Relevance of Brides Tossing Bouquets at Weddings

January 26, 2021 Comment

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A common event at any wedding is the tossing of the bride’s bouquet to her friends and not just any friend but the single ones. For many, it is believed that the person who catches the bouquet is next in line to walk down the aisle. This tradition of tossing the bouquet originated from England in the 1800s.

Prior to the 1800s, it was perceived to be good luck if you touch the bride on her wedding day. Obviously, the single ladies would rush to touch the bride so that their  good luck would be transferred to them so that they can also get married. In the bid to escape the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and run away.

The bride would often throw the bouquet of flowers over her shoulders to her single friends and whoever catches it is believed to be next in line for marriage. Interestingly, if the lucky girl already has someone she’s dating, this could be a signal to tell him to speed up preparations to marry her. This tradition usually happens in the night at the wedding reception and it is something most guests look up to and it can get very competitive and interesting since everyone is trying to catch the bouquet.

For some brides, this is an opportunity to celebrate their single friends and wish them luck in love. Also, brides take this time to share the spotlight with their single friends. Some actually believe that they could meet their partners at their friend’s wedding if they should catch the coveted bouquet.


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