Post # 1
We are having a small intimate wedding of about 50 people. I am going to DIY the centerpieces (non-floral) and my FH and are are going back and forth on if we want to give our centerpieces away or pack them up and possibly sell them later on.
If we do give them away…what is an appropriate way of doing that at an elegant wedding reception? I have done it at showers where I put a picture of the mom to be under one chair and whoever sat there got the centerpiece. I just don’t think that will work at a wedding.
Any ideas or thoughts? We wil only have about 7 of them. What have you all done or are going to do?
Post # 3
We put post-it notes on the bottoms and it had the name of the person who we wanted to take the centerpieces (which were floral). But some people left early and did not take them so in the end it ended up being the last person standing. 🙂 Which was fine for us because in the end it really did not matter. Only my mom cared.
Post # 4
You can have your wedding party go from table to table letting the guests know that the person at each table whose birthday is closest to the wedding date takes the centerpiece! Or leave a note at each table stating that.
Post # 5
The guests were allowed to take our shorter centerpieces (our taller ones the vase was rented). I was wondering about this as well, but at the end of the night there weren’t a ton of people left so I just casually mentioned if they wanted to take them home to go for it. Some people even asked me if they could lol so apparently it is pretty well known that often centerpieces can be taken home.
Post # 6
That is a great idea! A diplomatic way of giving away the centerpiece…LOVE IT! Thanks for the great idea! 😀
Post # 7
I was at a wedding where they just tied a piece of ribbon to one of the chairs and that person got the centerpiece. I thought that was pretty cute!