Oh, The Bouquet Toss!!!!
|Lauren's Bouquet Toss: Photo by Jocelyn & Ryan|
During this time frame, it was not uncommon for Europeans to bathe once a year (typically in May), and if a bride were to be wed, a wedding date was usually held the following month (in June). Additionally, as a wedding is a Bride's lucky day, it was thought that a bride was so lucky on her wedding day, that guests would literally tear pieces of her wedding dress as good luck tokens throughout the event. In lieu of having her wedding gown torn to shreds, a bride would often give away her bouquet to a lucky lady during an event, hence where the tradition of the bouquet toss originates.
|Ashley Bride - picture taken from Wedding at Shady Wagon Farm|
Obviously, in present times a bouquet no longer serves the same purpose as it did in the 15th century however, the tradition still remains a fun and even silly activity which also allows for a moment of “woman independence” in today's weddings. In order to keep the party going when the bouquet toss occurs, it is imperative to choose a fun, upbeat and entertaining song for the bouquet toss. Below Top Notch has listed our top bouquet toss song recommendations. Whether you're looking for something comical (my personal favorite is “Move b...” by Ludacris as well as “Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine” or a song that says “Ok, ladies, let's represent” (such as Destiny Child's “Independent Women. Pt 1 or TLC's “No Scrubs) the below list should include a variety of the most requested bouquet toss songs received within the last few years.