(Closed) Bouquet/Garter Toss – Help with ALTERNATIVE ideas!

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We’re inviting everybody on the floor for the bouquet and garter toss, both of which will be tossed in the same time and “everybody” regardless of sex/gender, relationship status, are invited. It’s just a toss & grab game. Whoever grabs the bouquet or the garter can exchange it for a gift card.

Yeah, I’m not a fan of the anniversary dance either.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

you don’t have to do any of these things if you don’t like them!

half of them are only decades-old “traditions,” anyway, and if you and your friends don’t like ’em, forget it, i say!

maybe you could walk the room and give a flower from your bouquet to each of your single-lady friends —just as a gesture of friendship, thanks, and in hopes of all future happiness to them?

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I like the giftcard idea too!  I think we might use that one ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Newbee

this idea usd to be a tradition in my country but not many people do it anymore, the idea is to attached little charms to small ribbons and tucked them at the base of your cake, one of the ribbon will have a little ring…at some pont all the singe ladies will pull them out..and the one who gets the ring will be the lucky one…!!!

the lady that is doing my cake is not familiar qith this but it hink is a neat idea and that way i wont have to toss my bouquet..also the ring is something they will keep and wear probably…the ring doesnt have to be expensive, you can get a little promise ring a about $60…

 

http://www.weddingcakecharms.com/ribbons-cakepulls/sterling-silver/engagement-ring_2.htm

 

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Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We did something similar to pren79’s idea.  We did a free-for-all with a bouquet and garter that had several lottery tickets attached to them.  It was fun and made things more silly and competitive.  Even a couple married folks joined in!  (We didn’t do the whole garter removal thing…my husband just threw the garter right after I threw my bouquet.)

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I like the idea of giving your bouquet to the woman at the wedding who has been married the longest, I think I heard somewhere that doing that was supposed to be good luck…

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

oracle- that’s exactly why I didn’t do it… we ended up doing an impromtu bouquet toss. It was cool because it was totally spur of the moment and unplanned, so it all worked out.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

what about giving your bouquet to your mom or your MOH or anther guest? Someone that has helped you out a lot with the wedding or in your life as a gester of thanks? I think I read somewhere that people are doing this more often instead of tossing the bouquet…just handing it directly to one of the ladies.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

How about just attaching some cash to it… THAT will put up a fight. Roll up a $10 or $20 bill and tie it on with a ribbon. Then it’s not the loathed, desperate looking fight for the garter or bouquet, but a cash grab. Kinda funny.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I know I’ve gotten hurt in the bouquet toss, and that was just for flowers. I think there would be A LOT more injuries if there was money involved. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

GOOD point ๐Ÿ˜‰ Elbows to the face would not be a good thing.

Post # 16
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Newbee

One Catholic tradition is to leave the bridal bouquet as a gift to Mary, so I’ve been thinking about alternative “bouquets” to toss at the reception.  Has anyone seen bridal bouquets made out of candy, like bubble gum or lollipops?

 

 

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