(Closed) Alternatives to a garter toss

posted 5 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
4038 posts
Honey bee

Don’t bother with any alternative. I haven’t seen a garter tossed, in over a decade. I’m sure no one will miss it. (My daughter has never seen a garter toss).

My family/social circle doesn’t toss anything. The last bouquet toss was a few years ago, and no one would go out on the dance floor, to participate.

I was married in the late 1970s and I didn’t toss anything. (And yes, I’m still married).


Post # 3
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I had a friend who got married last year, she didn’t do the garter toss but she did do the boquet toss. You don’t have to do both, yes these are traditions, but it’s your wedding, you can decide what you want to do. Honestly, I don’t think anyone will care if you skip the garter toss. More time for dancing if you cut that!

Post # 4
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think you are totally fine to just forgo the garter toss instead of finding an alternative. 

Post # 5
1832 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

We did a bouquet toss and did not do a garter toss.  Nobody missed it.  I personally think garter tosses are gross.

Post # 6
215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I honestly can’t remember the last wedding I attended where they did the garter toss. I’ve been to some that did just the bouquet toss and a few that didn’t toss anything. I agree with previous posters. Just forego the garter toss. There’s no rule that says you need to do both. 

Post # 7
9141 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Yep, just skip it.

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