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Bride Throws 'Cat' Instead Of Flowers To See Who Will Be Next To Adopt One

"It was very ‘me’ since everyone knows I’m obsessed with cats."

As Karen Marmo was preparing to get married, she decided she wasn’t a huge fan of a lot of the standard wedding traditions, including tossing the bouquet for all the unmarried women to try and catch. She wanted to mix it up a bit and do something that everyone could participate in, and that’s when she had the best idea. 

Marmo has always been a huge cat lover, and has two of her own at home, Catbug and Luna. Since they couldn’t be at the wedding, she decided a fun way to pay tribute to them would be to toss her guests a plush cat to try and catch instead of a bouquet — to see who would be the next person to adopt a cat!

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Karen Marmo

“I thought it’d be a fun way to include everyone regardless of gender or marital status, and it was very ‘me’ since everyone knows I’m obsessed with cats,” Marmo told The Dodo. 

Everyone seemed excited about the idea, so Marmo bought a Pusheen toy for the occasion and began to plan out the unique game. 

women throws plush cat
Karen Marmo

On the day of the wedding, as the celebration carried on, Marmo prepared to toss the plush cat into the waiting crowd … 

woman throws plush cat
Karen Marmo

… and even though it didn’t quite go as planned, Marmo still considered it a success. 

woman throws plush cat
Karen Marmo

“The person who caught it was my friend, Emma,” Marmo said. “She didn’t mean to catch it since she’s allergic. Guests fumbled the stuffed animal and it landed on her when she was shielding her face. I donated to my local shelter to make up for it.” 

woman throws plush cat
Karen Marmo

Regardless, everyone loved the adorable twist on an old tradition, and hopefully some of Marmo’s guests filed the idea away for their own weddings in the future!