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Thinking of a Bouquet Throw at your Wedding?

It's time to modernize the classic style of the wedding bouquet throw. This is how to do it!



Why Including All the Ladies and Modernizing the Experience is the Way to Go!


Dear soon-to-be-wedded lovebirds and fellow wedding enthusiasts.


Today, we're diving into the charming world of wedding traditions, and specifically, that exhilarating moment when the bride launches her bouquet into the crowd, leaving a horde of eager ladies scrambling to catch it. But here's the twist, my friends: we're here to unravel the mystery behind why it's best to invite all the women, not just the 'single and ready to mingle' crew, to participate in this epic bouquet frenzy. Moreover, let's explore how modernizing the bouquet toss by including a fresh gift for the lucky catchers can elevate the excitement even further. So, hold onto your corsages because we're about to throw some satirical sparkle onto this age-old tradition.


1. Equal Opportunity Flower Catching - #InclusivityGoals

Picture this: a sea of women, from bridesmaids to grandmas, all gathering on the dance floor, united by the undeniable allure of a blooming bouquet. If we only invite the 'single' ladies, we're basically saying, "Sorry, married gals, your flower-catching days are behind you." By including everyone, we're not just chucking a bouquet; we're smashing the bouquet ceiling and championing inclusivity. After all, why should single ladies have all the flower-tossing fun? Let's ensure that every floral enthusiast has a shot at being the next bouquet recipient and basking in their fleeting moment of flower-catching fame!


2. A Comedic Spectacle - Because Who Doesn't Love a Good Laugh?

Let's admit it: life can be a bit mundane at times. But fear not because the bouquet toss is here to infuse your wedding with a hearty dose of hilarity! Picture Aunt Karen, who's been married for five decades, diving with a determination usually reserved for toddlers chasing after candy. The bouquet toss levels the playing field, allowing every woman to channel their inner Olympic athlete and engage in some friendly (albeit slightly absurd) competition. The sight of elegantly dressed women scrambling for floral glory will be etched into the minds of your guests for years to come, providing endless laughter for all involved.

3. Love and Wisdom for All Ages

We've all heard the phrase, "With age comes wisdom." Well, who's to say that only the young, single ladies have a monopoly on wisdom? Including all women in the bouquet toss allows for a beautiful mingling of generations. Imagine a group of ladies representing every stage of life, from teenage dreams to seasoned love stories. As the bouquet takes flight, so does a shower of love, advice, and camaraderie. Young women can soak in the pearls of wisdom from their more experienced counterparts, bridging the generational gap with petals and laughter.

4. Break the Ice, Warm the Heart

Weddings are notorious for bringing together a diverse group of individuals, many of whom may have never met before. When done in an all-inclusive manner, the bouquet toss serves as the ultimate icebreaker. Strangers become competitors, friends, and co-conspirators in the hunt for a floral prize. It's like a wedding-themed reality show where alliances form, strategies emerge, and bonds are forged – all in pursuit of a single bouquet. So why limit the networking opportunities to the singles when the bouquet toss can serve as a unifying catalyst for all guests?

5. Useful Gifts for the Catchers - Modernizing the Tradition

Let's take this bouquet toss to the next level by modernizing the experience. Imagine the thrill of catching the bouquet and the delight of discovering a valuable gift waiting for you. Incorporating small but thoughtful gifts like a bottle of wine or a gift certificate to a popular coffee spot can add an extra layer of excitement. Not only do participants get to revel in the thrill of the toss, but they also walk away with a tangible token of appreciation. This modern twist not only enhances the fun factor but also adds an element of surprise and delight to the mix.


In conclusion, while tradition can sometimes feel like a straightjacket, it's also a canvas upon which we can paint our own unique strokes. By inviting all women to participate in the bouquet toss and modernizing it with useful gifts, you're revitalizing an age-old practice and sparking a whirlwind of laughter, connection, and cherished memories. So, embrace the chaos, the giggles, and the heartwarming moments that come with the bouquet frenzy, and let it stand as a testament to the power of unity, shared experiences, and a dash of modern flair. Overall, including everyone in the classic tradition is way more fun. TBH, I love it when a few guys jump in for a chance at glory too. Why not? Guys love flowers and coffee!

Here's to the joyous jumble of petals, the unity of generations, and the triumphant spirit of every woman who steps onto the dance floor with bouquet-catching dreams in her heart. Happy tossing, everyone!

Yours in flower-flinging fun,

Matt Connelly - DJ and Modern Tradition Advocate


Photo Credit - The always amazing and fun to work with crew at Ashton Imagery. Click to see some beautiful wedding photos from one of the best teams in Northern California.

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