Bouquet Toss Songs

Bouquet Toss Songs

Bouquet Toss Songs

The origins of the bouquet toss can be traced back to the middle ages in 14th century France. Europe was suffering in the midst of a devastating pandemic call the Black Death which is estimated to have killed 30-60% of the continent’s population. During this time of widespread panic, many myths evolved as people searched for ways to prevent, cure and deal with death on such a large scale. One such myth was that it was considered lucky to have a piece of a newly married brides gown. The believe not only led to the destruction of many wedding gowns, but also to bruised and battered brides caught up in the frenzy of guests clamoring for a piece of the prize. Looking to avoid the chaos, clever brides and grooms began throwing personal items such as the bouquet and the garter as a way to appease and distract their overzealous guests.

In modern times, the tradition has come under some scrutiny for several reasons. One consideration is that it unfairly subjects single women to unwanted attention. Savvy couples can overcome this objection by inviting all ladies, single or not, out to the floor for the bouquet toss. Another consideration is that it can dangerous, especially for younger girls and small children. In the rush to catch the bouquet, people sometimes get hurt. Just watch America’s Funniest Videos to see what occasionally goes wrong. Some couples will substitute the Anniversary Dance for the bouquet toss and give the bouquet to the couple that’s been married the longest. Other alternatives to the traditional bouquet toss include tossing rose petals, confetti sequins or ribbons, presenting portions of the bouquets to the bridesmaids or presenting it to a mother, mother-in-law or grandmother.

Despite it’s dubious origins and modern day concerns the bouquet toss is still one of the most popular wedding activities. Our list of over 100 top bouquets toss songs for weddings is filled with songs from every major genre of music. You can even hear a free preview of each song by clicking on its iTunes link.

