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Do It Yourself Weddings Guide, Issue #008 -- Bridal Bouquet Toss Ideas
January 11, 2006

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Contents of this issue of Do It Yourself Weddings Guide

  • What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings - New Articles
  • Featured Article: Bridal Bouquet Toss Ideas

What's New at Do It Yourself Weddings

By request we've finally built a do it yourself food section on our site and have got several tasty food and wine related articles for you! We've also added a Receptions section!

Do It Yourself Receptions
Yes, we've finally built a reception page! You can find great reception ideas for decorations, centerpieces, place card holders and more.

Do It Yourself Wedding Food
Here it is, the section that is most asked about in emails. Do you have a food section? Well, now we do! Get ideas and tips on doing your own wedding food. Lots of great new articles in this section.

Finger Food Ideas for Catering Your Own Wedding
Several beautiful photos of finger foods that are easy to make. Learn why finger foods are the perfect wedding food choice if you are catering your own wedding.

Unique Wedding Reception Idea: Wine Tasting for a Wine Wedding Theme
Having a wine wedding theme? Here is the perfect reception idea for you. Even non-wine themed receptions could benefit from a wine tasting table. It adds class and fun for your guests! Here are the details of everything you'll need.

Catering Your Own Wedding with a Potluck Reception
If making all the food is seems daunting to you but you still want to do it yourself consider a potluck! Here are all the things you'll have to keep in mind when catering your own wedding with a potluck reception.

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Featured Article: Bridal Bouquet Toss Ideas

Bridal Bouquet Toss Ideas

Is the traditional bridal bouquet toss not your style? Many brides are throwing out this traditional altogether, or seeking new variations. If this tradition seems too old-fashioned to you read on!

Here are bridal bouquet toss ideas that will make everyone happy:

  • Wish Come True Bouquet Toss Idea -- Invite all the women onto the dance floor, married and single. Ask them all to make a wish right as the bouquet is tossed and whoever catches it will get their wish.
  • Fortune Bouquet Toss Idea -- Invite everyone onto the dance floor and have a bouquet that consists of several small bunches of flowers are simply held together in your hand. On each bunch, have a handwritten “fortune” attached to it that you made up. When you throw the flower bunches in the air, they break apart so several people will get a “fortune” bouquet. Before throwing a break apart bouquet make sure they are easily separated and not entwined together so they really do break apart in the air.
  • Longest Married Bouquet Toss Idea -- Invite all married couples onto the dance floor and have the DJ announce that everyone married less than 5 years to leave, then less than 10 years to leave and so on until the couple married the longest is left dancing and they are awarded with the bouquet. Keep in mind that this may not be the right bouquet toss for you, especially if you have a recently deceased grandparent that would have been married the longest if they were still living. This also focuses on married people and leaves out the single folks.
  • Special Honors Bouquet Toss Idea -- Split up the bouquet into halves and give one half to your mother and one to your mother-in-law. The bridal bouquet could also be presented to grandparents, split apart for all the women in the bridal party, presented to your maid of honor, your sisters, a friend who is engaged, etc. Think of someone you’d like to honor and give it to them as a “good luck” bouquet.
  • Favors Toss Idea -- Instead of tossing flowers, toss the wedding favors! Much like candy being tossed in a parade you can toss small or soft favors to the guests. Children can help in the fun, and everybody has a chance to get something. Candy, small stuffed animals, silly toys and gift cards are good choices.
  • Gift Cards & Money Bouquet Toss Idea -- Rather than have fortunes attached to a break away bouquet, why not attach gift cards (from coffee shops, record stores, etc) to your bridal bouquet! Rolled up $1-$20 bills is also fun for everyone. You can invite everyone onto the dance floor, men and women alike.

    So rather than skip the bridal bouquet toss entirely, why not start your own tradition? Unusual tosses can be explained by your DJ, an appointed person or written in your program. Choose a bridal bouquet toss that is meaningful to you and don’t be afraid to simply present it to someone you care about.

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