Chances are, you have been to many weddings over the years where you have witness the tossing of the wedding bouquet. Often times, the bouquet is fought over by several crazy women in hopes that they will be the next one to get married. You will usually find that most of the shy females will tend to back away with their own hopes to dodge the wedding bouquet altogether. Depending on how you feel about this tradition, you may even decide to keep this portion out of your wedding completely. With the changing times, a good number of brides have come to feel that this tradition is not only tacky, but unnecessary.
If you are one of these brides that are quite unsure of what to do to replace the wedding bouquet tradition, there are a few good alternatives that have been growing in popularity over the years. Besides just doing away with this tradition, some brides have begun to choose an important female in their lives that they wish to present the wedding bouquet to. This can be done in a couple of different ways. Either you can pull your chosen gal aside and explain to her why you have decided to give the wedding bouquet to her, or you can actually make an announcement to your guests explaining your decision to hand off the flowers.
No matter what you decide to do with your wedding bouquet, remember that it is your decision whether to use the tradition or not. Many brides find that doing away with the tradition can end up lessening competitiveness and hurt feelings in the end. Not to mention eliminating the often awkward moment where the male who caught the garter is then coaxed into placing it on the leg of the female who caught the wedding bouquet!