(Closed) Live Fish Centerpiece?

posted 9 years ago in Decor
Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m sorry, but I think it’s cruel. I went to a wedding where they had this, and the fish got touched and poked etc all night, most of them died and nobody wanted to take the few that survived home. And there were quite a few college students there. Honestly, a live animal is not a good idea for favors at a wedding. It really left me (and a few of the other animal-loving guests I discussed it with) with a very negative opinion of the couple.

Post # 63
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

I think it’s really kind of cruel – if I went to a wedding with fish in the centerpieces, I’d really question the judgement of the person hosting the wedding. People do stupid things with the animals, and even if they don’t, it’s a loud, vibrating, stressful situation for the animal. Totally unnessary, IMO. 

Also if you had someone like me as a guest, I would be yelling at and interupting anybody doing anything crappy to the fish, which might create a real diversion!! 

Post # 64
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@carlsolindsay:  Given that this post is 2.5 years old,I am sure the OP has made her centerpiece decision .

Post # 64
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231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lubeznik Center for the Arts

julies1949:  Thank you for taking the time to set me straight. 

Post # 65
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Newbee

please do not use live fish, they often die. I have seen this it’s really sad and cruel and alot of people wont comment but will be thinking how cruel don’t do it its very sad when they die. Also people don’t always know how to take care of fish well they wont really getot go to good places so be thoughtful

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mrs Hedgehog:  Cute, but not practical… There is a LOT of potential that some of the fish will die due to water quality or water temperature issues, or just stress. And dead fish adorning your tables at your wedding would be so sad. 🙁

Plus, even if people want to take them home, there’s no easy way to do it without the worry of water spilling in their car, or the fish dying on the way home.

But I absolutely LOVE the first inspiration, with the submerged cherry blossoms! 🙂

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