Post # 1
Any ideas on a low-key way to have someone “win” or be told they can take the centerpeice home? We don’t want to make a big production out of it, but guests can have them if they want. (sister’s wedding, not mine)
Post # 3
I’m putting my Mom in charge of this (since she’ll be at the reception after we leave). I think we’re giving the take home arangements to the women that are hosting wedding showers for me.
Post # 4
usually in my family the last person to leave the table gets the centerpiece… but on my dads side they did a game kinda like musical chairs but with a spoon… guess it was more like hot potatoe it was alright cause there were lots of kids and it was good for them… it made a lot of people laugh, i remember everyone enjoying it actually… and i think she did it not too long after the cake was cut
Post # 5
A few years back I attended a wedding where they placed a sticker underneath something (plate? placemat? water glass?) at one of the seats at a table in order to designate who had the rights to take home the centerpiece.
Post # 6
If you are going to have menus, you could put a sticker on it that says “take a centerpiece!” and just put one with a sticker per table.
Post # 7
In my family it’s usually the last one at the table to leave the party but some people do not care an call it in the beggining which I think is rude. Fiance and I were going ot give ours away but now we are considering selling our manzanita trees after the wedding!
Post # 8
I’ve never been to a wedding where the guests take a centerpiece home, but these are good ideas. Maybe just tell your parents to spread the word that all of them can be taken home.
Post # 9
At most weddings I’ve been to there has been some kind of game, but I can’t really remember the details. Unfortunately, our florist owns the vases that we’re using for our centerpieces, so we can’t partake in this tradition. I really hope that our guests don’t decide to leave with our center pieces… but if they do, we’ll just pay our florist for the vases I guess 🙁
Post # 10
When my mom got married they did trivia about the bride and groom during cocktail hour. The winners got to take home a centerpiece.
Post # 11
I have the opposite problem. If we go for the tall centerpieces, then we’ll be renting the vases from the florist. So how do I tell or prevent my guests from taking the centerpieces?
Post # 12
I have been to some weddings that they just say who evers Birthday is closest to the day wins the centerpiece.
Post # 13
@Worry Wart – I’ve been told that in that situation, you should have the dj make a friendly announcement about leaving the centerpieces.
Post # 14
The birthday thing is nice…it gets people talking too. Hmm…
Thanks for all the ideas, ladies!
Post # 15
I love the idea of giving the centerpieces to the women who hosted the parties, etc.
I was once at a wedding where, if it wasn’t tied down, the guests ripped it off. I couldn’t believe it! Luckily my guest list is small enough that this won’t happen… but geez! That’s just rude IMO. 🙂