Post # 1
We are having a casual backyard reception and we are planning on doing the “mason jars as favors and to use as drinks for the night” thing.
BUT how many do you need?? If they’re favors, wouldn’t it be weird to have several for each person? And if you only have one, how will you wash them out in between, say, water and whiskey? Or do you?
Ever have those instances where your humming along nicely in your wedding planning and then something comes along and just says “oh no, that’s not going to work at all; better elope!”
Post # 3
We’re having mason jars – only one for each person. But we’re having beer, wine, and rum & cokes. We’re also having a giant thing of water so people will be drinking that as well as rinsing out their glass. I’m not too worried.. they’ll figure it out! 😉
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii
we used different sized mason jars for our table decor and i think that could also work for your drink/favor vision, too. 🙂 your table would also looks so cute!
for the mason jar drinking glasses, ms. stripes used super cute chalkboard labels and wrote each guests name with a chalkboard pen.
for water, i’d suggest serving those in separate glasses…we had 3 different glasses for each guest – water, cocktail and champagne flute – and it was all good.
can’t wait to hear/see how it all turns out 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks, ladies! I was also thinking of having some drinks premade in smaller jars and on ice so maybe I’ll put the handled jars with the chalkboard labels at the place settings. That way the favor jars will start out as being used for water/tea (which will be on the tables) and the sig. drinks jars will suffice for alchohol until everyone gets so wasted that they’ll drink out of anything 🙂
Just wanted to make sure I wasn’t completely crazy when I counted on one jar per person!
Also—anyone ever put soda in mason jars? One of our cocktails features grape soda. Do you think it would go flat if put in the jars the morning of?
Post # 6
Your thinking too much into it. I attended a wedding with these before and it was just fine. They even had a nice name tag tied around the rim of the jar and a marker to write our name on the tag. I still have the jar. Go for it with no worries!
Post # 7
@KatJM: I doubt that soda would retain the fizz that you would like if made ahead in the morning. You could mix up the rest of the ingredients of the cocktail ahead of time. At the last minute pour some of the pre-mix into each jar and top up with soda.
Post # 8
Hmm…I thought so about the defizzing! Any ideas on how to display the bar with the soda and everything. It will be untended so I really have no idea on how to put everything out without it looking cluttered and cheap.