So far this year we've discovered a fair few things about weddings, including , and . Now we're about to tell you exactly why people jump around like crazy trying to catch the wedding bouquet.
These days, wedding guests leap after falling flowers because we believe catching it will make us the next person to get married. But historically, the bouquet toss was a distraction technique.
The tradition comes from back in the day in England, when guests believed that grabbing a piece of the bride would bring them luck. This meant guests would physically try to rip off pieces of the bride's dress — yes, really — or try to grab at the flowers in her hands.
Traditionally, the bride only threw the bouquet to try to distract the flock of weirdos ripping at her wedding dress. And who can blame her? Imagine if that happened today when wedding dresses cost upwards of $2000? We doubt that kind of sabotage could ever bring good luck...