The first and most important thing to catching a bouquet is... you have to really want it. It takes practice and determination that many girls just aren't willing to do. But for those of you heading to a wedding soon and can't spend months training here are a few tips to ensure catching a bouquet.
1. Wear tall shoes. I specifically say shoes because sandals are very unstable and do not allow for a solid jump or racing forward.
2. Stand at the front of the pack of girls. I know this is a bit risky, but what I have found from years of bouquet catching is... brides really over estimate their ability to throw, so they stand way too far back when they throw. It is a lot easier to catch a short throw when you are in the front then when you are behind hoards of girls. Also if you have to jump because the bouquet is thrown behind you, it is a lot easier to hit it forward and pick it up then to come down with it in the middle of a crowd.
3. But the most important tip I can give you is... you have to really want it. You can't feel bad for the little girl that you ripped the bouquet out of her hands... even if she cries. Or the friend that is 2 years older than you that desperately needs the luck.... it's nothing personal, it's buisness.
Lars and Whitney's Wedding
November 22, 2008
My 26th Wedding Bouquet.