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Tossing the bouquet is a
wedding tradition that has lasted through the centuries. Today it is great fun
to throw the bouquet at the reception into the crowd of single ladies to see
who may be the next to marry. Unfortunately long ago it was taken far more
seriously and often ended in disaster. It is said to originate from Medieval
Europe when women would try to rip pieces of the bride's dress in order to
obtain some of her good luck, leaving her in tatters. The wedding guests
believed that a piece of the bride’s dress was a fertility charm and would bring
good luck and prosperity.
Source - weddingvows.mobi
As times changed wedding
dresses became a cherished keepsake and brides did not want their expensive
dresses to be ripped or torn. Instead brides preferred to keep the dress for
its sentimental value and to hand down to future generations.
To escape from the crowd the bride would toss
her bouquet as a distraction and run away. The tradition has filtered down
through the ages and is now a fun tradition for modern weddings. Some modern
brides and grooms do not like the tradition of throwing the bouquet and either
modify it or do away with it altogether. Some brides choose to order a special
throwing bouquet so as not to destroy their own. Others choose to pass a flower
from their bouquet to their friends and family instead of throwing the bouquet
at the reception.