(Closed) Are you doing the bouquet toss/garter toss?

posted 9 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a bouquet toss and garter toss at your reception?
    Well, of course! : (32 votes)
    26 %
    Nah, not my thing. : (72 votes)
    58 %
    Unsure : (16 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    416 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2008 - Imperia Hotel (modern chic hotel)

    I did both and it was a blast. The twist I had with the bouquet toss, was I had 5 mini bouquets made, so 5 lucky single ladies caught the blooms.

    People were surprised and I laughed… knowing what I had up my sleeve.

    Post # 5
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    150 posts
    Blushing bee

    We are not doing them.  Neither of us enjoyed doing them at other people’s weddings so we are not going to make our guests do it.  Instead we will do an anniversary dance and give the boquet to the couple married the longest.

    Post # 6
    Member
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We’ll be doing both. Not many of our friends will be married, we’re a young couple and one of the firsts from our respective circles to get married. My bridesmaids have already told me I better do a bouquet toss, and others have mentioned wanting to catch it. Plus, it’s an opportunity for funny pictures!

    I’m not so excited about the garter toss, but FI really wants to do one. He hasn’t had many requests, but that was at the top of the list, so I’m going with it. 

    Post # 7
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    952 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    No way. Our wedding is more of a party than a wedding anyway. We’re not doing most of the wedding traditions, but especially NOT the garter and bouquet toss. I hate them.

    Post # 8
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We have opted not to do them they just don’t fit our personality plus there will not be alot of single girls at the wedding.  For the few that are there I will have flower and note at their seat from me.  

    Post # 9
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I tossed my bouquet, but had all the women get out on the floor, not just the single ladies. Then, if a married woman caught it she was supposed to give me advice and if a single lady caught it she’d be next to get married. My DJ suggested doing it this way because I wanted to do it, but was worried there wouldn’t be enough single ladies there and/or they wouldn’t want to do it. 

    As for the garter, I wore one, but we didn’t do anything with it at the wedding. I wore it more just as a keepsake and for my husband to take off later, in the privacy of our own home. 

    Post # 10
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    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We’re using a, oh geez what’s it called… a fall apart bouquet? There won’t be many single people, so I’ll throw a bouquet that will fall into 5 parts, and each will have a cute charm on it that could apply to anyone, not just a single gal.

    Post # 11
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    944 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We aren’t doing either one. Most people coming are family and they are all married. Our few friends that we are all inviting are also married, the two single people (one guy and one girl) it would be mortifying I think for them! Then again we are having a small wedding. Sometimes I think it just only works if the group is very large or you have a moderate amount of people there who are single.

    Post # 12
    Member
    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yep, we’re doing both because the majority of the guests will be unmarried.  (Like Opus, we’re probably the first to walk down the aisle).  We’re planning on having flameless fireworks to be fired right when I do the toss. 

    Post # 13
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    2365 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Nope. I’m not doing it.

    Post # 14
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    1428 posts
    Bumble bee

    We’re not doing either one, I’ve always felt awkward about them at weddings. We will be doing the Anniversary dance though.

    Post # 15
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    408 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Not doing it, not our style.

    Post # 16
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    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Yep, we did… but we had ALL the ladies (even the married ones) get out on the floor.  Same with the gents.

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