BOUQUET TOSSING AT WEDDINGS, WHY?
Welcome back to our WEEKLY TIPs and Happy Monday Everyone! Time for some out of curiosity wedding stuffs today. Have you ever wondered why the BOUQUET TOSSING is such an important topic of Weddings?
Weddings are a melting pot of traditions, both old and new. The bouquet toss tradition is one that has existed for hundreds of years and evolved over time. 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.
Today the bouquet is tossed to single women with the belief that whoever catches it will be the next to marry. It usually happens towards the end of the night at the reception, and it can get quite competitive among tipsy gals with elbows and stiletto heels flying around trying to catch the coveted bouquet.
For brides, it’s a way to celebrate their single friends and wish them luck in love. For the lucky lady that catches the bouquet, if she doesn’t meet the partner of her dreams at her friend’s wedding, at least she’ll go home with a gorgeous floral centerpiece. ;)
Our Bride Juestina remains in Phuket Destination Weddings history with her epic Bouquet Tossing – happened during party and captured by DJ Ben Jay as shown below – If you don’t know how to toss it… well, just watch this!
Now it comes the time for the Expert Advice, from our Destination Wedding Planner Ilaire.
“Brides, if your bouquet is a big masterpiece of the event weighting over 1kg, please avoid to toss it or you are gonna kill someone!”
With the last trends of XL messy (heavy) bouquets, we understood the potential catastrophe of tossing 4kg of flowers to your tipsy gals at the end of the night, so… Take this tip: ask us to makeup a smaller bouquet using your arch flowers after ceremony and toss this mini-version of your bouquet! Alternatively, grab your MOH one and use that one for the big launch. ;)
Photography by @Ken Tan Photo