SPINOFF: do you take the centrepieces at weddings?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Do you take the centrepieces at weddings?

    Yes, isn’t that what they’re there for?!

    Only if the bride/ groom said it was okay.

    No, that’s super weird!

    Only cause I turn into a kleptomaniac when I drink and want to steal something hehe.

  • Post # 46
    1496 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

    I have never wanted to take a centrepiece from a wedding.

    Post # 47
    716 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Maybe it’s an Italian thing but it is a very normal thing to do in my friend and family circle. Obviously it’s announced because no one would ever assume that but it’s pretty common for me

    Post # 48
    1352 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think it’s very odd but my fiance’s family does it all the time. I am trying to figure out a way to communicate to people NOT to take our centerpieces, as we are renting them. 

    Post # 49
    9873 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2019

    This scares the crap out of me. I don’t want people just taking bits from our centerpieces home, we are hopefully having books incorporated into our centerpieces in piles or something and I will want to take them home!

    I have been to a couple of events where centerpieces were taken but it was usually explicitly stated on the menu or somewhere on the table or by the MC.

    Post # 50
    1002 posts
    Bumble bee

    No and this seems super weird to me.


    Honestly if someone asked me to take home their centerpiece, I would feel like they were asking me for a favor, not that they were giving me a gift. I’d be like, “oh sure I’ll help you with clean up by taking some of this garbage out”. What would I want with a centerpiece in my home? Lol

    Post # 51
    3818 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    I have never considered taking a centerpiece and didn’t know that was a thing until I came on this site. That’s just not done in my circle. It’s hard enough getting people to take their favors at the end of the night (which is why I  didn’t bother having any) let alone some big, bulky centerpiece. 

    Post # 52
    4318 posts
    Honey bee

    As we left the reception I was at last night, the were offering up the centerpieces if you wanted one.  We took one and it’s now on our kitchen table.

    I immediately thought of this thread.

    Post # 53
    831 posts
    Busy bee

    I’ve seen this done at weddings and people did it at my wedding without us announcing it was okay. I didn’t care but I DIY’d mine so they weren’t rentals. I’ve personally never taken a centerpiece and I think it’s a little weird but yea I’ve seen it. 

    Post # 54
    5056 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

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    brittnamrogo :  where I’m from, people do take the centerpieces home if they are flowers. Every wedding I’ve been to has the bride and groom select who takes them home at each table. The Master of ceremonies usually asks people to look at their place card and if they have a sticker on the back they get to take the centrepiece home. They usually say the vase is to be left. 


    Post # 55
    2712 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    brittnamrogo :  We made an nnouncement and gave them away. I got our gold terrariums on SUPER SALE by using multiple coupons and my teacher discount. I honestly think the edges up being like $5. (Not pictured are the wooden slabs they we placed on… also CHEAP) Our florist was a friend and used dried flowers so that was also a cost saver. 1 year later and I still see our centerpieces proudly displayed in our friends homes. 

    Ive never taken centerpieces as I have enough vases and the flowers die. But I know lots of people who literally collect center pieces from weddings like they are trophies. 

    Post # 58
    6106 posts
    Bee Keeper

    People took ours there was no announcement but the arrangements qere fair game but a good friend took the wooden slab it was on and that was rented. It was really embarrassing telling the florist that it got taken. I asked her to charge me but she never did. I felt super awkward about it. Glad to get it off my chest. 

    We had succulent favors and people loved them. Some left them but others took more so I was really glad some were as excited as I was. Lol. Some friends planted them in the garden and it’s nice to see them growing. 

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