Post # 1
NOW here we take them… normal flowers and such. I have these elaborate centerpieces in mind, crystals.. ect. Now when I think of this I also think that I could sell them afterwards to make some much needed money back — my mom tells me people take them, I thought people only took flowers.. thoughts?
Post # 3
I have never heard of people taking centerpieces until I got onto the Bee. If you want to keep them, have the DJ make an announcement or buy cheap vases at the dollar store and let people take the flowers home in those.
Post # 4
I have never taken anything…I don’t think that’s something that we do here? I’ve never seen it done at least.
Post # 5
I’ve never seen it done either. After my wedding all the flowers were pretty much put in the trash.
Post # 6
I would hesitate to do this, unless the bride specifically offered the centerpiece to me. I know that these days, many brides rent centerpieces, and would be responsible for the full cost of it, if it were not returned. Plus, alot of brides now sell their decorations to other brides in need, and giving them away would prevent them from recouping any of the money put into them.
Post # 7
I have seen it done alot! I worked at a catering venue, but most of the centerpieces I have seen taken were some sort of floral base.
If its something other than floral, I don’t think they usually took those. Most often though everything was left, if it wasn’t taken, so make sure you put someone in charge of that, or you let your vendor know.
Post # 8
There needs to be a “No, I wouldn’t take any centerpiece unless it was specifically given to me” option
Post # 9
I wouldn’t take anything from a wedding that I wasn’t specifically told I could take.
Post # 10
I’ve taken centerpieces home when there’s been an announcement to do so.
Post # 12
I was shocked at how many people took our’s home. Some people asked, but many did not. I had planned on selling them after.
Post # 13
I actually find it really rude when guests take centerpieces without permission. We have plans for ours and I would be pretty angry if someone took them without asking me.
Post # 14
I have a suggestion if you want to resell the centerpieces: get flower bags/wraps that bouqets come in from the florist and make an annoucement that guests that you have them for their convienence-this should discourage people from taking the whole centerpiece.
Post # 15
Around here people do take them home but usually it’s announced and there is some game involved.
Post # 16
I am really hoping guests don’t do this at my wedding. Our centerpieces are 5 pieces of milk glass for each table and it’s NICE milk glass that I’ve spent a lot of time finding over the past year. Some of it I plan to keep but the rest of it I’d like to sell, so I’m going to be upset if a guest takes any of it.