Post # 1
After reading many posts on here, and reminiscing about weddings I’ve attended… I think I’ve decided against the bouquet/garter toss. My fiance and I are both fairly shy & I definitely don’t want the attention on us as he goes up my dress.
I’m trying very hard to make our wedding unique. What alternatives to these are you using? We are having about 200 some guests at our wedding but I really want everyone to interact and feel included.
We were thinking about doing the shoe game at some point during the reception. Any thoughts?
Post # 3
@caiteliz23: So funny, this is my EXACT predicament lol & we are also doing the shoe game instead of the garter/bouquet toss.
One of the things I saw done on youtube to include guests (if you are having a DJ, unfortunately I am not) is to have him explain the game periodically throughout the night before the game, & invite people to submit questions to be asked either anonymously where he won’t announce who asked the question, or he can announce who is asking the question as that is funny too.
Another fun one that isn’t quite as interactive, but LOTS of fun for you to read after the wedding is conversation/question cards that can be passed around the tables, & people can write a response again annonymously or overtly. Some questions include: “Perfect match or did opposites attract?” or “when will our first child be born?”
I’m sure you can find more online. Have fun!
Post # 4
@caiteliz23: I’m the same way, I hate when grooms go up their bride’s skirt, it’s so icky to me.
I was just toying with this idea, but everyone hates it so far, lol: We do 2 bouquet tosses, one by me and one by him. Instead of just single people, we’d invite all the ladies when I do it, and all the guys when he does it. Our toss bouquets will be made of flowers, but it’ll have a gift card in the middle, and we’ll announce that to get it going.
Everyone hates that FI would toss a bouquet. I thought it be cute and unexpected, not emasculating as they feel it would be. I guess alternatively he’ll just keep a garter with a gift card on it in his pocket and fling that when it’s his turn.
Post # 5
I’ve actually been planning on having my garter low enough and just lift up my dress so it doesn’t actually look bad.
You could hand your bouquet to the couple that’s been together the longest. You could play the shoe trivia game. If your willing to there’s also the game that decides who gets to keep the centerpieces.