It Isn’t Set in Stone.
The reason the bridal bouquet toss is such a hotly-contested event is what happens when you catch it – or what is said to happen, anyway. The bride is passing on the wedding power, the marriage energy. The single lady who sees it is, as the story goes, destined to either find her guy or be the next bride walking down the aisle out of the bunch.
Thus, when the toss goes awry, and a nine-year-old happens to pick it up, there are going to be some chuckles from those in the know. Of course, there is a minimum age limit for the bouquet’s effectiveness, and nine is pretty far under it.