(Closed) Are you doing a garter/bouquet toss?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: What are you doing as far as the garter/bouquet toss?
    Not wearing a garter and not tossin' anything! : (24 votes)
    40 %
    Wearing a garter for the tradition, but not doing the removal/toss. : (16 votes)
    27 %
    Doing the garter removal but not doing the garter/bouquet toss. : (0 votes)
    Going traditional--doing the removal and garter/bouquet toss. : (20 votes)
    33 %
    Doing something new and different (explained below) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    i prob will wear a garter but i don’t think we are doing the garter toss. Just not my thing i guess. I might still do the bouquet toss though. (all women) Even if you don’t have many single friends you could still invite ALL women and ALL guys out to catch it just for fun ( no weird dance or pictures for the guy/ girl that does catch it either) 

    Some brides even attach gift certificates to the garter / bouquet and make more of a game / incentive to participate…again regardless of marital status 🙂


    Post # 4
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My option wasn’t available.  NO to garter (I find it SO tacky), but YES to the bouquet.

    Post # 5
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think a garder might make a weird lump under my dress (since it’s fitted) plus I don’t want to worry about it sliding down around my ankles during the day.

    I don’t really like garder/bouquet tosses. I think they seem a little dated (althought bouquet tosses don’t bother me as much).

    Post # 6
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee

    My step mom is insisting on a garter toss but i find it… well… a little embarrassing. Plus, we have a 2 year old anyhow so its not like i’m even trying to pretend I’m a virgin. lol

    Post # 7
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    I think we’ll probably do both for the tradition side of things.

    Post # 8
    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I like the garter toss! I think it’s really funny and cute.

    Post # 9
    510 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We didn’t do either…It didn’t really fit into what we wanted for our wedding/reception…

    Post # 10
    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ours was a same-sex wedding, so we had two bouquets and two garters.  None of them got tossed.

    Post # 11
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m not doing a garter, but am going to walk over nonchalantly to my unmarried bff and just hand her the bouquet quietly when nobody’s looking…except maybe her long time bf.  Unless I think she’d pummel me.  Heck i just want him to ask her!!!!

    Post # 12
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am not doing the garter or the toss.

    Post # 13
    7053 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I don’t think the garter toss would be ok at our reception.  We’d have already been married a whole week and back from the familymoon.  I won’t even consider it unless T insists on doing that.  but I seriously doubt he would.  ??  I’d feel kinda creepy having him do that at the reception with the kids there you know.

    Post # 14
    990 posts
    Busy bee

    I am having my garter made in the colors of the FI’s fav sports team, the Chicago Bulls and he can toss. We have some single friends and it’ll be fun to see.

    Post # 15
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I never heard of attaching gift cards, but that sounds fun! I’m having a Cincinatti Bengals garter (the Fiance football team), but I’m going to say they practically begged me to take the garter because who wants Bengal merchandise? 🙂

    Post # 16
    7173 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    I’m doing both – but Fiance will not be removing a garter from me…. if anything, we’ll just have it there to toss.  We also don’t have a lot of  single friends (nor do I care to single them out) – so we are opening it up to whomever wants to do some catching (and adding a gift card to each, for more incentive).

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