(Closed) Thanks for coming…and not taking my centerpieces!

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 108
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@noellegrace128:  So I have never heard of this until being on this sight.  DO people generally only take short centerpieces?  I am having half the tables tall centerpieces and half are those cylinder vases with floating candles in tripods.  Do I have to be concerned about this?

Post # 109
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

haha whaaaat? I did not know this was a thing. How strange. No one better take my planters!

Post # 110
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Ladybuglacy:  That’s a fantastic idea!

Post # 111
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I think this is a regional thing. It’s customary here too for the centerpieces to be given to the guests. Sometimes the ‘winner’ is determined either by a sticker under their chair or the person whose birthday is closest gets it. But sometimes nothing explicit is said and guests still take them at the end of the night. Personally though, I would never take the centerpieces unless I was explicitly told that they were up for grabs. Even then it would depend on the centerpiece lol.

I have the same problem as you though. We are most likely going to rent the centerpieces and I’m not sure how to prevent people from assuming they can just take them.

Maybe a sticker on the centerpiece somewhere that says ‘Property of Florist’? I don’t think I’d be comfortable with any other kind of note, to be honest. And I wouldn’t trust people to be listening to the DJ and his/her announcements either.

Post # 112
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would just make an announcement that they are not available to take home.

Post # 113
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

For my reception I am using my collection of old blue mason jars but i am putting them on the cake table and the head table.  The center pieces will also have mason jars on them but i am just using plain newer ones and possibly buying somemore new ones to make sure I have enough.  I can so if guests dont take the centerpieces i can still use them 🙂 Good luck!

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