Alternatives to Garter Toss

posted 1 year ago in Reception
Post # 2
1683 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

My Future Sister-In-Law did a garter toss but didn’t wear the garter. She didn’t even use a real garter, just a white braided hairband lol. She sat in the chair, he kneeled down and pulled it out of his pocket, then stood up and threw it. I don’t think anyone actually noticed or cared.

I’ve also seen people toss a football as opposed to a garter.

Post # 3
46 posts
  • Wedding: May 2019

I’ve seen people pull a giant pair of “granny panties” out from under the bride’s dress and throw that!  It would be a hilarious gag and a great way to ease the tension if you were nervous about it!

Post # 4
1720 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

We just skipped all “toss” elements in our reception. I don’t think anyone missed it. 

Post # 5
1283 posts
Bumble bee

We skipped all the toss stuff too. No bouquet toss and no garter. Not a fan of either.

I have been to several weddings that have skipped those particular traditions. I went to one wedding a while back where the bridesmaids tried to gather women to participate in the bouquet toss and no one wanted to do it. The bride didn’t mind at all.

Post # 6
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wore a garter, but we skipped the garter toss entirely. It’s a cute tradition, but not our style at all. No one missed it. In fact, I don’t think I’ve been to a wedding with a garter toss in years… 

Post # 7
7203 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Skip it entirely. It’s gross anyways lol

Post # 8
6927 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It’s been years and years since I attended a wedding with a garter grab or toss. Just skip it. In the scope of history it deserves to be a short-lived tradition. 

Post # 9
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

magpiemae :  I saw a hilarious version on youtube that my to be sister-in-law tried to convince me to do for this. You blindfold the groom for the garter toss, but instead of having the bride sit in the chair, you get the best man to do it and have like, a stocking on one leg under his pant.

So the groom effectively takes the garter off his best man without realizing (The bride stand behind and uses her arms to help convince the groom it is her, touches his hair, speaks to him, etc) and then once the Groom takes the garter off and blindefold WOAH IT WAS THE BEST MAN! all along!

It’s hlarious for guests to watch. I didn’t want to go that route personally, but it was hilarious and a funny take on the idea!

Post # 10
9332 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

we skipped bouquet and garter toss completely.  actually, the only wedding where i see them was the first wedding i went to as an adult in my early 20s.  i haven’t been to a wedding since that does them.

Post # 11
3788 posts
Honey bee

We skipped both the bouquet and garter toss as we think they are gross, misogynistic traditions.

Post # 12
682 posts
Busy bee

We didn’t do toss anything, and honestly I dont think anyone noticed or cared

Post # 13
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2019 - Premier Ballroom

My Brother-In-Law did a tie toss, he bought two of the same ones (One to put on after the toss lol)

Post # 14
514 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We skipped it. Unless you want to make it funny, there’s not really any alternatives. I don’t think people expect it as much anymore.

Post # 15
2157 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

We’re skipping it. It is an outdated tradition. And the ones that are so “funny” online just seem cruel and gross to me. Plus someone’s already done it, so it isn’t original at all. So your funny toss will just end up looking like a rip off of someone else’s. I’d just skip it

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