Say what you will about mason jars: like ’em or loathe ’em, they’re still going to be around for quite some time. Emma here and I am just going to say it: I still really, really like mason jars.
This chandelier is reason enough to hopelessly adore those little glass-filled darlings.
Perhaps I’m not as gaga over them as I once was, kind of like how I’m not looking to install shiplap on every single wall in my home. Or I don’t need to see everything done up in mason jars to see its real beauty.
The thing is, with most trends, a little goes a long way, as you’ll see in this post.
Today we’re talking about mason jar wedding ideas along with some DOs and DONTs to take you from this wedding season and well into next year. Here’s the mason jar ideas you should use, skip, or fine tune for a twist on traditional jar style.
Let’s get started!
Mason Jar Wedding Ideas
From dos and donts, here’s how to use mason jar wedding ideas that are still definitely on-trend this year.
1. DO look to modern stationery decor.
If your wedding is more of a rustic chic event, look for watercolors and starry night themes, rather than the burlap and lace you’ve seen. If you’re planning a full-on western theme, though, burlap and lace is your total go-to. :)
2. DO use mason jars as beautiful centerpiece vases.
Mason jars are still very much a front-runner as centerpiece vessels, as they’re the perfect size and always look beautiful.
A mason jar doesn’t necessarily mean farmhouse; while it does tie itself to rustic vibes, your wedding doesn’t have to be a completely country themed reception to use the glass vases, so don’t be afraid to use them.
Leave the mason jars as-is and fill with water and your favorite bouquets, like this adorable ranunculus idea. If you want to add a twist, have the mason jars painted for a pop of color. These are painted in a solid shade or even gold! By The House Crafts.
WEDDING TIP: If you’re using these mason jar centerpieces, you can get wood slices here that look beautiful.
3. DO use them for sipping.
If you’re styling a rustic themed wedding and need glassware, I put this glassware at the top of your mason jar wedding ideas list. Mason jar mugs are always a good idea.
4. DONT stick to the same old decor.
Candles in mason jars still work, but have you tried twinkle lights? That’s a fun twist on a traditional mason jar lantern that really pops. Plus, it adds a fun starry night feel to your reception, whether you’re underneath the stars or inside a ballroom. Get specialty lights designed to be nice and bright inside mason jars.
5. DO incorporate mason jars into small details.
In addition to lights, have you considered a guest book shaped like a mason jar? This is an interactive way to ask guests to sign in and makes a unique decor piece at home. And seriously, how adorable is this?! By StrangelyYours.
Another idea is to have custom cocktail napkins printed and themed around a mason jar design. We spotted this example at YippeeDaisy.
6. DONT give the same old favors.
Favors guests can’t use or enjoy are out; functional and/or edible are in! Why not consider one of these mason jar wedding ideas as take-home gifts for guests?
Perhaps you don’t want an entire country-inspired dessert bar with pies and all the fixin’s, but you certainly can give guests these cookies shaped in mason jars and hearts! These work well for bridal showers, too. By SugarlandSweets.
In addition, things like candles in glass mason jar tins are always a hit with guests of all ages. Who doesn’t like a new candle? I mean, isn’t that why we go Target-ing?! By The Dancing Wick.
They’re also great as bridesmaid gifts, especially when wrapped in a chic gift box like this. (Also by The Dancing Wick.
And these are really the mason jars bridesmaids want!
What do you think of these modern mason jar wedding ideas? Are you using mason jars in your wedding? Why or why not? Tell us in the comment box below!