Traditionally, the single and un-married ladies gather around as the bouquet flowers are tossed by the bride and whoever catches the bouquet is the next in-line to get married.

Throwing the bouquet

This can accompany a Bouquet Toss Game of some sort where the winner receives the bouquet also.

As all eyes are on the bride at this point, she may want to have a bit of a dance to the song first before she throws the bouquet over her shoulder.

This leaves the single and unmarried ladies waiting with anticipation and the bride gets a little more of the spot light before the celebration ends!

Just remember, music breaks the ice and will make the Bouquet Toss more fun. Whatever song you choose it will usually only be a short 30 second sample so, “something fun” can work well.

Popular Bouquet Toss Songs


Applause – Lady Gaga
2013 | Youtube

Girls (Run the World) – Beyonce
2011 | Youtube

It’s My Party – Jessie J
2013 | Youtube

Only Girl (In the World) – Rihanna
2010 | Youtube


Aint No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
2006 | Youtube

Don’t Cha – Pussycat Dolls
2006 | Youtube

Lady Marmalade – Missy Elliot / Mya / Pink
2001 | Youtube

Single Ladies (Put a Ring on it) – Beyonce
2008 | Youtube

What a Girl Wants – Christina Aguilera
2000 | Youtube

♥ More 2000′s bouquet toss songs


Any Man of Mine – Shania Twain
1995 | Youtube

All I Wanna Do – Cheryl Crow
1994 | Youtube

American Woman – Lenny Kravitz
1999 | Youtube

Barbie Girl – Aqua
1997 | Youtube

Just a Girl – No Doubt
1995 | Youtube

Man I Feel Like a Woman – Shania Twain
1999 | Youtube

Single White Female – Chely Wright
1999 | Youtube

Wishin and Hopin – Ani Difranco
1997 | Youtube


Another One Bites the Dust – Queen
1980 | Youtube

Celebration – Kool & The Gang
1980 | Youtube

Girls Just Want to Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper
1983 | Youtube

Girls Girls Girls – Motley Crue
1987 | Youtube

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benetar
1980 | Youtube

I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters
1982 | Youtube

Jump – Van Halen
1984 | Youtube

Material Girl – Madonna
1985 | Youtube

Sister’s Are Doin It – Eurythmics
1985 | Youtube


Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1979 | Youtube

Brick House – The Commodores
1977 | Youtube

It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls
1979 | Youtube

Ladies Night – Kool & The Gang
1979 | Youtube


Big Girls Don’t Cry – Frankie Valli
1962 | Youtube

California Girls – The Beach Boys
1965 | Youtube

Foxy Lady – Jimi Hendrix
1967 | Youtube

My Girl – The Temptations
1964 | Youtube

Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
1964 | Youtube

For the couples that want to include the Garter tradition in their reception timeline, here are some Garter Removal & Toss song ideas.

More about the Bouquet Toss

Bride holding BouquetThe tossing of the bouquet has been performed at weddings for hundreds of years and this tradition is still very popular at wedding receptions today.

When picking a song for this part of the reception, it will really depend how much the Bride wants participation from the single and unmarried ladies. Usually this song is only played for as long as the bride wants to create anticipation with her friends & family.

This can be 10 seconds or the whole song if she likes. Once thrown, the lucky girl who catches the bouquet should be announced by the MC that she is the next inline (according to tradition anyway) to be married. Make sure the photographer and videographer has a chance to get a photo of the bouquet toss also.

It’s also important to note that the Bouquet Toss is not the only way for these flowers to be given away.

It can simply be given to the Brides best friend or can be claimed as a prize from a bouquet game.