Six uses for mason jars in your wedding

26 Oct 2017

The perfect decoration for a rustic, informal or DIY wedding, mason jars can be used in various ways to great effect

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Mason jars are having a moment and they have now become a popular fixture in wedding set-ups around the world. Budget-friendly and readily available from bargain homewear stores, it is clear to see why they are used so extensively. A DIY bride's best friend, mason jars have various uses which can be easily harnessed in the most effective of ways. Here are six ideas for incorporating mason jars into your big day. 

1. Centrepieces and table numbers

Country garden or rustic weddings filled with fresh flowers are the perfect style of celebration to invite the use of mason jars as vases. You could have one mason jar on each table sprouting a full and abundant set of blooms, or arrange a collection of mason jars atop circular log slices with smaller or contrasting floral displays. You can also attach your table numbers to each mason jar centrepiece or position as a complementing feature to your centrepieces. 


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2. Place settings 

For brides who love to be organised, mason jars can serve as pretty yet functional place settings. Offering a container for each guest's cutlery and napkins, the mason jar place setting can also feature a Kraft card name tag to direct people to their seat. 


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3. Food and drink

The obvious choice for mason jars is to combine them with your catering. Serve refreshing reception drinks or deliver delicious desserts inside mason jars for beautiful Instagram opportunities. 


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4. Lighting/candle holders 

Create ambience with your mason jars by placing tealights or fairylights inside and dot them around your venue. For advanced DIY brides, try this retro lightbulb mason jar idea.  


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5. Aisle décor 

Quickly and easily spruce up your pews or ceremony seating with mason jar hangers at the end of each row.


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6. Favours

Spread your love of mason jars far and wide by filling them with sweet treats for guests to take home. Popcorn, sweets, honey, biscuits, jam and chutney are just some of the tantalising foods which can be easily distributed to tickle your guests' tastebuds.  


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