(Closed) as a guest, do you assume you can take home centerpieces?

posted 10 years ago in Decor
  • poll: As a guest, do you assume you can take home the centerpiece?

    yes - its expected that the guests get to take them

    no way - i would never take something unless i was told i could!

    other - explain

  • Post # 3
    737 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @dynamic_duo:some cultures have a “steal the centerpiece” thing that is a family type tradition. Mine does not. I believe American culture does not.

    Post # 4
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    @dynamic_duo: A lot of people took them at my wedding (I think our parents and DH was encouraging people) and a lot of people took them at my friend’s wedding last Saturday. I did not take anything even after being encouraged by my friend since I am known to kill flowers with a quickness 🙂

    Post # 5
    3696 posts
    Sugar bee

    I’ve only been to one wedding where you could take home the centerpieces. They were giant candles and they put a coloured dot on the bottom of the candle and a matching one on the back of one person’s placecard per table. At the end of the night, the matching dot got to take the GIANT candle home. Aside from that, it really hadn’t occured to me.

    Post # 6
    2637 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    oh, wow, I hope no one does! Some of my centerpieces are being provided by the reception hall! 😮

    Post # 7
    1582 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think some cultures do this. I think I read about it happening in parts of Mexico, I could be wrong. Here in the Midwest though I’ve never heard of it happening.

    Post # 8
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Nope, never!  Unless they told me I could. I know that some brides rent vases so I wouldn’t want take something that wasn’t theirs in the first place.  Also, I know some brides, like myself, who tried to sell their centerpieces, like vases, after the wedding.

    Post # 9
    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    The thought has never crossed my mind, but at our wedding over the weekend, some guests were trying (and succeeding) in taking almost anything not nailed down.

    Post # 10
    3968 posts
    Honey bee

    I wouldn’t, unless it was offered.

    I totally forgot to tell people to take home our floral centerpieces – so I had a lot that got left behind til almost the end that I wish I designated to specific people.  Instead I was telling people to take them home – and they seemed surprised they could!

    Post # 11
    3993 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve never wanted to nor would I. And I really hope my guests don’t think they can….. I’m selling them to try and recoup some costs!

    I have heard of this though, and have seen it done. Just not something I’d ever think to do.

    Post # 13
    660 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Sort of. 

    I attend many many banquets for work and it is common to take the FLOWER arrangements in the center piece (but leave the vessel). I (if i’m lucky and my sister hasn’t beat me to it) do this at weddings too.



    Post # 14
    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Personally no I don’t think of this as ok unless it is announced that its is ok. But at my reception I had a couple people take the table numders. They were just gold frames with numbers in them, not sure why someone would one one.

    Post # 15
    1127 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    No, I don’t assume. But I have seen people do this.

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