Did you do the bouquet and garter toss?

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
  • poll: Skipping the tossing of the garter and bouquet?
    I skipped the toss bouquet and regret it : (2 votes)
    1 %
    I skipped the toss bouquet and was happy with my decision : (52 votes)
    35 %
    I skipped the garter toss and regret it : (0 votes)
    I skipped the garter toss and was happy with my decision : (61 votes)
    41 %
    We did the bouquet toss and I'm glad we did : (7 votes)
    5 %
    We did the bouquet toss and I wish we had skipped it : (0 votes)
    We did the garter toss and I'm glad we did : (4 votes)
    3 %
    We did the garter toss and I wish we had skipped it : (0 votes)
    I like polls : (21 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    4072 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We did both, but we put a spin on it. We didn’t make a big to-do with the removal of the garter. He just had it. Then we did the toss together with everyone invited onto the floor. It was fun! And it got everyone up and participating.

    Post # 4
    4441 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    @DanceAwayDarling:  I skipped both and have no regrets, we didn’t have many unmarried friends in attendance that would participate in either. Plus, you’re just stopping the party and making people awkwardly step forward and watch your new husband dig around under your dress….

    Post # 5
    11668 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Skipped both and hVe no regrets. No one missed it. The last wedding I went to that did the tosses was like 7 years ago.

    Post # 6
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We did the bouquet toss because there were plenty of single ladies (mostly cousins etc)

    We skipped the garter toss mostly because FI didn’t want to “do that” in front of everyone lol. I was totally bummed at first but very happy in the end. 

    Post # 7
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We skipped it. I didn’t like the idea of throwing my underwear into a crowd. I was never very into being herded up as a single woman so we skipped the bouquet toss too. 

    Post # 9
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I skipped the garter toss and havent regretted it once! I did do the bouquet toss and I’m happy about that because it was HILARIOUS!! My husband’s AUNT slid across the entire dance floor for that damn bouquet. FUNNIEST. THING. EVER.

    Post # 10
    309 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I wasn’t going to do either because the last few weddings I’d been to it was a big flop (at 30+, there’s few single poeople, and even fewer that want it advertised)

    but i saw a super fun twist on it- the bride and groom instead of calling out a single girls/guys, just invited girls/guys over 18 years on the dance floor and tossed a bouquet/garter with lottery tickets tied to it and called it a “good fortune” bouquet. Once everyone realized they’d be competing for actual money it got a lot more involved and ended up being a huge hit- so I am thinking we’d do that! It was a perfect way of keeping the tradition but having people actually getting into it.

    Post # 11
    1822 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

    We did both and don’t regret it! It’s just a fun couple of random traditions that happen at weddings and everyone had fun *shrug*

    Post # 12
    1302 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We skipped it. We didn’t have many single people at our wedding. Also, I HATED going to weddings when I was single and having people call me out to go to the floor to catch the bouquet. I am not a fan of this tradition.

    Post # 13
    6 posts

    We won’t be doing either.  I don’t like the idea of them anyway, but even if I did, the only single men there will be our brothers, who don’t need to be trying to catch my underthings and the only single woman will be my little sister.  So…it would be extra silly.

    Post # 14
    2358 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I wore a garter but did not toss it nor the bouquet. We didn’t even miss it.

    Post # 15
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I have a garter to wear but we will not do either bouquet or garter toss

    Post # 16
    4513 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We were never planning on doing the garter toss. I had planned on doing a bouquet toss, but changed my mind a few weeks out and decided not to do it. No woman I have ever spoken to has enjoyed being a part of the bouquet toss. Most told me that they dread it, so I just took it out.

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