One of the most enjoyable aspects of modern weddings is the range of rustic and country-inspired elements popping up, the mason jar being one of the most predominant. Not only is it fun to drink from, but the container is also a natural for wedding decorations. And, as with most wedding decor, it has made its way onto invitation and save the date designs. After studying what’s available, I’ve come up with ten different general looks you may like, along with an example of each. Find them left to right, top to bottom on the graphic in the order listed below.
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1. Wooden Background. Because barns are often a venue in farm weddings, it is only natural to use wood grain in the background. Shown: White Daisies
2. Burlap Background. The textural appearance of burlap makes it popular for use as table clothes or runners. For the same reason, the fabric is an interesting backdrop to jars on an invite. Find examples here.
3. Photo Invite. Personalize photos of the wedding couple are popular on save the date cards or other wedding stationery. Put them inside a mason jar and you have a fun twist on this time-tested favorite. A selection of photo mason jar styles is here.
4. Hanging from tree branches. Lacking walls and a ceiling, outdoor weddings can present a unique decorating challenge. Many solve this dilemma by dangling various items from the trees. Not only do jars work at the wedding, but they also make for an attractive invitation. Shown: Hanging Branches
5. Neck-Tied. A mason jar’s “neck” just under the metal band on top cries out for a bowtie, whether it be ribbon, twine, or lace. Shown: Blue Rustic Ribbon Tied
6. Wrapped. Another look making periodic appearances at country weddings is the wrapped jar. You can use any strand-like material, but jute twine is the most common. In the example, the artist added an elegant touch by drawing the couple’s initials onto the jar as well. Shown: Orange Flowers
8. Lace. As more vintage and romantic styles make appearances at rustic weddings, so does more lace. Whether modern or older looking, lace softens the often course textures. Shown: Purple Hydrangeas
9. Flowers. I’m certain all of you have picked up on this already, but I’ll say it anyway: mason jars make awesome flower vases. And since flowers are probably the number one design component in invitations, I know you get the idea. Shown: Wild Flowers
10. Lights. Barns, fields, and yards all generally need extra sources of light. What more appropriate way to provide them than by placing or stringing led, candle, or electric lights into jars? Both functional and more interesting to look at than your run-of-the-mill light strand. Shown: Jar Lights