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Historically used for canning, mason jars are as synonymous with rustic weddings as barn venues and burlap. Even as burlap and barns continue to be popular, Mason jars are being labeled as “over-used” — a sad term for one of our favorite décor accents.
There are two ways to bring Mason jars back to glory. First, ask yourself why you want to use them. Is it because these jars bring back your own memories of canning with your mother and grandmother? If that’s the case, then use them and don’t look back! In contrast, if you’re opting in for Mason jars because they’re popular and you love them (we’re with you!), think of ways to creatively use them at your wedding.
Beyond simply using them as drinking vessels, here are some of our favorite ways from Lover.ly to modernize the Mason jar.
Perfect for a summer wedding, we adore these firefly invites from Minted:
These personalized totes are an adorable touch and make great welcome bags for your guests!
Place colorful bunches of blooms in Mason jars to line your ceremony aisle:
Line your tables with Mason jars filled with candles for a gorgeous (and easy!) centerpiece:
Help guests find their table and grab a drink at the same time:
Add fruit to your centerpieces for a great pop of color and added fragrance:
This chandelier is gorgeous during the day, and it will look even better when the candles inside each jar are illuminated at night:
Place straws or silverware in jars for added style with a purpose:
Add a glam touch to your Mason jars by painting them gold or adding glitter:
This light fixture would be perfect to hang over your dance floor:
Offer your guests a Mason jar full of homemade sweet treats, like ice cream or pie, before they leave your wedding:
Tell us: how are you using Mason jars at your wedding?