(Closed) Anyone else get uncomfortable during the garter removal?

posted 11 years ago in Reception
Post # 47
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942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’ve been to weddings where it’s been done, and it’s usually kind of awkward, so I’m going to skip it and the bouquet toss.

Post # 48
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2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Skipped it and not a single regret!  We didn’t have many single guests of either gender, and my few relatives in attendance HATE the garter removal/toss.

Post # 49
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3367 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yeah I’m not a fan of it either. Definitely not my thing. We are eliminating the garter toss/removal and the bouquet toss for the wedding. Just weird traditions!

Post # 50
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1062 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I was feeling my drink and getting into it lol heres a pic… it was fun and im a shy person! 

Post # 51
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

i”m having the same thoughts as you, but it can be tastefully done, just pick a good song, nothing sexy or raunchy. when my mom remarried they did the garter toss and my 2 year old sister ran over to her dad and our mom and lifted the dress off his head and shook her finger, it is actually one of the things i remember most from her wedding

Post # 52
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1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I don’t find it awkward, just a little silly (head up your dress? really?). My Fiance has his mind set on doing it though, so I will be a good sport about it regardless of what he chooses to do. He’s a goofball, so I can only imagine!  

Post # 52
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Wannabee

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soon2bewed925:  Hilarious and I couldn’t agree more!!  I came across your post after searching the terms ‘garter’ ‘removal’ when my Mum’s bestie, having known me since the age of 2, suggested that she would give me a garter for my wedding.  Personally I don’t see my soon-to-be husband who I am having to ‘drag’ (not quite kicking and screaming but close enough to it) through his second wedding, this being my first.  I try to gently remind him that this time he is doing this ‘of his own free will’ lol…

What was the outcome of your quandry after you posted this some 6 years ago?

Post # 53
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109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Boettcher Mansion

We are skipping both the garter toss and the bouquet toss… 

1) The garter has to be sweaty and gross by that time… And I’m sure it would be super uncomfy to wear!

2) SUPER awkward for several reasons… FH’s family is Korean, so that would definitely be raunchy to them, plus we don’t want to call attention to those who are single/ ask people in complicated relationships to make a choice about a label in front of everyone…

3) Less money since we don’t have to buy a toss bouquet or a garter set! 🙂

It’s great for some, not so great for others, so it really comes down to you and your FI! If it sounds fun and your families will agree, do it! If not, don’t! My Future Sister-In-Law didn’t do the garter toss or bouquet toss at her wedding, either, and I have to say no one noticed! 🙂

Post # 54
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think it’s totally akward, but if your groom wants to do it, I think you should try to be a good sport about it. I mean – it’s supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience! How can you say no? However, if it’s just his friends that want you to do it – their opinions don’t count! haha

Post # 55
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Busy bee

It doesn’t have to be awkward or sexy. Ours was playful and funny and suprised all of our guests. Watch it here!

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