Post # 1
Is anyone familiar with this fun game done at a wedding reception? Its often done instead of a throwing the bridal bouquet, and the dj starts by saying "Instead of having all the single girls come the dance floor, we’re going to do something a little different and have all the married couples come to the dance floor". The DJ plays a popular love song, and the couples begin dancing. Then the DJ starts eliminating couples based on length of time married — i.e. "If you’ve been married less than 1 day, leave the dance floor….If you’ve been marreid less than 1 year, leave the dance floor" and so on, until only the one couple (who has been married longer than anyone else at the wedding) is left on the floor. The DJ then asks that couple to share a word of advice to the bride & groom on having a lasting marriage. I’m not big fan of tossing the bouquet and am thinking of doing this instead. A friend did it at her wedding and I thought it was really cool. What do y’all think?
Post # 3
We’re doing this…but we’re also doing the boquet toss.
Post # 4
We had an "anniversary dance" at our wedding and it was a lot of fun! We gave the toss bouquet to the couple married the longest. Amazingly no one asked why we did have a bouquet toss!
Post # 5
We also had an anniversary dance & no bouquet toss. We ended up having the dance because our florist gave us a throw-away bouquet at no cost 🙂
Post # 6
I’ve heard this called the "Generations Dance." They did it at my friend’s wedding along with the bouquet toss. It’s a great way to celebrate new and old love 🙂
Post # 7
We actually thought this was a great idea – until we found out there were several anniversaries the same day as our wedding – and we decided to do something to specifically honor those couples. What found out "their" songs, and had the band play them. Unfortunately for the couple that had been married longest (56 years) she had recently had a knee replaced, and so they couldn’t dance. So in that respect it’s actually not such a great way to celebrate your older guests, as the ones that have been married the longest may not be able to dance, and so may not be on the dance floor to be honored. You might want to think about that – I actually didn’t, until confronted with my anniversary guests who very graciously thanked me for the song but declined to dance.