(Closed) Stupid Question: Bouquet Toss?

posted 12 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I really dont think so i purchased a small already set bouquet of silk flowers im just wrapping ribbon around the stems and tossing that. My bouquet is sea shells so if i toss it someones getting hurt. Do you have any reason you would rather not toss a stand in?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think the traditional tradition is that no matter what “bouquet” was actually tossed, the person who catches it keeps it. But because brides want to keep the bouquets they hold on their wedding day, they’re tossing substitute bouquets.

but you can do whatever you want. There are so many variations on bouquet and garter toss nowadays. The ppl who caught them come to the MC to exchange those for gift cards, lottery tix, etc. Essentially, you can toss whatever you want, and u can still get it back, provided a little incentive.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I think it would be a little awkward to go up to the person who caught it and be like “uh.. we need that back.. thanks”

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

I think if you toss your bouquet, then you aren’t expecting to get it back.  If you want to toss something, get a toss bouquet. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i’m getting a toss bouquet which is a smaller version of my real bouquet.  the florist said tossing the actual bouquet isn’t recommended because it’s so big and heavy.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

yeah, you might knock someone out with it! 🙂 get a small one.

@Desiree – heehee- good thinking not tossing the shells!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Originally, the bride tossed her actual bouquet and the woman who caught it took it home. Nowadays, alot of florists are providing a free toss bouquet that is a smaller version of the bride’s bouquet. I’ve only been to one wedding where the bride tossed her own bouquet, but I thought it was really strange that she demanded it back at the end of the night. After it’s tossed, it no longer belongs to the bride, and if she wants to keep it, then either get a toss bouquet or skip the toss altogether, the latter of which most women do prefer.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

some people get really in to catching the bouquet and usually there is a bit of a tug-of-war. so even if you got your original bouquet back, i’m not sure it would be in great condition. you should definitely ask your florist about a throw bouquet.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have never, ever seen a bride reclaim her bouquet after tossing it.  Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride toss her actual bouquet rather than a tossing bouquet.

Post # 11
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Wannabee

I’m a 56 year old, single woman who caught the bouquet. (Yay!). The MOB later saw me holding it and took it away from me. She said her daughter would have to toss it again. Very embarrassing and I was actually happy about catching it. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - City, State

I caught the bouquet when I was 11 at my cousin’s wedding and I still have it perfectly perserved. My cousin-in-law was happy to hear that.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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Aimee1 :  That was mean!!! 🙁

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I wasn’t going to do a bouquet toss but ended up doing one at the last minute so I threw mine. It worked out fine because I got it back. 

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