"winners" of garter and bouquet toss…fun dance?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Add props to bouquet/garter toss dance winners...
    Would be fun : (0 votes)
    Awkward : (18 votes)
    47 %
    Embarrassing : (20 votes)
    53 %
    Other, here's my opinion : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    249 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @thelittleone:  Im all for the toss.. But save the embarrassment/awkward moment for the winners and your guests. It sounds funny in theory, but in reality, it might not work out as planned.

    Post # 4
    2800 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    In my crowd, the garter and bouquet toss are awkward enough.  Most of us are in our upper 20s or early 30s.  it takes begging from the DJ and or bride to get people up there to start. Adding the level of I have to preform with a prop and a guy I may not know, and I am hiding in the bathroom until it is over.

    Post # 6
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I’d leave the winners be, but that’s just my opinion

    Post # 7
    7196 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Awkward and embarrassing. Just have your photographer take a picture of them or something.


    Post # 8
    2338 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @thelittleone:  Our DJ offered this: instead of throwing the garter, the men in the room would be rated for attractiveness by the cheering volume of the women in the room, then the top three would have a basketball hoop with a ball and string attached strapped to their waist (I am not kidding, I swear to God) and they would then thrust to make baskets.  The one making the most baskets gets to keep the garter.

    Umm no.  Just so very much no-ness.  While this would probably be hilarious with a frat boy crowd (or AT a frat party) my guy friends would literally never forgive me for putting them through that.  And for the older guests, oh the humanity.  Our DJ is hilarious and awesome though, I bet he’d have found a way to make this classy.  Damned if I know how.

    You know your crowd best, some groups like that kind of thing, some weddings are a younger crowd, if your guest list is on the wilder side and would dig it why not?  But I’d definitely decide based on who catches them, because it would just figure that the shyest guests there would catch both and you’d inadvertently traumatize them.

    Post # 9
    5793 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    The toss is bad enough. Don’t make it worse by making the “winner” of the garter catch put the garter on the “winner” of the bouquet catch, and don’t make it complely horrid by making them do prop-dance.  Believe me, the people who catch these items do not feel like they’ve won.

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