(Closed) Alternative Ideas for the Bridal Bouquet and the Garter Toss!

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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 # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We’re doing the dollar bill bouquet and garter toss too. Who dosen’t want 20 bucks?!

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Alicia Harris: This has got to be one of the sweetest things I’ve read in a long time.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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!

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