Post # 1
What are some alternatives to the garter toss or some new ideas? We are inviting alot of family to the wedding and are not comfortable with getting the garter off. We would be fine with just throwing the garter but would this be weird if there was no “show” haha thanks!
Post # 2
- 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
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
We just skipped all “toss” elements in our reception. I don’t think anyone missed it.
Post # 5
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
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
Skip it entirely. It’s gross anyways lol
Post # 8
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
- 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
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
We skipped both the bouquet and garter toss as we think they are gross, misogynistic traditions.
Post # 12
We didn’t do toss anything, and honestly I dont think anyone noticed or cared
Post # 13
- 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
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
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