(Closed) Can someone explain the garter toss?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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7175 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I’ve never heard of the garter catching guy PUTTING the garter on the bouquet catching girl – that’s weird and creepy.

I’ve also never heard of the catching couple dancing with each other.

At most – I’ve seen each take a picture with the respective thrower – or all four of them take a picture together.

But – yes – it’s typical for the groom to toss it to the single men in attendance (to signify the next to marry)

I believe the tradition of throwing the garter was taken from the olden days where it was said to be good luck to have a piece of the brides clothing.  Wedding guests would follow the couple after the wedding and wait by the door to catch the brides stockings (that were thrown outside by the groom)…..

Post # 4
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have seen the one who catches the garter putting it on the bouquet girl. I actually caught the bouquet at my FSIL’s wedding. The ring bearer got the garter and was told to copy the actions of a groomsman (and a whole act ensued involving putting the garter on me and FMIL).

I will be having the garter removal/toss, but I won’t be making the receiver put it on the bouquet winner.

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