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L & Mel, on September 30, 2020 at 11:56 AM Posted in Style and Décor 0 12
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I haven't been to a lot of weddings, so I don't have a lot to reference.

Did you have people take your centerpieces? Did you have people take them even though you said not to? How do you go about having that conversation? Has anyone dealt with wedding theft in general, not just centerpieces?

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Latest activity by Laquita, on October 6, 2020 at 2:18 AM
  • Kristen
    Rockstar November 2020
    Kristen ·
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    I remember being at a wedding in NY and my friend was like oh you can take the flower centerpieces and I was like no. It was a tall glass vase. I never want to take the centerpieces home. I mean no one should take them so I do not think you would need a conversation. Maybe stick them to the table so no one does. I know everyone is different but I have never thought to take a centerpiece.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn Online ·
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    We didn't tell guests they couldn't take centerpieces and no one tried.

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  • Hannah
    Rockstar July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I have honestly never heard of people taking the centerpieces until wedding wire/my brother's wife who is a florist told me about it. I have never been to a wedding where that happens.
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  • A
    Expert September 2020
    Alli ·
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    That has never crossed my mind, but I was at my SILs baby shower and people took all the decor home lol it was wild. Nobody attempted to take our centerpieces home.
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  • M
    Super October 2022
    Michele ·
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    It depends on the crowd. Some do, some don't. If you are supplying your own vases, it's one less thing to transport. Maybe have the dj make an announcement
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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I don’t think anyone took mine since it was just a simple mason jar
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    Master July 2019
    Veronica Online ·
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    I have never seen guests take centerpieces from a wedding. We had favors for guests that of course we expected them to take. We also had a candy bar with goody bags for them to take as much candy as they wanted.

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  • Hanna
    Super June 2019
    Hanna ·
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    I have never heard of guests taking centerpieces before.

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  • Corrin
    Dedicated May 2021
    Corrin ·
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    I'm actually on the opposite end of everyone else - maybe it's a regional thing? I used to live in the south and taking centerpieces at the end of the night was just kinda the thing to do lol. I mean, most people asked of course, but I've been to plenty of weddings where I can remember people carrying them off.

    If you're really worried about it, you can ask your DJ to make a comment about how gorgeous they are but the bride and groom are wanting to take them home.

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    Dedicated August 2021
    Gianna ·
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    Maybe this is just like a my family type of thing haha but my grandma already asked if she could take one home! I never seen people take one without being told they could, but in my family they usually have a game or penny under a plate or something that the DJ will announce and the winners take a centerpiece home
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  • Casey
    Beginner August 2021
    Casey ·
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    I have been at weddings were the centerpieces where given away. They were real flower arrangements only.

    Once dinner was over, the staff would put the pieces by the door, people could take if wanted. I know most grandparents and godparents were gifted these as a thank you.

    But they were not decor centerpieces. As a bride I wouldn't want to keep 18 flower arrangements, I would share. Most people don't use real flowers anymore, so it is less common.

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  • Laquita
    Devoted July 2021
    Laquita ·
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    I've never seen people just outright steal them, but I have known a few couples that chose to double them as wedding favors. It's actually what we're choosing to do, I'd rather not take home 10+ vases/flower arrangements knowing I don't need them.

    If you feel so strongly about it, make a brief mention about how they're not to be taken, but I wouldn't worry too much.

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