(Closed) Fishbowls and Plumerias.. need your opinions please..

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010 - Mr. P's Grandparents’ Ranch

I would be too sad to have dead little fish on my wedding; maybe you can have floating candles with fish shapes, or something else that could look cute with the flowers around, like color stones, or just a candle inside 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’d have to agree with poodle about the fish…that would just suck!! And what would you do with them all after the wedding??

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I say give the fishes away as favors 😀

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

If you type “fish centerpiece” in the search box above, you can see a few board posts that have been written about them.  Some people have had some really bad experiences with the fish dying, and I’m sure that’s not what you want!  I vote for using floating candles, if you want to bring in a bit of water element.  Or, have you checked Ikea or local Dollar stores for their bulk glasses, if you want to do something more like what Mrs. Lemon did?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I love plumerias.  Their look is so classic and the scent is divine.  One word of caution is that they do bruise/brown very quickly.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I can tell you from experience with live fish – it’s not a good idea.   I used to work for a catering company and never once was anyone able to pull it off.  More often than not, the fish were dead before the reception started.  I don’t know why wedding coordinators go along with the idea.  Probably because they’re not the ones that have to flush the dead fishies!

Plumerias are beautiful! I also like the look of submerged flowers.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I wouldn’t have live fish

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

It’s a controversial issue. I’m planning to just have one table with a fishbowl as a centerpeice, as an inside joke for that table. I personally wouldn’t mind if that one fish won’t last. One of the threads discusses this at length. However, I wouldn’t want every single table to have a live fish in a fishbowl. I know it’s sad to have dead fish but it also makes logistics of setting up and taking down more troublesome.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am not so sure about the fish idea!

If they do end up making it – will anyone actually want to take a fish home like at a fair?

I love the idea of the flowers in the fish bowls though!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I like the flowers and fishbowls, but have you thought about having fake floating fish? I don’t know if it would achieve the look you’re going for, but if you’re set on having fish, there are aquarium “ornaments” that you could get:

http://www.sourcingmap.com/artificial-plastic-floating-fish-ornament-for-aquarium-p-37099.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/Small-Realistic-Plastic-Floating-Fish-Aquarium-Ornament_W0QQitemZ260468256883QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20090827?IMSfp=TL090827162003r17940

It would take the worries away about dead floating fish. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

How about shells and sand and sandollars or starfish?  You can find them at Michael’s and they make a gorgeous arrangement!  No worrying about dead floaty fishies. 

As a guest, and an animal lover, I’d see that fish, know I’d have to take it home after the party, then go purchase a bowl for it, give a lecture to my son about taking care of yet another animal at my home already filled with animals, and then having yet one more thing to do at the end of the week..scrubbing a fish bowl!  NOT my kinda favor.  I like getting cake, cookies, candies, chocolate (oh heavens yes) and measuring spoons, and candles and picture frames.  I don’t have to scrub them and some of them just become a fond, fond wedding memory (oh godiva chocolate wedding cake favor..how I love thee!) 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Or maybe coral pieces in your wedding colors?

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ooooh coral!  Nice touch flipflopbride!  Me likey that idea!

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