Bouquet Toss Wedding Songs
Bouquet tossing by the bride and tossing of the garter is an age old tradition which carries its own set of superstitions. The bride tosses the bouquet and the groom removes her garter and tosses it. Bouquet tossing wedding songs are an integral part of this age old tradition.
It is picked up by the best man and cut into pieces to distribute small pieces among the guests as it is considered lucky. Also, the man who gives away his bride’s garter is considered to be loyal to his wife for a lifetime. It is also considered lucky for the unmarried youngsters if they happen to get a piece of the garter or a flower from the bouquet.
Bouquet tossing can cause a lot of chaos as all the bridesmaids, groomsmen and others literally run into each other to pick up those flowers. This ritual is considered lucky for them. Selecting bouquet tossing wedding songs can be quite a daunting task. Make sure you choose some light hearted songs or some funny fast track instrumental music pieces. After all this ritual is the time to have some fun and chaos; however, make sure you all have fun without hurting each other.
There are different versions of one particular song or one song is sung by many singers or groups. You can select any one of these. Some of the popular choices for bouquet tossing wedding songs are “All the single ladies” by Beyonce, “A little more” by Skillet, “after tonight” by Justin Nozuka, “Bad boys” by Inner circle, “Girl fight” by Brooke Valentine, “Girls girls girls” by Motley Crue, “Hey ladies” by Beastie boys, “Fat bottom girls” by Queen, “Gimme Gimme Gimme” by ABBA, “Diamonds are girl’s best friends” by Marilyn Monroe, “Eye of the tiger” by Survivor, “Do ya think I am sexy” by Rod Stewart and many other songs.
The tradition of bouquet tossing in wedding goes like this-
- All the single women and young girls join the bride for this ritual
- The bride then tosses the bouquet and one of the single women catches it
- The girl who catches the bouquet keeps it with her
- This girl is supposed to be the next prospective bride as per the superstition
- Then the bride sits on a chair on the dance floor
- The groom removes her garter from the leg
- The groom tosses the garter and all the single men try to catch it
- Some couples choose to only toss the bridal bouquet and not the garter
- Some do not toss any of these; neither the bouquet nor the garter
- It is up to the couple whether to follow this tradition
- In one of the other traditions, all the married couple dance on the dance floor. The couple married for the longest get to dance till the end and they get the bridal bouquet.
- Hence, here there is no tossing of bouquet or the garter
The tradition of bouquet tossing continues even today and so do the bouquet tossing wedding songs. The tradition of tossing the garters started when women become involved in liberation movement and started objecting to the custom of destroying the wedding dress, cutting it into pieces and tossing those pieces. This was initially done because as per the custom that bride once married would never wear her wedding gown again and would be committed to her husband for a lifetime. Even now many women believe wedding as once in a lifetime thing to happen. However, tearing off the wedding dress and tossing was objected, as it is against the dignity of any woman. Hence the tradition of tossing a garter was started.