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Jodie Foster Marries Alexandra Hedison
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 20:27
Jodie Foster Marries Alexandra Hedison

Jodie Foster marries girlfriend Alexandra Hedison!

Stone Cold Steve Austin Supports Marriage Equality
Published: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 15:03
Stone Cold Steve Austin Supports Marriage Equality

In a NSFW podcast (so listen with your headphones on!), wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin slams opponents of marriage equality.

Ashley + Amanda: A DIY Ohio Backyard Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 21:33
Ashley + Amanda: A DIY Ohio Backyard Wedding

Ashley and Amanda had a quaint backyard wedding with a lot of Northern charm!

Federal Lawsuit Filed in Georgia to End Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 16:12
Federal Lawsuit Filed in Georgia to End Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal lawsuit has been filed against Georgia's ban on same-sex marriage.

Green Guide to an Eco-Friendly Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 04:54
Green Guide to an Eco-Friendly Wedding

 Go green for your wedding theme using eco-friendly elements, from flowers to photography.

Charlotte + Clare: An Intimate Bristol Wedding
Published: Tuesday, 22 April 2014 02:41
Charlotte + Clare: An Intimate Bristol Wedding

Charlotte and Clare had an intimate wedding in Bristol!

Baby, It's Cold Outside: Planning a Chilly Spring Wedding
Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 19:36
Baby, It's Cold Outside: Planning a Chilly Spring Wedding

Spring weddings can come with fickle weather. Plan ahead!

Tips on Giving the Perfect Wedding Gift
Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 13:40
Tips on Giving the Perfect Wedding Gift

If you’ve been invited to a wedding and are unsure what to gift the brides or grooms, consider two factors: your own personal budget, and your relationship with the couple.

Susan + Jana: A Rustic Catskill Mountain Wedding
Published: Monday, 21 April 2014 17:29
Susan + Jana: A Rustic Catskill Mountain Wedding

Susan and Jana were married in the Catskill Mountains!

Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed
Published: Friday, 18 April 2014 14:29
Ohio Gay Marriage Ruling is Stayed

The Ohio gay marriage ruling has been stayed. Appeals will likely take months.


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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