be set up on the tables already with 3 sparklers in them (for our exit).
Post # 6
I think I’ve just decided to set all the cups up on a table with “A Gift for You” sign on it and I’ll put a little note in each jar that says something to the effect of,
How to use your spiffy new Mason Jar
1. Fill me with a delightful drink of your choice and enjoy!
2. Fill me with candy from the super-fun candy buffet!
I’m sure I’ll change my mind again before October but that’s the current plan.
Post # 7
Your wedding sounds awesome. 🙂
I had the idea to have all the guests drink out of mason jars, but we abandoned it somewhere along the way. That may have been when the caterer mentioned the glasses they provide and I tried to imagine the work of providing and washing our own mason jars, plus the work of people having more than one drink during the evening, and I just said forget it. Well, that and Fiance doesn’t get the whole mason jar thing, so I cut back. 🙂
I think your idea is lovely, but I agree with others that it won’t work well to have guests wash them out at the end of the night. I’m guessing most people would just say no thanks. Perhaps you could buy a lot of mini-mason jars and fill those with candy as the favors? They’d look cute next to the grown-up mason jars that they were all drinking out of.
Post # 8
kelly73528 : You do realize this thread is 7 years old?
Post # 9
julies1949 : yes I do, but I found it really helpful when I was planning my wedding to go through old posts to see others comments for ideas so thought someone else might find it useful as well if I included something that I used.