Post # 1
I don’t really want to do the traditional bouquet toss, and I like the idea of honoring long marriages much better. How have others done this in the past? Do you give your DJ a script? Do you need to start with all the married ladies or does anyone have a different version that might not be as "messy"?
On another note, all I would REALLY like to do is honor my mother and grandmother somehow. My grandmothers have been married for 55 years and 60 years, and my parents divorced 3 years ago. How can I honor just my grandmas and my mom in a creative way?
Post # 3
In response to your first question. I had a presentation bouquet in lieu of a toss bouquet. I had picked out 3-4 songs for my DJ to play during this part. I had my MC invite all couples to the dance floor and she said something to the extent of, "All couples who have been together for 5 years or less, please take your seats. All couples who have been together 7 years or less, please take your seats." and so on. She did take note of how long my husband and I had been together so she was able to announce it when we sat down. We had a lot of couples at our wedding so it was nice to have the dance floor packed. I should note that my husband and I spent a good 2-3 mins of the first song getting people onto the dance floor to participate. At the end of the dances, it turned out my parents had been married 35 years and was one of the longest married couples there. So that was a nice surprise. You really never know who will get it until the very end. I thought that was a nice touch in lieu of a bouquet toss where only the younger generations would be able to participate.
Post # 4
I’ve liked the idea of gathering the married (or otherwise coupled) men onto the floor and throwing the bouquet to *them* to give to the winner’s significant other, thereby bypassing the (IMO) awful garter spectacle.
Post # 5
We are doing a bouqet toss with both married and single. For those that are married will be renewing their vows next and singles will be the next to get married. We are working on something cute to say, we just want more people out there, and most of the women in our families have been married 30+ years and want to renew their vows.