(Closed) Any bees not doing a garter?

posted 10 years ago in Reception
Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Nope, cos I just don’t see the point!

I think it was the 1500’s when it was stolen from the bride and grooms chambers by the bridal party as ‘proof’ the marriage had been consumated (back in the time when the bride and groom nicked off during the reception to seal their marriage while the wedding guests kept partying.)

So it made sense then! Now, it just seems weird and embarrassing.

I don’t think my husband pulling my skirts up and ferreting around for a garter in front of the inlaws is sexy.

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not doing it. I find it tacky; it is after all an undergarment. 

We’re not tossing the bouquet either so it won’t be like the guys are just left out.

Post # 46
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@naticakes:  I do love that idea!

but deff a negative on doing the garter toss! I would be too akward about it. I feel like that groping should stay between my man and I after we leave the party and not in front of everyone!

Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

What is the point of the boquet toss? I am currently planning on doing this, just because it was fun at other wedding’s I’ve been too. I thought it was just a simple fun thing saying that the girl who caught it would be married next? Or is there more to it then that?

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Father\'s Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center

We are not doing either. Mr. D didn’t like the idea of a garter toss, which I agreed with, and we thought it would look silly to have a bouquet toss but not a garter toss, so we just scratched them both!

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m not planning on it. i’ve always found it a little awkward. 

However, don’t know how I’m going to break the news to my Maid/Matron of Honor ๐Ÿ™‚ lol I have a feeling this will disappoint her

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We’re not doing one or a bouquet toss. I only have 2 single friends anyway so that wouldn’t be very good.

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I highly doubt we will do a garter toss, although that’s one topic we haven’t even brought up yet. We’re just both too conservative. I will have and be wearing a garter though; it’ll just be a for his eyes in the honeymoon suite only thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

We will not be doing a garter or a bouquet toss.  Garter is just plain embaressing, and there is no way I am parting with my felt flower bouquet.  That lovely is mine for forever and day.

Post # 53
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@rosegirl2325:  I’m not doing it either, mostly because I think my man will pass out having to peel a garter off my body in front of his parents ๐Ÿ™‚

The more I think about it though, I might wear one, and we can have our own garter toss later that night ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 55
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We aren’t doing garter toss either. My Fiance wants to, but I’m not comfortable having people see his head under my dress. I’m nervous enough thinking about having the attention on us all day. Instead we are doing the anniversary dance and the couple married the longest wins the toss bouquet and can give us some words of advice for a happy marriage. I might get a garter, but it can be removed later in private.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Nope.  Never heard of it until I came on Weddingbee.

Post # 57
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I will be buying a garter, but is for the groom’s amusement, eyes and benefit only. ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ll still be doing a bouquet toss, but instructing our guests that it symbolizes good luck for whoever catches it.  (Not limiting to unmarried guests.)

Post # 58
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Nope.  Not doing either one – because a) almost all of my female friends are married or in a committed relationship while most of his friends are single and b) I would feel really awkward & embarrassed with him “digging” around under my dress in front of both of our families & our friends.  Personally, I view the garter toss as a really demeaning & vulgar thing.

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