(Closed) Bouquet Toss ideas…

posted 10 months ago in Traditions
Post # 3
2855 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

You don’t have to throw it. 

Post # 4
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

If I had to pick out of those I’d go for the second one because it sounds more fun, however I’d get bored quite quickly while people are placing markers where they think it will land to the point I’ll probably have gone back to the bar before then. 

Post # 5
905 posts
Busy bee

Actually I love option 2! That’s such a fun, inclusive twist. Really creative 🙂 If I wasn’t already married, I’d steal that idea, lol.

Post # 6
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Second one sounds fun. 

Post # 7
1946 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

We skipped the bouquet toss and garter toss all together.

Post # 8
1299 posts
Bumble bee

We did the anniversary dance instead of the bouquet toss.  I find the whole idea of the bouquet toss gross and never went out for it when I was single.

Post # 9
1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

If you’re not a fan why do it?

I prefer the first option, number two sounds difficult to implement.

Post # 10
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I don’t think either are necessary. If you don’t want to do it just don’t do it. If you want to do it then I’d just throw it in a normal way. Your ideas sound a bit convoluted, sorry to be negative. I’m just imagining either of those from the perspective of a guest and I think I’d just wonder why.

Post # 11
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

We skipped the toss since the majority of our friends and family were already married or engaged.  Instead we did an anniversary dance.  When the last couple was left on the dance floor I handed them the bouquet.  In my case it was my grandparents so it was very special, we got some nice pictures taken as the longest married and newest married together. 

Post # 12
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

Not a fan of either option. Do you genuinely want to do something along the lines of a bouquet towel, or do you feel like you “have to”?

and I know a lot of bees love the anniversary dance as a way to honor the longest married couple, but it bothers me in terms of marriage equality.  I was at a wedding where the couple who had been together the longest was a sand-sex couple but since they hadn’t been able to get legally married until 2015…    

Post # 13
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

If you don’t want to do something keep it simple and skip it. 🤷‍♀️ There is no need to try and come up with alternative ideas.

Post # 14
213 posts
Helper bee

We skipped the bouquet and garter toss.

My older single cousin pulled me aside months later to thank me, saying she dreaded the bouquet toss and always hated her family heckling her to get out there and finally get her chance to get married. I was so happy to hear that.

Post # 15
769 posts
Busy bee

Just don’t do it either.

i hate it as well and am skipping.

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