(Closed) Thoughts on fish for centerpieces

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

lovingbrideforever :  I think you meant to tag OP in your comment and not me?

Post # 62
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Erin Gustafson :  Okay, honestly? I think this is kind of disgusting. Unless you have X amount of people willing to take a fish home and actually take care of it, then what? What’s your backup plan for leftover fish? I think using live animals as a centerpiece is just wrong. I would be totally weirded out if there was a fishbowl in the middle of my table.

Search Pinterest for carnival centerpieces. There has to be at least a hundred different options other than using a live animal as a prop–a live animal that will probably die due to being said prop. 

Post # 63
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Like other PP’s said…probably not the best idea to have live fish! Plus what would you do with them afterwards?!

Post # 64
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

MrsMeowton :  She already decided against the idea.

Post # 65
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Erin Gustafson :  glad you are not doing this because there is definitely NO ethical way to do this. Also would love to know how you know animals are better off,  safer and happier living in zoos. 

Post # 66
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Erin Gustafson :  I’m having a tough time understanding how you can be a vegan and also okay with zoos and other instances where animals are used for entertainment purposes. Animals in zoos are more often than not distressed. As a vegan I absolutely abhor zoos and circuses, and am disappointed in many of the comments you’ve made in this post. Conservation and rescue efforts are very different than keeping animals in simulated environments, teaching them to do tricks, and engaging in breeding activities – all things that happen as most zoos. I would encourage you to read a bit more as to the ethics of zoos and circuses.

And shame on you and your “vegan” friends for thinking fish as centrepieces is a “cute” idea. 

Post # 67
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Helper bee

Erin Gustafson :  You sweet girl, taking so much heat, and you’ve made the right choice to not do this, but maybe you could close this thread so you don’t have to keep hearing about how you shouldn’t do it.  Have a happy wedding!!

Post # 68
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Newbee

Please don’t use live fish as your centerpieces! I’d be extremely upset if I ever went to a wedding that used live animals for decor. It’s so cruel…

Post # 69
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

butterfly19882 :  If you read even the first page, you would see that she decided ELEVEN hours ago not to use live fish.

Post # 70
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Erin Gustafson :  You might have been busy watching the SuperBowl. When you do come back, please consider closing this thread. It’s nothing but “piling on” at this point.

Post # 71
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

julies1949 :  People are still allowed to comment. Relax. It’s not your thread.

Post # 72
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Buzzing Beekeeper

courtneysokal :  this thread reminds of all those “I’m vegetarian but I eat fish/bacon/hamburgers” people. It seems it’s ok in this day and age to call yourself whatever you like with zero understanding of the concept/ideologies behind it. There is a big difference between eating vegan and being a vegan. One is a dietry decision and the other is a lifestyle.  

Post # 73
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I don’t mean to be a mood killer, but I once attended a wedding where the centrepieces were fish in a bowl with floating candles…it looked cool at first but…

…I don’t know if it was something to do with the candles, or the water in the bowls, or the fish themselves, but by half way through the night all the fish at all the tables had DIED! It kind of overshadowed everything else and all the hard work that was put into the reception!

EDIT: I just saw the update where you changed your mind. PS: I was a vegetarian for many years and still appreciated a good looking fish tank in a fancy restaraunt or waiting room. Ignore the haters on here!

Post # 74
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Worker bee

snowflake8 :  since when does pointing out unnecessary potential threats to animals’ welfare make someone a ‘hater’?

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