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Mason Jars with Handles? – Ask Emmaline

We received this Ask Emmaline question from Britney yesterday and it’s a good one! She asks, “I am looking for mason jars with handles and lids for a decent price. I have had no luck and I am starting to worry I wont find any. Also, do you have any ideas or any way to cover the mason jar before the guests get to their drinks?” Fantastic question! With mason jar drinking glasses being so popular at weddings, we’ve had numerous requests from brides-to-be asking where to buy them. And, keeping those mason jars covered before guests grab them for drinking is an important detail to note. Read on to see our response…

Mason Jars with Handles

left: photo by megan thiele, right: via pinterest

Mason Jars with Handles

Where to Buy

Our go-to for mason jars with handles is either Libbey (in this county fair design or smooth jar design.

Mason Jars with Handles - county fair design

by libbey

Mason Jars with Handles - smooth design

by libbey

How to Keep ‘Em Covered

If you’re having an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to keep the mason jars covered until guests are ready to drink from them. You can do one of two things:

1. Add a Lid

A lid can keep your mason jar clear of debris. Try a daisy lid, which has small openings (but will lessen the chance of anything getting in).

pewter daisy lid for mason jars with handles

via pieces to party

A daisy lid also has a hole in the center — perfect for adding your favorite drinking straws!

colorful striped drinking straws

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2. Place them top-down

If you want to save money on lids, skip them altogether! Instead, place the mason jars with the top face-down on your drink table. This will keep jars clean and ready for filling up at the bar!

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We hope our advice helped! If you have any additional questions about mason jars as drinking glasses, just let us know. (Start a discussion with a comment below or submit an Ask Emmaline question of your own!) We’re sort of experts on the topic after being such huge fans of them for so long! I even use one at home for iced coffee. :)

xo
-E.

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Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

Hi, loves! Happy Friday! If you’re planning a rustic, western themed wedding with plenty of mason jar drinking glasses and decor, this is the invitation for you. When you’re planning a wedding, it is important to set the tone of your theme right off the bat. And, what better way to do so than with wedding invitations? We spotted these mason jar wedding invitations at the lovely Jen Simpson Design and couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. There’s so much to love in this design, from the soft mint and coral color palette to the kraft paper envelopes — not to mention the adorable ‘carving’ of your initials into the mason jar itself! Take a closer look…

Mason Jar Wedding Invitations (by Jen Simpson Design)
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Mason Jar Wedding Invitations

To find out more about pricing (and to grab yours!) visit Jen Simpson Design and tell ’em Emmaline Bride sent you. You’ll find so many gorgeous designs in their shop. Lovely staging and photography provided by Ashley Bee.

There’s more coming up next including a HUGE (and when we say huge, we mean it) wedding giveaway! Stay tuned (+ better yet, sign up for the newsletter so you never miss a beat!


-E.

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8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

Brides: if you’re planning a wedding drink station or bar at your wedding, you’ll want to offer glassware for guests. But, did you know there are fun, more creative wedding drink glasses to consider? We’ve rounded up eight creative ideas including champagne glasses, personalized wine glasses, mason jar drinking glasses, vintage punch bowl mugs, and more. Which one is your favorite?

Wedding Drink Glasses

1. Mason Jar Toasting Glasses

Mason jars as drinking glasses is a favorite! Here’s one option…

mason jar toasting glasses (photo: daniel kim) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: daniel kim photography via style me pretty

You can buy ’em here.

2. Mason Jar Drinking Glasses (with Handles)

… and another! We love mason jar drinking glasses (with handles!) since they’re so easy to hold. You can buy them here.

mason jar drinking glasses with handles (photo: anne skidmore) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: anne skidmore

3. Champagne Glasses

Serving champagne? Add flags to make yours look even more inviting. (No glass allowed? They’re available in plastic.)

champagne drinking glasses (photo: michael and anna costa) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: michael and anna costa via style me pretty

4. Personalized Wine Glasses

For your leading ladies (bridesmaids), give them personalized drinking glasses, like these chic wine glasses from Judi Painted It. We love the daisy design on these particular glasses, as well as the hand-painted name on the back. (Great gift idea for bridesmaids!)

daisy wine glasses via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

5. Vintage Milk Bottles

One of my favorite ideas is vintage milk bottles as wedding drinking glasses. They’re so chic when paired with striped drinking straws (or these!) and charming tags.

milk vases drinking glasses via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

