I'm not sure if this has already been asked but I couldn't find it anywhere.
If I don't want guests to take centerpieces with them (this is done a lot in my area), what would be the best way to tell them? Post a note somewhere they would hopefully notice, like by where the escort cards are, or by where the card box is? Place a note under each centerpiece, hoping that they would notice the note if they picked it up? Have the DJ announce that centerpieces are not to be taken? What do you think?
The reason is this. Part of my centerpiece is a mason jar. I was going to just buy some, they're about $10 for a dozen. However, my Gram has all these really old blue tinted ones that were my great great grandmothers, and blue is one of my wedding colors and she offered for me to use them. They've been sitting in her cellar for about 40 years. I don't mind if a couple get taken because there are over 50, but I would like to return the majority to my Gram.
If I wrote a note to guests, whether posting it by a table or under the centerpieces, I would probably put something like "We request that you please not take the blue mason jars. They belonged to the bride's great great grandmother," so they know we have an actual reason.
Any suggestions are welcome, even new ideas I didn't mention!! Thanks!!