We love tradition but as you can probably tell from our previous posts we love personalization & fun alternatives just as much! Every bride wants to walk down the isle with a gorgeous bouquet.. but what do you do with it afterwards? Are you completely sold on doing a bouquet toss or would you like to do something different? Here are a few fun twists on the Classic Wedding Tradition: Tossing the Bouquet…
The Breakaway Bouquet
Typically, one lucky lady catches the bridal bouquet in hopes of being the next one to walk down the aisle. Why not spread the excitement to a few more of your female guests by having a breakaway bouquet. The breakaway bouquet is comprised of smaller bouquets that separate when thrown into the air. This is especially great for large wedding parties. Talk to your florist about this, I’m sure he or she can assist with creating the perfect “Breakaway Bouquet” for your special day.
The Dedication Bouquet
If you’re having an outdoor wedding and don’t want your guests diving into the dirt to catch your bouquet try opting for a dedication. Perhaps there is a special someone you would like to dedicate your bouquet to – your mother, grandmother or maid of honor? Presenting your bouquet to any one of these special ladies would be a beautiful and sweet gesture. Consider also adding a personalized note to the bouquet with a photo of the two of you telling your grandma (mom or maid of honor) just how much she means to you:) Love this idea!
The Who’s Been Married the Longest Bouquet Give-Away Game
Why not use your bouquet as a way to honor previous marriages that have stood the test of time. Have all married couples come out to the dance floor. While they dance, have the DJ or emcee announce who has been married 1 year, 5 years, 10 years etc. to sit down as your favorite love songs play in the background. Keep the game going until just one couple is left standing. Present your bouquet to the couple that is married the longest. This is a beautiful way to celebrate the longevity of marriage.
Whether you decide to do the traditional bouquet toss or do something a little different for your Hawaii Wedding – Or maybe you’d like to order an extra bouquet and do both?! Remember that it’s your big day and whatever you would like to do with your bouquet is up to you. The truer you are to your own desires, the more meaningful your special day will be!
Thoughts? Other ideas? Leave us a comment! We’d love to hear them! 🙂
Hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving Feast!
Best Day Ever Hawaii
Hawaii’s Premiere Wedding Planning & Event Design Team