(Closed) Centerpieces- Give them away to guests or sell them after???

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Weird. I have never been to a wedding where the guests took the centerpieces home. My cousin donated her centerpieces to a nursing home, which I thought was really nice.

But since your stuff all sounds like solid goods, I would sell them on the Weddingbee Classifieds.

I am doing the mason jars and antique vases thing, so I am keeping mine for around the house.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have about 40 mason jars that I definitely want to sell.  I never understood why people would want to take centerpieces home.  Especially if they are floral ones, that just seems like a mess.  I guess I will just tell my mom to try and spread the word.  I assume they would ask her or someone in the wedding party first?

It just seems so rude to go and take something from the centerpiece and walk out with it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@Miss Britt.. oooh. Maybe I can buy your mason jars! Wink

Post # 6
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546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Haha, definitely as long as my guests don’t take them home!  I know I will not have any need for 40 blue mason jars after June!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it depends on your crowd. I don’t know if I have ever been to a wedding that the guests didn’t take the centerpieces. So if you guests are used to taking centerpieces then I think you will have to give them away, but if not I would save them and sell them after.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i didn’t even think about this issue before our wedding and then everyone wanted to take centerpieces home, some people were actually fighting over them. for me, i think it would be too much work to package them all (because everything is breakable) and deal with the shipping if i sold them, so i just let everyone have them.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been to weddings where guests took home the centerpieces. My centerpieces will be on rental from my florist so I need to make sure NO ONE takes mine home! haha! I’m having the servers remove the centerpieces while they serve dinner and put them in a box so that no one will walk out with them! Not sure if it’ll work, but we’ll see!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I hope people don’t take mine!  I want to keep a few for myself, and 10 are promised to another bride.  I’ve spent MONTHS scouring thrift stores for vases and I want someone to appreciate them.  I worry if they get taken home, they’ll go in the garbage with the favors.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

LOL, KIKI82, it really must be a Mexican thing, bc my family wanted to take the centerpeices home too! 🙂

In reality, they take them home and the flowers die and then they have a random free vase. I say sell them like I did. My mom made the annoucement asking that nobody please take the centerpeices and nobody had a problem with that 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Sell them or lend/rent them to others in need.  I have a daughter and two nieces who will be using whatever I purchase on this go-round.  I have a big garage though:-)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I hope people WILL take them. Ours is a christmas theme so each table is going to have a mini christmas tree! I really dont need 15 real mini trees around the house!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here in Canada I think the expectation is that the guests get the centerpiece. Usually there is some game involved in giving them out (The DJ does that).

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