Creative non-garter toss ideas?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Rather than just have the couples stand on the floor, you could have all the married couples dance- pick a nice long song. The MC or DJ can do the elmination, asking couples to leave the dance floor, till you get to the couple married the longest.

You could give the bouquet to the woman and the garter to the man.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

One surefire way to get people excited about a toss is to add money into the equation. Attach a gift card or lottery tickets to the bouquet and you’ll have a lot more interest!

As for the garter, its popularity seems to be waning. A lot of my clients decide to skip the garter toss altogether, even if they are doing the bouquet toss, so don’t feel bad if you totally nix it. Most of your guests won’t even notice.

The garter toss makes a lot of grooms feel icky because they are throwing their wife’s lingerie to their buddies, but that’s also what’s a little sexy about it. The single guys are trying to catch something that’s been worn on the leg of a REAL! LIVE! WOMAN! And of course, being unmarried gents, they wouldn’t know anything about that! 😉 If you really want to toss it, you can always toss it without having your groom go under your skirt. Just pull it straight of the box and toss it out.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

@julies1949:  I LOVE this idea!  I photograph a ton of weddings and I hate the bouquet/garter toss…Ugh….

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@redbirdevents:  We did a lottery card toss at our wedding for married/ singles and people LOVED IT!  It was a hit, and it was funny to see people bring their “A game” to get some lottery cards!

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