Updated: May 18, 2021
Having a bouquet toss incorporated into your wedding night is not something that all brides choose. Statistically, people today are choosing to get married a little bit later in life than in decades past. According to the US Census Bureau, the average age of marriage for a woman back in 1990 was 24 years old. In 1980, it was only 22 years old.
Today, the average age is 27.5 years old. Quite a difference, and it’s still trending in the same direction! Some couples are choosing to forego bouquet tosses and garter tosses altogether. But for our brides who still choose to have that special, traditional moment with the girls, here are some of our favorite go-to bouquet toss songs for your wedding night:
1. “Chapel Of Love” - The Dixie Cups
For our more traditional brides, “Chapel Of Love” is the ultimate bouquet toss song. It is lyrically appropriate and sets the standard for a classic, traditional bouquet toss moment. The start of the song is a great way to call out the girls,starting a capella with the dixie cups singing “going to the chapel.” It keeps the moment light, fun, tender and sweet.
2. “Bad Girls” - Donna Summer
For our brides with a “bad girls club,” Donna Summer’s “Bad Girls” is for you. “Toot toot, beep beep” is the anthem for our fun and rowdy single ladies. If this song doesn’t make you think of the Sexy and The City Season 3 opener with the firefighter’s calendar competition in Staten Island, it’s time for a girls’ night rewatch. This song is SO fun and a great way to bring the girls out to the floor already dancing with their sassiest, disco-heavy dance moves.
3. “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” - Shania Twain
Do we need to say more? This song is THE song for this moment. Every one of your girlfriends will know at least 80% of the words (or love to make them up), and they will LOVE to sing them (aka shout them) while they are trying to catch that bouquet. Shania Twain is just one of the girls, and she HAS to be a part of the night. The only reason this song doesn’t make number one is because the band loves to perform it live and we like to save it for ourselves. It can be fun to do the garter toss first, and then have the band play a live song for the bouquet toss to open the dance floor back up. “Man, I Feel Like A Woman” is a perfect song for this! Other super fun live bouquet toss songs that Matchmaker loves to open up the dance floor with live are “Respect,” by Aretha Franklin, “Proud Mary,” by Tina Turner, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, “You Can’t Hurry Love” by the Supremes, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” by Whitney Houston, “I’m Coming Out” by Diana Ross, and even “Bad Girls” by Donna Summer.
4. “I’m Every Woman” - Chaka Khan
Another cinematic memory, this one will have all of your girlfriends channeling their inner-Bridget Jones’ single female power, and twirling their way onto the dance floor to catch that bouquet. This song stays high energy the entire time and will keep all your girls engaged and energized and ready to fight for that bouquet! Slay girls, slay!
5. “Single Ladies” - Beyonce
While it may seem played out, if you’ve got a rowdy crew, and it’s hard to get their attention, “Single Ladies” is the choice for you. EVERYbody knows what time it is as soon as they hear Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” come on. Your girls will have no questions on what to do and will all come running out to the floor. If you know your party is going to be especially wild, “Single Ladies” is the winner for your bouquet toss song choice.
Other Bouquet Toss Songs We Love:
“No Scrubs” by TLC
“It’s Raining Men” by The Weather Girls
“Wannabe” by The Spice Girls
“This One’s For The Girls” by Martina McBride
“Truth Hurts” by Lizzo
“Pretty Girl Rock” by Keri Hilson
“California Girls” by Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg
“Worth Itl” by Fifth Harmony, Kid Ink
“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani
“Independent Women, Pt 1” by Destiny’s Child
“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
“Lady Marmalade” by Patti Labelle
“Run The World” by Beyonce
“Formation” by Beyonce
“Girl On Fire” by Alicia Keys
“Where My Girls At” by 702
“Respect” by Aretha Franklin