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Super November 2020

Real or Fake Toss Bouquet

Ashley, on December 17, 2019 at 4:37 PM Posted in Style and Décor 0 10
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So I'm considering making my own toss bouquet out of fake flowers. My reasoning behind this is that if someone wants to keep it, they don't have to worry about preserving it.

I caught my sister's bouquet (real flowers) and saved them by drying them upside down. About 9 months after her wedding, she came by my apartment and saw them and this was how that conversation went:

Her: Why do you still have that?

Me: Well I thought it was special to you and I thought most people keep it.

Her: They're dried flowers, Ash, and I have you catching it on video.

Me: Oh, well I thought it might be insensitive to throw them away?

Her: (laughing at this point) I'll throw them out for you.

Haha she told me that if she could re-do it, she would do fake flowers because one it's cheaper and two they'll last forever without needing to be preserved.


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  • Amber
    Master February 2020
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    All of our flowers are going to be artificial and that goes for the toss bouquet too! But even if you're having real flowers for everything else, I would still consider an artificial toss bouquet just to cut costs.

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  • Ashley
    Super November 2020
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    The only flowers at our wedding will be in my bouquet (my bridesmaids will not have bouquets). Our centerpieces are also just pine cones, evergreen tree branches, votive candles, and wood slices so I think a fake toss bouquet would be fine since most people know I think spending a ton of money on flowers is a little ridiculous. Haha

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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
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    I've caught two bouquets, one fake and one real. The first one I caught was the fake one, and the only reason I kept it was because it was FH's sisters!! It was a big deal because FH and I were not engaged yet at this time. The tradition of "your next if you catch the bouquet" thing is sort of coming true! I say sort of because we had a long engagement and a few of her friends got married since then. If it was just a friend's bouquet, I would've kept it for a while and eventually thrown it away.

    More recently, I caught a real bouquet at my cousins' wedding. The tradition of "your next" is actually coming true for this one too lol!! I didn't keep it past the 2 days it was nice, but I did LOVE the real one. I carried it around with me all night at the after party. It smelled SO good.

    The moral of my long story is that you really can't go wrong either way Smiley smile

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    My throw bouquet was real but it was much smaller than my real bouquet & mostly greenery, so it was a lot cheaper!

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
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    I didn't have a throw bouquet, but if I did it would've been real like the rest of the flowers! That way they can just die and be thrown away (I'm not sentimental when it comes to flowers)

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  • VIP November 2021
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    Instead of throwing the bouquet I’m handing out single roses to each dingle girl at the wedding (there’s only a handful of them) and I’m giving a special flower, not sure which yet to our daughter and our Two nieces
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
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    I guess it depends on if the person who catches the bouquet is all that sentimental about it. For example, I’m not. So whether real or fake flowers, I’d toss it in the trash after the wedding. But that’s just me. I don’t like having random “stuff“ just to take up space. Also I don’t view a toss bouquet is being sentimental because it’s kind of a superstition.
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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
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    Lol this makes sense!! i decided on artificial flowers for everything specifically for this reason. bouquets and decorations. i wanted my bouquet and i know my bridal party did as well. i bought my toss bouquet off etsy. it was a little pricey. you could def make your own from flowers at michaels for a very good price. buy some twine or burlap to wrap around the handle and voila!

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  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
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    I had an extra bouquet that I used to toss.

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  • Jana
    Rockstar October 2022
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    It's personal preference. Most people who catch the bouquet don't keep it. They know that real flowers will die eventually and toss them when they do.

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