(Closed) Have you ever caught the bouquet?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Have you ever caught a bridal bouquet?
    Yes : (26 votes)
    67 %
    No : (5 votes)
    13 %
    Too busy avoiding it like the plague! : (8 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I caught the bouquet when I was about 14.. scared my dad to death.  I didn’t do a bouquet toss at my wedding but not because I’m against them.. I didn’t do it because I had probably 2 single girls at my wedding and I didn’t want to put them on the spot and embarrass them.

    Post # 4
    277 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I caught it at FSIL’s wedding last August! Fiance told me to catch it and it flew straight at me. (We weren’t engaged at that point.)

    Post # 5
    2859 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

    Yes. Twice. Both times I was standing in the back, trying my best to avoid it, and the bouquet still hit me square in the chest.

    Post # 6
    2214 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I did when I was about 13. I thought it was fun and tried hard to get it. The guy who got the garter, my cousin’s now-husband (they met at the wedding), put it on me with his teeth! I still make fun of him for it.

    Post # 7
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Once I cought it so it wouldn’t land in the cake, but the second time was in January and McGroom caught the garter. This time I caught it because it was about to hit a 14 year old in the face because she wasn’t looking. I caught it with one hand and the girl gave me this mean look, but she wasn’t paying attention and it would’ve hurt her. Anyway, we weren’t engaged yet, so, when we became engaged, the bride loved it.

    Post # 8
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I kinda sorta did, and it wasn’t even a wedding that I was attending!  My friends and I were at a restaurant having dinner.  There was a small wedding reception there.  We were leaving just as the bride tossed her bouquet (which was really strange because it was very much just a restaurant).  I walked by, she threw it, no one in her party caught it, but a few of the flowers fell off of the bouquet and landed on me.  So strange!  Of the girls I went to dinner with, I was the first to get married!

    Post # 9
    330 posts
    Helper bee

    I caught it at my brothers wedding only because some other girl tipped it off and it fell behind everyone else. I picked it up to give it to her but then everyone started clapping. haha

    Post # 10
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I caught it when I was about 14 too. My mom freaked out and made the bride throw it again. I was actually kind of upset because I caught it and she made me give it back and sit out of the next toss. I was in the back and had no intention of catching it, but it just came to me.

    Post # 11
    2090 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have – I’ve got it a couple of times, despite my best intentions to avoid, avoid, avoid!

    IMO, you’re not missing much, unless you like to be the center of attention even more than you are after being spotlighted as a “single lady”. It seems there is always one (or more) desperate-to-be-married ladies who take the prophecy seriously, and give you the stink eye all night once you’ve caught “their” bouquet.

    Post # 12
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes! It was my friend’s friend wedding, but they divorced like 2-3 yuears after 0;

    Post # 13
    1757 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’ve been hit in the chest by it. It bounced off and landed on the floor. I backed away slowly as a bunch of women dove for it.

    Post # 14
    860 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    When I was 16, at my cousin’s wedding, I got TRAMPLED by a woman in her 30s wearing stiletto heels.  My boyfriend at the time caught the garter and had to put it on her, which pisses me off even more… so I have tried to avoid it ever since!

    At my friend’s wedding 3 or 4 years ago, I figured I had to stand there b/c I was a Bridesmaid or Best Man, and the bouquet hit me in the head (and she threw it from a high balcony, so it actually sort of hurt).  I let it fall to the floor, and someone else picked it up.

    Post # 15
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I caught a bouquet once and it was at the wedding of a close friend.  I dried it out and still have it on display at home.  At the next wedding Fiance and I went to, he caught the garter and we were engaged 2 months after that! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    365 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted yes as I’ve ended up with the bouquet twice, but haven’t actually “caught” it.  The first time I was about 10 and it was at my dad’s cousin’s wedding.  I was standing in front of all of the bridesmaids, and it landed about two feet in front of me.  Since I was closest, I got to it first.  The second time was at my grandmother’s wedding when I was 21.  It was close family only (about 15-20 people), and since I was the only single gal there, she gave it to me after the ceremony ๐Ÿ˜‰  Every other wedding I’ve been to, I just don’t get into the bouquet toss (Hi, its me, I’m in the back.  Can you see me?  No?  Good…).  I’ve actually stepped out of the way twice ((guilty look)) so someone else would catch it…


    Side note: When my grandmother gave me her bouquet my oldest brother exclaimed to me, “You better not!”  Guess who was the next one in our family to get engaged ๐Ÿ™‚  Haha.

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