Post # 1
I’m looking for an alternative way to give my bouquet away at the reception other than doing a bouquet toss. One of my friends suggested splitting it in half and presenting it to my mother and Future Mother-In-Law. Anyone have other ideas/suggestions?
Post # 3
- 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
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
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
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
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
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 # 9
At the weddings I’ve been to, the bouquet toss is always so awkward… I know as a guest I hate going up there, esp when there are only a few other single girls. So I’m kinda looking to avoid that… =P Thanks for all the ideas!
Post # 10
- 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
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
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
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.