(Closed) If you hate bouquet/garter toss, would you like this?

posted 6 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: What do you think of this different bouquet toss?
    Sounds fun, you should do it!! : (44 votes)
    38 %
    Still hate the toss. : (49 votes)
    42 %
    Meh, no strong opinion. : (23 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

    I think its in Spain that they break apart the bouquet and give a flower to each single girl. I think this is much better than fighting for the damn bouquet.

     

    I cant imagine how much fighting there would be with gift cards attached. I still say no.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I would definately be more interested in participating! It’s the whole “next to get married” thing that makes mme cringe. So if it’s not about marriage I’d like it!!!

    Post # 5
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    1304 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I would just skip it.  I think it’s a dumb tradition and not really worth much consideration.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

    $100 on each is probably more than I would be willing to spend XD but it’s certainly a fun incentive for people to get involved. If you like the idea go for it! ^^

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Canal St Inn

    That actually sounds really cool. It’s the “next to get married” thing that bothers me too. I think if the result was something tangible that has nothing to do with the original tradition, I say go for it. I think I might do something like this now. 🙂

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Similar to what I did

    Sorry that photo is massive, but I did a toss bouquet of dollar bill roses that added up to $20. The toss garter had a $20 bill stuck to it. I think I had like 1 single person at the entire wedding.

    Post # 9
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    1299 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Im doing a break apart bouquet too and I wanted to do a gift card like that but Im too cheap and so I decided to put a rolled up scratch off lotto ticket on each piece.  Fiance says he thinks its cheesy but my dad is kind of into the lottery and I think its kind of a cute nod to him.  A lot of my family loves the lottery!  So i also have a fortune and a charm on each one (Idea taken from martha stewart) and Fiance will throw 5 garters too that I have decorated to be themes in his different likes.  They will all have funny sayings about marriage and a lotto ticket on it too.  I too hated the garter and bouquet thing when I was single so I needed to rethink the situation!

    Post # 10
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @NAvery:  That sounds like a great idea!

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Sounds fun to me. All the stick in the muds can stay seated 😉

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I was actually seriously considering the bouquet toss with “money flowers” until I mentioned the idea to my wedding planner and she shot it down and basically ranked it up there with the “honeymoon fund” jar that brides and grooms leave out.

    Even though it would be the guests receiving the money and I’m sure they’d like it, I did agree with my planner that it would make my wedding feel pretty tacky by giving out money. I don’t want to make it feel like it’s a cheesy party with a raffle and I don’t want it to feel like I’m bribing people to enjoy my wedding. So we are skipping the toss altogether.  

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @texasrandi:  Well your wedding planner is a turd. My wedding certainly didn’t feel like a tacky raffle.

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My sister invited all of the married couples on the dance floor & they eliminated couples by how long they had been married.  The last couple standing was the grooms grandparents married 52years. My sister and bil returned to the dance floor and she gave her the bouquet. It was so sweet, grandma cried! It was really nice & lasted 1 song. 

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