Brides are going crazy this season for Mason jars! Using Mason jars during the ceremony, using them for decorations, using them for their reception. At Lake Front Wedding & Events we’ve seen a huge demand for the use of Mason jars for all our Lake Tahoe wedding venues.
What is a Mason Jar?
A Mason jar is a molded glass jar made from soda lime glass. They were patented by John Landis Mason in 1858 and are still used today for preserving food. They come in many sizes and are even made by other manufacturers than Mason, like Ball. But for the wedding purposes, it doesn’t matter who made the jar as long as its clear and the right size for the wedding plans.
The Top 10 Ways to Use Mason Jars in Your Lake Tahoe Wedding
- As a vase – Fill a mason jar with flowers and arrange them as centerpieces (groups of 3 are perfect) or for needed flower touches throughout the wedding or reception venue.
- Hanging from chairs down the aisle – We’ve seen many different ways to decorate using Mason jars, but this one is our favorite. These crafted jars can be used as decorations for the end of every row of chairs for the ceremony. First, fill the Mason jar half-full of water, then place flowers in them (like a vase). Then use ribbon or lace to tie around the mouth of the jar to the arm or top of the chair. Let the Mason jars hang off the chairs, creating a beautiful end piece. They can then be moved to the reception area to decorate the cocktail area, gift table or can even serve as the centerpieces.
- Beverage containers – Perfect for an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to artistically place these jars around a punch bowl and let your guests help themselves to a new and creative way to sip! You can also provide cute little ID tags so that no-one is confused about whose jar is whose.
- Photo holders – Capture the memories one Mason jar at a time. Placing your photos in a Mason jar is an adorable way to showcase photos of you and your beau, and it takes no more than a few seconds to set up. All you have to do is get your selected photos sized and printed so that they will fit inside the jar. Simply drop your photos inside so that they are standing upright or leaning against the side of the jar to make a unique photo display.
- Centerpieces – Set two or three Mason jars (different sizes work best) in the center of each table and place candles in each one of them. Use votive candles or LED light in the jar. You can also tie ribbons and bows to finish off for extra detail and pop of color.
- Candle holder ceremony aisle – place candles in Mason jars and line the aisle with them side by side.
- Create a ceremony aisle with jars lined up wide by side with candles or flowers inside.
- Wedding invitations – The actual jars aren’t used for the invitation but pictures of the jars are used. If you are having a rustic wedding or using Mason jars in the ceremony why not use them for your invitations?
- Party favors – Mason Jars can be filled with almost anything from bubbles for use during the big day to cookie mixes and candy jars for takeaways.
- For desert – Everyone gets their own individual dessert inside mini Mason jars. You can have an ice cream sundae bar where everyone fills up their jar with their favorite treats as well as have cakes baked into the jar, berries and cream and so many other ideas.
Contact your Lake Tahoe wedding consultant
At Lake Front Wedding & Events we love hearing from our brides on how they’ll be decorating during their Lake Tahoe wedding. Mason jars have been a HUGE hit! Call us today at 888-Wed-Tahoe and learn how you can find the right Lake Tahoe wedding venue to use Mason jars at or any other rustic touch you want to use.