Post # 1
I am one confused bride. It seems to me that this whole wedding business is really what I just said…a BUSINESS. It just seems that everyone involved in helping plan or providing input has something to say about how what my fiance and I want is not right!
For example…Centerpieces. What a hastle it`s become.
Our venue is gorgeous. We are nature lovers, and this is a big part of the venue (greenhouse with lot’s of greenery). Also, we got engaged in the southern part of france and our venue kind of reminds us of our europe trip which is awesome 😀 So, we are kind of working with all of this to go vintagey/gardeney theme. EVERY single time we come up with an idea our parents end up saying “but who is going to take that home?” or “when you go to a wedding, people usually have contests to win the centerpiece, no one will want that” because we like the idea of watering cans, buckets, baskets, copper things, dark brown antique liquor and medicine bottles etc.
Do you think that people really care that much about being able to take the centerpiece home? Would you take something like an antique, watering can, basket, etc home???? or should we just save our time and stick to the usual types of centerpiece containers?
I’d also love to hear some ideas from you guys. Anything that will help a young couple keep their parents happy, but still stay within the theme…
Post # 3
@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
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
@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
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
I think all your ideas sound lovely! and if i was lucky enough to be gifted with one I’d be stoked!
Post # 8
@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
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
@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
@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
- 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
@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
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 # 15
Thanks a bunch ladies! Based on your comments I should probably go with something that people CAN take if they want to, but not really think about it too much? I also don’t want to be stuck with a bunch of stuff that will clutter up my own home….I definitely won’t be nedding 20 watering cans!
What do you think of the dark brown medicine/alcohol bottles? If I put enough on the table then I don’t have to have a cheesy contest and if no one wanted them afterwards it might be easier to sell some to an antique store/ be able to use them on a mantle or window sill of our future home!?!?
Post # 16
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.