87 Best Songs for Bouquet Toss

The best songs for this wedding tradition.

Bride's in feather mini dress tossing bouquet to group of friends

Photo by Heather Waraksa

When it comes to the bouquet toss, music can make (or break) the moment. As per tradition, all the single ladies line up—though feel free to make your own rules—and whoever catches the bridal bouquet is said to be next in line to walk down the aisle. Historically, it's all about the bride sharing good luck. It's one of the more participative activities during the reception, so choose a song with an upbeat tempo to get everyone moving and help them let loose.

There's no shortage of upbeat songs to honor your fearless female tribe. Aside from Queen Bey's classics, consider Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," Fergie's "Glamorous," and Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T." as just the tipping point. Whether you want to liven things up with a sassy pop anthem or make it saccharine-sweet with a country hit, you'll find tunes across every genre in our roundup of the best bouquet-toss songs.

Ahead, we're sharing a compilation of the 87 best songs for the bouquet toss that will get you inspired for your big day.

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"Dear Future Husband," by Meghan Trainor

Lyrics of Love: "Dear future husband/If you wanna get that special lovin'/Tell me I'm beautiful each and every night"

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"Only Girl (In the World)," by Rihanna

Lyrics of Love: "Want you to make me feel/Like I'm the only girl in the world/Like I'm the only one that you'll ever love"

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"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause if you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it/If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it"

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"Independent Women, Pt. 1," by Destiny's Child

Lyrics of Love: "All the women, who are independent/Throw your hands up at me/All the honeys, who making money/Throw your hands up at me"

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"Lady Marmalade," by Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink, Lil' Kim, and Missy Elliott

Lyrics of Love: "Struttin' her stuff on the street/She said, 'Hello, hey Joe! You wanna give it a go?'/Oh! Uh-huh"

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"Glamorous," by Fergie featuring Ludacris

Lyrics of Love: "The glamorous,/The glamorous, glamorous (the glamorous life)/For the glamorous, oh the flossy flossy"

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"Wannabe," by Spice Girls

Lyrics of Love: "If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my friends/Make it last forever, friendship never ends"

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"Milkshake," by Kelis

Lyrics of Love: "My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard/And they're like, it's better than yours"

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"California Gurls," by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg

Lyrics of Love: "California girls/We're unforgettable/Daisy dukes/Bikinis on top"

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"Hollaback Girl," by Gwen Stefani

Lyrics of Love: "Few times I've been around that track/So it's not just gonna happen like that/'Cause I ain't no hollaback girl"

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"Like a Virgin," by Madonna

Lyrics of Love: "Gonna give you all my love, boy/My fear is fading fast/Been saving it all for you/'Cause only love can last"

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"Candyman," by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics of Love: "He's a one stop shop, makes my cherry pop/He's a sweet talkin' sugar coated candy man (oh)"

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"I Feel Love," by Donna Summer

Lyrics of Love: "Ooh, I'm in love, I'm in love/I'm in love, I'm in love/I'm in love"

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"Bang Bang," by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

Lyrics of Love: "Sure she got a body like an hourglass/But I can give it to you all the time"

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"Happy," by Pharrell

Lyrics of Love: "Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof/Because I'm happy"

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"Let's Get Loud," by Jennifer Lopez

Lyrics of Love: "Let's get loud, let's get loud/Turn the music up, let's do it/C'mon people let's get loud"

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"Gold Digger," by Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx

Lyrics of Love: "I don't care what none of y'all say, I still love her/Now, I ain't sayin' she a gold digger"

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"Escapade," by Janet Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "Come on baby, let's get away/Let's save our troubles for another day"

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"Love On Top," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Come on baby it's you/You're the one that gives your all/You're the one I can always call"

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"All for You," by Janet Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "If you really want it/All for you if you say you need it/All for you if you gotta have it"

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"Oops!...I Did it Again," by Britney Spears

Lyrics of Love: "Oops, I did it again/I played with your heart, got lost in the game"

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"Eye of the Tiger," by Survivor

Lyrics of Love: "It's the eye of the tiger, it's the thrill of the fight/Risin' up to the challenge of our rival"

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"Girls, Girls, Girls," by Mötley Crüe

Lyrics of Love: "Girls, girls, girls/Dancin' down on the Sunset Strip"

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"Pour Some Sugar on Me," by Def Leppard

Lyrics of Love: "I'm hot, sticky sweet/From my head to my feet, yeah"

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"One Way or Another," by Blondie

Lyrics of Love: "One way or another, I'm gonna see ya/I'm gonna meet ya, meet ya, meet ya, meet ya"

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"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "I wanna feel the heat with somebody/Yeah, I wanna dance with somebody/With somebody who loves me"

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"Love Is a Battlefield," by Pat Benatar

Lyrics of Love: "Searching our hearts for so long/Both of us knowing/Love is a battlefield"

