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A List of Bouquet Toss Songs for Black Brides

A bride in a short white dress holds a bouquet as women jump behind her


Some people call it old-fashioned, but the bouquet toss is still a celebrated wedding tradition that marriers like to include in their reception. For those that don’t know, this age-old custom involves the bride tossing her bouquet into a crowd of eager single women, with the belief that the one who catches it will be the next to walk down the aisle. Usually, if one decides to include this activity in their wedding day events, it’ll be accompanied by a song of the bride’s choosing. If you opt to include the bouquet toss into your wedding day plans and don’t quite know what song to play while this moment happens, check out the following list of songs.

“Single Ladies (Put A Ring on It)” by Beyoncé

Let’s get the obvious choice out the way. When Bey gave us this song back in 2008, it became thee go to song for bouquet tosses across the world. So for that very reason, it might be the song for you.

“I Like It” by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny, J Balvin

This is a fun song that can keep the tempo of the reception if you stop the music to do the bouquet toss.

“What a Girl Wants” by Christina Aguilera

Select this song for the bride and friends that grew up in the era of millennial pop. This could be good for the quick bouquet toss too with smaller crowds.

“Independent” Webbie featuring Lil Boosie and Lil Phat

Webbie gave us a little empowerment bop when he came out with this one. By choosing this song could also be a way of recognizing your guests as accomplished, satisfied people that are single as an afterthought.

“Where My Girls At” by 702

If your single guests are girls and gworls, this could be a good little throwback for the moment.

“Move B****” by Ludacris

This is a song that embodies competition in the bouquet toss. Could be a good song to play if you imagine a large crowd participating in the game.

“Independent Women, Pt. 1” by Destiny’s Child

So this song works for those that like the energy of Webbie’s “Independent” while being a little softer, too. Start the song at the chorus and let everyone else sing aloud.

“Girlfight” by Brooke Valentine featuring Lil Jon and Big Boi

Similar to Luda’s “Move”, Brooke Valentine’s song provides an air of deep cut nostalgia to the bouquet toss.

“B.O.B. – Bombs Over Baghdad” by OutKast

This song is more about the energy of the music than the lyrics of the song. If you want a song that encourages chaos and urgency, this is the one for you.

Hopefully, one of these songs will satisfy the vibe and feeling of your wedding reception while also allowing you to incorporate the wedding tradition of the bouquet toss in your day. But, if you still need another idea, check out our Bouquet Toss playlist on Spotify.

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