(Closed) My MOH bouquet was stolen this weekend-not sure if I am getting it back

posted 6 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It sucks that someone took it!  Hopefully you’ll get it back, but if not you’ll still have happy memories and pictures to remember the day 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never kept the bouquet from any of the weddings that I’ve been in. I didn’t even realize that it was an option, though I don’t think I would have wanted it anyway. Flowers mean very little to me. Even my bridal bouquet was trashed like a week after our wedding. So yea, I think you’re overreacting a bit. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I, too, had no idea anyone even kept their bouquets from a wedding.  I think my own bouquet went in the trash.  My friends might have brought theirs back home, but I would doubt it. 

I wouldn’t worry yourself about this.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would not want to keep them but I am also not big on flowers!  Were you planning on drying them?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Every wedding I’ve ever been in the bouquets for MOH/BMs were then used as reception decor–I never got to (or wanted to) take one home.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Eh, I would have tossed it, so I think you are overreacting personally.   I’ve honestly never heard of bridesmaids keeping/preserving their bouquets.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I have never heard that the bridal party got to keep their bouquet. I wouldn’t be too upset, the bride and groom payed for it so its not like you are out anything.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I honestly don’t think this is a big deal. Let it go, perhaps if you were the bride and want to perserve it that would be a different story. I have been a bm six times and I think most of the time I left mines at the reception.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Is it possible the Out of Town guest mistook it for a centerpiece or something? Even though I totally disagree with this apparent tradition, sometimes people help themselves to the centerpieces without asking. I really doubt this person stole the bouquet. She probably just assumed that it was either part of the reception decor or that the Bridal Party didn’t want it which tends to be the norm at most weddings. 

I definitely wouldn’t hound the bride about this. If it’s gone, it’s gone and there’s nothing that she can do about it.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It seems kinda odd to me to preserve a bouquet from a wedding that’s not your own.  I’ve heard of brides preserving bouquets, but not members of the wedding party.  Plus, I thought the Bridesmaid or Best Man bouquets traditionally became part of the reception decor?  

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have mine from my friends wedding last year dried at home, but I wouldn’t have been bummed if it went missing or got taken by someone – it’s just flowers.

Maybe if it were my bridal bouquet, but not one from someone else’s wedding.

You should try detaching your emotions and memories from the bouquet and attach it to the event itself, or photos you have of yourself and your friend. Did she give you a bridesmaid gift? This is moreso meant to be a ‘souvenir’ of the day than the bouquet in my opinion.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I also say let it go – in the grand scheme of things it’s not that big of a deal. I am sure you have other sentimental things that you can keep to remind you of the wedding!?!?

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