Wedding Traditions: What's the Wedding Bouquet Dance?

Q:

Someone asked me if I planned to have a “bouquet dance" at my wedding. I have never heard of this. What is it?

A:

The bouquet dance or anniversary dance is an alternative to throwing the bouquet at your wedding reception. The idea is this: Your DJ or emcee invites all married couples onto the dance floor. After a few minutes of dancing, the DJ asks all couples who have been married for five years or less to leave the dance floor. After another few minutes, he asks all those couples married for ten years or less to leave the dance floor, and so on. Eventually, you are left with the longest married couple that then receives the bouquet. If you're not into tossing your bouquet, this can be a nice way to involve guests of all ages in a feel-good event.


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