Your Wedding Bouquet Toss

The pros and cons of the bouquet toss.

bride tossing her bouquet at Planterra Conservatory
bride tossing her bouquet at inn at st. john's

Pros of a Bouquet Toss:

1. It’s a Tradition.

Some in attendance are waiting for this moment during your wedding reception. When a tradition is observed, their expectation is fulfilled and a certain comfort level borne of familiarity is reached.

2. Guests get involved.

If plenty of singles are at your party, the event generates suspense for your wedding guests. If some of the singles are well-mannered but rowdy friends, you can expect great enjoyment and fun. Hosting the toss in the midst of your dance party is a great way to get singles to meet on the dance floor. Professional DJs draw on their experience and follow simple techniques that engage your guests and elevate the excitement of your reception’s most memorable moments.

3. Great photo and video opportunities are made.

You can expect great shots of your friends wearing spontaneous smiles and their Sunday best. The camera will capture their laughter and looks of surprise, embarrassment, and goofiness, as they carry out the traditions of the bouquet toss.

4. Bouquet tosses can be fun.

If the singles at your reception are in the spirit of the moment, then these rituals that bring people together will be fun and exciting for you and your guests.

Cons of a Bouquet Toss:

1. Many guests may not want to participate.

It’s customary for the bride to help gather the singles in attendance and invite them to get involved in the bouquet toss. If singles are reluctant to participate, but go along to be polite to the bride, the events won’t be fun for them and may make them uncomfortable, a feeling which is sure to spread among the guests watching them.

2. There’s less party time.

When our DJ has your dance floor rockin, why screech the party to a halt? Even small traditions, like the bouquet toss, take a little time to organize. You can expect to spend 10 to 12 minutes gathering the participants. While others are distracted, guests who aren’t caught up in the moment may take this opportunity to leave.

3. Do you really want a picture of this?

Since the bouquet and garter toss are mostly staged events, we all know what to expect, with certain variations on the old theme.

4. Some guests may act inappropriately.

Why take the chance of subjecting your guests to potentially ill-advised and outlandish actions?

excited bride tossing her bouquet
bride holding her bouquet prior to toss
guests excited for Bouquet Toss

Our Favorite Bouquet Toss Songs

If you choose to do a bouquet toss at your wedding reception, you’ll need to perfect song to make it a fun moment for your guests. It’s critical you work with your wedding DJ to select the perfect song to narrate, what can be, a pretty entertaining moment. The wedding DJs at Mike Staff Productions put together a Spotify playlist featuring their bouquet toss songs. You’re sure to find the perfect tune for this special reception moment in our custom Spotify playlist.

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