We Do(e): The Tossin’ Songs

We had a little switcharoo of the bouquet toss music the morning of the wedding. Originally we had planned on “Beautiful Girls” by Van Halen. However, around the same time as my wedding was when what I like to call the “Call Me Maybe” blowup occurred. My bridesmaids and I could not get enough of the song and such parodies as:

(Video via You Tube)

And while these were not out at the time, they are currently among our favorites:

(Video via You Tube)

(Video via You Tube)

America, we are out of control. We get obsessed with something and we just run with it, apparently. Looking back years from now, I guarantee “Call Me Maybe” will not be forgotten and will become one of those songs you can’t help but love. We might forget the parodies, and we might throw a wish in the well to forget the words…but we won’t. We will continue to sing line after line with a goofy grin on our face. Our kids someday might look at us like we are boring and weird, but I think we will all remember the year that “Call Me Maybe'”exploded on to the scene.

The morning of our wedding my bridesmaids asked if they could change the song, and I was more than happy to oblige. I told them they had to take it up with the DJ though, and of course he had no problem with it. Looking back I am so glad we decided to change it to such a silly yet fun song because everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

It took me forever to actually throw my bouquet because I didn’t want the song to end. I also had a tipsy groomsman tell me about ten times to be careful of the chandelier. Which means I kept stopping and telling him that thank you, yes I see it.





Now, the garter toss was equally as fun. We used the song “Who Do You Love” by George Thorogood, mainly because my husband’s favorite movie is “Joe Dirt.” It turned out to be the perfect song for this type of occasion.

I was also very concerned about how awkward this moment might be. It turns out to not feel as strange as it looks. However, I do recommend being aware of your posture in the chair because some photos have the ability to turn out no so flattering if you aren’t sitting up appropriately.






Did you have fun with your bouquet and garter toss songs?

*Photos by Martin’s Photography


We dance like nobody is watching

We foxtrot to Jack Johnson

We admire the ruffled cake

Toasting time with a few good laughs

Dinner with a light drizzle

A Sweet Entry

A funny photo and bridal party pictures

The rain irritates me and we take photos

Over ten years go by and we get married

The birds and the weather join us

We promise to laugh

We journey down the aisle

The ceremony begins

The bridesmaids share a view out the window

The boys shake their nerves and take photos

The girls take photos

I show you my magical flowers

I talk about my whipped cream dress

The girls have fun getting glam

We get our hair done and grub down on some food delivered by dad


Mrs. Doe

Northern California
Wedding Date:
May 2012
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  1. bracelet Bee
    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 6:27 pm

    Oooh, thanks for sharing those spoof videos. So great, I never knew they existed (though it’s perfectly logical/obvious).

  2. msdragon Bee
    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 6:29 pm

    Awesome song choices! & I agree — the garter removal was less awkward than I was thinking, though it was still pretty weird.

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 7:26 pm

    Carly Rae Jepsen is in my neighborhood right now, performing with Justin Bieber at Barlays Center! Haha. Great choice. I did “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper (no garter toss).

  4. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:05 pm

    I love that you used Call Me Maybe, perfect song for a garter toss!

  5. hawk Bee
    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:50 am

    So fun! Call Me Maybe was definitely the perfect choice!

  6. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:10 pm

    Love that you went with “Call Me Maybe”! Your grins in the last photo say it all. 🙂

  7. sunhat Bee
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:30 am

    “Call Me Maybe” is a great song choice!

  8. coyote Bee
    coyote 2051 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:05 am

    Bahahaha, LOVE this! It’s such a stupid song, but one of my favorite memories is rocking out to “Call Me Maybe” at our reception!!

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