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"Girls Just Want to Have Fun," by Cyndi Lauper

Lyrics of Love: "Oh girls, they wanna have fun/Oh girls just want to have fun (girls, they wanna, wanna have fun, girls wanna have)"

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"Hit Me With Your Best Shot," by Pat Benatar

Lyrics of Love: "Hit me with your best shot/Why don't you hit me with your best shot"

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"Short Skirt/Long Jacket," by Cake

Lyrics of Love: "I want a girl with a mind like a diamond/I want a girl who knows what's best"

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"Girls," by Beastie Boys

Lyrics of Love: "Girls, all I really want is girls/And in the morning it's girls/'Cause in the evening it's girls"

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"Just a Girl," by No Doubt

Lyrics of Love: "I'm just a girl/I'm just a girl in the world/That's all that you'll let me be"

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"American Woman," by Lenny Kravitz

Lyrics of Love: "American woman, get away from me/American woman, mama let me be/Don't come knocking around my door"

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"Another One Bites the Dust," by Queen

Lyrics of Love: "Another one bites the dust/And another one gone, and another one gone"

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"Float On," by Modest Mouse

Lyrics of Love: "Already we'll all float on/Now don't you worry we'll all float on alright"

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"Foxy Lady," by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Lyrics of Love: "You got to be all mine, all mine/Ooh foxy lady, yeah/Foxy, foxy"

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"Oh, Pretty Woman," by Roy Orbison

Lyrics of Love: "Pretty woman say you'll stay with me/'Cause I need you, I'll treat you right"

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"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)," by DeEtta West and Nelson Pigford

Why We Love It: There might be no lyrics, but this song will get the crowd pumped up for the big bouquet-toss moment.

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"Legs," by ZZ Top

Lyrics of Love: "She's got legs, she knows how to use them/She never begs, she knows how to choose them"

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"T.N.T.," by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love: "'Cause I'm T.N.T. I'm dynamite/T.N.T. and I'll win the fight"

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"You Shook Me All Night Long," by AC/DC

Lyrics of Love: "Shook me all night long/Yeah you shook me all night long"

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"Diva," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "I'm a, I'm a a diva (Hey), I'm a, I'm a a di-/Na-na-na, diva is a female version of a hustla, of a, of a hustla, of a, of a hustla"

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"Wishin' and Hopin'," by The Merseybeats

Lyrics of Love: "Just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'/Plannin' and dreamin' his kiss is the start"

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"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "I never thought through love/We'd be making one as lovely as she/But isn't she lovely made from love?"

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"It's Raining Men," by The Weather Girls

Lyrics of Love: "It's raining men, hallelujah/It's raining men, every specimen/Tall, blonde, dark, and lean"

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"You Can't Hurry Love," by The Supremes

Lyrics of Love: "I need love, love to ease my mind/I need to find, find someone to call mine"

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"She's a Lady," by Tom Jones

Lyrics of Love: "Well, she's all you'd ever want/She's the kind I like to flaunt and take to dinner"

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"Brick House," by The Commodores

Lyrics of Love: "She knows she got everything/That a woman needs to get a man, yeah, yeah"

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"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "I want to love you (P-Y-T)/Pretty young thing/You need some lovin' (T-L-C)/Tender lovin' care"

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"Uptown Girl," by Billy Joel

Lyrics of Love: "She'll see I'm not so tough/Just because/I'm in love with an uptown girl"

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"Hot Stuff," by Donna Summer

Lyrics of Love: "Lookin' for some hot stuff, baby this evenin'/I need some hot stuff, baby tonight"

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"Run the World (Girls)," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Who are we?/What do we run?/We run the world (who run this motha', yeah)"

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"Love Shack," by The B-52's

Lyrics of Love: "The love shack is a little old place where/We can get together/Love shack baby"

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"Respect," by Aretha Franklin

Lyrics of Love: "All I'm askin'/Is for a little respect when you get home (just a little bit)/Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home"

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"The Twist," by Chubby Checker

Lyrics of Love: "Come on baby/Let's do the twist/Take me by my little hand/And go like this"

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"Gimme More," by Britney Spears

Lyrics of Love: "We can get down like there's no one around/We keep on rockin', we keep on rockin'"

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"Ladies Night," by Kool & The Gang

Lyrics of Love: "If you hear any noise, it ain't the boys/It's Ladies' Night, uh-huh"

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"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," by Michael Jackson

Lyrics of Love: "I said you wanna be startin' somethin'/You got to be startin' somethin'"

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"Twist and Shout," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "Come on and twist a little closer now/And let me know that you're mine"

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"Hey Ladies," by Beastie Boys

Lyrics of Love: "Hey ladies in the place, I'm callin' out to ya/There never was a city kid truer and bluer"

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"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" by Shania Twain

Lyrics of Love: "The best thing about being a woman/Is the prerogative to have a little fun and/Oh, oh, oh, go totally crazy, forget I'm a lady"

