Weigh in on my bouquet/garter toss songs

posted 3 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like your bouquet toss song, it’s fun. Between your two garter toss songs I vote for Suit and Tie. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Beach

All the single ladies – beyone for the bouquet toss and get lucky for the garter toss :))

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Sorry, but I haven’t seen a garter toss in years. And those (few) that throw the bouquet have used Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.”

Post # 6
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Worker bee

I refuse to do a garter toss.  Personally I think the whole thing is trashy and will be avoiding it at my wedding.  My “bouquet” toss is not a traditional toss, we are going to call all of the couple out on the floor and the one that have been married the longest will get the bouquet.  

Sorry, I don’t mean to insuly anyone but come on…a garter toss is disquisting.  

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

My songs were:

Bouquet toss: Wannabe – Spice Girls. All the single girls were preteens in 1999 so I have a pic of the whole group singing and dancing. Cracks me up every time I look at it.

Garter Toss:  Legs – ZZ Top. Fun song, husband loves ZZ Top, it’s about a lady’s legs, garters are on legs…

I liked our songs 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

 I’m not doing bouquet or garter toss either, but they are still very common. I’ve only ever been to one wedding that didn’t have the garter toss–it was super non-traditional in every way, and even they did the bouquet toss. 

PABride:  

Post # 9
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Honey bee

I was married 36+ years ago and did neither. My daughters – married 2013 and 2014 did/are doing neither.

Maybe it’s a family thing, maybe it’s a regional thing (we’re in the suburbs of a northeast US city)?  I did go to a very expensive/formal wedding, about 10 years ago, and the band played “The Stripper,” while the groom removed the garter, and I thought the whole formality of the event went down hill.

The last bouquet toss I witnessed was not successful. The band announced it, played “Single Ladies,” and no single ladies went up on the dance floor. Couples who had been dancing before the announcement were milling around. When the toss bouquet went up in the air, a co-worker of the bride got up from her table and ran and caught it.

Years ago my daughter went to a wedding – her boyfriend/brother of the groom was a groomsmen. A very large gal caught the bouquet. None of the guys wanted to catch the garter and put it on her leg/dance with her. A young boy (ringbearer?) was the one to catch it, and he was very embarassed. I can’t see putting guests through that.

A lot of people think the dollar dance is a necessary requirement of their wedding and they have it at every wedding they go to. (I saw it once, Polish bride, wore an apron). To each their own. 

This was a thread about suitable songs, not is it right or wrong? It seems that few people witness garter tosses anymore, so there won’t be many song suggestion. I’m sure whatever DJ/band you have, they will have suggestions for each.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Waitingbee57:  I love your bouquet toss song!! Thinking about using it myself now. Thanks 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Waitingbee57:  I vote Suit and Tie and for the bouquet toss, Where Them Girls At is okay…I would keep looking. I’ll post if I think of an alternative.

What song are you doing for the removal of the garter or are you not doing that?

Post # 14
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Helper bee

 

Waitingbee57:  Oh okay well yea Suit and Tie is good and like I said before Where them girls at is okay too!

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