Man Sabotages Bouquet Toss to Be Sure His Girlfriend Isn't the Next Bride (PHOTOS)

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bridal bouquetI'm having a bouquet toss at my wedding. I figure it's pure, silly, superstituous fun for the single ladies. At least, I've always had fun with it. My now-fiance, not so much! At the weddings we attended as boyfriend and girlfriend, he'd sit there and brace himself during the bouquet toss. Not that he really believed if I caught it, we'd have to be next. (He's the opposite of superstituous.) But I'm sure the mere symbolism was intimidating. Cuz you know, if I had caught it, the pressure would be ON. He'd be the target of remarks galore. For that alone, I don't blame him for being stressed!

And he wasn't alone. Turns out lots of guys LOATHE the bouquet toss. One wedding guest hated it so much that he physically, hilariously intervened in order to prevent his girlfriend from catching the bouquet. Reddit user Alpishy posted a hilarious series of photos depicting the incident and joking that the wedding guest punting the bouquet was likely kicking it away from his girlfriend's hands ...

bouquet toss sabotage 

HA! So, yeah, that happened. What a downer for the women who were so eagerly lined up right there to catch it! I'd be kinda angry if I was one of them. And his girlfriend -- ooh boy! Hope she doesn't have hopes of getting a ring on it anytime soon. Yikes!

While this is super-hilarious, it also underscores the point I swear has gotten more and more true in recent years: Guys are increasingly petrified to get married. Hell, we all are! Why shouldn't we be? In the wake of our parents', the Baby Boomers' divorce bonanza, saying "'til death do us part" seems like an idiot move or a leap of faith (depending on how glass half-full or empty you wanna be about it). So when anything like a bouquet toss comes along to hint at, promote, push the idea, can't say I'm all that shocked that some people will clearly go to great lengths to keep the "M"-word at bay.

What do you think about this guy's attempt to avoid getting hitched?


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tuffy... tuffymama

Classic douchebag behavior.

kiko2... kiko2mommy

I wanna see the pics from after. LOL I bet he got his A** handed to him.

Ang9403 Ang9403

Yea he ruined it. 

Carme... Carmen8706

I don't know about anyone else, but I'd be thinking it's time to kick him to the curb if he really is THAT scared of commitment.  Unless he was just messing with her and trying to get a reaction (which is really a douchebag thing to do, to quote tuffymama). 

MomMo... MomMommyMomma

At my wedding, my MAid of Honor's bf offered me $20 to not toss it to her. I thought that was so rude of him...I just handed to bouquet to her!

fleur... fleurdelys3110

If my boyfriend ever did this I'd be so angry. I get he was trying to be funny, but the symbolism of that speaks volumes. Poor girl was probably so embarrassed...

Lesley Rae King

Sixteen years ago, I was maid of honor for my college best friends. They completely planned the bouquet and garter toss so that my (at the time) boyfriend and I would catch them. I caught the bouquet, no problem, but it took three tosses for him to reluctantly accept the garter. We had been dating for 2 and half years then. We broke up 3 months later. (He wrote a paper about the experience during his masters studies.) Most guys REALLY don't want that pressure!

jalaz77 jalaz77

That is kind of sad, really. At first I thought it was going to be him catching it but he completely smashed it. Yup a dbag is what comes to mind too.

bella... bellacazzate

I hated the bouquet toss. Most people I know find it humilating, but we all did it for the bride's sake. I would always note if the bride was left or right handed, then I'd stand way off to the side she in all likelihood wouldn't hit. I always felt nervous that it would come to me. Shaking nervous. I didn't want to be involved at all. I hated everything it stood for and it made me feel like a desperate bag. 

This guy is a hero to girls like me. 

ms_da... ms_danielle_j

His ass would be sitting on the corner single. effing douchebag...really? it's so not that serious and it's really inconsiderate to the bride.

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