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"Little White Church," by Little Big Town

Lyrics of Love: "You better take me down (take me down)/Take me down to the little white church"

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"This One's for the Girls," by Martina McBride

Lyrics of Love: "This one's for the girls/Who've ever had a broken heart"

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"I Want Crazy," by Hunter Hayes

Lyrics of Love: "Yeah, I don't want easy, I want crazy/Are you with me baby? Let's be crazy"

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"Cowboy Take Me Away," by The Chicks

Lyrics of Love: "I said, cowboy take me away/Fly this girl as high as you can into the wild blue"

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"Stuck Like Glue," by Sugarland

Lyrics of Love: "There you go making my heart beat again/Heart beat again, heart beat again"

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"Suds in the Bucket," by Sara Evans

Lyrics of Love: "She was in the backyard/Say it was a little past nine/When her prince pulled up"

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"XXX's and OOO's (An American Girl)," by Trisha Yearwood

Lyrics of Love: "She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows/Sign her letters with X's and O's"

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"Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," by Big & Rich

Lyrics of Love: "And the girls say/'Save a horse, ride a cowboy'/Everybody says 'Save a horse, ride a cowboy'"

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"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," by Luke Bryan

Lyrics of Love: "For the crickets and the critters and the squirrels/Shake it to the moon, shake it for me girl"

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"Last Dance," by Donna Summer

Lyrics of Love: "Last dance, last chance for love/Yes it's my last chance/For romance tonight"

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"Single White Female," by Chely Wright

Lyrics of Love: "Single white female/Looking for that special lover/To put it in a nutshell/A one woman man who doesn't want no other"

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"You Look Good," by Lady Antebellum

Lyrics of Love: "Whole room gets to spinnin' from the second that you walk in/And baby you look good all day, all night"

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"Born to Fly," by Sara Evans

Lyrics of Love: "Is there a brown-eyed boy in my future, yeah/He says 'girl, you got nothin' but time'"

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"How Do I Get There," by Deana Carter

Lyrics of Love: "How do I tell you what my heart's been tellin' me/Lost in your lovin' arms that's where I want to be"

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"Somethin' Bad," by Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood

Lyrics of Love: "Said I'm heading to the bar with my money out of the mattress/Got a real good feeling something bad about to happen"

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"Why'd You Come in Here Looking Like That," by Dolly Parton

Lyrics of Love: "Here comes my baby/Draggin' my heart behind/He's drivin' me crazy"

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"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," by Nancy Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "These boots are made for walking/And that's just what they'll do" 

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"How Will I Know," by Whitney Houston

Lyrics of Love: "How will I know if he really loves me?/I say a prayer with every heartbeat/I fall in love whenever we meet"

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"Fancy," by Reba McEntire

Lyrics of Love: "She said here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down/Here's your one chance Fancy don't let me down"

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“Findin’ a Good Man,” by Danielle Peck

Lyrics of Love: "If you hear me girls, raise your hand/Let's have a toast/Here's to findin' a good man"

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"Redneck Woman," by Gretchen Wilson

Lyrics of Love: "So here's to all my sisters out there keeping it country/Let me give a big 'Hell Yeah' from the redneck girls like me"

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"Juice," by Lizzo

Lyrics of Love: "It ain't my fault that I'm out here gettin' loose/Gotta blame it on the Goose/Gotta blame it on my juice, baby"

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"Dangerous Woman," by Ariana Grande

Lyrics of Love: "Somethin' 'bout you makes me feel like a dangerous woman/Somethin' 'bout, somethin' 'bout, somethin' 'bout you"

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"Me & My Girls," by Selena Gomez

Lyrics of Love: "And if we want it, we take it/If we need money, we make it/Nobody knows if we fake it"

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"Pretty Girl Rock," by Keri Hilson

Lyrics of Love: "All eyes on me when I walk in/No question that this girl's a ten/Don't hate me 'cause I'm beautiful"

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"Where Them Girls At," by David Guetta featuring Flo Rida and Nicki Minaj

Lyrics of Love: "So many girls in here, where do I begin? (Oh-oh)/I seen this one, I’m bout to go in (Oh-oh)/Then she said, 'I’m here with my friends' (Oh-oh)"

  • How many songs should I play for the bouquet toss?

    Only one song is needed for the bouquet toss. If you're torn between two (or a few!) you can splice them up into a unique compilation.

  • How long does a bouquet toss take?

    The bouquet toss can take anywhere between five to 10 minutes, depending on how long guests will need to gather. Deciding if you'd like the music to start playing as everyone gathers or once they're assembled can help you choose the correct length of tunes to accompany the event.

  • When does the bouquet toss take place?

    The bouquet toss takes place in the second half of the reception, typically towards the end of the evening. It is preceded by the cutting of the cake and followed by the garter toss.

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