(Closed) Bouquet Toss ???

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Which do you like better
    Lottery Tix Bouquet Toss : (5 votes)
    63 %
    Lottery Tix Bouquet Raffle-everyone gets a ticket for raffle : (1 votes)
    13 %
    Lottery Tix Bouquet-money goes to charity : (2 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    996 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    No offence, but I’m not crazy about those ideas. That being said, you know what your guests will like best and its your day. If you are open to other ideas, I have always liked this one…

    Have the DJ invite all married couples to come dance on the dancefloor. The DJ then eliminates couples by how long they had been married. ie: If you have been married for 5 years or less please leave the dancefloor. etc. In the end, the couple that has been married the longest receives the bouquet. This way you don’t make single friends feel uncomfortable, and its a special gesture towards the longest married couple.

    Just a thought. Good Luck!

    Post # 4
    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We (okay, I, but I don’t think FH cares) are going to do the same as kelmac.  Having single girls go clawing for the bouquet is old-fashioned and sad, and I don’t want any garter-removal done in public.  Plus, I love the idea of rewarding a couple who have a long marriage!

    Post # 5
    1778 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you really like the lottery ticket idea… why not just hand everyone one and let them all rub at the same time? That way everyone gets a chance at some luck.  I guess this depends on how many guests you have, but if you have around 100, it’s only $100 and you still get to do a little of what you were thinking.


    If you are not stuck on lottery tickets, I like what was proposed about the longest married couple!

    Post # 6
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    If you don’t want a bouquet toss, then skip it entirely. It doesn’t have to be replaced with anything. While I have never seen anyone fight over the bouquet, I have seen many single women who refuse to go up to participate and some who hide in the restroom at that time. So for some women, it won’t be missed at all if you skip it.

    Post # 9
    6 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i decided not to do a bridal toss either the reason being i never liked jumping up and down to catch the bouquet especially looking all dolled up what if i fell i thought or broke a nail may sound 2 girlyfied lol but those were my thoughts so i decided to call all the single women to the floor and have them take a number or write their name on a paper put it ether in a bowl like i’m mixing a special brew or a decorated paper bag then i pick a number whatever comes out thats who gets it it’s non traditional and i think it’s a kinda fun so your lottery sounds terrific

    Post # 10
    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    My husband and I decided not to do a Bridal toss/garter toss, cause we always HATED them when we were single.  Everyone would always nudge you and say… “go on up…”  We decided to not do any of those events, and did not do anything to replace them.  People LOVED it! There weren’t a TON of events. Just speeches (which were short), dinner, cake, father daughter dance and first dance (which was a fun choreographed dance, so people had fun with it), and OPEN DANCE FLOOR!!

    Anyway, I say all that to say, do not find the need to replace it.  If you want to, of course do.. it’s your day… but don’t feel like you have to.  Your guests will appreciate the lack of order to the night. : )

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