(Closed) Taking home the centerpiece…

posted 6 years ago in Decor
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Where I’m from it’s common I think. I’ve never done it myself but I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw someone do it. I’m in Ontario Canada and am not latina. 

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not common here on the West Coast of Canada.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve never seen anybody take a centerpiece, I’m in the Midwest. Who the heck just takes a centerpiece?

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve only see this happen if it’s announced that it’s okay to take the centerpieces. When I was a kid, I also went to wedding where if you had a certain color sticker under your plate, you “won” the centerpiece. 

Otherwise, everyone at the weddings I’ve been to leave the centerpieces alone.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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SoonToBeMrs.MdN:  it’s very common in my family for people to take the centerpieces. I’m from a big irish catholic family.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve seen people do it, but only after they’re told that they can. A friend in college had small vases with fish in them, and she said anyone could take them when the reception was over. I also took a mason jar floral arrangment home from my cousins wedding, cos we were told we could. They would have been thrown out otherwise.

I wouldn’t take unless I was told though. Part of our reception centerpieces were property of the reception hall, so hopefully no one took them home!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve only seen this happen at weddings where it was announced that guests could do so. We did this at our wedding, and the centerpieces actually had several beautiful succulents that will live for a long time if well cared for, so we thought it was a nice option for those with green thumbs. But lol no, I have never seen someone just up and take the decor unless told it was okay.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

At my friend’s wedding, the DJ announced that the centerpiece could be taken by the lady at the table whose birthday is closest to the wedding day. My mom’s was 5 weeks earlier, but she got beaten out by another lady whose was the next week!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I live in Ontario Canada and its not common here, most of those centrepieces are crazy expensive, I would never steal one.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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SoonToBeMrs.MdN:  I’m in the Midwest US, not Hispanic, and centerpieces are always up for grabs. I see someone else also from MW who says it’s not common where they’re at, but in my area, centerpieces are always meant for guests to take home at the end of the night. I’ve been to weddings of all social classes, mostly white but a few AA. Also an Indian but I don’t remember what happened at that one. I don’t take anything because there are usually people at the table who are closer to the couple (and I don’t need vases/candles/flowers etc).

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Guests took them from our wedding,  but we also encouraged them to. 

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