(Closed) Anti bouquet/garter toss. What are you doing?

posted 7 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I might skip it as well if I were you.  

We are just not doing the bouquet toss at all. Once the bouquet gets to the reception it is going in a vase on the card/guestbook table as decoration. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I love this idea. I hate the bouquet and garter toss. I think this is a great alternative. Maybe to ease your fears, tell the DJ to announce in 1 year incremement instead of 5 years like I have seen before, that way it lasts longer and doesn’t seem “weird”

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I also think that is a great alternative, and I also agree with courthous that having the announcements made in 1 or 2 year increments would work better for your situations.

We won’t be doing the bouquet toss or the garter toss and we aren’t going to be substituting anything in their place. I don’t think anyone will really miss either one or anything in their place.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We don’t plan on doing the bouquet/garter toss because we don’t have a lot of single friends/family left and the garter thing just makes my fiance feel all shy and awkward. Heh. I haven’t given a lot of thought to alternatives, figured people wouldn’t really notice or care if we just didn’t do it. The anniversary dance idea is cool, and I’ll probably mention it to my fiance, but I wonder who would win… his parents at 32 years? Or an aunt & uncle, depending on who we invite… hmm…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am also not doing a bouquet or garter toss and I’m not doing anything to replace them either. Once we get to the reception the bouquets are going across the head table and I won’t be wearing a garter at all.  Or maybe I will for my FI to find after the party!! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’ll be putting my boquet on my grandfather’s grave the morning after the wedding.

 

We are doing an anniversary dance (to John Hiatt’s “Same Old Man”) and will probably present them with a small toss bouquet.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@nmsoonerbride: That’s such a sweet idea. I was really close with my grandfather, who passed ten years ago this month. If he had a grave, I would definitely do this, but he was cremated. I’m going to make a memorial charm for my bouquet with his photo in it to honor and remember him. Sorry, kinda off topic. 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I gave my bouquet to Grandma Grape instead of tossing it. 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i am also not throwing my bouquet cause I feel that women are better than the fighting with each other to be with a man that the bouquet throwing symbolizes. The anniversary dance sounds really awesome. I may copy that idea.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Like Grape, I think I’m also going to give mine to my grandmother.  I don’t want to keep it, and the longest-married couple there are relatives of my FI that neither of us are very close to, but I don’t think she’d want it anyway.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t want to the bouquet or garter toss either. I plan on doing something like Mrs. Grape and giving my bouquet to either my mother or grandmother.

 

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