Post # 1
I just don’t like them and I think I would feel kind of uncomfortable having something around my leg during most of my wedding. Plus, there won’t be a lot of single men in my wedding, so we wouldn’t throw it anyway. Could I get away with NOT wearing one? Is it bad luck :s?
Post # 3
I hope it’s not bad luck because I didnt’ wear one…I didn’t even think about it the day of.
Post # 4
No, it’s not bad luck and if you don’t want to wear one, don’t wear it! I’m not wearing one. The wedding I was just in the bride asked me to carry her garter in my purse because she only wanted to wear it right before the garter toss.
Post # 5
I’m not wearing one. I dont even understand the whole garter wedding tradition
Post # 6
I actually don’t want to wear one because
1) I am fat. Who the heck wants to catch a fat girls garter?
2) I don’t really think there will be many single guys there
But I just read about another bee (bailey I think her name is) who tied lotto tickets to the bouquet and garter to encourage anyone who wanted to tickets to catch them. I kind of like that idea!
Post # 7
I’m not wearing one either. We’re not doing a bouquet toss or garter toss. I think I’m going to take a suggestion from another post and do a dance with all couples, then down to couples together 10yrs, 20yrs on up and the last ones dancing will get the bouquet. Although my dance floor is pretty small maybe it’s not a great idea 🙂
Post # 9
@tranquility: Lotto tickets is an awesome idea!
I don’t want to wear one because I’m self-conscious about my thighs haha.
So I’d say, nope, you don’t have to wear one!
Post # 10
Totally okay not to wear one. I’m not. We are not doing the garter or bouquet toss because most of our friends are married and well, I don’t want my new husband trying to get a garter that most guys don’t want to catch anyways.
Post # 11
@bells: I THINK it comes from when the guests would follow the couple to their bedroom and help rip the clothes off the bride and groom. Getting a piece of their clothing was supposed to be “good luck”. Don’t ask me how, that’s just the history I read.
If you don’t want to, don’t.
I’d be willing to bet that unless you’re used to wearing thigh-highs, it would probably feel odd having something snug around your leg. It took me a while to get used to thigh-highs, but now I can wear ’em and not even notice them….unless they’re falling down… THEN I notice them! LOL!
Post # 12
I think thats a tradition that is going away (at least in my region)…and if it weren’t you dont have to do anything you dont want to do! I didn’t wear a garter, toss my bouquet or do a few other things that are considered traditional, yet I still had a pretty traditional wedding.
Post # 13
@tranquility: Hahaha, good way to motivate men!
@vicozzie: That’s so sweet!! I’ve never heard about that before, it’s such a sweet idea.
Well, I don’t remember seeing this garter tradition while growing up and going to weddings :p In my country, it kind of started recently, but I don’t really like it, so I’m not doing it. FI were laughing so much imagining if we were to throw it, the only single men in our party would be his dad (who is 60), the photographer (who of course will be taking pictures), two of my cousins and my little nephew who is 9 -_- The rest are couples or single ladies.
Oh but I’m definetly throwing the bouquet!! 😀