Glass bottles and glass jars are designed for utility, not beauty but you can turn them into elegant wedding decorations. You can incorporate glass jars on your wedding theme in a variety of ways such as aisle decorations, hanging decorations, centerpieces, and table settings. What’s more, they work great with candles to make your wedding decor more romantic.
If you are one of those brides or grooms who prefer a vintage wedding theme, then you have come to the right place! Let us help you transform your big day into your dream wedding with the use of versatile glass jars. Here are 20 unique and affordable glass jar wedding ideas you can follow.
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Bridesmaid Thank You Gifts
The first glass jar wedding idea on our list are bridesmaid thank you gifts. Your bridesmaids are very special people to you because they have always been there for you so you should thank them by giving them a remarkable thank you gift such as a spa in a glass jar. Or you can fill each jar with items that each of your bridesmaids enjoy, making your thank you gifts more personalized. You can check out these 3 mason jar gift ideas for your bridesmaids.
Take your outdoor wedding lighting decoration to the next level by using mason jars as your light fixtures. They are perfect for creating elegant wedding decor without spending a lot of money on your big day. If you want a classic look, you can use tea candles or fairy lights in simple mason jars. And if you want to add more color, you can also use colored jars but make sure to follow the color palette of your wedding.
Are you going for a rustic feel? You can consider creating a chandelier made of mason jars and a wagon wheel designed with bistro lights and pretty greenery. The beautiful reflection of the lights inside the glass jars adds a dreamy feel to your wedding decor.
Put an exciting twist to your ceremony aisle’s lining by adding battery-operated lighting or tea candles in glass jars. This is a simple way of incorporating glass jars into your wedding theme. You can also try alternating the lighted jars with floral arrangements or just decorate each jar and then put them along your ceremony aisle.
Glass bottles and glass jars are perfect for creating stunning floral arrangements because they make great vases. Whether you want to put a single flower or a bouquet of fresh flowers on each jar, flowers are, without any doubt, excellent to give more life to your big day. Plus, mason jars as vases add a rustic feel to your wedding decor’s look.
Glass jars are also ideal for storing vintage photos. Aside from being easy to make, they are elegant and beautiful. You can use your favorite photos as centerpieces in mason jars or you can also give them to your bridesmaids as tokens of appreciation. Here is an article you can follow on how to create vintage photos in mason jars.
Mason jars make awesome candle holders. The candle’s soft flames glistening against the glass’ curves make a pleasing wedding decoration. Use colored glass and experiment with different refracting colors or cover your jars with lace to create a romantic atmosphere. You can use them as centerpieces or as aisle decor. Though these glass jar candle holders are simple, you can use them in a variety of ways on your special day.
Since mason jars are lightweight, you can easily hang them on ceiling beams, chairs, and branches. You can use any jar size or combine different sizes and then decorate them by filling them with glitter, potpourri, candles, flowers, and others. Hang them on your reception and ceremony areas for a budget-friendly wedding decoration.
Mason jars are perfect to use as beverage containers, especially those with handles. Your guests can hold their drinks easily by using handled glassware. Serve your drinks in decorated glass jars to create a rustic atmosphere. Add a personal touch to them by dressing them up as little or as much as you like and include a colored paper straw to add color. You can also make them a dual purpose holder by tying a colorful escort card into them.
Using glass jars as table settings is a practical idea that adds flair to your wedding decor. Why not place napkins and utensils inside mason jars to create a casual table setting? Your guests can even use the jars as cups. You can cover the mason jars with decorative fabric or ribbons to add a little spice to them.
Create unique table numbers by using filled jars and gold paint to write the numbers like the one in the image. Jars are clear so they can be filled with anything that suits your style best such as sentimental tidbits, vegetables, or river rocks.
This one is a very unique glass jar wedding idea. Show your love for glass jars by using them as cake toppers. This idea allows you to incorporate glass jars into your wedding theme without including them in every part of your wedding. Make sure to match your cake and jar to your wedding theme’s color palette.
Drinkware for Reception
Are you planning on a rustic theme for your reception? You can swap the typical stemmed glass or water goblet for mason jars. Use plates that feature different patterns to give your wedding celebration an elevated and casual feel.
Transform simple glass jars into cute and lasting mementos like the one above by applying cutouts in your desired shapes. Include your favorite quotes by printing them on a paper and using the paper as a lid by wrapping it with a burlap to close the jar.
Glass jars are also ideal as autumnal decors. The image above paired a jar of flowers with a table number on a white gourd displayed on top of a wood slice which creates a sweet and very autumnal result.
You can serve desserts in glass jars to make a delightful wedding treat. You can either give them to your guests as take-home party favors or serve them after dinner. Here are 25 easy-to-serve dessert recipes in jars you can do.
Kids Table Accessories
Creating a table dedicated to kids on your wedding day would be a great idea to keep them occupied. But instead of using glassware and plates, use art materials (such as crayons) or you can fill glass jars with candies.
Centerpieces are perfect items to compliment your wedding theme. You can fill jars with different beautiful decorative pieces like glitter, flower petals, candles, glass beads, or colorful rocks. We recommend contrasting between small and large jars and then placing them in small groups on your tables. Using glass jars as centerpieces can bring out your creativity and express your unique personality.
Mason jars are excellent for creating awesome party favors. You can fill mason jars with countless items but their main purpose is for storing food. Give your guests something they can take home by filling mason jars with jam, cookie mixes, popcorn, or candies. Or you can layer different types of goodies and bath salts.
You can also use glass jars as hot cocoa mugs. If you are having your wedding in the winter season, welcoming your guests with a warm drink will surely make them very happy. It is even better if you use mason jars with handles to prevent your guests from burning their hands.
The last on our list are escort cards made from mason jars. Attaching escort cards to glass jars offers two main advantages:
- They are not easily blown away by the wind
- They can be used by your guests are drinking glasses
The best thing about glass jars is their versatility. They are a blank canvas so you can easily use and decorate them in a variety of ways. Just by wrapping them with fabrics, ribbons, and laces or designing them with glitters, beads, and pearls, you can transform them into stunning wedding decorations. If you are a fan of recycled glass decorations, you can also check out these 50 wine bottle decoration ideas. Have fun!