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Mason jars are a wedding favorite and it’s easy to see why. Their budget-friendly and can be bought in bulk, making them the perfect container for a number of purposes. Whether for functional use, decoration, or gifts for attendees, here are ten ideas about how to use Mason jars in any wedding.

FUNCTIONALITY

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Mason jars are often used as glassware in DIY weddings, but in Kevin and Pete’s Real Wedding, they used Mason jars decorated with Human Rights Campaign Equality stickers to serve guests beverages. At the end of the event, the Mason jars were washed out and a Yankee candle was put inside it for guests to take home.

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In the venue restroom, a Mason jar filled with bathroom amenities such as mints or soap is a thoughtful touch. Decorate it with the wedding theme to customize the look.

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If you come across an extra large Mason jar in your search, turn it into a drink dispenser. Perfect for outdoor summer weddings, fill with tasty lemonade or your signature punch as a treat for the eyes and the taste buds.

 

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Food stations are a major trend right now, and Mason jars make for unique container options. For instance, fill Mason jars with your favorite sweet treats to brighten up a candy food station.

 

DECOR

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For a Starbucks-inspired wedding, consider making a centerpiece using a jar and coffee beans. It’s a simple way to give an earthy feel, and guests can even take the beans home with them.

 

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There are a lot of ways to make jar lanterns, but this DIY tutorial shows how to make patriotic Mason jars, perfect for a summer wedding. Don’t have the time to DIY? Etsy shop BootsNGus, has beautiful Mason jar chandeliers.

 

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Vintage photo Mason jars are a great way to feature pictures of the happy couple, all you need is the picture, a jar and vegetable oil. This tutorial also suggests adding a bit of dried lavender to improve the smell.

 

GIFTS FOR GUESTS

 

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Having a winter wedding? Offer hot cocoa in Mason jars for people as a favor for a treat they’re sure to enjoy on a cold night. Brides or grooms can easily make themselves—just layer the ingredients into the jar. Another enchanting winter wonderland Mason jar option is a DIY snow globe.

 

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Paula Dean has a great recipe for vanilla coffee syrup that can be put into a Mason jar; the tutorial also instructs how to put in a plastic pump dispenser so that the syrup is easy to put into coffee. This would be a great favor for guests, something that they can enjoy after the wedding.


Photo: Kevin and Pete's Real Wedding, photography by Kristin Korpos Photography; casaresnick.com; affectionfordetail.blogspot.com; theknot.com; savedbylovecreations.com; augandeverythingafter.com; pauladeen.com

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