When a couple orders the wedding bouquet, it might not seem that any “activities” will come from it other than as a thing to hold but the bouquet can be the source of many interesting activities and meaningful gestures.
During there ceremony there are all kinds of possibilities. You cold go traditional and have a flower for both the mothers .The moms, in particular, love this activity and guests usually appreciate it as well. What if you turned that traditional gesture on its head and supplied flowers for both the mothers and the fathers? If the couple supplies flowers to both the men and women, there are a couple of ways to do this. What if dad’s flower was enclosed in a verse that he will then get up and read at the ceremony? What if it was a flower to recognize the members of the family who have passed, and it gives dad an opportunity to recognize those family members?
If the couple chooses not to have a unity candle, but wants some gesture like it, they can have a bouquet designed by having several small bouquets put together. At an appropriate time during the ceremony, the wedding bouquet is “broken up” and various people might receive a share, such as the mothers and fathers of the couple.
Now, if the couple wants to hang onto the wedding bouquet during the wedding ceremony, but is willing to have some fun with it at the reception, there are a few options there as well. How about a dance involving the wedding bouquet? This is silly, but fun. The wedding bouquet is on display somewhere near the dance floor and guests must guess a flower that’s in the bouquet before they can enter the dance floor. The first few guests might not have a problem as some flowers are obvious, like roses and tulips, but others might give people pause. Of course, this won’t work if the bridal bouquet is all roses or some other single and obvious flower but for a traditional mixed bouquet, it can work well.For a naughty touch, the couple can hide a garter in the wedding bouquet and actually put it on before it gets taken off. Or there can have a couple of breakaway bouquets that are wrapped in garter belts, so the main one doesn’t get thrown, but instead the tiny bouquets with garter belts attached are thrown.
When it comes time to throw her bouquet, there are several options. Some couples choose not to keep their bouquet and simply pluck one flower out of it before chucking the whole thing during the bouquet toss. This is an alternative to having a special bouquet set aside for throwing, and there are others as well.Are there are a lot of single women coming to the wedding? Maybe one thrown bouquet won’t be enough. Many couples these days are opting for something a little more fun.There are a few options, really. One popular option is to have the florist create several small bouquets and then bundle them to look like one bouquet. They are tied lightly with a ribbon. When it comes time for the bouquet toss, untie the ribbon, and throw the “bouquet” which is actually several little bouquets. Several people will catch the bouquet, rather than just one.
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