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6. Engraved Beer Glasses

Beer lovers? How about a ‘his beer’ and ‘her beer’ duo?

his beer, her beer via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

via nordstrom

Or etched pilsners for your groomsmen? By Engrave Me This.

etched pilsners via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

engrave me this

7. Punch Mugs

If you’re planning a vintage wedding, serve punch in a classic punch bowl with vintage-inspired punch mugs.

vintage punch mugs (photo: brian samuels) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: brian samuels photography

8. Bottles

And, last but not least, if you’re having an outdoor wedding, your bottles can be your drinking glasses. Serve soda bottles or beer in tubs of ice and let guests serve themselves. Or, give your bridesmaids something to toast with: mini champagne bottles with striped straws.

champagne bottles bridesmaids (photo: gabe aceves) via 8 Creative Wedding Drink Glasses

photo: gabe aceves via southern weddings

If you want creative wedding drink glasses, but budget is an issue, consider just a few fun glasses for you and the groom, your bridesmaids, and your groomsmen. You’ll still have the fun of a personalized look without blowing your entire budget.

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.

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7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid

Hello, loves! Happy Thursday! If you love mason jars – particularly as mason jars with handles for drinking glasses – you won’t want to miss this post. As sweet as these little jars can be, there are a few mason jar mistakes you’ll want to avoid at your wedding. To help, we’ve compiled a list of seven mason jar mistakes to avoid as you plan your perfect day. Read on to find out more…

7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid (by Emmaline Bride) #wedding

7 Mason Jar Mistakes to Avoid

Mistake #1: Not ordering in bulk.

If you’re not ordering in bulk, you’re throwing money out the window! Mason jars are one of the easiest things to order in bulk, thanks to places that ship online straight to your door. My favorite place to buy ’em is from Amazon, which offers several sizes straight to your doorstep. You don’t even need to leave your home. What could be easier? Oh – and, since we’re asked by brides-to-be quite often, you can find mason jars with handles here. They’re pretty inexpensive, too!

Mistake #2: No decorative touch.

A mason jar looks so much prettier with a decorative touch! Wrap in twine and lace or add a tag. You can turn a mason jar centerpiece (with flowers) into a nighttime lantern by removing the flowers and adding an LED battery. Or, if you want to use the jars as an escort card + drinking glass in one, just add a tag with a name and table assignment.

Mistake #3: Ordering the wrong size jar.

If you’re offering mason jars as drinking glasses, one HUGE mistake is to order the wrong size. Too small, and guests will have to refill constantly. Too big and, well, guests will be pretty toasted. Find the happy middle with pint sized mason jars. As a guide, use quart size for vases, pint for drinks, and jelly jars (4 oz.) for favors. Here’s an example of a quart sized jar-turned-vase for reference…

quart sized mason jar vase

by joblake

Mistake #4: Forgetting a sign.

Most guests aren’t obsessively reading wedding blogs for months leading up to the big day, so the whole mason jar craze might not phase them. Make it obvious that the mason jars are used as drinking glasses by adding a simple sign, inviting guests to take one, fill with a drink, and enjoy. And, most of all, take home. Otherwise, you’ll have 100+ mason jars left over at the end of the night. If you are offering homemade jam or honey in jars as favors, you’ll also want to add a sign telling guests to ‘take one home’.

This mason jar sign by CharlieShake is one fun solution!

mason jar sign

Mistake #5: Too far from bar.

Akin to #3, placing your mason jars near the bar is another way to encourage guests to use them as such. The best way to do so is to use glass drink dispensers (stacking dispensers will save you room!) labeled with a beverage and placed alongside your lovely mason jars.

Mistake #6: No straws for apprehensive sippers.

Let’s be honest. Most people don’t like drinking out of an awkward mason jar with its awkward glass ridges. Go one step further to delight your guests AND add a decorative touch with straws. Striped straws or polka dotted straws are just a few ways to up the fun factor. You can also turn yours into a tumbler with a lid and a re-usable straws, like this super fun tumbler spotted at Unuseless Goods.

mason jar tumbler

this funny guy in the corner cracks me up ^

Mistake #7: Forgetting additional glassware.

Your great uncle or grandfather might prefer scotch on the rocks, sans mason jar. Be sure to have some additional glassware at your bar just in case. ;)

*TIP: Have special Mr. and Mrs. mason jar glasses for the two of you! These are by Poppy and Pearl Co..

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