Wedding planning can be stressful. A bride has so many different things to consider, including money, family, her own wishes and those of the groom. It can quickly get overwhelming!
Believe it or not, even planning the music for the ceremony and reception can be stressful! In order to help simplify things a little, we’ve taken the liberty of compiling some of the best bouquet toss songs, because, believe it or not, the bouquet toss can be a pretty big deal!
Wedding Music Planning Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated
Out of all the decisions a bride and her family have to make in the process of planning a wedding, music should be the least of their worries.
So, instead of stressing over music choices, let’s take a minute to break down the music moment must-haves.
Wedding Reception Music Check
While some wedding ceremonies include music of some sort, it is traditional music that leans closely towards classical music or even religious styles depending on the bride and groom’s religious background. That being said, the wedding ceremony music isn’t as complicated to plan as the reception music because it almost always follows a given pattern.
The reception is where the newlywed couple can show off more of their personal tastes, so the music for the moments listed below will traditionally fit their preferences.
Below, we have listed some moments during the wedding reception that usually require some sort of music that fits the style of the bride and groom.
Other moments that may require music during the reception may include:
Choosing Your Bouquet Tossing Song
Now that we have a basic knowledge of when our music will play, it’s time to sit down and chose the actual playlists. One area that can be fun to plan is the garter toss and the bouquet toss. These moments during the reception are meant to be fun and light-hearted. These moments are also a good time to show off the bride and groom’s personal taste in music.
So how do you choose which song to play? Do you want these moments to blend together and be a sweet and sensual moment? Alternatively, maybe you just want these moments to be fun and goofy?
Below are a few simple steps to help you narrow down which song to play during your bouquet toss.
What Is Your Favorite Music Genre
First things first, the bride will want to narrow down her favorite music genre. While most of us have more than one favorite, it can be hard to narrow this down. One way to help narrow down the choices is to decide on the general vibe you want this moment to give off.
Different genres can give off different vibes. Country music can give off both a sweet and party vibe as can some of the more popular oldies. Rock, alternative and pop music can either warm the heart or can set a serious let loose vibe.
Create a List of Your Current Favorites
Still having trouble figuring out your favorite genre? Try listing some of your all-time favorite songs. Once you have a sizeable list, you will get a general vibe of your taste in music. Once you have this vibe identified, you’ll know what direction you’ll want to go into.
One way to do this is to split your list of favorite songs up into two subcategories:
Top Bouquet Tossing Songs by Genre
Okay, you’ve decided on what genre you want for your reception, and more specifically, you know what vibe you want for your bouquet toss! Time to narrow down which song you want to play as you share this traditional moment with all the single ladies that are in attendance!
Picking a single song can get a little overwhelming, so we have taken the time to scour the internet and compile lists of popular songs that are often played during a bride’s bouquet toss.
The songs are listed in no particular order, as are the genres. So while you're trying to make the big decision, why not take a few minutes to look over these lists of hot songs!
Oldies Bouquet Toss Songs
Oldies are always a good pick when it comes to the bouquet toss. Many songs that fall under the “oldies” category tend to be songs that tug at the heartstrings and create a warm and fuzzy feeling. These songs are sweet, and for the girl that catches the bouquet, it can be an emotional moment considering that this moment traditionally means that they will be next to wed.
These songs can also create a vibe that can only be described as “girly.” Just take the song “Uptown Girl,” by Billy Joel or even “She’s a Lady,” by Tom Jones. These songs are both upbeat, yet rather goofy songs that just make you giggle. When at the moment, the bouquet toss can be a rather goofy moment, so an “oldie” song can be perfect for this moment in the ceremony.
Classic and Alternative Rock Bouquet Toss Songs
While not always a traditional pick, classic and alternative rock is a genre that truly defines a certain type of bride – one that likes to party. Yes, some classic rock ballads can make even the toughest cry, but many of the top songs in this genre for a bouquet toss are a little wilder. Better yet, many of the songs can also be used during the garter toss. Now if that isn’t a way to bond, I don’t know what is.
Country Bouquet Toss Songs
Country music is a close second when it comes to popular genres for a bride’s bouquet toss. Why? Because it can create one of two feels: either warm and fuzzy or get down and party. Country music tends to be a popular genre because many of the top songs create an overall vibe of female empowerment. What better vibe could a bride want during their bouquet toss?
Contemporary/Pop Bouquet Toss Songs
Adult Contemporary and Pop are two of the most popular genres for a bride’s bouquet toss. This is because the music that falls under these categories often is get up and go songs. These are ideal for pumping up the energy of the room, and we all know that the bouquet toss is a rather energetic point in the reception.
Let Your Music Taste Shine Through During Your Bouquet Toss
Weddings are stressful, so you want to make sure that you allow some time for fun. The bouquet toss is the perfect time for a bride to shine amongst her friends because it is her moment to pass the torch.
When it comes time for this special moment, picking a song shouldn’t be stressful. It should be a moment to reflect on who you are amongst your girls. It doesn’t have to be a serious moment, but if that’s the vibe you want to give off, then, by all means, pick something a little more heartfelt!
Your wedding is a time you’ll want to remember forever, so stressing over something as trivial as the song you’ll be throwing your bouquet to is silly. Let your personality shine through, and remember, don’t sweat the small stuff.