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Bouquet toss

Jessica, on February 10, 2020 at 10:41 AM Posted in Wedding Reception 0 22
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I’m using all fake flowers for brides and wedding party bouquets. What does everyone suggest for the bouquet toss? Is tossing fake ok? If so should I just make an extra bouquet just like the wedding party to toss?


Latest activity by Laquita, on April 18, 2020 at 12:43 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I tossed an extra fake one I had .
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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
    Kaysey ·
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    I'd say make a fake one or buy a fake one from a craft store. Especially if you are planning on keeping your bouquet in something like a shadow box with your invitation and other items from the wedding like I am.

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  • Breanna
    Devoted September 2020
    Breanna ·
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    I have an extra bridesmaid bouquet that I'll be using as my toss bouquet. I was debating not doing one until I settled on 3 instead of 4 bridesmaids so it worked out for me. I have sola wood bouquets.
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  • VIP November 2021
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    A fake one to toss is fine !!!
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  • Eyonna
    Devoted May 2021
    Eyonna ·
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    Agreed; I will be tossing a fake one.

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  • Carlette
    Dedicated August 2020
    Carlette ·
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    I made a fake one that is similar to the bridesmaids bouquets to toss. I figured it may get scuffed up in the shuffle anyway so I didn't put too much effort into it.
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  • Maria
    Super October 2019
    Maria ·
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    I made sola wood bouquets and just made a smaller version for the toss one - added a few extra long ribbons for some interest in the photos!

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  • Hcook
    Dedicated May 2021
    Hcook ·
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    I made a fake one to toss.Bouquet toss 1

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  • S
    Expert October 2019
    Sara ·
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    I made fake bouquets for myself and bridesmaids and used a fake bouquet for the toss bouquet too. Except I was soooo tired of putting together bouquets I just bought a similar looking one premade from hobby lobby and tied a ribbon around it lol
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  • Aubrianna
    Dedicated January 2022
    Aubrianna ·
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    Dear Jessica,

    Thank you for your post, I hadn't thought about this! As someone whose on the fence about using fake or real flowers, this is probably an aspect I should consider. I would say, as the comments above suggest, that it depends on whether you want to keep you bouquet for sentimental purposes. In addition, if you're using your original bouquet, I would make sure all pictures are out of the way before the toss (I know some people who want late-night photos with their bouquets).

    For the question about whether it's preferred that you throw real or fake flowers; I think it comes down to how much you think people will fight for it, and how you want that to play out. You're already using fake flowers, so I, personally, would provide fake flowers for the toss as well. Fake flowers are much more durable, and are more likely to stay in tact during and after the toss. However, if your friends are fierce and you want your girlies to rip them to shreds (making a very fun extension of the original tradition), then I'd say real flowers may be the way to go!

    Again, thank you for your post and I look forward to hearing about the decision you make!

    Aubrianna Abbema

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  • Angela
    Dedicated February 2020
    Angela ·
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    We only have about 6 single ladies coming so to keep them from being singled out, and to make it a little more interesting, I made a toss bouquet out of lottery tickets and the DJ will tell all ladies to join in!

    Bouquet toss 2

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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
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    I like this idea! We're also going to have a handful of single ladies coming to the wedding (4, I think) and I'd been planning to skip it. But, we could do something like that!

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  • Theadra
    Devoted June 2021
    Theadra ·
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    Mine will be a fake (meaning not my bouquet), but real flowers.

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  • Jennifer
    Savvy March 2020
    Jennifer ·
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    I am tossing a fake on I got on amazon for $8 haha I was in no way tossing mine even though it is sola wood. I still want to keep it and have it look perfect after the wedding. And whoever catches it is not going to keep it so I wasn't paying to have an extra one made.

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  • Logan
    Just Said Yes September 2020
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    Tossing fake is def OK! In 10 years, no one is going to look back on your beautiful day and think "UGH I can't believe she tossed FAKE flowers" LOL Don't sweat the small stuff, girl Smiley smile It's YOUR day!

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  • Danielle
    Expert November 2020
    Danielle ·
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    I think most toss fake one as they want to keep the original. Many florists even offer a free toss and sometimes they are fake too with packages. it is a keepsake if it is fake so I don't see anything wrong with it.

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  • Jana
    Master October 2022
    Jana ·
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    Most florists make a smaller toss bouquet.
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  • Autumn
    Devoted July 2020
    Autumn ·
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    As much as I cannot wait to be married, not everyone wants marriage in their future, or worse - maybe you don't know that one of the single ladies is actually upset about her status! I find it to be wildly insulting to women in general to make them compete for something and the hypothetical prize is they get to be married next... it's so gross and extremely un-feminist, I honestly didn't even realize and cannot believe this is something people are still doing in 2020. There's a thread "are you doing or ditching the bouquet toss" and a lot of people were on the same page that it's an insulting tradition to be kept in the past!

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    Devoted September 2019
    ALYSSA ·
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    I think it's totally up to you! If I were at a wedding and caught I fake bouquet I would use it as décor in the home, and be reminded of your magical day every time I see it.

    We did have real flowers for my bouquet/bridesmaids/toss bouquet and it looked like just a couple hydrangeas tied ties with a ribbon- pretty sure the toss bouquet was like $30, but you could get small flowers from a local grocery store for inexpensive too if you want real.

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  • MeetTheRobinsons
    Devoted June 2020
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    I'm using all fake flowers as well; to include my own. The bouquet that I'm tossing will also be fake. The flowers look and feel as if they are real.

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