Wedding Details Coming Together: the Mason Jars

One thing that we’ve know since the beginning of our wedding planning, we want our reception to feel casual and comfortable for our reception.

Since we’re bucking the trend and hosting it at a park, rather than a ballroom, one small detail that fits in perfectly with our plan is the “mason jars as candleholders” look.

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I found 50 of these blue quart jars on Craigslist for $1 each (score). Then I found another 10 in pint size, for only $5. So, my $55 investment will serve as our vases (20 of them) and candleholders (aside from our big old order of votive holders from Quick Candles).

Now, I just need to figure out how to decorate them (ribbons? baker’s twine?)

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. everydaycreate
    Mar 30, 2009 @ 09:46:59

    What a great deal! You should check out this picture.

    Lighting Bugs

    for my friend’s wedding we used mason jars to make lights in the trees – put a little sand in the bottom, sunk some cheap candles in there, strung it up with ribbons and voila! The picture doesn’t quite do it justice, it was amazing.

    I would say just leave jars alone – with nice flowers in them they will be pretty and understated.

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  2. Amber
    Apr 01, 2009 @ 02:07:21

    Love the great deal you got on Craigslist! I’m planning to use mason jars this summer as well, and am definently going to watch for those! Any way to cut that wedding budget down! Love it!

    Seems that the less decoration, the more vintage look – I’d definently go plain or a little wire if hanging. We’re doing a few hanging from branches and then a mix of jars and small vintage glass candle holders, just for “texture”.

    Thanks again!

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