Post # 1
So I decided not to do a bouquet toss because I’ve never been to a wedding where people ACTUALLY want to go stand up there and admit they’re single…but we are going to have all the married couples go up and the couple married the longest will get my tossaway bouquet. My FI liked my idea and has decided he doesn’t want to do the garter toss and so we’re trying to think of fun alternatives, but I’m coming up with a big blank nothing. I’m hoping some of you creative Bee’s might have some suggestions, maybe something you liked at a different wedding or a cute way to give the garter away without him going under my dress? Help!
Post # 3
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
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
@julies1949: I LOVE this idea! I photograph a ton of weddings and I hate the bouquet/garter toss…Ugh….
Post # 6
@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!