Scroll down a little to find a list of great songs to make the most of this part of your wedding reception.
When to play this song for the bouquet toss and how does it work?
This song is normally played as your single friends are huddled together
on the dance floor before you turn your back and toss the bouquet to them. The one
who catches it is meant to be the next one to marry.
which bouquet toss song to use, think of your girl friends and family
members and all the fun times you have had together on girls nights
out and before you and your groom became involved.
Pick a song that
reminds you of these special times or a song about being a woman
and about femininity.
bouquet toss like the garter removal is a wedding tradition, but it is
also your choice whether or not you want to include it in your
celebration or not. You may also opt for a variation on this tradition.
you want to read about some alternatives to this tradition in which you
can still use a bouquet toss song, have a look towards the bottom of
When to play the bouquet toss music?
Your music for the bouquet
toss is normally played about 30 - 40 minutes after the first
dance (if it is an evening wedding) or straight before you leave
(if the wedding is planned to end early or it is a day wedding).
Make sure you warn your DJ and MC that you would like to toss the bouquet and
the garter so that they can get ready and have the appropriate bouquet
toss song cued.
If for some
reason you want to break from tradition and do something different
for your bouquet toss then try some of the following suggestions:
1. Call all
girls to the dance floor and not just the married ones. Start the
bouquet toss song in the background to create some atmosphere. Have
your MC or DJ ask them all to make a silent wish before you toss
the bouquet. The one who catches it will not only get a nice bunch
of flowers, but will have her wish come true also.
2. Present your
bouquet to your grandmother or mother, or to a friend or relative
you know is engaged to be married next. If you want to present your
bouquet to your mother and mother in law, or your two grannies then
have your florist design the bouquet in such a manner that you can
split it on the night.
Instead of doing a bouquet toss you could have all the single girls
gathered on the dance floor. Play your selected bouquet toss song
and have them dance to it. Have them pass along a salt shaker (or
similar item). When the music stops, the one holding the salt shaker
gets to keep the bouquet. You can do the same with the pepper shaker
and the Garter Toss.
the traditional money dance with an auction for the bouquet. This
is great for some honeymoon spending money. If you don't need any
extra money, then donate it to your favorite charity or give the
venue's staff a great big tip!
5. Have an anniversary
dance. Your DJ can call all the married couples to the floor and
can play a nice love song instead of a bouquet toss song. He can
then after 30 seconds of dancing ask all the couples married less
than a year to leave the dance floor, after another 30 seconds ask
the ones married less than 5 years to leave. In the end the couple
who have been married the longest will be left dancing. Present
them with your bouquet.
6. For just
a little added fun, choose Jump
by Girls Aloud
as your bouquet toss song. Tell your girls to wait for the chorus
and when the song goes "jump for my love" toss the bouquet as they
jump in unison with the song. It is a nice upbeat version of the
Pointer Sisters hit and will not break the dance vibe too much.
7. If you don't want your single lady guests to jump for the bouquet, how about gathering them around and instead of tossing the bouquet, taking it apart and giving each one of them a flower from it? You can have the lucky guy who catches the garter dance with all of the single girls!