Post # 1
for the centerpieces at our wedding we are doing a footed milk-glass vase with flower arrangements, do guests assume that these can take these ? should I plan on people taking them? I personally wouldn’t assume to take them as a guest ,but I’m not sure, thank you!
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Post # 2
I had very tall quince branch arrangements and no one attempted to take them. I have heard people take the florals but I haven’t been to wedding where I’ve seen that happen. Just alert the venue staff and they will stop anyone from making off with the flowers 🙂
Post # 3
i would never assume to take a centerpiece but thats me. Ive seen people just take without askig but thats just rude.
Post # 4
There are a few past boards on this. Generally concisise is that it is a regional/ cultural thing. According to past threads, it is a Hispanic thing. Never experianced myself but planning on people taking ours. They are $8 lanterns from Ikea with a 90 cent led candle. I just assumed they would be left. I don’t need 12 white lanterns for the house.
Post # 5
yep. It is a latin thing lol. I had people at my wedding ask (at least they asked). And fir weeks I was searching for some of the napking rings until a friend explained people were taking them as a keepsake! O.o lol. And same thing with some of the little mirrors and the table numbers.
Traditionally (in our cultures) centerpieces were gifts that were givento some guests. The napking rings??? Seriously??? Well, I guess they did love them as much as I did LOL
Post # 6
I’ve never seen people take a centerpiece unless it was announced that you could. But it sounds like in some regions it’s the norm to take them.
Post # 7
thank you. I was worried about sounding racist, but was just going by past boards.
Post # 8
nah. It is very much a part of our culture and traditions in weddings just as some other things are in other countries and look a bit crazy to us.
This summer when we were in our other home in Germany (husband is German) , I woke up absolutely terrified and confused by a huge explosion in the middle of the night. He said it was lighting (which I am really afraid of especially in Germany as we live kind of in the baby Alps and there are huge lightning storms) . Four huge BOOMS after, me almost crying because it was really scary and I was absolutely sure they were explosions and not weather stuff, he said maybe it was the mountain patrols using dinamite to get rid of dangerous areas that could cause avalanches or something.
The day after, in the local newspaper there was an article about it. Turns out someone was getting married and they have a Bavarian tradition of using some sort of cannon as to wake up the couple or the bride (can’t remember exactly). I was like WTF! Lol and then I thought please don’t let my fellow Puerto Rican men know about this because they’ll love the idea! (Noise)
Also, I think my Mother-In-Law said they have a tradition where the groom’s friends “kidnap” the bride and take her to some bar, invite her to a few drinks and snacks and theN give the groom tips. He has to figure out and find his bride. I don’t even drink but it sounds a lot of fun!
Post # 9
EVERY wedding I’ve ever been to the guests take the centerpieces and I’ve been in/to A LOT ! Sorry it’s not a Hispanic thing here. I am not Hispanic and neither were the brides and grooms. I’m actually quite surprised it’s not the norm everywhere else but here in Jersey it’s a given. All the woman at the table will fight over the centerpieces lol