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To throw or not to throw the bouquet?




Some brides are tossing the idea of tossing their bouquet to their wedding party. What's your take on the tradition?

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ALSW ALSW 7 years 19 weeks
I persoanlly am not a big fan of this tradition. Plus, I didn't have all that many single girls at my wedding! Instead, we had an anniversary dance and the couple who had celebrated the most anniversaries instead won my tossing bouquet. It was a lovely thing and really made lots of people feel included! One of my favorite moments/memories from my wedding. :) *I reject your reality and substitute my own*
shini shini 7 years 20 weeks
part of the whole wedding business, won't you say? its a bit of fun that only the female bit of the wedding crowd can enjoy.
wynter wynter 7 years 21 weeks
I love that idea, Blonde!
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years 21 weeks
Blonde, I :love: that idea the best!! :) Otherwise, I say throw a smaller or different bouquet from the original bouquet. I remember being single, and I never wanted to stand up there to catch the bouquet. And, some girls seriously want the bouquet..one time I got shoved into bushes over girls wanting the bouquet. It's like fine take it, but don't cause me personal harm in the process.
julieulie julieulie 7 years 21 weeks
I am definitely NOT going to toss a bouquet. At the last two weddings I was at, nobody even wanted to catch the bouquet -- at one of them, the bride had to throw the bouquet three times because the first two times it just feel on the floor and all the girls stood around looking at it. The wedding coordinator had to find a bridesmaid and make her catch it. Furthermore, what single girl needs to be reminded of her single status at a wedding? Several of my fiance's family members, including his 30 year old cousins and mother, were widowed from a young age, I'm sure they really want to be reminded of the fact that they fall into the "unmarried" category because their husbands passed away. I thought my mother would be a little upset if I didn't do a bouquet toss but when I ran the idea past her, she also thought it was an outdated tradition that should be taken out from weddings. I was at a wedding recently where, instead of doing a bouquet toss, the bride just asked all the females to come out on the dance floor and dance to "It's Raining Men", which was very cute and a way to incorporate something cute for the females only.
Jinx Jinx 7 years 21 weeks
I adore the idea, it made me teary. :oops: And alot of girls don't want to go to catch the bouquet, so it helps both groups of people. :) lol ------------------------------------------------------ "All my life, I wanted to be someone, I guess I should have been more specific." Jane Wagner
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 7 years 21 weeks
Isn't that great Jinx! So respectful. The couple who won were so proud.
Jinx Jinx 7 years 21 weeks
Blonde, I love that idea! It rocks! Nothing like making a woman married for many years feel like a bride on your wedding day. Awww, its so sweet. ------------------------------------------------------ "All my life, I wanted to be someone, I guess I should have been more specific." Jane Wagner
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 7 years 21 weeks
I love the tradition of throwing the bouquet. But at one of my friends wedding, they asked all the couples to get on the dance floor. Then they would say ok anyone who is married one year, please sit down...5 years, 10 years, 20, 25...then the last couple standing (they're married the longest) got to keep the bouquet. I thought it was really nice to honor a couple who was married for 56 years on your wedding day.
vmruby vmruby 7 years 21 weeks
Throw...... I also had my bouquet and a toss away that was a little smaller.I can't imagine anyone wanting to change that tradition. It's always been so much fun for single girls.
vmruby vmruby 7 years 21 weeks
Throw...... I also had my bouquet and a toss away that was a little smaller.I can't imagine anyone wanting to change that tradition. It's always been so much fun for single girls.
Jinx Jinx 7 years 21 weeks
Alot of brides throw a smaller bouquet. Personally if a bride didn't throw her bouquet, it wouldn't bother me. What ever they decide. ------------------------------------------------------ "All my life, I wanted to be someone, I guess I should have been more specific." Jane Wagner
lorioz lorioz 7 years 21 weeks
I agree, it's fun. I throw a small version of my own bouquet, and all the single girls at my wedding fought for it!
Fantasia1 Fantasia1 7 years 21 weeks
its fun:)
Marci Marci 7 years 21 weeks
If the bride is going to be around to enjoy her bouquet, then why not do the throw away? But a lot of girls leave the next day on their honeymoon so keeping the bouquet is sort of pointless then.
wynter wynter 7 years 21 weeks
A lot of weddings I've been to lately, the bride had a throw-away bouquet so that she could keep hers. I thought that was a good idea.
demeter demeter 7 years 21 weeks
Toss it! I think it's a good tradition...pretty harmless so why throw it out?
MotoLinz MotoLinz 7 years 21 weeks
I think it's a fun tradition and should stick around. A friend just handed me the bouquet at her wedding last month because I was the only eligible gal there, and my boyfriend and I are next on the docket. :)
colormesticky colormesticky 7 years 21 weeks
I actually had two bouquets- mine, and then a slightly smaller one for tossing.