Hi, lovelies! If you’re planning a rustic or country wedding, or you happen to love a good mason jar mug for sipping, you’ll love this post! We’ll tell you the top five secrets to know if giving mason jar mug wedding favors to guests. We’ll tell you why mason jar mug favors are a great idea, why guests love ’em, and how you can use them as double-duty as drinking glasses, favors, and even escort cards. Enjoy!
Why Guests Love Mason Jar Mug Wedding Favors
Mason jar mug wedding favors are always a good idea. Couples giving mason jars as wedding favors has grown in popularity in the past few years (with the emergence of rustic barn weddings on-trend), and they’re always happily received by guests. But why? Well, wedding favors can either be really functional and awesome, or they’re a dud. And mason jar glasses are never a dud because they can be re-used for years to come.
Here are some cute engraved mason jar mugs from Scissor Mill (buy yours here):
Sitting on the porch drinking lemonade, chatting around a bonfire with a brew, or even filling up a morning coffee (obsessing over PSL lately, you too?) are just a few ways your guests can re-use their mason jar mug wedding favors. Other wedding favors we’ve seen in the past — we won’t name any specifics — aren’t quite as functional and thus, not money well spent.
PRO-TIP: You’re going to spend money on wedding favors for guests anyway, so opt for something guests can actually use whether that means mason jar mugs or something equally functional (or edible — always a good idea). #moneywellspent
Mason jar mugs are fun for guests to toast to the couple and gives them freedom to fill up anything at your bar they like best (cocktails or mocktails). And you’ll save some money by combining multiple things into one: drinking glasses and take-home favors, and even escort cards if you’d like. Win-win-win.
If you’re going to give mason jar mug wedding favors to guests, follow these five simple rules.
5 Rules to Mason Jar Mug Wedding Favors
Rule #1: Make sure you add a straw!
Oh, straws. This one is a biggie. The lid is great, too, but the lid is not NEARLY as important as the straw. The straw is a deal-breaker. Some people hate drinking out of mason jars on their own (ME! it’s a pet peeve) because the lip of it isn’t quite like a drinking glass. It feels weird. Like you’re drinking out of a pickle jar.
And since you’re at a wedding, guests are all dressed up, and they’re enjoying their fun new mason jar mug, you’re going to want to include a straw or it will just look (and feel) awkward. Try these awesome straws. I especially love these straws.
To make instant drinking glasses (complete with a spot for a straw), use mason jar daisy lids (shown above, bottom left). A straw fits right in the center. You can find daisy lids at vintage or antique stores, thrift stores, estate sales, or here, which I love because they look like the old zinc lids.
2. Include a name tag (that doubles as an escort card!)
You can make your name tags that double as escort cards for your mason jar mug wedding favors with a few easy-to-find supplies!
It’s easy. For real.
Or, make it super simple and use these chalkboard labels that stick right on the front. Write guests’ names and table numbers with these chalk pens that are easy to write with and super bright + colorful.
This way, guests can find their seats and already have a glass to fill up at the bar.
Perfect, right? Buy them here.
3. Use plastic mason jar tumblers if your venue prohibits glass.
We received an email from a bride’s mom who wanted to know if there were plastic mason jars available, since her daughter’s venue does not allow for glass. Great question, Pam! Actually, there is an option… and you’ll love the added personalization on these plastic mason jar tumblers with handles! They’re made of plastic and come with a straw and lid. These mason jar tumblers are especially popular for bachelorette parties or for drinking glasses at the head table. We spotted them at Lukin For Love.
4. Make sure no one misses them!
Making mason jar glasses or wedding favors can be a costly or timely process. Make sure your favors are noticed by guests by placing them on a large table near the entrance or the bar so guests don’t miss them.
Be sure to include a sign telling guests to grab a glass, a tag, and fill it up. If you’re using the mason jar mug wedding favors as escort cards, too, the names and table numbers are already all set! It makes it even easier for guests to grab and go!
5. Buy in bulk.
You can buy mason jars in most stores, but you can’t always count on a great price or options. Plus, lugging around a hundred or more mason jars isn’t an especially fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Make it easy on yourself and buy in bulk. You can pick from different sizes (jelly jar, quart, pint, and 4 oz jars), vintage inspired blue jars (or traditional clear), and you can buy a ton at once. You can even find those mason jar glasses with handles, which I have yet to find in my local store. Plus, it’s all shipped straight to your door. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
And, if you need those plastic mason jar mug wedding favors, you can get them here in bulk.
Are you giving mason jar mug wedding favors?
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