A Deep Dive Into The Bouquet Toss!

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Everyone knows that the most anticipated moment of the wedding for any single women or even one that’s dating is of course the bouquet toss. The moment where the bride lines up all the women in the wedding that are yet to be wed in a crowded bunch and throws her bouquet to see who is the lucky winner of this random draw. It’s a moment that occurs in every wedding and a rite of passage to those who are yet to be married to put their faith in the universe and of course the bride throwing the bouquet. Although it’s frequent and common in all weddings to have a bouquet toss very few brides and wedding guests understand where this tradition comes from, which is why we decided to do a deep dive into the famous wedding tradition. 

The Basics 

Here’s what you need to know about the wedding bouquet toss. It usually happens towards the end of the reception and can be modernised and tailored to the bride depending on what she wants and how she wants to go about it. It was originally created to bestow luck on guests especially in traditional stand points, unmarried women who wish to participate. It’s also important to note that it lasts about the length of one song including the time it takes to collect all the guests into the crowd and countdown the throw of the bouquet. 

Read more: How to Choose Your Wedding Gerb

The History 

Starting in the 1800s in England as we know it today, however, the origin of the bouquet toss itself dates back way earlier to different cultures. Before the 1800’s it was considered good luck simply to touch the bride on her wedding day, and as the story goes single, hopeful young girls would rush to the bride crowding her and touching her in hopes to be the next in line. Some single women would go to the point of taking keepsakes from the brides wedding gown as she is walking by to boost their luck. After it became a tad bit too aggressive the saying goes that the bride would sometimes just toss her bouquet and run in hopes that the dress doesn’t rip, which is where the tradition began. 

Some Extra Info 

As stated before some important information to have is that the bouquet toss is usually done for single women however that does not mean that only single women can participate or have too. As the years evolve and tradition becomes more based on fun rather than necessity it’s important to recognize that it's all fun and games and those who wish to participate will. Also depending on budget and preference, you can have two bouquets one to keep for you and the other to use in the bouquet toss but that’s up to the bride. 

Everyone knows that the most anticipated moment of the wedding for any single women or even one that’s dating is of course the bouquet toss. The moment where the bride lines up all the women in the wedding that are yet to be wed in a crowded bunch and throws her bouquet to see who is the lucky winner of this random draw. It’s a moment that occurs in every wedding and a rite of passage to those who are yet to be married to put their faith in the universe and of course the bride throwing the bouquet. Although it’s frequent and common in all weddings to have a bouquet toss very few brides and wedding guests understand where this tradition comes from, which is why we decided to do a deep dive into the famous wedding tradition. 

The Basics 

Here’s what you need to know about the wedding bouquet toss. It usually happens towards the end of the reception and can be modernised and tailored to the bride depending on what she wants and how she wants to go about it. It was originally created to bestow luck on guests especially in traditional stand points, unmarried women who wish to participate. It’s also important to note that it lasts about the length of one song including the time it takes to collect all the guests into the crowd and countdown the throw of the bouquet. 

Read more: How to Choose Your Wedding Gerb

The History 

Starting in the 1800s in England as we know it today, however, the origin of the bouquet toss itself dates back way earlier to different cultures. Before the 1800’s it was considered good luck simply to touch the bride on her wedding day, and as the story goes single, hopeful young girls would rush to the bride crowding her and touching her in hopes to be the next in line. Some single women would go to the point of taking keepsakes from the brides wedding gown as she is walking by to boost their luck. After it became a tad bit too aggressive the saying goes that the bride would sometimes just toss her bouquet and run in hopes that the dress doesn’t rip, which is where the tradition began. 

Some Extra Info 

As stated before some important information to have is that the bouquet toss is usually done for single women however that does not mean that only single women can participate or have too. As the years evolve and tradition becomes more based on fun rather than necessity it’s important to recognize that it's all fun and games and those who wish to participate will. Also depending on budget and preference, you can have two bouquets one to keep for you and the other to use in the bouquet toss but that’s up to the bride. 

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