(Closed) Mason Jars as Drinking Glasses?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4344 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think its weird, but if you like it go for it. I would want a new (or washed) jar for each drink in case I switch from soda to water to lemonade. If you have a bin where people can put the dirty ones and have them washed before new drinks are put  in I think that would work well.

Post # 4
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I prefer a real glass. Some of those mason jars are really thick and difficult to hold properly. I like the idea of being able to change out of my glasses and I don’t want to have to keep an eye on my jar all night or worry about putting it down and not having anything else to drink from.

Post # 5
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I LOVE them! We are using them at our wedding for glasses. My cousin got married recently and they used mason jars too. Everyone just reused the same glass…it wasn’t a big deal at all! We are only offering sweet tea and lemonade…so going back and forth wont matter. I think you should go for it!

Post # 6
1006 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We did our signature drinks in mason jars so it was a new jar/ glass with each drink. Doing it for the signature drink only kept it from getting out of hand too. All other drinks were in regular glasses.




Post # 7
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I personally hate them. I’d rather drink out of a glass than a jar.

Post # 8
2836 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@cirk:  I LOVE them- am drinking out of one right now.  We have the big, tall ones (I forget how many ounces) that have open mouths- they’re not smaller like a typical jar.  Very easy to drink from (but I love straws, too!) and I love the way they look!

Post # 9
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Not a fan of the mason jar trend, but if I were at an event which used them instead of regular glasses I would expect to be able to get a new clean glass for every drink…. unless it’s self serve? In which case I still think there should be an option of having a new glass if you want one. 

It’s funny that this is a trend now, back in college we always used mason jars as cups because we lived in the south, we were broke and everyone’s family had them in surplus. 10 years later I was at some woman’s house and she said, “grab a mason jar, we use them instead of cups because it’s cool!” I seriously couldn’t help but laugh! 

Post # 10
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Sugarbee711: i loved that looked hwne i wanted it outdoors i wanted to do it with the chalk lables i thought that so so cute and super handy 

Post # 11
634 posts
Busy bee

I love me some mason jars, don’t get me wrong, but they feel pretty on par with the red solo cup.

Post # 12
326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We have mason jars at our house that we use for drinking glasses, they are actually really nice. Just be sure to get the wide mouth jars if you do decide to use them.

I have never been to a wedding with mason jars as drink glasses, and I know that if I did that at my wedding people would be a little confused about what they were supposed to do, its not really expected. I would put a sign or something to make it clear what the mason jars are for.

I’ve seen where people use the mason jars as a combo favor/drink glass, I would put the mason jars with a tag or something at each seating place as a way to hand them out to make sure everyone gets one.

It also depends on what kind of drinks you will have available, no one wants to be mixing hard liquor with like milk or something. If you will have a bar, I would suggest having other glasses/jars at the bar. Use the jars for lemonade/cocktail hour or something.

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