Liven Up Your Party with These 50 Best Songs for the Bouquet Toss

  • Publication date: 02/22/2024
  • Updated: 02/23/2024

One of the most iconic wedding traditions is the bouquet toss, where the bride tosses her bouquet behind her to a group of hopeful single women. Choosing the right song here is key to setting the perfect tone for this special moment. That's why we've compiled this guide to the 40 top bouquet toss songs! They will help to create an atmosphere of celebration and fun while honoring wedding traditions during your reception. An upbeat, energetic song will get your single ladies excited and ready to dive for the bouquet! On the other hand, a sweeter or more sentimental song can add a touch of romance and nostalgia to the moment. Whatever vibe you're going for, our list has you covered with the best options spanning genres and eras. Keep reading for our top 40 picks!

Fun Bouquet Toss Songs

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The bouquet toss is all about having fun, so you'll want an upbeat, lively song to get your single gals in the party spirit. Here are some fun options perfect for bringing joy and excitement to this wedding tradition.

  1. "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper - This upbeat '80s hit with its celebratory lyrics is an obvious classic choice to get the party started.
  2. "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves - This cheerful retro tune with its sunshine-filled chorus will create a joyful, excited vibe.
  3. "Hollaback Girl" by Gwen Stefani - Gwen's sassy lyrics over the upbeat, head-nodding beat will have your single ladies ready to dance.
  4. "Good as Hell" by Lizzo - Lizzo's empowering message of self-love in this funky pop song is perfect for pumping up your bouquet tossers.
  5. "Thank U, Next" by Ariana Grande - Ariana's lyrical kiss-off over a danceable rhythm is fun and modern.
  6. "Raspberry Beret" by Prince - The poppy synthesizers and Prince's flirty lyrics make for a lively throwback option.
  7. "Love Shack" by The B-52s - This quirky '90s hit with its psychedelic beat is irresistibly danceable.
  8. "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston - Whitney's soaring vocals on this '80s classic will inspire dancing before the toss.
  9. "Dancing Queen" by ABBA - This disco smash with ABBA's harmonies is always a hit with its timeless, catchy melodies.
  10. "Hey Ya!" by OutKast - The rapid tempo and playful energy of this hip hop track will really get the party going.

With any of these fun songs, you can't go wrong in setting the perfect festive mood.

Country Bouquet Toss Songs

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If you're having a country-themed wedding, you'll need some boot-scootin' hits for the bouquet toss. These classic country and contemporary hits will get your gals fired up for the big toss.

  1. "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" by Shania Twain - Shania's sassy lyrics and boot-stomping chorus make this an ideal country choice.
  2. "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" by Alan Jackson - This laidback, relatable tune will have your ladies ready to unwind and party.
  3. "Here For The Party" by Gretchen Wilson - Gretchen's narrative about being ready to have fun fits the celebratory bouquet toss spirit.
  4. "9 to 5" by Dolly Parton - Dolly's classic about independent women inspires your tossers to go after what they want.
  5. "Friends in Low Places" by Garth Brooks - This old-school barroom anthem will have everyone singing along.
  6. "Boot Scootin' Boogie" by Brooks & Dunn - Your guests will be boot-scootin' to this line dance classic.
  7. "Achy Breaky Heart" by Billy Ray Cyrus - This two-steppin' '90s country hit is sure to thrill guests.
  8. "Buy My Own Drinks" by Runaway June - This modern sassy tune will resonate with independent ladies.
  9. "I Hope You're Happy Now" by Carly Pearce - Carly's upbeat kiss-off song will excite your single gals.
  10. "What If I Never Get Over You" by Lady A - Lady A's harmonies give a romantic vibe to this tradition.

Any of these boot-tapping tunes will help make your bouquet toss a boot-kickin' good time!

Best Classic Songs for the Bouquet Toss

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You can never go wrong in choosing a timeless classic hit for the bouquet toss. These songs have stood the test of time and are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Their familiar melodies encourage guests of all ages to sing and dance along.

  1. "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey - This epic arena rock ballad will get everyone singing along.
  2. "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Diana Ross - Diana's soaring vocals give this Motown classic an inspirational feel.
  3. "I Want You Back" by The Jackson 5 - The Jackson 5's smooth harmonies and pop melodies create nostalgia.
  4. "Chapel of Love" by The Dixie Cups - This retro ode to love and marriage suits the occasion.
  5. "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" by The Four Tops - This sweet soul serenade adds a romantic vibe.
  6. "Good Times" by Chic - The disco grooves of this dancefloor smash will have everyone moving.
  7. "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge - This danceable disco hit with its message of solidarity pumps up your tossers.
  8. "Kind of a Hush" by The Carpenters - The Carpenters' mellow, nostalgic sound lends a tender feeling.
  9. "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King - Ben E. King's timeless vocals make this ballad a poignant choice.
  10. "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson - This lively soul classic creates an uplifting energy.

With these time-tested hits, your bouquet toss is sure to be a blast from the past that guests young and old will remember.

Popular Bouquet Toss Songs for Weddings

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Any bride wants her bouquet toss tune to be fresh and current. Here are recent chart-toppers that are hot right now and perfect for your upcoming wedding.

  1. "About Damn Time" by Lizzo - Lizzo's high-energy lyrics are perfect for celebrating your newlywed status.
  2. "As It Was" by Harry Styles - This mellow, catchy pop tune is a romantic contemporary choice.
  3. "First Class" by Jack Harlow - Jack's fun, braggy rap track will get the party started.
  4. "Wait For U" by Future featuring Drake and Tems - This smooth hip-hop hit's melodic vibe fits the occasion.
  5. "Ghost" by Justin Bieber - Bieber's emotional vocals give this pop ballad languid energy.
  6. "Anti-Hero" by Taylor Swift - Swift's candid lyrics make this pop song relatable.
  7. "Do We Have a Problem?" by Nicki Minaj and Lil Baby - Nicki and Baby's rap chemistry brings hype.
  8. "Half of My Hometown" by Kelsea Ballerini - Kelsea's nostalgic lyrics and lilting vocals give a tender country option.
  9. "Known You My Whole Life" by Morgan Wade - Morgan's sweet country ode to lasting love suits the tradition.
  10. "Bam Bam" by Camila Cabello featuring Ed Sheeran - This upbeat Latin-flavored pop tune's celebratory vibe will energize your guests.
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Any of these contemporary chart-toppers are sure to be familiar and energizing soundtrack choices as your bridesmaids line up for the big toss.

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