SongArtistGenreiTunes
All I Wanna DoSheryl CrowRockSheryl Crow - The Very Best of Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
American WomanLenny KravitzRockSheryl Crow - The Very Best of Sheryl Crow - All I Wanna Do
Another One Bites The DustQueenRockQueen - Queen: Greatest Hits - Another One Bites the Dust
Any Man Of MineShania TwainCountryAny Man Of Mine - Shania Twain
Bad GirlsDonna SummerDiscoDonna Summer - Bad Girls - Bad Girls
BootyliciousDestiny’s ChildR&BDestiny's Child - Bootylicious
Bouquet Toss SongSt. Louis Jazz All StarsPopBouquet Toss Song - Single - St. Louis Jazz All Stars
BoysBritney SpearsDanceCall Me Maybe - Kiss (Deluxe Version)
California GurlsKaty PerryPopBouquet Toss Song - Single - St. Louis Jazz All Stars
Call Me MaybeCarly Rae JepsenDanceCall Me Maybe - Kiss (Deluxe Version)
CandymanChristina AguileraDanceChristina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Candyman
Can’t Hold Us DownChristina AguileraDanceChristina Aguilera - Back to Basics - Candyman
Cat Scratch FeverTed NugentRockCat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Chapel Of LoveThe Dixie CupsDoo WopThe Dixie Cups - Chapel Of Love - Chapel Of Love
ClumsyFergieDanceClumsy - The Dutchess
Crazy In LoveBeyonceR&BBeyonce - Crazy In Love
Dancing QueenAbbaDiscoABBA - Dancing Queen
Diamonds Are A Girls Best FriendMarilyn MonroeOldiesRoy Orbison - The Essential Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
DirrtyChristina AguileraPopDiirty - Christina Aguilera
DivaBeyonceR&BDiva - Beyonce
Don’t ChaPussycat DollsDanceThe Pussycat Dolls - PCD - Don't Cha
Express YourselfMadonnaDanceThe Pussycat Dolls - PCD - Don't Cha
Eye Of The tigerSurvivorRockThe Jimi Hendrix Experience - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady
FeverPeggy LeeOldiesRoy Orbison - The Essential Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
FireworkKaty PerryDanceFirework - Teenage Dream
Foxy LadyJimi HendrixRockThe Jimi Hendrix Experience - Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix - Foxey Lady
GirlfightBrooke Valentine Feat. Big Boi & Lil’ JonHip HopGirlfight - Chain Letter
Girl Fight TonightJulie BrownPopGirl Fight Tonight - Julie Brown
GirlsBeastie BoysHip HopGirlfight - Chain Letter
Girls, Girls, GirlsMotley CrueRockGirlfight - Chain Letter
Girls Just Want to Have FunCyndi LauperRockCyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (Remastered) - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
GlamorousFergie featuring LudacrisHip HopKanye West & Jamie Foxx - Late Registration - Gold Digger
Gold DiggerKanye WestHip HopKanye West & Jamie Foxx - Late Registration - Gold Digger
GoodiesCiaraR&BKanye West & Jamie Foxx - Late Registration - Gold Digger
Guys Do It All The TimeMindy McCreadyCountryCyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual (Remastered) - Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Haven’t Met You YetMichael BubleJazzHaven't Met You Yet - Crazy Love
He Loves You NotDreamPopHollaback Girl - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
Hey LadiesBeastie BoysRapHey Ladies - Solid Gold Hits
Hit Me With Your Best ShotPat BenatarRockPat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hollaback GirlGwen StefaniDanceHollaback Girl - Love, Angel, Music, Baby
Hot In HerreNellyHip HopThe Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
Hot Girls In LoveLoverboyRockPat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Hit Me With Your Best Shot
I Will SurviveGloria GaynorDiscoGloria Gaynor - Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive: The Anthology - I Will Survive
I’m Every WomanChaka KhanDiscoBlack Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) - I Gotta Feeling
Independent WomenDestiny’s ChildR&BDestiny's Child - Survivor - Independent Women, Part I
It’s Raining MenWeather GirlsDiscoThe Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
It Takes TwoRob Base & DJ EZ RockHip HopThe Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
It Takes Two BabyMarvin Gaye & Kim WestonR&BThe Weather Girls - The Weather Girls - Super Hits - It's Raining Men
Jump (For My Love)Pointer SistersDanceThe Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits - Jump (For My Love)
Just A GirlNo DoubtRockThe Pointer Sisters - The Pointer Sisters: Greatest Hits - Jump (For My Love)
Ladies NightKool & The GangDiscoKool & The Gang - Funk Essentials: Kool & The Gang - The 12
Lady MarmaladeChristina Aguilera & FriendsDanceChristina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk - Moulin Rouge - Lady Marmalade
Like A VirginMadonnaDanceMadonna - The Immaculate Collection - Like a Virgin
Little White ChurchLittle Big TownCountryLittle White Church - The Reason Why
Love Is A BattlefieldPat BenetarRockPat Benatar - Greatest Hits - Love Is a Battlefield
Love You MadlyCakePopChristina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & P!nk - Moulin Rouge - Lady Marmalade
Man! I Feel Like A Woman!Shania TwainCountryShania Twain - Come on Over - Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
ManeaterHall & OatesDanceDaryl Hall & John Oates - Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 - Greatest Hits - Maneater
ManeaterNelly FurtadoDanceDaryl Hall & John Oates - Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 - Greatest Hits - Maneater
Material GirlMadonnaDanceMadonna - The Immaculate Collection - Material Girl
MilkshakeKelisDanceMilkshake - The Hits
Most GirlsPinkPopMilkshake - The Hits
Move B****LudacrisHip HopMilkshake - The Hits
My Life Would Suck Without YouKelly ClarksonPopDaryl Hall & John Oates - Rock 'n Soul, Pt. 1 - Greatest Hits - Maneater
No ScrubsTLCR&BPretty Girl Rock - No Boys Allowed (Deluxe)
Oh, Pretty WomanRoy OrbisonOldiesRoy Orbison - The Essential Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
One Way Or AnotherBlondieRockOne Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
Only Girl In The WorldRihannaDanceOnly Girl (In the World) - Loud
Pour Some Sugar On MeDef LeppardPopOne Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)Michael JacksonDanceP.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - Michael Jackson
Pretty Girl RockKeri HilsonR&BPretty Girl Rock - No Boys Allowed (Deluxe)
Run The World (Girls)BeyonceR&BRun the World (Girls) - 4
Sex And The City ThemeLondon Music WorksSoundtrackSoundtrack & Theme Orchestra - TV Themes: Comedy - Sex and the City
Sharp Dressed ManZZ TopRockOne Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
She’s A Bad Mama JamaCarl CarltonR&BOne Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
She’s A LadyTom JonesPopOne Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
She WolfShakiraPopOne Way or Another - Blondie: Greatest Hits
Short Skirt, Long JacketCakeRockSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
SingleNatasha BedingfieldPopSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)BeyonceDanceBeyoncé - I Am... Sasha Fierce (Deluxe Version) - Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Single White FemaleChely WrightCountryChely Wright - Single White Female - Single White Female
So Many Men, So Little Time Miquel BrownDanceSo Many Men, So Little Time - Miquel Brown
Somebody To LoveQueenRockSomebody to Love - Queen: Greatest Hits
Super FreakRick JamesR&BSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
SupermodelRuPaulDanceSomebody to Love - Queen: Greatest Hits
Talk Dirty To MePoisonRockSomebody to Love - Queen: Greatest Hits
The Final CountdownEuropeRockThe Final Countdown - Europe
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’Nancy SinatraOldiesNancy Sinatra - Boots - These Boots Are Made for Walkin'
The SignAce Of BasePopSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
This One’s For The GirlsMartina McBrideCountryMartina McBride - Martina - This One's for the Girls
Touch Me, Tease MeCaseHip HopYou Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology
Waiting For TonightJennifer LopezDanceSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
WannabeSpice GirlsDanceSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
Want Ads (Wanted, Young Man Single And Free) Honey ConeR&BSpice Girls - Spice - Wannabe
We Found LoveRihannaPop702 - 702 - Where My Girls At?
What A Girl WantsChristina AguileraDanceChristina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera - What a Girl Wants
Whatta ManSalt N PepaHip HopChristina Aguilera - Christina Aguilera - What a Girl Wants
Where Have You BeenRihannaPop702 - 702 - Where My Girls At?
Where My Girls At702Dance702 - 702 - Where My Girls At?
Where Them Girls AtDavid Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Flo RidaDanceWhere Them Girls At (feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida) - Nothing But the Beat
Wishin’ and Hopin’Ani DiFrancoRockAni DiFranco - My Best Friend's Wedding (Music from the Motion Picture) - Wishin' and Hopin'
Yakety Sax (Benny Hill Theme)Andre RieuOldiesAni DiFranco - My Best Friend's Wedding (Music from the Motion Picture) - Wishin' and Hopin'
You Can’t Hurry LoveThe SupremesR&BYou Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Anthology
You Sexy ThingHot ChocolateR&BHot Chocolate - Every 1's a Winner - The Very Best of Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing


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