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Selling Centerpieces for Honeymoon Funds

I know, I know, it sounds bad. However it's not too much different than a money dance! We have these awesome flower box centerpieces along with mercury glass potted succulent plants on each of the tables and I don't really want to be stuck with them post-wedding.

Can we have the DJ announce that if anyone looooves the centerpieces and wants to help the couple (us) put money towards our honeymoon by purchasing one, they can? Is it completely tacky?

I guess the other option is selling the stuff on ebay, however it's more of a hassle.

Would appreciate opinion!
Thanks!

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  • Yes.  It's completely tacky.
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  • I would not want to sell anything at my wedding. I would feel weird as a guest being asked to purchase these pieces as well.
  • it is normal in my area to give the guests the centerpieces (like take it if you want it).  I would definitely NOT sell them to my guests.
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  • Agreed - completely tacky.
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  • BAD idea. It is very tacky to sell things at your wedding. The money dance is tacky, but in some families it is a big tradition so people don't judge it. Now this is something I think most people would judge.

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  • Also, it is only like the money dance if you're only charging about a dollar for the centerpieces.  But I don't think you'll make much if you do that.
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    Im genuinly curious how much you think someone is going to pay for a centerpiece that it would make any significant income towards a honeymoon?
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  • Yuck. Why would you want your wedding to be a marketplace?
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  • Most people give their centerpieces away... not sell them. Just don't do it.
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    Im genuinly curious how much you think someone is going to pay for a centerpiece that it would make any significant income towards a honeymoon?
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  • This is not a good idea.  Please don't do this at your wedding.
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  • I would never ask my guests to buy my centerpieces so that I could have a HM. Very tacky.

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  • Selling anything at the wedding is bad.
  • I love this idea! You should bring a change of clothes to the wedding too so you can sell your dress at the end of the night. I bet if you catch people before the booze wears off, you could make bank on it. Better yet, find whoever caught your bouquet and make her an offer she can't refuse.



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    I know, I know, it sounds bad. However it's not too much different than a money dance! We have these awesome flower box centerpieces along with mercury glass potted succulent plants on each of the tables and I don't really want to be stuck with them post-wedding. Can we have the DJ announce that if anyone looooves the centerpieces and wants to help the couple (us) put money towards our honeymoon by purchasing one, they can? Is it completely tacky? I guess the other option is selling the stuff on ebay, however it's more of a hassle. Would appreciate opinion! Thanks!
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  • a) not your guests' responsibility to fund your honeymoon
    b) lots of things in life are a "hassle".  Sell them when you get back
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  • dont do it.

    try selling them on craigslist or ebay after your wedding. craigslist is simple & easy.
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  • In Response to Re: Selling Centerpieces for Honeymoon Funds:
    Selling anything at the wedding is bad.
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  • If I was at a wedding where this was done I would take my gift back. Totally tacky!
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  • Have your MOH and BM stand at the bathroom doors too: $1 to stand $2 to sit, once people get drinking you could probably pay for your honeymoon right there...
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    Have your MOH and BM stand at the bathroom doors too: $1 to stand $2 to sit, once people get drinking you could probably pay for your honeymoon right there...
    Posted by karbar42
    So, since I have an aversion to sitting on public toilet seats and hover, I would have to pay $1.50? Shitballs, why didn't I think of that? I could have made enough money off my family alone to pay for an extra day of skiing in St. Moritz!
  • I have an even better idea.  How about you auction off your bouquet instead of doing a toss?  You could do the same with your garter.  I'm sure you'd make big bucks.
  • In Response to Re: Selling Centerpieces for Honeymoon Funds:
    I have an even better idea.  How about you auction off your bouquet instead of doing a toss?  You could do the same with your garter.  I'm sure you'd make big bucks.
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    Great idea. I actually auctioned off my bra to every one after the cake cutting and made $12.55. It was awesome!!
  • It's your wedding, not a yard sale. :) Sell them on e-bay or craigslist afterwards or if you really don't want them around give them away. We gave our centerpieces away at our wedding and every single one was taken save the one on our sweetheart table. Or, create a "for sale bio" on the knot after your wedding and see if anyone wants them here.
  • Yikes I missed some good ones today! 
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  • Way late, but I went to a wedding where this happened.  Worse, it was the absolute worst way ever.  The couple asked everyone to empty their pockets and put the money on the center of the table.  One person was elected to "dance" for the bride and groom to give them the money, and if that person did so, they got the centerpiece.  It was absolutely horrible.  I know the rule is "pics or it didn't happen", and I don't have pictures...but it did happen.  Terrible.
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  • tacky. Try selling them online after the wedding....at the wedding is not a good idea.
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