The tradition of the bridal bouquet toss

Some historians associate the tradition of tossing the bridal bouquet with the Greek legend of the Golden Apple of Discord. According to Greek mythology, the goddess Eris threw an apple in the middle of Peleus and Thetis’ wedding party as a beauty prize, thus triggering a vain dispute between Hera, Athena and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War. Nowadays, tradition has it that, if the bride tosses the bouquet to a group of friends, the friend who catches it will be the next one to wed. This gesture of tossing the bridal bouquet is a way for the bride to share her luck with her friends. If the bride does not want to toss her original bouquet to her friends, she can use a symbolic bouquet. If the bridal bouquet is artificial, made of stones and pearls, the bride can toss a small bouquet made of natural flowers to share this tradition with friends present at the ceremony. As a gesture of appreciation and friendship for the other friends and guests, the bride may choose to offer each of them a small bouquet of flowers, which will make this date even more unforgettable.