(Closed) Taking home the centerpiece…

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m planning on letting anyone who wants one take a centerpiece flower bundle home (3 vases per table with 1 hydrangea and 4 roses in each) but they can’t take the vases themselves because we’re renting them!

Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m from the Midwest and it’s common in my area. However, people are usually encouraged to take them so it’s not like people are just stealing them. We encouraged people to take home our flowers and asked that they leave the rented vases. Almost all the flowers were gone at the end of the night but we weren’t missing a single vase so it worked for us!

Post # 33
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Bumble Beekeeper

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DesiMercedes:  I know that. It was different distinctions. Thanks though.

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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Aquaria:  I plan on selling mine. 

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Magnolia House

My vases will be from the venue. I hope no one takes them because I have no plans to have to replace them! Although I have never been to a wedding where people take them home. I guess if during clean-up someone asked for the flowers that would be fine, but don’t touch the vases they arent mine! LOLOLOL

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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SoonToBeMrs.MdN:  I think it covers a lot of cultures. I’ve been to a ton of Filipino weddings where the centrepieces were taken home. I hope my guests don’t do the same for my wedding though cause the centrepieces are the property of the venue! (We’re renting from them).

Post # 37
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Sugar bee

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kellijo13:  everything at my wedding will belong to my venue as well  so i will chase someone down if they take the centerpieces. 

Post # 38
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Blushing bee

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SoonToBeMrs.MdN:  people took ours.  We had our moms talk to their friends and family to let them know someone should take them- I didn’t have a use for 25 centerpieces that would only die while on my honeymoon.  It was nice that they pricey flowers could be enjoyed by others.  Either leave a note for guests, or delegate a few family members to causally spread the word at the end of the night.  If there’s a few left over, then you can take those, but the last thing you want to be doing at the end of the night is lugging them to the car if you don’t have to.

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I’m Mexican but you already know it’s super common in a culture! Everytime we go to a Quince or wedding usually the first person has dibs haha. I never want any of them.

I’m even going to a mexican wedding this weekend and I know one of my tia’s the first thing she’ll ask us if someone didn’t get dibs on the centerpiece she’ll take it.

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve seen this happen many times – and I’m from the east coast and caucasian. 

As a result I’m worried someone will try to take our centerpieces…but the vases are all rented! Any suggestions on what to do? (besides eat the cost if someone takes them…which I’m aware might be what happens).

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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SoonToBeMrs.MdN:  Our community are notorious for taking centerpieces. We rented the vases and if anyone would take those, the florist would charge us 200 bucks for each (We rented 35 of them). So we had the singer make an announcement at the end letting people know it was ok to take the flowers on top, but not the vase. It worked out because nobody took it.

I was just at a wedding this weekend and the bride and groom encouraged people to take the centerpieces to I took one. Otherwise I wouldn’t….

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