(Closed) A Silly Vent (Bouquet and Garter Toss)

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
4414 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@awakemysoul:  I always thought the tradition was for all “single” people, engaged or not. I thought it was to show who is getting married next, not who’s getting engaged next. Engaged people aren’t married, so they could be next.

Post # 4
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

In my group of friends we bring everyone up who is technically ‘single’ meaning unmarried. And therefore we let engaged couples join in the fun!

I caught the bouquet when I was engaged and I am glad I was allowed to participate as I had never participated before and never will get to again!

Post # 5
2889 posts
Sugar bee

I had thought single as well and assumed engaged did not count but have been dragged into a toss while engaged.

However, I see the tosses happening less and less at weddings I attend and we skipped it too. Is it becoming an old tradition? We didn’t have many single, non-engaged friends and did not want to single out the few who were.

Post # 6
792 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I kinda see where you are coming from but I agree with Loribeth, if you are engaged you are still considered single for this tradition, at least this is what I have heard. It has never been different for any wedding I have ever gone to, but I don’t ever do them, even though I’m not married yet. I’m just not a fan of some other guy running a garter up my leg, as far as he thinks he can, unless it’s Fiance. Gives me the heebie geebies, haha.

Post # 7
6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

People still pushed me onto the dance floor when I was engaged for the bouquet toss and I promise you I tried everything I could to get out of it. I really hate that tradition as a guest (even though I really wanted to do it as a bride, so I’m a hypocrite I know).

Post # 8
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was forced onto the dance floor while I was engaged. I tried to get out of it but they made me stand there. The bouquet came right at me too, but the brides divorced mother grabbed and clawed it from me (and the garter was caught by her nephew…awkward).

Post # 9
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes I agree that this is for all unmarried people whether engaged or not. to be honest if your single then your less likely to be next anyway. Having said that there will be no bouquet or garter toss at my wedding.

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