(Closed) Other ideas for tossing the bouque and garter

posted 9 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
1135 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’ve seen where the bouquet is given in recognition to either a same sex couple that can’t celebrate marriage, or the couple who has been married the longest. Some kind of recognition. I thought at one point to give the bouquet to one of my BMs who will be celebrating her one year anniversary on my wedding day. But I think I’m going to recognize them another way.

Post # 4
1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m actually just dropping those two things all together. Not replacing them with anything actually.

Post # 5
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m simply skipping them.  We don’t have a whole lot of single friends, and I’ve always disliked being in the mob of girls fighting over the bouquet, so we’re just skipping the whole thing. 

Post # 6
2779 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re skipping them both. Apart from the fact it doesn’t quite fit with the feel of the wedding I hate how all the single ladies get pointed out and then all the single men and the assumptions that comes with catching the bouquet/garter. 

I have heard of the bouquet going to the couple that’s been married the longest or the person who has the birthday closest to the wedding date. Once I heard of a bride who took apart her bouquet and gave one flower to each female guest who came – but it was a smaller wedding otherwise you’d need a massive bouquet! 😛

Post # 7
4765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

We’re just skipping these two as well. I’m just not a fan!

Post # 8
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My friend skipped both and neither was missed! I’m planning on doing the same.

Post # 9
188 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We initially weren’t going to do a bouquet toss, but then I went to a wedding for a fortune bouquet. All ladies were asked to go onto the dance floor – not just the single ladies. When the bouquet was tossed, it broke up into individual flowers. Each had a fortune attached – such as – You will not be hung over tomorrow. I thought it was really cute and will be doing that.

I also like the anniversary dance. I would be doing this, except for my father recently passed away and I don’t want my Mom to feel excluded.  

Post # 11
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m dropping it completely, but if you really wanted to do *something*… what about a pinata? Silly and fun! I’ve seen people put candy and gift cards in it… if you were doing adults only, you could fill it with tiny bottles of alcohol, lol.

Post # 12
2470 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think I’m planning to give the bouquet to his grandmother. His grandparents are married over 60 years!

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