(Closed) The business of centerpieces…

posted 5 years ago in Decor
  • poll: How important is it for guests to take home the centerpiece?
    Very important, I know people who care! : (2 votes)
    2 %
    It's nice to be able to take them, but not a big deal : (18 votes)
    20 %
    Meh, I don't think anyone will notice because the wedding will look great/cohesive : (25 votes)
    28 %
    Not important at all, and those centerpiece contests are cheesy : (43 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @indecisivebride89:  To me, taking a centerpiece home is like a favor: it’s nice, but if it isn’t there, I’m not going to miss it.

    Post # 4
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    39 posts
    Newbee

    Don’t listen to them! It’s your wedding, not thiers! I’ve never taken a centerpiece home and never saw someone take one either. Go with what you want!

    Post # 5
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    450 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @indecisivebride89:  I love your ideas! I think the watering can is such a cool idea! I don’t think anyone will miss not being able to take home the centerpiece. I think the games to do that.. are just plain tacky!

    Post # 6
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    569 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love your garden theme! I wanted to do something similar but ended up with birch bark-wrapped vases. Are you putting flowers/candles into the watering cans/buckets? Or are they meant to stand alone?

    I’ve heard that people like to take home centrepieces, but have never actually seen it done, and I certainly don’t expect to take home centrepieces from any event I go to. At the last wedding I attended, the MOG gave out flowers from the arrangements to all the ladies, which was nice 🙂

     

     

     

     

    Post # 7
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    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think all your ideas sound lovely! and if i was lucky enough to be gifted with one I’d be stoked! 

    Post # 8
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @indecisivebride89:  This is interesting. I have never heard of anyone taking home the centerpieces. This must be a northern thing. My vases that I am using is provided by my venue, and my florist does the arranging the day of. So for me noone can take the centerpieces because they belong to the venue. 

    Post # 9
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    7992 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

    I have never been to a wedding in which people take home the centrepieces. Maybe it’s a cultral thing,but I just can’t imagine it…

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @indecisivebride89:  I think you should just go with the centerpieces you like.  I’ve never taken home a centerpiece, and I’ve never seen anyone else take one either.  It seems a little odd to me, to be honest.  I didn’t realize people actually had contests to “win” a centerpiece.  In reading this I’m now hoping no one wants/expects this at my wedding … We’re actually renting everything from our venue, so if someone takes something home, we’ll owe more money.  Ugh.

    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @indecisivebride89:  Hopefully people aren’t planning on taking mine home because we have our flowers in rental vases! Sure, it’s nice taking home centerpieces but typically they are flowers that will last a few days. If there wasn’t a centerpiece for me ot take home or it wasn’t something I didn’t want to take home I wouldn’t care at all.

    It is pretty common in Wisconsin- almost every wedding I’m at the MOB is urging people to take home the centerpieces. If I’m one of the last guests at the wedding and there are still centerpieces (always flowers in these cases) I typically take it with me. I was actually a little worried about using rentals because this is so common here.

     

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I don’t give a CRAP about taking a centerpiece home, regardless of what it is/looks like.  I’ve never taken anyone else’s centerpiece home, and I don’t plan on asking my guests to either.  I actually think it’s borderline tacky.

    Post # 13
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Christy42213:  I guess I don’t see it as tacky. I think it’s nice to give guests the chance to enjoy the flowers that will only be tossed out anyways. That being said I don’t think it’s necessary at all to have centerpieces for guests to take home- it seems as though it’s a location thing. 

    Post # 14
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    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I don’t know anyone who takes centerpieces! That is tacky & old school. Anyway I think you should have the centerpieces you want. Personally I like fancier less earthy centerpieces so I wouldn’t take it (if I was someone who took them). 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I like the medicine bottle idea. I am using watering cans myself. I only had to purchase seven because we are having a small wedding. Go with what you like, it’s okay to be different.

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