(Closed) Taking centerpieces after the wedding…

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Would you take an elaborate centerpiece home w/crystals and such?
    No! that's rude, I only take flowers. : (12 votes)
    16 %
    Sure! that's why they have em' : (5 votes)
    7 %
    Umm no I don't really want it.. : (16 votes)
    21 %
    Depends, if they look inexpensive yes, if they look like they could be resold -- then no. : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Only if told to do so! : (41 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    14494 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
    2373 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2008

    I’ve never seen it done either. After my wedding all the flowers were pretty much put in the trash.

    Post # 6
    1398 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    125 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    There needs to be a “No, I wouldn’t take any centerpiece unless it was specifically given to me” option

    Post # 9
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t take anything from a wedding that I wasn’t specifically told I could take. 

    Post # 10
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’ve taken centerpieces home when there’s been an announcement to do so.

    Post # 12
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    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
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    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
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Around here people do take them home but usually it’s announced and there is some game involved.

    Post # 16
    2313 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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. 

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