(Closed) taking the centerpiece

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

I’m putting my Mom in charge of this (since she’ll be at the reception after we leave).  I think we’re giving the take home arangements to the women that are hosting wedding showers for me.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

usually in my family the last person to leave the table gets the centerpiece… but on my dads side they did a game kinda like musical chairs but with a spoon… guess it was more like hot potatoe it was alright cause there were lots of kids and it was good for them… it made a lot of people laugh, i remember everyone enjoying it actually… and i think she did it not too long after the cake was cut

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

A few years back I attended a wedding where they placed a sticker underneath something (plate? placemat? water glass?) at one of the seats at a table in order to designate who had the rights to take home the centerpiece. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you are going to have menus, you could put a sticker on it that says “take a centerpiece!” and just put one with a sticker per table.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

In my family it’s usually the last one at the table to leave the party but some people do not care an call it in the beggining which I think is rude. Fiance and I were going ot give ours away but now we are considering selling our manzanita trees after the wedding!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve never been to a wedding where the guests take a centerpiece home, but these are good ideas. Maybe just tell your parents to spread the word that all of them can be taken home.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

At most weddings I’ve been to there has been some kind of game, but I can’t really remember the details.  Unfortunately, our florist owns the vases that we’re using for our centerpieces, so we can’t partake in this tradition.  I really hope that our guests don’t decide to leave with our center pieces… but if they do, we’ll just pay our florist for the vases I guess 🙁

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

When my mom got married they did trivia about the bride and groom during cocktail hour. The winners got to take home a centerpiece.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have the opposite problem.  If we go for the tall centerpieces, then we’ll be renting the vases from the florist.  So how do I tell or prevent my guests from taking the centerpieces?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have been to some weddings that they just say who evers Birthday is closest to the day wins the centerpiece.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Worry Wart – I’ve been told that in that situation, you should have the dj make a friendly announcement about leaving the centerpieces.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I love the idea of giving the centerpieces to the women who hosted the parties, etc.

I was once at a wedding where, if it wasn’t tied down, the guests ripped it off. I couldn’t believe it! Luckily my guest list is small enough that this won’t happen… but geez! That’s just rude IMO. 🙂

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