Post # 1
Hey ladies, it’s me again! 🙂
It looks like the majority (and I’m having about 150 guests in total) of the ladies in attendance at my wedding are going to be married; ditto with the men.
This kind of bums me out, because I always looked forward to tossing the bouquet. My fiance came up with a heck of an idea, and I’d like to know your thoughts.
First, it should be noted, we’re skipping the garter toss because like I said, most of the men there will also be married. But my fiance suggested that instead of calling the small number of single women out on the floor, that instead the married women come onto the floor. Then, whoever catches the bouquet has to give us advice on how to have a happy marriage. I quite like the idea.
What are your thoughts? Sure, it goes against “traditional etiquette” but I think it would be neat.
Post # 3
@Pulsepoint129: Cute idea. I’d say go for it as it’ll engage your guests and still holds true to something you’d like to do 🙂
Post # 4
That’s a cute idea!!
We swtiched things up a bit too and dragged ALL of the Single PEOPLE onto the floor, because I had so few single ladies. It was really cute….my Maid/Matron of Honor, my friend, and my BIL’s Girlfriend were joined by my brother, his friend, both of my BILs, my new nephews and the cute flowergirls.
Post # 5
I think that’s really cute….another idea (which we did) is to invite all the married couples out onto the floor for a dance, and give your bouquet to the couple who has been married the longest. People seemed to really love that when we did it.
Post # 6
Why not also do the garter toss, and the married man who catches it can also give advice?
But really, I’d just have everyone come to the floor, married or single, and then whomever catches it can give advice, be they married or single. I always hated how these tosses make the single people stand out’ whether they have to participate or stay seated.
Post # 7
@sara_tiara: We did this, too!