(Closed) Can we just do the bouquet toss? Nothing else?

posted 4 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

That’s what I’m doing. I don’t like the garter removal, but the DJ suggested that I still do the bouquet toss because people enjoy it.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Sure, why not? 🙂

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That’s what I did at my wedding! No one even asked why we didn’t do the garter toss.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I did but not by choice. All the single men had left by the time it was time to do it. So I just did the bouquet toss.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

YES! Do only what you want to do. We are doing a bouquet toss and garter removal, but not a garter toss.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Tmpalm:  That’s interesting. Can I ask why you’re doing the garter removal if you’re not planning to toss it?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You can do whatever you want!  And I’ve been to many weddings where there’s been a bouquet toss but no garter toss.  To be honest, I don’t think guys care much for that – at the weddings I have gone to, most of the time they run away from it LOL

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@brittanybed:  By all means, do whatever you want, and leave out the garter. You are not bound by tradition. I think you should consider skipping the bouquet toss as well. It maybe fun if you are 15 or even 21, but I can assure you that many of the older single women find it humiliating. I used to dread weddings because it was an occasion for relatives to harass me with the question “When are you going to get married?”  By my 30s, being hauled up to see if I could catch the bouquet and be the “next one” was irritating and embarassing.

Another alternative: Give the bouquet to the woman at the wedding who has been married the longest. There will

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@brittanybed:  Oh I know. The question was directed at the person above me. 🙂

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, or anything that makes you uncomfortable (besides the legal stuff, of course, to actually be “married”). We aren’t doing a bouquet toss or a garter removal toss, because we don’t like them very much, and also we don’t have a lot of single people coming anyway. I’m thinking of having my flowers dried, or maybe making them into a potpourri, and as for the garter, well that’s for later. Wink

Instead, we’re thinking about doing an “anniversary dance,” where the couple that’s been together the longest wins a prize.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MexiPino:  I have single friends and young cousins who will be excited about the bouquet toss. The guys don’t get into the garter toss in the same way. I also find it strange to toss something from my thigh to a random guy!

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@Tmpalm:  I get why you’re not doing the garter toss… I was wondering why you’re doing a garter removal if you’re not going to toss it. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MexiPino:  Because it’s a fun silly tradition that we like!

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