(Closed) Alternative to bouquet toss?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008 - Vineyard on the Delta

i gave mine away at the end of the anniversary dance to the longest married couple.

Post # 4
2641 posts
Sugar bee

Is there someone you’d like to give it to?  I’ve heard of people simply having the DJ announce this as you want to present it.  "The bride would now like to present her sister with the bridal bouquet."

Post # 5
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

a wedding i went to this past summer did a dance contest for the bouquet and the garter. the bride and groom added a little incentive and tied some cash to both the bouquet and garter!

Post # 6
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

we didn’t do anything!!  is that bad?  I hate the toss, and we didn’t want to clear the dance floor with the anniversary dance….

Post # 7
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2009

I felt the same way! I saw somewhere about having all the men come on to the floor and try to catch it to give to their lady. Men fighting over a bouquet is much less depressing that making my 2 single friends be paraded across the floor.

Post # 8
6 posts

We are not planning to do anything with the bouquet, but I do really like the idea of men going after it to give to their dates, that’s really cute!

Post # 10
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

Some people do a "wish toss" where they have a bouquet that breaks up into individual flowers and each has a wish/fortune tied to it.

Post # 11
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We are doing two bouquet tosses… one for those who are single, and then one for those who are not. For the one for those who are married, my hubby will be throwing the bouquet and whoever catches it will be the next one to have a baby. The funniest thing is if my grandma or something catches it! haha 🙂 I am super excited about it!

Post # 12
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m also one that is not doing the bouquet toss. But, my reasons are different; I’m afraid my 16 year old niece will catch the bouquet and some creepy guy will catch the garter and I’m not having any of that! Some of these other ideas are really cute though.

Post # 13
78 posts
Worker bee

I like the idea of honoring the longest married couple by presenting them with the bouquet.  I know for me this would be my grandparents, so I am considering playing their first dance song for an anniversary dance. 

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