See how a plush cat turned a wedding tradition into a super inclusive moment #Reception Advice#bouquet alternatives#cat#steal-this-idea Posted Mar 24 2016 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by Studio Casamento Related Post Toss two-player plushies instead of garters and flowers I am squicked out by the idea of my husband reaching up my skirts to remove a garter to throw to the male people of... Read more Brittany and Taylor's goth history nerd wedding featured a pretty spectacular way to honor ALL of your friends during what's sometimes an awkward moment at the reception. Brittany's inclusive bouquet toss was for anyone, no matter what their marital status or future plans. Instead of tossing a bouquet (which in this case was a kick-ass SHELL bouquet!), Brittany decided to throw a plush cat. Throwing a plush isn't unheard of around these parts, but there was a tiny addition that brought it all home for me. We'll let Brittany tell you how she did it: Instead of throwing the bouquet, we decided to throw a plush cat. It was announced that whoever caught the cat would be the next person to adopt a cat. GAH, so cute! It's a way to support pet adoption, a shout-out to those who may not be planning nuptials in their future, a way to NOT single out your single friends, and a way that all your married friends can get in on it as well. In any case, you're being super-duper inclusive to all your pals with this bouquet toss. Plus, cats… whooooo! Intrigued? You don't want to miss the rest of this wedding. Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Let this winter elopement in Scotland sweep you off your feet NEXT Vow-worthy Winnie the Pooh quotes that will hug your inner kid Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] I might borrow this with a twist, get a unicorn plushie and who ever catches it gets the next magical life moment. 🙂 Reply My friend threw loofas and gave out gift baskets full of bath goodies. The two winners got to choose between a very girly basket and a more neutral-themed one. Another friend simply held a raffle and gave a barbecue gift set. I was considering doing something similar to the loofa idea with a geek basket. I'd toss something like a plush dragon or baby mooshroom from Minecraft, and give out baskets full of geeky fun stuff like card games, polyhedral dice, lightsaber chopsticks, etc. Not a single one of my friends would be disappointed to get a gift like that. I do love Julie's unicorn idea, though! Reply That's such a cute idea! And as a bonus, the bouquet won't be completely wrecked and create a huge mess, like it often does. Reply i threw a shark plushie! we got married at an aquarium and i went into their gift shop and found my bouquet 🙂 – way better then flowers Reply We're planning on tossing a stuffed cat (him) and dog (me)! We wanted to include everyone and we will be announcing that we will make a small donation in the name of whoever catches it to the nonprofit rescue where we got our cat Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.