Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
As a guest, I’ve only caught the bouquet once — I think the bride aimed it at me as she said that she’s glad I caught her bouquet. Actually, I caught the tip of a bouquet of a previous wedding and had a desperate lady pushing everyone else out of the way. It was snatched out of my hands. Quite comical — almost like this: Bouquet Tosses Gone Bad
I would hate to leave out other ladies/girls — it sucks, especially for those ladies in waiting, hoping for a lucky bouquet. Plus, it’s not like women/girls would want to rip my dress apart for good luck, that I would have to toss my bouquet as a distraction.
If I’m doing a bouquet toss, the bouquet is made of silk flowers.
If I decide to use the toss bouquet as a MOH’s flowers (tee-hee, nobody has to know it’s RIGGED anyway), I’m contemplating on tying lollipops into a bouquet. Then, when it gets tossed, few bundles would break apart. I have also read about toss switcheroos, where you hold your bouquet, but toss a hidden object instead of your bouquet.
A quick Google Image search had me intrigued! Only one ribbon is tied to the lollipop:
What will you be doing? If you’re already married and have had your wedding, please feel free to share your pictures with us! 🙂
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Post # 2
I don’t want to because I hate the idea of dragging up any single women to catch it. At the weddings I’ve attended, it’s always a begrudging small group of awkward women either really young or really old. So we’ll be skipping that.
Post # 3
I’m not doing it because I find the whole practice degrading. I just don’t have any single girlfriends with the desire to stand up infront of all my family and our friends and wrestle around for the “hope” they will be the next to marry.
Post # 4
I’m not doing it. Most of our guests are married and even when I was single I never participated. It was all so awkward and forced.
Post # 5
My reason to not toss my bouquet is probably selfish, but at least I’m being honest! Heck no, I’m not tossing my beautiful bouquet that I spent around $100.00 in materials from Michaels, Walmart, JoAnn’s Fabrics, and I want to keep it for sentimental value. Maybe, that should have been the first reason!
Post # 6
I’ve caught a bouquet twice but won’t be throwing one. Is that bad luck? I just don’t feel like carrying around a wad of flowers for 4 hours only to throw it away in the end. Plus I’ll need both hands for holding mimosas.
That and I also do not care for the idea of calling all the single ladies to stand in a group and fight over some flowers to show how badly they want to be married.
Post # 7
Cynderbug: I won’t be doing it but I’m having a very small non-traditional wedding. Even if I was doing the big traditional thing I wouldn’t do it though.
As a guest and when I was single I never participated and I hated when I was forced to. I think it’s degrading. I know some women find it fun, but I feel like it’s spotlighting people who are single and making it seem like they are “soooo desperate” to get married (like *me*) that they’ll fight each other for a bunch of dying flowers. Ugh I hate it.
Post # 8
I didn’t do it, in 1977, when almost everyone did. My daughters (2013 and 2014) aren’t doing it. In the last few years, I’ve only seen it once. Bouquet tosses are always on TV blooper shows; fights, bouquets ripped apart, screaming, someone popping out of the top of their strapless dress …
Post # 9
No Way. I always feel like it’s awkward and slightly….icky. I don’t know. Plus my bouquet is a few hundred bucks, I would like it intact.
Post # 10
I didn’t because everyone at my wedding was taken except for maybe like 4 or 5 girls, so I figured it’d look dumb. We also didn’t do garter toss or mother/son and father/daughter dances. Didn’t really follow tradition on a lot of things.
Post # 11
Cynderbug: Ditto what Skittles131: said. My first wedding we didn’t do any of that. Nobody likes it except people making fun of it. I hate that junk.
Post # 12
Cynderbug: Haha I caught a bouquet once (well.. a girl and I fought for it, I won 😉 it was funny/joke fighting though, not crazy desperate scrambling!)
My then bf caught the garter at the same wedding too.. everyone thought it was a sign.. we broke up a year later lol
I’m not a huge fan of it anyway so I won’t be doing it!
Post # 13
Cynderbug: Wow… I was going to do the bouquet toss but now reading this thread I wonder if I shouldn’t… I pretty much was just thinking to entertain guests but I don’t know if it’s really worth it for that.
Post # 14
I’m not. I don’t think it’s entertaining, and at my wedding theirs not that many single girls so would be sort of silly.
@nawella its your wedding! If you like it, go for it. Half of the weddings I’ve been to have done it, I don’t think theirs a right or wrong answer, just whatever you’ll have more fun with 🙂
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
nawella: There are less violent ways to do the toss! 🙂
You’d probably have a good sense of your guests — how drunk/competitive they are. It could be an unexpected bouquet toss when you’re leaving the reception hall.
I’ve seen plushies being thrown/tossed in lieu of flowers on the net. From an older thread on WeddingBee, Lottery Bouquet: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/lottery-bouquet#axzz2wTQxzJI1 I feel like I would like to toss something as part of entertainment, but don’t want to single anyone out. 🙂 I think I might use Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” as toss music. Also, if you wanted a toss, do it! There are fun ways to make it non-violent.
Example: Last person with the remaining string wins the bouquet!