|Updated: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
||Published: 4/16/2007 1:29 pm
At the reception, it's a tradition to have the bride throw her bouquet to the single ladies, and have the groom take off her garter, and toss it to the single men. Photos of these events have become a standard part of many wedding packages. However, these events aren't as common as they once were; some couples choose to skip them. But if you do want these traditions included, be sure to let the photographer know, so he or she can set up a good shot. Some brides like the idea of the bouquet toss, but don't want to give up their wedding bouquet. In that case, have the florist make up a duplicate; or, ask them to add a small, detachable group of flowers to your main bouquet. At the appropriate time, the mini-bouquet can be pulled out and tossed. When most of your guests are married, you might want to consider a different way of awarding the bouquet. For example, you could invite all married couples onto the dance floor for a special dance. The MC then begins to eliminate couples based on how long they've been married. The last couple remaining, and therefore the longest-married, wins the bouquet.