(Closed) Bouquet Toss–no thank you!

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I always love the pictures that come with the bouquet toss… But I like the idea of giving it to the person who has been married longest, or who is getting married next.

Or the flower girl if she’s at your reception.

I went to a wedding where the men were instructed to catch the bouquet and the women caught the garter. Same tradition really, just a funny twist to make it unique and not have so much weight behind it. (Plus nothing is cuter than watching a man catch the bouquet and give it to his girlfriend ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Post # 47
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Helper bee

I didn’t have one. I find it (and cake smashing) tacky.

Post # 48
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I saw this at a wedding and we stole it… a nice compromise…

We did a toss, but invited ALL men/women out and did guys on one side, girls on the other and tied to our toss bouquet and garter (I had dummy ones so I wouldn’t miss mine) was about $10 in lottery scratch offs. They called it a “good luck” toss.

I was 30, DH was 33, our single friends did not want or need to be singled out as unmarried!

What I wasn’t anticipating was my hyper competitive brother and SIL tackling people for it. Maid/Matron of Honor got knocked in the eye. Kind of took the fun out of it but people seemed to like the idea. 

Post # 49
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Ever After Banquet Hall

I don’t really want to do it. Fiance really wants to toss the garter, though, so I might just have to. Being…..well…not in my 20’s, most of the single people at our wedding will be our kids’ age or older divorcees. I think it will just be awkward.

Not to mention that whole thing where they force singles out there calling them out by name…..

Oh, and I HATE when kids go out for it.

If I can’t talk my Fiance out of it, I do plan on pranking him in retaliation ๐Ÿ˜‰ I shall be pinning a red thong to my garter for him to hold up for the world to see LOL Or if anyone else has any good ideas to make him regret wanting to toss my garter, I’m open to suggestions LOL

Post # 50
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Busy bee

I wasn’t planning on it, but I wound up doing the bouquet toss multiple times. A bunch of little girls really wanted to catch the bouquet.

Some of the ladies kindly lined up in back to make it a crowd, (but they weren’t interested in catching the bouquet) and I tossed table decorations and out of town bridesmaids bouquets until the little girls each had one.

 Neither of us wanted the garter toss.

Post # 51
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Buzzing bee

I didn’t do it as I also had a small ceremony and no single people there. I also felt super awkward at every wedding I went to and tried to get out of it but was always pushed onstage by people around me. It should be my choice whether or not I want to be involved!!! 

Post # 52
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Honey bee

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mrsfry2015:  I was dragged-out on the dance floor, by an over-eager cousin or uncle multiple times. I remember making myself scarce after that, including hiding in the ladies room at least once. I was married in the late 1970s, when everyone tossed, but I didn’t. The last time I saw it – like 1 out of the last 6 weddings/2 years I’ve been to, no one wanted to participate. 

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I got married in Alaska while our cruise ship stopped in Juneau. I considered tossing my bouquet overboard as we left but I figured it would probably be frowned upon to toss things overboard… I couldn’t bring it though Canadian customs when the trip was over anyway so I left it in the theatre on the boat. Oh well. At our at home reception I had a bouquet as well, considered tossing it but realized the only single female guest was DH’s 13 year old half sister so I just took it home. It’s still sitting in a vase in the kitchen… (it was only a week ago so it’s still alive). 

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’ve never liked it either and we won’t be having that or a garter toss lol. We’re doing away with a lot of traditions like my dad walking me down the aisle (we don’t have a good relationship), no bouquet toss or garter toss, no father-daughter dance, no send off, no cake cutting (we’re doing donuts)…. oh and I don’t want a bridal shower (unless somebody wants to host one for me I don’t mind but I’m not hosting one for myself… we have an established household). But that’s what weddings are about I think (besides marrying your one true love lol)… choosing the traditions you want to keep and remember and forgetting the others!!! (:

Post # 55
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

We didn’t do it. I think it’s unappealing and I spent a ton of money on my bouquet. I didn’t toss that to anyone! I think there’s few things tackier than the garter toss so we skipped that too. 

Post # 56
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Buzzing bee

Nope. I don’t get it and I don’t want it. No garter for me either.

Post # 57
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Busy bee

I totally forgot to toss mine, we were having to much fun  that night. But at the end of the night DH’s sister said “You forgot to toss your bouquet!!” and I said “Here catch!” and tossed it to her  (she was stnding ring next to me lol) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My bouquet was so beautiful I wasn’t throwing it anywhere! I enjoyed it as long as possible overnight & gave it to my mum before we left for our honeymoon. 

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Church

I’m skipping it, and the garter tossing. Most of the people we are inviting are already married. The tosses  are fun to watch but I was too shy to try to catch the wedding bouquet. I still got my Prince Charming ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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