(Closed) Bouquet toss? Which would you prefer?

posted 5 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: As a guest which would you prefer?
    The original bouquet toss to all the single ladies. : (23 votes)
    28 %
    Giving the bouquet to the longest married couple. : (17 votes)
    21 %
    Calling everyone to the dance floor single/married to catch the bouquet(with a gift card in it). : (11 votes)
    14 %
    No bouquet toss. : (30 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I think it depends howmany single girls are in attendence, if the number is low it does kinda suck.  I donno about your def of single, but I’ve always had the experience that the boquet toss was for unmarried ladies so engaged and in a relationship can participate too. 

    Post # 5
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I really like the idea of giving it to the longest married couple 

    Post # 6
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    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t like the bouquet toss. It makes the single ladies feel more single, and if the girl who catches the bouquet has a SO but no immediate engagement plans it could make her gentleman feel uncomfortable. 

    Post # 7
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    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t like the bouquet toss. It makes the single ladies feel more single, and if the girl who catches the bouquet has a SO but no immediate engagement plans it could make her gentleman feel uncomfortable. 

    Post # 10
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We don’t like the bouquet toss or garter toss so we’re not doing them. My mom was shocked because they were tradition, but when I explained why we didn’t want those things to be included, she understood.

    I know many people do a dance where the DJ asks all married couples to come to the dance floor and then calls out progressively higher numbers of years and the last couple standing (the one married the longest) gets a present or something. You don’t have to do anything with the bouquet. In fact, you can save money by not having a toss bouquet.

    Post # 11
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    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Fruitypebbles193:  We did the anniversary dance ( bouquet to longest married couple ). My grandparents were the winners so I gave her my bouquet and had an extra garter that we made my grandpa put on her! The crowd loved it and my grandma smiled, cried and told me he never did that at their wedding 55 years ago. It was a really touching moment.

    Post # 13
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    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We didn’t throw anything. No one missed it. We did do an anniversary dance. That was a big hit. As a guest, I kind of hate the bouquet/garter toss.  It makes me uncomfortable. 

    Post # 14
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    513 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Fruitypebbles193:  I agree, I hated/refused to go stand up there and catch the bouquet. I’m easily embarrased though and don’t like to be up in front with a lot of people watching me. (Yes, it’s going to be nerve wracking at our ceremony lol I’m sure my face will be bright red) We’re personally not going to do the garter or bouquet toss – most likely.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I HATE BOUQUET TOSSES! I hate being coerced to go up there; I hate the stampede that ensues from overly enthusiastic people.

    We didn’t have one. I probably would be happy if a couple didn’t have one but that said, giving the bouquet to the longest-married couple is quite sweet.

    Post # 16
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  Anniversary dance, that’s what it’s called!

    I couldn’t think of that for the life of me.

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