(Closed) Thanks for coming…and not taking my centerpieces!

posted 5 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have never heard of anyone stealing the centerpieces at the end of a wedding…Innocent

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Do you have a coordinator?  If you do maybe they can be on the lookout!  I would be surprised if I saw a sign to not take a centerpiece (but I have the sense not to steal) LOL. 

But maybe that’s something we’ll mention to our coordinator.  Our centerpieces are candleabras so if someone tries to carry one out she’ll notice…we’ll all notice!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not sure… but I have heard about people taking centerpieces.  Weird sh*t.  But maybe you could assign someone to monitor the door as people leave?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m working on this with my best friend right now. I’m her MOH. On the bottom of all of her center pieces, which are floating candle votives, and a small jewerly box type decoration, we’re putting a small note that says

Roses are red,violets are blue, you may think these are pretty, and we do too! Please do not take the center pieces!” 

And then the DJ is making an annoucement. Just to make sure that people don’t take them. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

It’s very common where I live to take the centerpieces home, it’s pretty much customary here.  I’ve heard DJs announce that the centerpieces are up for grabs so I think if you ask him to announce that your guests CAN’T take them, I think you’ll be ok.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

We feared this too so  we removed them from the tables after most people got  up to dance.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

This made me laugh. I’m planning my daughters wedding and I specificially told my husband we don’t have to worry about transporting the centerpieces after the wedding because his side of the family will end up leaving with them.

I went to a wedding once where there was a sticky note under one of the chairs at each table. The dj asked everyone to check under their chairs and whoever had the sticky not got to take the centerpiece when they left.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Lol. I am counting on guests leaving with them so we don’t have to clear them after. I have never been to a wedding where you shouldn’t leave with the centerpieces… In fact, it’s not uncommon here for each table to have a game that determines who gets to take it home 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Are you having menus on your tables? I would put wording on the menu about it.

“Please don’t take the centrepieces home with you. They already have a nice one to go to!”… or something? 

Also, be sure that everyone in your family knows that it is not ok to take them home. Most likely it is them who will be asked about it so make sure they are all on the same page. You don’t want your layed back father who doesn’t know any better telling people that “of course you can take it home!”.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow this is crazy, I’ve never heard of people taking the centerpieces home with them. Do these people also take other decorations home with them as well? I don’t think I would ever do that, even if someone made an annoucement to take them. Maybe it’s a regional thing lol. I hope people don’t take my centerpieces, I’m purchasing each vase and they’re expensive! LOL

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

It is a “custom” that a lot of people take the centerpieces. its just a well-known thing.

 

with that said, there is no tasteful way for you to tell people not to take them. it will look tacky any way you do it.

 

if you dont want people taking your centerpieces, than put something out that you wouldnt mind parting with.

 

this is just part of weddinngs.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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