(Closed) Bouquet Toss?

posted 5 years ago in Music
Post # 2
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

We aren’t doing a bouquet toss. We will be giving my bouquet to my grandparents, whose 55th anniversary is the day prior to our wedding. 

I’ve had friends do the dance floor thing where every couple starts dancing and then the dj calls out years – couples sit down if they haven’t been together for that amount of time and the longest-together couple gets the bouquet.

I think that if you didn’t want to do a bouquet toss and didn’t have someone to honor, you’d just do nothing. Do your toasts, first dances, and let them party. I don’t think anyone will miss it! 

Post # 3
2260 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We didn’t do a bouquet toss, and we didn’t do anything to replace it.

Post # 4
521 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

We won’t be doing it, not really replacing it with anything just dancing and drinking. The last wedding I attended the bouquets and centerpieces were divided among guests to take home.

Post # 5
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Sorry but imma gonna be harsh on this. The bouquet toss is archaic. Skip it and no one will miss it, least of all the single women who have no intention of getting married and who will feel awkward going out to pretend to want to make the same life choices as the bride tossing it.

Why not give your bouquet to someone engaged at the wedding? Or have it preserved? 

Post # 6
6216 posts
Bee Keeper

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EFred611 :  I kept my bouquet… heck if I’m sharing. I have liked the married (or any) couples dances where the longest married and thus last on the floor gets the bouquet. It’s usually grandparents anyway, so a nice person to give to.  When I am 64 by the Beatles would be a fun choice if you go that route.

Post # 7
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Even though I’m already married I love seeing the bouquet toss.

– It’s Raining Men

– Girl’s Just Want To Have Fun

– Hit Me With Your Best Shot 

– Ladies Night

– This Ones For The Girls

– Wannabe

Post # 8
3080 posts
Sugar bee

We were married in the latre 1970s and we didn’t toss anything. We didn’t subsitute anything for it,   either.

The last time I saw one tossed – maybe 5 years ago? – no when went out to catch it and it hit the floor.

Post # 9
218 posts
Helper bee

My bouquet was too beautiful to toss away to some annoying cousin. I took it home and kept it in a vase. It lasted for a week! 

Post # 10
5648 posts
Bee Keeper

Didn’t do it. No need to replace it with anything. 

As a single person I HATED being dragged up and then you either make some effort to catch it and look desperate or just stand there like a lemon and look like a bad sport. 

My girls are all sassy ladies who’d be mortified at having their (often chosen) single status made into a spectacle. 

I just gave my lovely bouquet for my mum to take home to enjoy the blooms for a few days. 

Post # 11
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Not doing it, not replacing it with anything. I’ll keep the bouquet at the sweetheart table for decor, and enjoy it for the next few days at the place we’re staying.

Post # 12
6132 posts
Bee Keeper

We didn’t do it. I got the throw bouquet and used it for extra decor though for the sign in table. We didn’t have a substitution but we did do one dance as husband and wife. The DJ called all couples on the dance floor though and that was fun. 

The one wedding I was at that had the toss used single ladies. 

Post # 13
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I thought of a different idea when my daughter was engaged, because she had so many single girlfriends (so depends on your guest list for this).. I purchased silver charmes and a dozen red roses.  We attached a ‘blessing’ to each rose. Example: An airplane charm with a tag that said, “You will be blessed with world wide travels.”  When she would throw them, it looked like a bouquet but then split into multiple single flowers in the air.  

Post # 14
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

We’re skipping and just doing an aniversary dance. I haven’t been to wedding that did it for 10 years probably. 

Post # 15
656 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

We’re not doing one and won’t be replacing it. I second that: it was humiliating while I was single (because let’s face it people know you are single and push you out there FFS) and not something I ever wanted to be put through. I think it’s a moronic tradition that the bride should get to lord over all the unmarried women in the room that they might be next and that depends on a bouquet of overpriced flowers. 

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