DJ or live band, classic or Top 40—your music choices can make or break many moments throughout your special day. One such moment that you’ll want to make sure to nail is your bouquet toss.
According to wedding tradition, this is when all of the single ladies in the attendance line up, you throw your bouquet behind you, and they try to catch it. Whoever succeeds is said to be married next.
While you can make this a fun and lovely moment, you may prefer to go the comedic route. Choosing a funny song is a surefire way to get everyone excited and paying attention, after all. If rifling through massive song lists and compilations sounds like more effort than it’s worth, you’ve come to the right place. Below are 15 songs of various genres, styles, and periods that are sure to bring laughter.
Lyric spotlight: But square-cut or pear-shaped / These rocks don't lose their shape / Diamonds are a girl's best friend
This absolute classic is often neglected from bouquet toss lists and playlists—and we honestly can’t see why. What better song to have going while playing a traditional big day game meant to predict who’s next to get an engagement ring? There’s much to enjoy about this fun number, from its theatrical sound to its playful lyrics, and those familiar with it will get a hoot out of the association.
Lyric spotlight: I Want To Love You (P.Y.T.) / Pretty Young Thing / You Need Some Lovin' (T.L.C.) / Tender Lovin' and Care / And I'll Take You There
Get your guests dancing, singing, and excited with this popular hit by the one and only Michael Jackson. While you’re sure to get a kick out of the comical responses, this song is also just a fun, lighthearted track that deserves to be played for an enthusiastic, pumped-up crowd.
Lyric spotlight: Oh, yes, it's Ladies' Night / And the feeling's right / Oh, yes, it's Ladies' Night / Oh, what a night
Seeing as the spotlight will be on the evening’s single ladies (and perhaps some others), it only makes sense to count this classic as a contender. Hype up both those hoping to secure your wedding bouquet (and the rest of the ladies in attendance) by playing it as they take the floor. We’re betting that nearly everyone will sing along.
Lyric spotlight: Gimme, gimme, gimme a man after midnight / Won't somebody help me chase the shadows away
While most lists will include another one of ABBA’s greatest hits, “Dancing Queen,” we think “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!” is much more suitable for a bouquet toss. On one hand, it works thematically, given that it’s quite the dramatized anthem for singles. On the other, it’s fitting that those vying to catch your bridal bouquet would be asking you to gimme, gimme.
Lyric spotlight: One way, or another, I'm gonna find ya / I'm gonna get ya! / One way, or another, I'm gonna win ya / I'll get ya! I'll get ya!
Blondie and “Coyote Ugly” fans alike will have a blast the moment this song begins playing through the speakers. Not only is it an incredibly fun, upbeat number, but it also has a bit of grit and determination that’ll bring out the competitive spirit in your guests.
Lyric spotlight: And another one gone and another one gone / Another one bites the dust / Hey I'm gonna get you, too / Another one bites the dust
We’re going to be bold and say that Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” is the epitome of a competitive song. Often played about sporting events and battle scenarios, having it played during your bouquet toss is a humorous way of poking fun at the often competitive nature that goes with it.
Lyric spotlight: Ran into a girl in a pretty white dress / Rolled down a window / Where you headed to next? / Said I'm heading to the bayou with my money out of the mattress / Got a real good feeling somethin' bad about to happen
Country fans will go crazy for this powerful women-led duet. The beat-driven anthem tells the story of two women meeting on the street and causing chaos in New Orleans—a tune and tale that’ll get your guests roaring about something bad that’s probably about to happen.
Lyric spotlight: Let the bodies hit the floor / Let the bodies hit the floor / Let the bodies hit the floor
We couldn’t go without mentioning this rock, alt-metal favorite from the early 2000s. If you’re fairly confident that your guests will find humor in playing a song about people falling to the floor (note: the song was originally inspired by mosh pits), rather than be turned off by its intensity, it can earn a pretty great laugh.
Lyric spotlight: Move, get out the way / Get out the way, get out the way
If you’re fairly certain that your single friends are going to get rowdy, play this song. Ludacris’s 2001 hit will earn howls of laughter as those spreading out to catch your flowers and on-lookers alike realize what’s playing—and how relevant it is to the situation.
Lalo Schifrin’s score is the one song on our list that doesn’t contain any lyrics. However, it’s instantly recognizable. Even guests unfamiliar with the original series or film franchise will immediately recognize it and get a laugh out of the sneaky, spy mission-like instrumental.
Lyric spotlight: I put the sing in single / Ain't worried 'bout a ring on my finger / So you can tell your friends: Shoot your shot / When you see 'em / It's OK, he already in my DMs
This song requires little if any, explanation. If an exciting reaction full of spontaneous dancing and shouts of approval is what you’re after, this is a must for your bouquet toss. Just allow it to playout for the first ten seconds—and make sure several people are videotaping.
Lyric spotlight: Okay, ladies, now let's get in formation, cause I slay
This hit is fast becoming a favorite for bouquet tosses. For the wedding crowd that loves pop, trap, or Beyoncé in general (which we can relate to), playing “Formation” is a fail-proof way to get a great reaction. Watch as those involved in the toss get incredibly hyped up—and hope they stay focused enough to try and catch.
Lyric spotlight: Oh, no, oh, no / Oh, no, no, no, no, no
Capone’s “Oh No” samples another classic hit, titled “Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)” by The Shangri-Las. Although the original song centers around heartbreak, the remix went viral as a backtrack to clips of hilarious tumbles, accidents, and embarrassing moments. This dramatic track could poke fun at the potential chaos that’s about to take place as guests try to receive your toss.
Lyric spotlight: The moon is high / Like your friends were the night that we first met / Went home and tried to stalk you on the internet / Now I've read all of the books beside your bed
This upbeat, indie-pop style track is bound to get the attention of any Swifties in the room. The comical, shameless lyrics thrive off of their relatability, which makes it a fun, danceable song choice. Plus, the pre-chorus gives you a nice countdown to throwing your bouquet.
Lyric spotlight: Oops! My heart went oops! / The moment that I met you / My heart went oops! / I never will forget you
The original “Oops!,” released in 1951, gained massive popularity last year when it was sampled in a remix that went viral across social media. Not only are both guaranteed crowd-pleasers, but the repetition of ‘oops’ is bound to get some laughs as people reach—and possibly take a spill—for the bouquet.
If all else fails, and you’ve yet to find your perfect bouquet toss song, refer back to songs that you love to listen to. Anything with a catchy hook or strong beat is sure to be a hit with your guests, so sift through your playlists, test a few out, and ultimately go with the one that excites you most. If that doesn’t work out, feel free to default to Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”