Bouquet Toss Right After The Ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 3
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Not sure, but I’m considering doing my toss after the ceremony [during cocktail hour]. Our ceremony/cocktail hour venue has some amazing balconies and I think it would be a great photo op.

Post # 5
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Cynderbug:  This is our ceremony venue, there are 4 balconies total, but i’d use the one over the porch.

But I so want an image like this :

Post # 7
Member
9532 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

We didn’t do any tosses at all, so don’t feel like  you need to. Do you have a lot of ladies that would think it was fun? I don’t really see any problem with moving he timing of the toss. How do you see this working? People watch the ceremony and the you and the bridal party do your recessional and the what? Are you talking about coming back to the ceremony site  to do the toss? gather everyone at a cocktail hour and do the toss there?

Post # 8
Member
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Just don’t damage your bouquet if you want photos with it afterwards!

Post # 10
Member
9532 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hmm – it will take a good bit of time for the ladies to get out. Longer than it will take for you two walk to the end of the aisle. If they’re in pews, everyone before them may have to get out so that they aren’t crawling over them.  So you may have a big crowd that might not fit in the aisle. I’m thinking about all this from  church perspective – where is our ceremony? If it’s one where you’re setting up chairs, you could just space out the rows more than usual so that people can get out while other are seated. It could work, but would really require thinking through the logistics.

Post # 12
Member
9532 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Cynderbug:  Ah, didn’t realize you were doing a receiving line. What happens after the receiving line? Cocktail hour/mocktail hour? That could work well. As the first guests through your line go into a cocktail hour where they can sip and nibble and socialize while everyone else goes through the receiving line. Then everyone will be gathered all together and you can get the single ladies together for a bouquet toss. I think that would work great.

If you’re not doing a cocktail/mocktail hour (doesn’t actually need to be an hour, just the name) then I would worry about the guests who get through the receiving line first. Are they just waiting around for you to finish the receiving line so that they can catch the bouquet? I’m not a big fan of tosses, so I wouldn’t be happy about having to stand around for half an hour waiting for one. But if you give me wine and nibbles – I’m a happy camper!

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