Post # 17
I hated the idea of a traditional bouquet/garter toss. Like KristenGettingMarried: I didn’t even wear a garter.
We did an Anniversary Dance and gave the longest married couple the bouquet – it was seriously the sweetest thing ever. We had a lot of couples who had been married 40+years so it was so sweet dancing with them. The couple who won are both near 80 years old and they were the cutest things ever – I think most guests had a bit of a tear in their eye watching them dance. I wouldn’t have changed it for the world.
But yeah, other than that, I despise the bouquet toss and the whole garter thing creeps me out. But that could just be me.
Post # 18
Well ladies, I think I have figured out what I may do! I was thinking of having the groom get the garter and keep it and for my bouquet toss I want each flower to have a cake charm tied to it. Every Single lady will receive a flower and a silver charm. We will announce what each charm means. There is 6 in a set and for example if someome gets the ring they will be to next one to get engaged.
I have actually since the anniversary dance done before at an anniversary party ( it is very nice and romantic) AND we did something similar for my engagment party already where the longest married couple gave us our advised for marriage.
Post # 19
We’re doing the dollar bill bouquet and garter toss too. Who dosen’t want 20 bucks?!
Post # 20
We’re doing the anniversary dance and then the last couple will get a garter, a vase with flowers and the microphone asking them a piece of marriage advice.
Post # 21
@Alicia Harris: This has got to be one of the sweetest things I’ve read in a long time.
Post # 22
I’ve caught the bouquet 3 times. Yes. Three. We are doing a bouqet toss, but no garter toss…I find it silly. I’m using a dummy bouquet that was the first one I caught (I checked with the other bride first, of course!), so hopefully it’ll bring good luck to one of my girls!