Post # 1
This is a fun interactive web site we made to promote wedding shows at our building. It lets you toss a virtual bouquet to your best friends and watch you tube videos of hysterical real bouquet tosses. Here is the web site: http://www.virtualbouquettoss.com/
I know I’ve personally caught about three bouquets at weddings. Are people still doing that tradition? Any fun alternative ideas?
Post # 4
I’m not tossing the bouquet at my wedding.
Here is something cute that I have seen, at the last wedding I went to they did an anniversary dance and the couple that was married the longest was presented the bouquet.
Post # 5
Not only did I toss my bouquet, but it was my actual bouquet – not a smaller cheaper version. What the heck was I going to do with a dried or dead bouqet of flowers? I certainly wasn’t going to fly to Jamaica with them on the honeymoon, and I didn’t want someone else to have to worry about preserving them while I was away just so I could have some dead flowers in my house. Dead/dried flowers do not matchmy decor and are not my style. So I tossed it! And one of my sister-in-laws caught it. Now she has dead flowers hanging in her bedroom! 🙂
Post # 6
I decided not to do the bouquet toss (or the garter toss for that matter) at our wedding. I have always felt weird being singled out as a "single lady" in those kinds of scenarios. Also, at our wedding, we have like 4 single women at the weddding, so it would be kind of awkward with such a small group.
Post # 7
Oh, I like the idea of giving it to the couple that has been together the longest!
Post # 8
we’re doing something similar to the "married the longest."
Every married lady stands on one side of the dance floor, and the DJ starts with, "Whose been married one year?" Those ladies cross to the other side. "Two years?" Again…cross to the other side. It keeps going until the longest married lady is left on one side and is presented the bouquet.
What is an anniversary dance?
Post # 9
I wont toss my bouquet cause I want to preserve it and put it in my hope chest. So I’ll toss one of my bridesmaids bouquets!
Post # 10
We’re tossing the bouquet and a instead of a garter, a little gators football. But we’re announcing ahead of time that it’s NOT just for the singles out there, and whoever catches them gets a gift card. We’re thinking B&BW for the ladies, and Bass Pro Shop or Dick’s Sporting Goods for the men.
I never thought about just tossing my actual bouquet, like caliocteach said, that’s actually really smart!
Post # 11
I really dont want to do the whole bouquet/garter toss thing, so I am trying to figure out another option. The anniversary dance is definately being considered, or I may attempt a (planned) impromptu throw when I leave? Still not sure on this one, but I know I don’t want the "okay, all single ladies to the dance floor…" ugh.
Post # 12
Of course, since I wrote that, I now have Beyonce’s song "All my single ladies…" in my head. 🙂
Post # 13
I’ve decided to forgo the bouquet toss. I wanted to avoid the akwardness for the few single friends we have remaining…I know I always hated being called out to partake in it!
Post # 14
We’re not doing a bouquet toss, but I like the idea of an anniversary dance or something similar, we only have about 3 single women coming to the wedding and a couple lesbians so they can’t legally get married in California and I’d rather not rub that fact in.
Post # 15
I was originally planning to do a bouquet toss, but several of my friends received engagement rings in the last month or so – seriously decreasing the number of likely participants. I think that the plan now will be to wait until I start receiving RSVPS to decide whether or not we will actually do it.
Post # 16
@tennis, You don’t want to throw a bridesmaid bouquet. Get a throw away bouquet from the florist. I would think it would be a bit awkward to select one of your BMs to fork over her bouquet. Unless someone has told you she doesn’t care and you can have it, I think you’ll want to have an extra.
I think the one I used was also used as a topper for my wedding cake.