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Bouquet Toss Incites World War 3!

Please, ladies, have some self respect and decorum. Even it hadn’t been fought over, it’s still just a bunch of flowers that will look like crap by the end of the day. After this arm-to-arm combat for the bouquet, what is left to the “winner” is a mutilated, broken handful of pathetic floral misery.

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  • jen June 23, 2010, 6:18 pm

    Casey –

    I had a similar experience at my mother’s friend’s wedding. I was the flower girl (I was about seven), and I caught the bouquet (that I suspect the bride purposefully threw my way). I remember briefly holding the flowers in my hands when they were ripped away by a woman. I had a few blossoms left in my hand, and I stumbled to the side because the woman basically hip-checked me. After that I would always stand in the back so that I never had risk getting taken down again.

  • Duni June 27, 2010, 4:29 am

    I wasn’t sure if my husband would do the cake smearing thing or not, since he’s not one to make a scene in front of a crowd, but he’d laughed when we’d seen it done before, so I made sure to tell him in the weeks leading up to the wedding, in no uncertain terms, that if he smashed the cake in my face, I’d have the wedding annulled by the next morning. I think it’s degrading and disrespectful.

  • aventurine June 28, 2010, 3:34 am

    ITA about cake-smashing being disrespectful, at the very least.

    I did a bouquet toss, and have an absolutely marvelous picture of my 13-y-o niece barreling through the line, protecting those blossoms like an all-star running back. It’s comedy *gold*, and she and I still laugh about it sometimes.

  • yarngirl June 30, 2010, 11:51 am

    Simone- the bride learned that a man who is disrespectful while dating won’t be changed by being a husband, and moved on to a lovely single life and ended up married later, to a stand-up fellow who was horrified by the cake incident on her behalf (he saw the video). The groom immediately became a daddy with someone else, and ended up with a wife who loves to humiliate him in public over his education and finances while sitting at home watching soaps. Karma?

  • Hellbound Alleee July 1, 2010, 12:19 pm

    You see what this is: it is a strange ritual of strength, where the female human who achieves possession of the Artifact will become the Alpha Female. It is the Alpha Female’s privilege to choose the richest/most powerful and virile male mate. By doing this, she may rule over all the other females. Her sacrifice is to allow the Lesser Females to criticize her in cruel ways.

  • Pixie July 20, 2010, 4:30 am

    My cousin who is nearly 10yrs older than me caught my bouquet. She was happy, I was happy. There was no fight for it, but I was a little disappointed to hear some of my late teen/early 20’s friends complaining about ‘that old chick who caught it.’ And as my cousin pointed out after hearing said comments, she deserves it more coz she’s older and still single. They’ve got ages yet. I told my friends to get over it, she’s my cousin and I was happy she caught it.

  • Julie August 8, 2010, 10:38 am

    At my father’s cousin’s wedding one of my younger cousins (9-10 at the time) caught the bride’s bouquet, fair and square. It practically landed on her hands. But apparently the older chicks were so desperate to get married they felt the need to ask the bride to retrieve the flowers from the girl and throw them again, and again they landed close to my cousin, but the ladies quickly jumped at them so she couldn’t get them. In my opinion all this ruined the moment. I was a bit bothered by how they wouldn’t allow the younger girl to feel a bit special by getting the bouquet, specially when she first caught it!

  • DocCAC November 15, 2010, 2:27 am

    A friend of mine had a small wedding and invited about 50 people to it, me included. It was her second marriage, and she was in her early thirties. The other women looked to be in their late 20’s or early 30’s (like me). When it came time for the bouquet toss, I was the only one out of 5 or 6 unmarried women who didn’t end up on the ground (and I mean lying full out on the ground) fighting for the thing. It was pretty but I thought it was a pretty pathetic display esp. as they were older and should have had more sense. And no, none of them seemed drunk.

  • Jillybean November 15, 2010, 10:01 am

    @Julie – um…why didn’t the bride simply say, “No” to the do-over request?

  • Caitlin April 7, 2012, 8:39 pm

    How do you politely decline going up there in the first place? At my cousin’s wedding I tried declining, was convinced to go up there anyway and spent the toss standing at the back of the group making no effort to get it.

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