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 Some brides are so over this outdated tradition, and don't want to drag out all their single friends onto the dance floor while "single ladies" plays.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 Some brides are so over this outdated tradition, and don't want to drag out all their single friends onto the dance floor while "single ladies" plays.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

  • Robin
    Savvy May 2020
    Robin
    • Flag

    Keep, though none of my BMs wanna catch it!

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  • J
    Beginner September 2019
    Jasmine
    • Flag

    That depends on my guests, if I have enough single ladies at my wedding, then maybe.

    • Reply
  • Kelly
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kelly
    • Flag

    Definitely cancel! I hated it when I was single and won't subject my single friends to it either.

    • Reply
  • Heather
    Devoted December 2019
    Heather
    • Flag
    Keep, it鈥檒l be a fun moment especially since I have several cousins that are young and in serious relationships
    • Reply
  • Ginger
    Beginner July 2019
    Ginger
    • Flag
    Cancel. We didn鈥檛 do that or the garter toss. Most of my friends were married anyway. Honestly with everything else at the reception, we barely had time to just relax or even take more photos.
    • Reply
  • April
    Dedicated January 2020
    April
    • Flag
    Cancel. I can think of 4 single women invited to the wedding and only 2 are outgoing enough to want to do it. I'm sure they won't miss it
    • Reply
  • Lindsay
    Beginner September 2019
    Lindsay
    • Flag
    Cancel, hate this tradition
    Going to keep my bouquet and preserve it!
    • Reply
  • Just Us Two
    Dedicated November 2020
    Just Us Two
    • Flag
    Keeping the bouquet toss. Most of my friends are single. They would kill me if I didn't. Lol
    • Reply
  • A
    Dedicated June 2020
    Ali
    • Flag
    Skipping.....were skipping almost all of these lol
    • Reply
  • Angel
    Beginner July 2020
    Angel
    • Flag
    Keep. I think it鈥檚 fun tradition. Nothing too serious tho. I think some people really look forward to it though
    • Reply
  • Shilo
    Dedicated October 2020
    Shilo
    • Flag
    Keep. I would have all the women be a part of it, not just the single ladies.
    • Reply
  • Lacy
    Savvy November 2019
    Lacy
    • Flag
    Cancel! I鈥檝e always thought it was demeaning towards singles. All fighting over a bouquet to be the one who gets married next. As if being single is so horrible and/or EVERYONE wants to get married. Hilarious when women just kind of watch it fall to the ground and someone slowly scoops it up. I also don鈥檛 want my FH reaching up my skirt in front of my dad! (Neither does he, lol!) We鈥檒l just do something fun like the shoe game Smiley smile
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  • Michelle
    Savvy September 2019
    Michelle
    • Flag
    Cancel, I鈥檓 preserving my flowers in a shadow box with our portrait
    • Reply
  • Chelsea
    Dedicated December 2020
    Chelsea
    • Flag
    I'm so glad you posted this topic because I've been debating too!!! I'd like to make it more inclusive or replace it with something fun and for everyone
    • Reply
  • Tracie
    Dedicated April 2021
    Tracie
    • Flag
    I've caught the bouquet at almost every single wedding I've been to as an adult 馃ぃ needless to say, I hardly have any single friends left. Cancel.
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  • Dedicated September 2024
    • Flag
    Keeping. I'm going to have two bouquets, one from the florist that I'm going to be keeping and then one that I make from dollar store flowers to toss. I think this tradition is too much fun to not do.
    • Reply
  • Futuremrsv
    Super October 2020
    Futuremrsv
    • Flag
    Cancel. So weird and awkward. We wont be having any single ladies
    • Reply
  • Rachel
    Devoted October 2019
    Rachel
    • Flag

    Cancel, we're into our 30's and not many of our friends/family are still single. I wouldn't want to point out the ones that are.

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  • L
    Just Said Yes June 2020
    Lisa
    • Flag

    Cancel... not into it... and I'd rather not distract from dancing time for some orchestrated toss!

    • Reply
  • D
    Just Said Yes September 2019
    Dani
    • Flag

    Cancel, considering most of my guests are either already married or not keen on getting married themselves.

    • Reply

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