Reception wine glass idea.. is this fun or…

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
47291 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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anev :  I would rent some wine glasses.

Post # 3
2704 posts
Sugar bee

Rent some wine glasses or see if you can buy them cheaply through Costco or similar.  

I really hate drinking from Mason jars. Plus, I seem to always wind up spilling/dribbling and getting the drink all over my outfit.  I’d rather use a plastic disposable wine glass than a mason jar, believe it or not.  

Post # 4
970 posts
Busy bee

I drink wine out of mason jars sometimes. They’re just not exactly cheap so keep that in mind. I personally wouldn’t mind plastic glasses for an outdoor wedding. 

Post # 5
2327 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

It’s most definitely ‘or…’ 

Post # 6
7527 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you already have the mason jars for the wine? If not, I think there is a good chance that you will be able to find wine glasses that are cheaper than the mason jars.

I wouldn’t care either way as a guest, but if it’s a cost thing you might be better off going with the wine glasses.

Post # 7
1078 posts
Bumble bee

I hate drinking out of mason jars!! I always spill.

My vote is to rent wine glasses.

Post # 8
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

You can buy wine glasses at the dollar tree! We have a few and we use them more than our expensive ones

Post # 9
324 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I’d go with wine glasses. You can pour a lot in the mason jars as opposed to wine glasses so people may waste a lot of wine or white warm will get faster.

its a little hard to drink out of a mason jar and I’d worry about people spilling. It may make a mess on the dance floor if people are drinking wine out of a mason jar and dancing. More liquid to spill!

Post # 10
5246 posts
Bee Keeper

I dribble when I drink out of those. Cute idea and I saw a bar that had them fire their beer and I didn’t dribble thenm..not sure what the difference was. 



Post # 11
545 posts
Busy bee

Do it girl, you said it’s a BBQ and more casual ceremony. I like it. 

Post # 12
4633 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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anev :  Mason jars are no cheaper/probably more expensive than buying or renting glasses. Do you live near an IKEA?? They sell wine glasses for $1 and that is here in Australia. I’m sure they’d cost even less than that in the US with the currency conversion rates.

I honestly hate mason jars… I hate the trend. Pickles, preserves and jam go in jars not drinks!

Post # 13
13889 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I detest mason jars for drinking.  I always spill.  Mason jars are excellent for canning and can be cute in decor, but they aren’t cups.  Rent wine glasses.

Post # 14
5893 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Even small tumblers are better than mason jars. Just buy additional wine glasses, you can get them pretty cheaply. 

I do find it weird that you would have enough jars, but couldn’t get enough glasses. 

Post # 15
6264 posts
Bee Keeper

We bought flutes and glasses from costco- cheaper than renting and we’ve used them again since for parties. 

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