The bouquet toss is a time-honored tradition at weddings, though it (along with its male counterpart, the ever-awkward garter toss), has fallen somewhat out of favor among women who aren't so enthusiastic about asking their single bridesmaids and girlfriends to rush the dance floor. While we don't blame these brides, we also love the bouquet toss for its silliness and, if treated properly, its ability to create a real girl-power moment. And how can you make sure that it has that fun combination at your wedding? Just play the right music! We curated a Spotify playlist of upbeat songs that will make your fearless female friends and family actually want that moment in the spotlight.
Unsurprisingly, Beyoncé makes quite possibly the best bouquet-toss tunes. "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)" and "Love on Top" are obvious choices, but we also think "Run the World (Girls)" and Destiny's Child's "Independent Women, Pt. 1" would set the perfect mood for the moment. Seriously, all the men and married women will be jealous!
Aside from Queen Bey's classics, there are many more songs you should definitely consider. Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," Fergie's "Glamorous," and Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T." would all be pitch-perfect, and worth putting on your wedding playlist for the rest of the reception, if not for this part.
Whether you definitely want to toss your bouquet or if you're a little bit on the fence about it, this playlist is worth a listen. Sit back, relax, and don't feel bad about dancing around as it plays!