Post # 1
I know a lot on the board are anti-bouquet toss…. but, after going to my last wedding as a single gal, recently, it just dawned on me that not only have I never caught the bouquet – but, I’ll NEVER be able to say that I have.
Oh well! 🙂
Post # 3
I caught the bouquet when I was about 14.. scared my dad to death. I didn’t do a bouquet toss at my wedding but not because I’m against them.. I didn’t do it because I had probably 2 single girls at my wedding and I didn’t want to put them on the spot and embarrass them.
Post # 4
I caught it at FSIL’s wedding last August! Fiance told me to catch it and it flew straight at me. (We weren’t engaged at that point.)
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Yes. Twice. Both times I was standing in the back, trying my best to avoid it, and the bouquet still hit me square in the chest.
Post # 6
I did when I was about 13. I thought it was fun and tried hard to get it. The guy who got the garter, my cousin’s now-husband (they met at the wedding), put it on me with his teeth! I still make fun of him for it.
Post # 7
Once I cought it so it wouldn’t land in the cake, but the second time was in January and McGroom caught the garter. This time I caught it because it was about to hit a 14 year old in the face because she wasn’t looking. I caught it with one hand and the girl gave me this mean look, but she wasn’t paying attention and it would’ve hurt her. Anyway, we weren’t engaged yet, so, when we became engaged, the bride loved it.
Post # 8
I kinda sorta did, and it wasn’t even a wedding that I was attending! My friends and I were at a restaurant having dinner. There was a small wedding reception there. We were leaving just as the bride tossed her bouquet (which was really strange because it was very much just a restaurant). I walked by, she threw it, no one in her party caught it, but a few of the flowers fell off of the bouquet and landed on me. So strange! Of the girls I went to dinner with, I was the first to get married!
Post # 9
I caught it at my brothers wedding only because some other girl tipped it off and it fell behind everyone else. I picked it up to give it to her but then everyone started clapping. haha
Post # 10
I caught it when I was about 14 too. My mom freaked out and made the bride throw it again. I was actually kind of upset because I caught it and she made me give it back and sit out of the next toss. I was in the back and had no intention of catching it, but it just came to me.
Post # 11
I have – I’ve got it a couple of times, despite my best intentions to avoid, avoid, avoid!
IMO, you’re not missing much, unless you like to be the center of attention even more than you are after being spotlighted as a “single lady”. It seems there is always one (or more) desperate-to-be-married ladies who take the prophecy seriously, and give you the stink eye all night once you’ve caught “their” bouquet.
Post # 12
Yes! It was my friend’s friend wedding, but they divorced like 2-3 yuears after 0;
Post # 13
I’ve been hit in the chest by it. It bounced off and landed on the floor. I backed away slowly as a bunch of women dove for it.
Post # 14
When I was 16, at my cousin’s wedding, I got TRAMPLED by a woman in her 30s wearing stiletto heels. My boyfriend at the time caught the garter and had to put it on her, which pisses me off even more… so I have tried to avoid it ever since!
At my friend’s wedding 3 or 4 years ago, I figured I had to stand there b/c I was a BM, and the bouquet hit me in the head (and she threw it from a high balcony, so it actually sort of hurt). I let it fall to the floor, and someone else picked it up.
Post # 15
I caught a bouquet once and it was at the wedding of a close friend. I dried it out and still have it on display at home. At the next wedding FI and I went to, he caught the garter and we were engaged 2 months after that! 🙂
Post # 16
I voted yes as I’ve ended up with the bouquet twice, but haven’t actually “caught” it. The first time I was about 10 and it was at my dad’s cousin’s wedding. I was standing in front of all of the bridesmaids, and it landed about two feet in front of me. Since I was closest, I got to it first. The second time was at my grandmother’s wedding when I was 21. It was close family only (about 15-20 people), and since I was the only single gal there, she gave it to me after the ceremony 😉 Every other wedding I’ve been to, I just don’t get into the bouquet toss (Hi, its me, I’m in the back. Can you see me? No? Good…). I’ve actually stepped out of the way twice ((guilty look)) so someone else would catch it…
Side note: When my grandmother gave me her bouquet my oldest brother exclaimed to me, “You better not!” Guess who was the next one in our family to get engaged 🙂 Haha.