Wedding Decor Ideas: Vintage Mason Jars

By Perfect Wedding Guide ‘National Wedding Expert’, Susan Southerland

Hey there, brides-to-be! Hope you’re having great week so far– it’s whirlwind for me, as I’m out in Las Vegas at the moment! No matter where I am, I always have my eyes peeled for tips and trends for my wedding blog readers. An easy way to add interest to your wedding decor reception centerpieces is to use an unexpected container, as opposed to the typical clear glass bowl or vase. If you’re looking to add a vintage touch, consider picking up some vintage Mason jars (also referred to as canning jars, or Ball jars). As I suggested with our recent blog entry on vintage milk glass, always remember to check with your florist about providing your own floral containers before you start buying.

While you might be able to find this kind of wedding decor in thrift or vintage stores, unless you have the time and desire to really hunt, my suggestion would be to order them online (try and search under ‘vintage’), so you can be sure you have enough for your wedding. They generally come in either clear glass or a blue tint, and in several different sizes so you can either do one jar per table, or an arrangement of several sizes, if you’re going for a larger impact.

Once the wedding is over, they’re handy to have around the house– a friend of mine has a really cute arrangement of them in her laundry room, where she uses them to store powdered detergent, clothespins, and fabric softener! If you plan to give the arrangements away after your reception, purchase jars without the lid to save money (originally, mason jars came with twist-off or clamp on lids, but if you find some for sale without the lids, don’t pass them over– they’re usually a little cheaper). Now is a great time to pick them up for your spring or early summer wedding!

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