Post # 1
So the majority of our wedding is all mismatched china, glasses, and such. My grandmother had a bell collection that we are using as the bells on the tables, as my recently late grandfathers fishing lures will all be used as well. Would it be tacky to put a small card (like 3×5 size) on the tables saying something along the lines of that they are family memories and to please not take them? Anyone have any ideas on wording???
Post # 2
KateriPetrie: Maybe have the DJ announce that the centerpieces or decor are heirlooms and not to be taken home.
Post # 3
I think you’d be better off spreading that by word of mouth or having the DJ mention it. Ypu could have a few people at the end of the night keeping an eye out to make sure none are taken.
Post # 4
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I don’t see why it would be tacky. I think maybe getting small cards like the size of business cards and writing a small, polite little note and leaving them on everyone’s plate when they first sit down would be cute too. Some people may disagree, but I don’t see how that would be tacky or rude or whatever and if I were a guest I may not read the cards (things get moved, spilled on, etc.).
Post # 5
I think word of mouth and a DJ announcement. People may not see the cards, if they’re too small, or it might not look right if they’re too big.
Post # 6
How about you put a little history of the bells and lures on a card on each plate, explaining that they are cherished heirlooms of your grandmother’s and grandfather’s and you wanted to share how excited your were to get to include such items as part of your wedding decor. Make it like a little history thing…this is how we are including my late grandfather….etc.
Guests will get the hint and you will do it in a way that incorporates their history into your wedding.
Post # 7
Mrs.Sawyertobe: What you said.
A sign with a descriptor. This is grandma Jones’ bell she got from a trip to Paris for the World’s Fair in 1937. Grandpa Fritzroy used this lure to catch a winning bass in 1984. They sound a lot nicer then “don’t steal our stuff”.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t put anything out that you don’t want stolen.