Fun Bouquet Toss Songs
The carrying of flowers by the bride has its roots in ancient times when it was believed that strong smelling herbs such as garlic, chives, rosemary, bay leaves, and other strong-smelling herbs to scare off evil spirits, bad luck and ill health.
During Roman times, this tradition was extended, with the bride and groom wearing floral garlands signifying new life and hope for fertility. The bouquet in particular symbolized a woman in bloom.
During Victorian times, flowers took on an additional significance as lovers would send messages to each other using different flowers, with each flower having its own meaning. These associations were soon adopted for the bride’s bouquet and are still used today by many brides.
In the modern wedding ceremony, the throwing of the bouquet is one of the moments during the day that a lot of people look forward to. It is a common tradition that the person who catches the flowers when they are thrown will be the next person to marry, so this is an event that could mean a lot for a great many people.
It is important that you do this at the right time. It is a popular choice to wait until after the reception – as it is the symbol of the bride handing over the baton to the woman who is to become the next bride. There is so much love in the tradition, and it can be a very special moment if it is done right.
Depending on when and where your reception is, you have a number of choices when it comes to how to throw your bouquet. Lots of people like to do it just before they get into the wedding car to go on their honeymoon. This is a good time to do it, because all of the guests will have gathered around to wave them off, meaning that everybody would have the chance to catch the flowers if they wanted to. If the weather is not great, or it is too dark, you may decide that you want to do it after the afternoon reception, or even on the dance floor when everybody has gathered for the last dance.
The choice of flowers can give a whole message of their own, so this is something that is important to think about. After finding your happiness and perfect partner, what is the message that you would most like to pass on to the next bride? Red roses symbolise a happy marriage, and for this reason these are a great choice for bridal flowers. If you hope that the person who catches your flowers will be lucky enough to be blessed with children, then orange blossom is the perfect thing to choose, as this represents fertility and luck. There is also ivy and white heather, which will bring happiness and a lucky marriage.
There are many wonderful moments in the wedding ceremony for the happy couple, but this is one of the moments that can bring the most happiness to another person rather than the couple themselves. Whoever catches the bouquet will feel incredibly special, so it is a great idea to ensure that you turn it into the perfect moment for them.
If you choose to do the bouquet toss during the party here are the top ten bouquet toss songs we have been requested for over the last year.
Top Ten Bouquet Toss Songs
- Beyonce – Single Ladies
- Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
- Sugababes – Girls
- Pat Benatar – Hit Me With Your Best Shot
- Queen – Another One Bites The Dust
- Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody
- John Paul Young – Love Is In The Air
- Pharrell Williams – Happy
- Blondie – One Way Or Another
- Atomic Kitten – Ladies Night
When it comes to a song think about that song that connects you and your girlfriends it could be a tune from university or maybe a big favourite on the hen night, that way its not just a great song its there song.