APages
Savvy August 2012

Centerpiece Etiquettes

APages, on August 2, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Posted in Etiquette and Advice 25

Is there an etiquette related to how centerpieces are distributed or what should the couple do with them? I plan to have lighted branches on each table. I then want to give one to each bridesmaid (6) keep 2 MOH and my mom. I will have about 13 tables. MY Fiance thinks that the right thing to do is...

Is there an etiquette related to how centerpieces are distributed or what should the couple do with them? I plan to have lighted branches on each table. I then want to give one to each bridesmaid (6) keep 2 MOH and my mom. I will have about 13 tables. MY Fiance thinks that the right thing to do is to let each table decide who gets it and doesn't think my idea is appropriate. What can be done? I am attaching a picture of the centerpiece (not the vase).


25 Comments

  • Nik_McAwesomepants
    Master October 2011
    Nik_McAwesomepants ·
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    This is a very regional thing. I never heard of people taking them until I joined WW.

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  • Mrs. M fka Sami B
    Master June 2012
    Mrs. M fka Sami B ·
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    Every wedding I've been to the centerpieces are given away, not taken (that is bad!). Generally there's a sticker under someones chair or plate and they "win" the centerpiece at their table. I don't see anything wrong with giving them to your ladies, but I would check to see if they actually want them. I'm not sure how you would keep people from walking off with them though, if that's what they already had a mind to do =/.

    Heads up though, I have been to weddings where the amenities basket in the ladies and gentlemans restrooms were stolen... awkward.

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  • EdieKristen
    Master March 2013
    EdieKristen ·
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    Wow, that is SO rude that people just walk off with centerpieces. Especially if they're rented, then you're just screwing over the couple that just paid $60+ for your meal and possibly thousands for you to have a good time.

    I say you're paying for them so you should do what you want with them. Screw it if people think they're "entitled" to take a centerpiece at their table, that is absurd!! If you want to give it to your BMs, then you should, it's your centerpiece.

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  • CandiM
    VIP June 2011
    CandiM ·
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    I am with Kimi on this. I have never gone to a wedding expecting to or seen anyone take a centerpiece.

    I paid over $1500 for mine, and I decided who got them. I gave them out towards the end. It is completely your decision and if someone just trys to take one that is just rude.

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  • Amoura
    Dedicated September 2012
    Amoura ·
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    I think you should go ahead and give them to who you want to. I have never seen anyone take center pieces or even thought that was an option...I guess if that would be an issue make sure people know not to take them.

    Those centerpieces are gorgeous! They would make beautiful home decor too!

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