Throwing the Bridal Bouquet


THROWING THE BRIDAL BOUQUET
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At weddings today, you will often find the bride standing in front of all of her single friends, with her back to them and tossing her bridal bouquet. It’s then thought that the young lady that catches the beautiful flowers will be the next person to be married. Although it can be a source of entertainment at modern weddings, this tradition has other roots that have nothing to do with the foretelling of marriage.

The tradition dates back to England. It was here that guests, or just folks who happened to see the wedding take place, would run after the bride and tear her clothes and her flowers so that they could be a part of her happiness. As she was being chased by those that were seemingly attacking her, she would throw her bouquet over her shoulder so that she could keep them at bay for just a few more moments.

The tradition of throwing the bridal bouquet to the single gals has also been evolving over the years. Nowadays, brides like to give the bouquet to a grandmother or other family member who has shared a long and loving marriage with their spouse. Not only is this a touching gesture, it also saves some of the women present the embarrassment of being singled out.



Throwing the Bridal Bouquet

Throwing the Bridal Bouquet

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