Music plays a huge role in a couple’s wedding day. The song you walk down the aisle to, the first dance as newlyweds, dances with your parents, not to mention party tunes to keep everyone on their feet. But one that isn’t given enough attention is that of the bouquet toss. Even in an otherwise unique and personalized event, the bride often tosses her bouquet to the tune of the same few songs, such as “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” by Beyoncé, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, or Shania Twain’s “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!”
If you want to try something a little different, we’ve gathered a few tracks that haven’t been overplayed to death – without being too obscure. Take a look below:
"Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" - Marilyn Monroe
Remind people what the stakes are for catching the bouquet – next to be married means next to getting a diamond ring! If Marilyn isn't your favorite, there are a plethora of versions to this classic tune.
"Hey Ladies" - Beastie Boys
The chorus is the perfect way to gather all the single women to the dance floor and prepare to battle for that bouquet, especially for couples looking for a more offbeat pick.
"Hollaback Girl" - Gwen Stefani
If you've been a part of any bouquet toss, you already know that some people go bananas to grab those blossoms.
"Independent Women, Part I" - Destiny's Child
The spirit of the song subverts the message of the bouquet toss – if it's something you and your guests will be irked by – while still encouraging the ladies to throw their hands up.
"It's Gonna Be Me" - *NSYNC
Sure the lyrical content may not be especially accurate, but everyone will get a kick out of this '90s throwback. If you time the throw right, the lucky lady might even catch the bouquet right when Justin Timberlake croons, "It's gonna be me."
"That Lady, Pts. 1 & 2" - The Isley Brothers
Something old school to entertain older guests watching the festivities of the bouquet toss play out, this funky tune echoes the thoughts of the single gentlemen observing the classic wedding ritual.