(Closed) Anyone skipping the bouquet toss?

posted 11 years ago in Flowers
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020

We are definatley not tossing the bouquet or my garter. I think we will do the anniversary dance.

Post # 33
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2010

No bouquet or garter toss for us.  I am one of the last of my friends to get married, so there’d only be 1 or 2 girls to catch it! 

The last wedding I attended with a bouquet toss ended horribly–one of the guests was ADAMANT about catching the bouquet because she was SURE her boyfriend would propose soon and catching the bouquet would ‘spur him on’.  When the bouquet came towards the flower girl, she pushed the flower girl into the ground and snatched it from her!  She’ll never live it down because the videographer caught everything…

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am skipping the bouquet toss too. Instead, I’m having a dance off and giving the winners the garter and toss bouquet.

Post # 35
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

nope…thwarting the garter toss by not wearing a garter (summer daytime wedding…what would that thing be holding up?!?).  And ditto @ottawabride: there are exactly 3 single women invited – two are over 40 & proudly self-proclaimed “spinsters” & the third has been in a relationship with FI’s childhood friend who is graciously waiting until our wedding is done before proposing (so he’s told FI), so we’re SOO not doing the bouquet toss since she’s probably the only one who will stand up for the toss & that may be embarrassing.  I certainly skipped out on the toss at every wedding that it happened at.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh Professor… tell your aunts that if they want to throw flowers around, they are more than welcome to do so all on their own.  I’m not doing a bouquet toss either.  I think I remember my Future Mother-In-Law being a little shocked, but once I explain that I would have exactly three single ladies at my wedding, all over the age of 25, none of whom want a big ‘ol announcement pointing out that they are single… let’s just say, she got the point. 

Maybe you could suggest doing an anniversary dance and giving away your toss bouquet to the couple who have been married the longest?  Maybe that will shut the aunts up 😉

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We didn’t do it or the garter toss and I don’t think anyone missed it.  I would just tell your DJ/entertainment that it’s NOT going to happen no matter who asks for it.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

we didn’t do any of that stuff.  No regrets!  Let your aunt look crazy and hijack a centerpiece – let her. Tell the band / dj know ahead of time that you will NOT be doing the traditions, and to not stop the music for anyone that isn’t wearing a bridal gown. 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

No way are we doing those! I will probably leave my bouquet with my daughter when we leave on our honeymoon (she’s 20) but don’t want to have the “desperate-to-catch-a-man-free-for-all-bouquet-catch”! And garter?I’m a plus size bride so it would be like a collar for a very large dog. Not funny, and not anybody’s business!

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I don’t have many single ladies coming to the wedding and I really did not want my Fiance up my dress pulling a garter off in front of friends and family.  So we aren’t doing either.  My parents were very relieved.  

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We aren’t doing a bouquet or garter toss. We really don’t have many single friends and I have always dreaded being paraded out as the single girls to catch the bouquet.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Absolutely not on both the bouquet and garter toss. I think the former just singles (ha) out the single ladies and we won’t even have that many single ladies at the wedding. I especially hate it when people start basically shoving single gals out there when they really don’t want to do it. And I find the digging up the dress for the garter to be somewhat tasteless. Since we’re skipping the garter toss, I think it’d be a bit of a double standard to force the single ladies but not the single men to assemble.

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We had two brides, and thus two bouquets and two garters.  None of them got tossed.  We gave one bouquet to the only guest who lived in the area of our ceremony, and the other to the staff of the synagogue where we got married.  We kept both garters in place.  Later on, NotFroofy saved her garter as a souvenir and I sold mine.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Definitely NOT doing the bouquet toss! We are giving it to the couple who has been married the longest during the anniversary dance 🙂

Post # 45
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Newbee

everyone will either be married or are on their way to being married at my wedding so no bouquet toss for me!  futuredrbraun – good idea about giving it to the couple who has been married the longest! i may just do that 🙂

 

 

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

We didn’t do the bouquet/garter tosses either. We didn’t want to submit our remaining single friends to this dreaded tradition, and our party was so hopping I’m glad we didn’t have this little interruption. =)

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