(Closed) Preventing Guests from Taking Centerpieces

posted 12 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee

I would just put a note on each table and if an announcement is made, don’t say anything specifically about them “not being up for grabs,” not that I thought you would anyways 😀

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I wouldn’t say anything, but I would make up a nice little note that says that the centerpieces are being donated to “such and such” charity. Most people don’t even think to take them home as it is.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… I really, really hope people don’t think it’s okay to walk off with our centerpieces!!! We’re using alot of my OWN apothecary jars and I totally love them! And the rest are the florist’s stuff.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

we were missing two of our centerpieces.  I assume people took them.  Who knows.  Our flowers were really bad by the end of the night and everyone threw them away during the clean-up.  Made me kinda sad!  

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wrote about this a while back, but for a different reason (my flower vessels are family heirloom teapots), and the main advice was to get a few people to spread the message that they’re not for taking.  Also, to maybe put a note UNDER the centrepiece, so nobody has to be told not to unless they try to take it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

What about doing something to make them really heavy?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think a small tented placecard right by the centerpiece would be nice.  I think it would be nice to say which charity the flowers are being donated to. 

I personally have also attended many weddings were centerpieces are taken, so I was thinking of doing the same thing. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

If you are making programs or menus, perhaps you could place a little note in either one. I feel like there are lots of little details of our ceremony and reception that need explaining (because we’re doing so many cultural bits), and I’m including it all in the program. I don’t want a million post-it notes hanging around, like that one episode of The Simpsons where they go to Ned’s beach house and there are notes on every piece of furniture (“PUT FOOD IN ME”). Laughing

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes just make a little note please do not take centerpiece. I remember one wedding where they allowed you to take the centerpiece and a lot of guest left in the middle of the reception and took the centerpiece and the room just looked a mess without them : /

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the note next to the center piece is fine. That or word of mouth. = )

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Maybe I’ll put my DoC on top of that. I have a list of things that are a priority and that seems like it’s one of them, all of a sudden.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

the little note is a great idea and i think it will work perfectly 

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