Lynnie
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Keep or Cancel: Bouquet Toss?

Lynnie, on July 16, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Reception 259

To toss the bouquet, or not to toss? 馃拹 That is the divisive question! Some brides are so over this outdated tradition, and don't want to drag out all their single friends onto the dance floor while "single ladies" plays. Other brides can't imagine it feeling like a wedding without this classic and...

To toss the bouquet, or not to toss? 馃拹 That is the divisive question! Some brides are so over this outdated tradition, and don't want to drag out all their single friends onto the dance floor while "single ladies" plays. Other brides can't imagine it feeling like a wedding without this classic and fun custom!

Which side of the bouquet debate are you on? Keep or cancel?


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259 Comments

  • Ariana
    Savvy September 2019
    Ariana
    • Flag
    Keep even though I will only have a few single guests.
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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine
    • Flag

    Keep it! I think its a cute tradition

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  • Future Mrs. Danger
    Expert November 2019
    Future Mrs. Danger
    • Flag

    Cancel. Doesn't fit our wedding. Most of my family and friends are already married. There would only be one or two ladies out there plus my 12 year old daughter. No thank you.

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  • Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    Super April 2019
    Future Mrs. Polar Bear
    • Flag

    Cancel. I don't get it...I'd rather not have someone fall over and hurt each other grabbing for my flowers, or fight over them. Nope. I'm good.

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  • Samantha
    Savvy October 2020
    Samantha
    • Flag

    Cancel. I think it can be funny to watch a bunch of women trying to catch it but I HATE that it interrupts the dancing. I don't want to give anyone an excuse to get off the dancefloor.

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  • Cathy
    Devoted October 2019
    Cathy
    • Flag
    Cancel. I had a Traumatic experience with the bouquet toss when I was a child, (I got stepped on), and then cried the rest of the time because I wanted the flowers) and for that reason I do not want to do it. I also feel like it is a humiliating ritual, as if singling out somebody because they鈥檙e not married. Most of the people at my wedding will be married anyway.
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  • Kimberly
    Expert October 2019
    Kimberly
    • Flag

    Canceled. we're doing other things that night and we really just ran out of time for it. i want my guests to have as much dancing time as possible. the less they have to sit around and watch the happier i am.

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  • Destinee
    Savvy September 2019
    Destinee
    • Flag

    Kept it!! It was perfect!! My maid of honor had been kicking ass at her duties, she's an amazing woman and definitely wants the whole love and kids thing. She's been with the same great guy for about 3 years now, I snagged her, placed her in the center of the group, and some of the other girls pushed her forward when I tossed the bouquet to make sure she got it. I couldn't have been happier with it.

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  • Ria
    Just Said Yes October 2019
    Ria
    • Flag

    Cancel. Outdated - gives way to more dancing time.

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  • C
    Dedicated October 2019
    Caitlin
    • Flag

    We kept it. I think it's all in good fun. We kept the garter toss too, even though I know I'm going to be mortified. I like the traditions honestly.

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  • Andrea
    Devoted October 2020
    Andrea
    • Flag

    I am going to cancel this tradition, as there will be no one to throw them too! Besides, the bouquet I picked is beautiful and will be a keepsake of our big day

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  • Jillian
    Savvy April 2020
    Jillian
    • Flag

    For my wedding, cancel. I do not have enough single girls attending to make this worth it.

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  • Jessica
    Devoted February 2020
    Jessica
    • Flag

    I originally wanted to keep it but now I'm not so sure. We have a small guest list and very few single women. As for the garter toss, my FH really wants to do it even though my dress won't be the best for it. He has more single men on his side too. We'll have to wait and see what we decide.

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  • Cheyenne
    Beginner June 2020
    Cheyenne
    • Flag
    Keep. I think its entertaining even all the years I had to be apart of the single women some people enjoy it.
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  • Ashley
    Expert November 2020
    Ashley
    • Flag

    Keep. It's something fun for all the single/dating girls.

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  • Denise
    Beginner March 2020
    Denise
    • Flag
    Keeping it
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  • Kaysey
    Devoted February 2020
    Kaysey
    • Flag

    Cancel. I think the bouquet toss and garter toss go together and it would be weird to have one and not the other. Also, we don't have many single guests coming to the wedding. Almost everyone we're inviting are in relationships.

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  • Sweet'N'Rhodes
    Devoted June 2021
    Sweet'N'Rhodes
    • Flag

    Cancel. I'll be keeping my lovely bouquet as a reminder of my wedding. Though I wouldn't have anyone to throw it too anyhow.

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  • anna
    Savvy October 2019
    anna
    • Flag

    Cancel. I always HATED being forced to participate in the bouquet toss when I was single (one time a DJ actually harassed me into getting up and joining in when I was trying to hide from it). We only had 3 or 4 single gals at our wedding, so why on earth would I ever choose to put the spotlight on them and make them feel super awkward?

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