Anniversary dance instead of bouquet toss? Thoughts, tips?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I haven’t done it (not married yet) but if you are doing one or another, I much prefer the aniversary dance.  I wouldn’t even worry about a “prize” unless you are dead set on it.  I would probably just stick with the bottle of wine and do nothing with your toss bouquet (better yet, don’t get one and don’t pay your flowerist for one)  Unless you are 100% sure that it will be your grandparents, it will probably end up left behind or in the garbage. 

Most of the aniversary dances I have seen are very good.  I would make sure to pick a song that everyone can get into.  Something old school like Frank Sinatra is usually a great choice.  Find a longer song 5-6 minutes so people aren’t sitting down after five seconds. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

marinesfiance:  We are doing this at our wedding! I knew right off the bat I didn’t want to do a bouquet toss, and this was the very next thing I thought of and luckily, FI really liked the idea too.  Although, I’ll admit…it might kinda be cheating…bc we know my grandparents will be the last ones on the dance floor. lol

Post # 4
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1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

No tosses (bouquet/garter) here! I never thought about the anniversary dance, though. I think that’s a really sweet idea!

I think that would be great for you! It’s such a nice way to honor the love in your family.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think those are pretty cute, we didn’t do one at our wedding though. We also didn’t do the bouquet or garter toss, we didn’t replace it with anything, we just didn’t do it.

Post # 6
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331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Wow!  I have never heard of this, but I love it!!  You should totally do it!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We did this at our wedding and it seemed like everyone really enjoyed it! Afterwards everyone was talking about how many years they had been married for and I was surprised at some of the lengthier ones. We knew we would not have many single people at our wedding so we didn’t want them to feel obligated to participate in a bouquet/garter toss.

My grandparents ended up winning and my grandma cried when I gave her my toss bouquet. I think it’s a really cool thing to see at weddings!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

marinesfiance:  No I highly doubt it. Honestly I’m not a big fan of the toss’s anymore when I go to weddings, and 99% of our guests were married so they were probably happier to keep drinking and playing games and dancing than to stop for “traditions”.

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