Post # 1
I really am not into the tradition of the bouquet toss. I always thought it was a silly and sometimes humiliating tradition. So when it came to deciding for my wedding, I was okay with cutting it out. On the other hand, my FI wants to do the Garter removal and toss. Is there a way to do one and not the other? The reason I ask is because I know people will expect to have both if we have one portion of it. Any alternatives to the bouquet toss?
Post # 3
You could dedicate the bouquet to someone (I’ve seen longest married couple (sometimes g’parents) or it doesn’t have to be marriage related (the dedication) – it could be to your mom or someone who really helped you with the wedding.
I’ve always hated participating in the toss – (because I felt it screamed – hey, I’m still single) – but, as a bride, I really want to toss a bouquet (for some unexplainable reason) – so, because of that – we are opening up the toss to both sexes and regardless of marital status 🙂
Post # 4
I did the bouquet toss, but not the garter thing. If you don’t like the idea of doing the bouquet toss, you don’t have to do it. It’s your wedding, do what you want and have fun!