OK. It’s time again for that killer blog series: My Favorite Part of A Wedding.
Today’s topic: Bouquet Toss
Ah, yes. That moment in every wedding, where single ladies either get way too excited about it or vomit at the shear thought of it.
Quick history lesson:
Tossing the bouquet is a tradition that stems from England. Women used to try to rip pieces of the bride’s dress and flowers in order to obtain some of her good luck. To escape from the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and run away.
First of all, this sounds AMAZING! More like this please.
Somehow, the toss has evolved into this thing that now guarantees that the lucky lady who catches it will be the next one married. Because you know… magic.
So even though it’s a bit corny, I do love this little moment when your girlfriends get a chance to go all Hunger Games during your reception.
I love when there are literally dozens of competitors.
I love when they stretch their arms like NFL wide receivers.
I love when the girl that does NOT catch it is more excited than the girl that does.
I love when the girl you think is going to catch it does not.
I love the taunting that is often performed by the victor.
I love when the girls trip over themselves trying to catch it.
I love it most of all, when a girl falls to the floor, and a bride is willing to meet her down there for their photo together.
I also love when a lady has so much swag and confidence, that she knows she can jump, hold her red solo cup in one hand, and snag the bouquet with the other.
But seriously. Here is the key that I have found after shooting hundreds of weddings: some people love it, some people don’t. But you know your girls better than most. If you think they will enjoy it, then by all means, go for it. If you know they hate the idea… punt it. Sure it’s your wedding, but these are your closest friends. The goal isn’t to embarrass or shame them because they haven’t found someone to file taxes with jointly.
And, sure it’s a glorious moment for the winning lady, but it’s not like catching your flowers actually empowers the girl with the ability to become the next one married.
Or does it?
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