flower which is thrown by a bride at a wedding

Discussion in 'Suomi (Finnish)' started by Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Senior Member

    What is this flower called in Finnish, which is used at a wedding day when a bride throws it to a guest?

    "Häissä morsian heitti kukan taaksepäin jotta eräs vieras sai" (?)
  2. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    Hi EVOO,

    Are you thinking of a single flower, or a bouquet (= bunch) of flowers? A wedding bouquet is hääkimppu.

    naimaton naisvieras = unmarried female guest
  3. Lugubert Senior Member

    Is this custom even known in Finland? I have been to several weddings in Sweden, and here, my impression is that the bride normally very carefully keeps the bouquet and perhaps lets it dry to preserve it for many years until it totally falls apart in a cloud of accumulate dust.
  4. kirahvi Senior Member

    Yes, it's common. However, in all weddings I've been to, there has been a separate bouquet for that purpose.

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