Post # 1
So my hubby to be really wants to do the Garter toss and I really like the idea of doing the bouquet toss. The Twist – We’re asking the Dj to call up ALL the women and men respectively to catch the bouquet and garter and the catchers will be rewarded with prizes (A flask for the guy, a travel Bath and Bodyworks gift set, both of which can be packed into a carryon since almost everyone is flying in for this wedding) No placing the garter on the leg of the gal who caught the bouquet, though we may make them share a dance AND this means I don’t have to go hunting everywhere to get my grandmother’s garter back.
I’m still debating on songs, but does this sound like something other people would find fun and at least amusing?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
I think it’s a good idea, and can help motivate people to try harder to catch it 🙂 You could also do giftcards if the prizes are too big for carry-on, too.
Post # 4
I think it’s a very cute and creative way of keeping those two aspects in the wedding, but not having it become awkward. I have considered skipping both because there are very few single people that will be at our wedding and I didn’t want them to feel singled out (no pun intended) by being the only few to participate. PLUS, in October we went to a wedding where they did do the traditional garter/bouquet toss and the girl was quite pretty and wearing a shorter than knee length dress. I could tell it was very uncomfortable for her and she kept trying to lean so that the guy couldn’t see up her dress. Well about a week later there were pictures posted on facebook from the wedding and while the photo was not in poor taste, someone had posted a comment noting that the poor girl wasn’t wearing any underwear and the guy who caught the garter saw ALL…YIKES. If I wasn’t ready to skip it in the first place, that sure made me want to…
So…yes…lol…I think your idea is great one!