(Closed) Tossing the bouquet when nobody will be single

posted 11 years ago in 30 Something
Post # 77
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Reading all of the posts helped me decide what i want to do at my wedding…

Going to have single and married ladies… instead of a traditional “toss” bouquet I will just have a dozen roses, not bound together, and will attach a gift card to one rose…

when i throw the “bouquet” 12 ladies will get a rose and one lucky lady will get a lil something special. ๐Ÿ™‚

…now just need to get that proposal ๐Ÿ™‚  hehe

Post # 78
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I read this on Mighty Girl last year, and I think it’s a wonderful idea:

 

Let go of traditions that bug you. I’m a tall girl with an unfair advantage in the bouquet catching game. It often felt like an obligation to catch the bride’s bouquet before it fell on the floor when everyone else stepped out of the way. Of course then, you must grapple with the look of mild terror on the face of Boyfriend du Jour. So at our wedding, we called everyone onto the floor and announced that catching the bouquet meant prosperity beyond your wildest dreams.

Post # 79
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am divorced.  When they throw the @#$$ thing, we are forced to go on.  They call us out by the name.  It is horrible.  I have 2 kids already and it is embarrassing  Even before that, I hated it.  Rather give it to someone.  On my first wedding, I gave mine to a friend who was pregnant and she loved it.

Post # 80
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We are doing the toss with a twist. Only about 4 guests at our wedding will be single (not counting little kids) so we’re incorporating it into thanking everyone for coming. We’re making two bouquets with lottery tickets and a gift card and will be asking EVERYONE to come participate.

We are also going to do the anniversary dance and give our complimentary toss bouquet to the couple who has been married the longest. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 81
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s a weird and patronizing tradition & I’m having nothing to do w/ it!

Who even cares if you’re single, married or involved? Well, I guess it matters a little to me or I wouldn’t be on weddingbee right now. But it’s not as if my single friends are wasting away just oh-so desperate for a husband..

Post # 82
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I will be 33 and my Fiance will be 38. I like the idea of giving a bouquet to the couple married the longest. I have a few unmarried work friends but not enough.

Post # 83
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@evalague:i’m tossing both.  I will let the dj announce all single and unmarried males/females etc.  if they are engaged or with someone and not married they should participate.  Plus I have my younger cousins from high school and up which can still make it fun.

Post # 84
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

*BUMP*

I was just talking with my fiance about what we could do instead of a bouquet/garter toss.  Now we have some GREAT ideas!

Thanks Bees past and present ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 85
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We will be getting married when we are both 32 and are the last of our friends to do so.   There is no way that I would embarass the lone singleton by doing the bouquet/garter toss since I was subjected to it so many times and ended up on the floor with girls that were 19 when I was 28.  I do like the idea of giving it away during the anniversary dance. 

Post # 86
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@ddubzz:

 

I am also thinking about giving it to the longest married couple or making an annoucement about giving it to my mother who will not be able to attend. 

Post # 87
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I tossed a money bouquet to all the women (no one but 2 girls were single!) and my garter had a $20 on it for all the guys to try to catch. After they were each caught, the game was over. No awkward putting garters on legs and dancing.

Sorry for gargantuan picture……eep! 

Post # 88
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495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I like the idea of a gift card bouquet! That is awesome…

Post # 89
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7 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@afbacher: totally doing this. Thank you I always hated having to go up especially when I was single and would hide in the bathroom. This idea is perfect.

Post # 90
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Veto on the bouquet toss/garter toss.  I personally do not want my future hubby sticking his head up my dress in front of my daughter.  And the few friends that are still single are few and far between.  I will save them the embarassment and just have more dancing. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 91
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I went to a wedding once, and instead of throwing the bouquet she tossed a Coach bag.  And instead of tossing the garter, the groom tossed a football with tickets to a game.  It was a lot of fun!  But I guess this would only be a great idea if you have extra funds.

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