(Closed) reselling centerpieces, decorations

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would hope that guests would not take the centerpiece unless told to do so.  How rude!  Not to mention that people often rent the centerpiece items, so they are not even the bride or groom’s to give away in the first place. 

If you decide to let your guests take the centerpieces, just imagine how empty your tables are going to look near the end of your reception too…

Post # 4
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445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think the guests only take the centerpieces if they are told that they can.  Usually the DJ makes an announcement about it.  Some people use a game to see who gets to take it home (closest birthday to the wedding day is an example).  If you don’t want people to take them, don’t announce anything.  Your DJ/band should ask you this when you go over the final details.

Post # 5
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3526 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I didn’t know of this "tradition" either!

I am still unsure what I am going to do about this. On the one hand the whole point of my centerpiece is so it does not completely go to waste. On the other hand everyone is travelling to the wedding. So who wants to take the centerpiece on a 2-6 hr car ride with them?

If we do give them away I think I might just go with a number under the seat thing but announcing it at the very end of the party. Dunno.

Post # 6
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700 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Gerbera:  If you are worried about waste, you could always reuse the centerpieces for a brunch on the next day, if you are going to have one…or donate them to someone (church?) for their use….I guess it depends on what your centerpiece is. 

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