Is this tacky?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

KateriPetrie:  Maybe have the DJ announce that the centerpieces or decor are heirlooms and not to be taken home.

Post # 3
710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
1500 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
3217 posts
Sugar bee

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
314 posts
Helper bee

I wouldn’t put anything out that you don’t want stolen.

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