Cat Bouquet Craze Sweeps the Country
01 Apr 2015
Brides across the country are swapping flowers in favour of their favourite cat
Brides across the country are swapping flowers in favour of their favourite cat… could this new wedding craze catch on?
First there was the cupcakes tower, then there was the strapless dress, then there was the naked cake… could the ‘bou-cat’ be next? Flowers are one of the unexpectedly large expenditures for brides, so perhaps it comes as no surprise that a new trend is emerging with brides’ feline friends being chosen in favour of floral fancies.
The Wedding Site spoke to bride Lily Smith, who was an early adopter of the bou-cat craze: “I was very keen to include my cat, Toto, on my wedding day and when I received some quotes and saw how expensive a flower bouquet would be, I started to look at the alternatives. In some quirky weddings, this is what brides were trying, so I thought that it’d be a fantastic option for me!”
The response was largely positive, and Lily’s maid of honour held the cat during the ceremony, but there have been some negative responses, she admits: “The guests were all excited to have Toto there, and the church was very receptive, but I have had some negative reactions from online audiences, who thought that it was cruel. Toto was perfectly relaxed, and is very used to be carried around, so I don’t think that it was cruel and I wouldn’t change the way we did things – it was wonderful! It's also much better for the environment.”
Negative responses come in reaction to images of cats being thrown, as is traditional for brides to do. “I think it’s utterly despicable,” says Lorna Brown, cat activist, “and I can’t believe that people who would call themselves cat lovers could then go and treat them like this. Cats are free-ranging animals and shouldn’t be carried around like accessories in this manner. ”
Will bou-cats be the wedding craze of 2015? You tell us @WeddingSiteUK
Happy April 1, everyone.