Post # 1
Today, I looked into flowers more seriously for the first time, and found a website listing average costs of flowers. In their listing of flower costs, they listed a bridal boquet and a tossing bouquet. Is this really necessary? I mean, I guess I can understand wanting to keep your bridal bouquet, but what does one do with it after the wedding?
I think we’re trying to be conservative with our flower costs, so I’m just curious if this is a necesary addition. Thanks 🙂
Post # 3
Every wedding I have attended, the bride tossed her own bouquet since they had no use for it afterward. Nearly all florists throw them in for free, but you don’t have to get a separate tossing bouquet and no it is not a necessary expense. Some brides choose to dry theirs to hang on the wall but most don’t. If you don’t feel the need to spend extra money, then don’t. Do what works for you, not what everyone else is doing.
Post # 4
I had DIY flowers, so my costs were different, but I did make a toss bouquet (same size as the flower girl bouquet) in addition to my bouquet. I didn’t have any plans for it afterward, but my Mom ended up preserving it for me. I guess I am a little glad to have the dress fabric and pins I used to wrap my bouquet for a shadow box or scrapbook. It’s really just preference though, you can do it either way.
Post # 5
@judithsr: a lot of flower shops will throw the toss bouquet in for free. That is what I have found in my search, and if they dont offer maybe you ask about?
Post # 6
Tossing bouquets are normally a mini version that is designed to be tossed or given away. They are sometimes a gift of the florist! Lots of people dry their bouquets after their wedding, and you just might be surprised at how you’ll feel about your bouquet later.
Post # 7
Thank you everyone! That’s cool to know that it’ll often be free. We haven’t yet found a florist, but that’ll be a good question to ask 🙂
Post # 8
My bouquet is HUGE…we are talking about 12+ inches in diameter. If i tossed that puppy we might have an injury on our hands lol. I got a toss bouquet and it was like $20. It doesnt have to match yours and it can just be small and made up of cheaper flowers.
I plan on perserving my bouquet after the wedding. A lady in my town does a really beautiful keepsake piece that has the perserved bouquet and bout from the groom, the garter that you keep, and your wedding invite. It looks something like this:
Post # 9
We got a free toss bouquet from our florist. My bouquet lives in my parents’ garage, all dried and shriveled up. It’s way sad-looking. I probably should have just tossed it! But then again, it was pretty heavy, and the toss bouquet was much better suited for tossing!