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

posted 13 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Are you doing a bouquet toss and garter toss at your reception?

    Well, of course!

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  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee

    We didn’t do either of those.  They just weren’t our thing.  Also, we a small wedding with only 3 single ladies, so I thought it would be weird to single them out.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am planning on having a garter and bouquet toss but since the majority of the guests are my family I thought I would do a variation of it. We will probably attach a gift card or something to both the garter and bouquet for the "winner". This would be much better than seeing an uncle putting a garter on a niece (eek)…

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee

    We won’t be doing either. I think the bouquet toss would be fun, but we don’t have enough single ladies! And I have just never been a fan of the garter thing. No thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 20
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I didn’t have either at my wedding, and no one even noticed or asked me about them!  After the reception was over, my husband’s aunt came up to me and said, "I just now realized that you didn’t have a bouquet or garter toss!  I was having so much fun, I didn’t even notice!"  I took it as a compliment ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m doing the bouquet toss but skipping the garter toss.

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’m actually going to do something similar to what Miss Bruschetta is doing ๐Ÿ™‚ We are going to throw multiple bouquets & garters and attach lottery tickets to them! Its not going to be just for the single laides & guys though, we will announce whoever wants to come out and try to grab them can!

    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I’ve always dreaded getting called up to catch the bouquet.  It’s so awkward and makes the majority of the single ladies uncomfortable.  Given that the single girls are in their 30’s, we thought it best to forgo the tradition.  If anything, I think people will be relieved!

    Post # 24
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2008

    I did the bouquet toss and I think it was a lot of fun.  All my single ladies were game to be a little silly!

    I didn’t want to do the garter toss, but my DJ and photographer didn’t get the message, despite me telling them.  So they sat me down in a chair and made my husband crawl across the dance floor to me.  It was pretty cute, but I was like, "Umm hello, there isn’t anything up there for you to grab! What is the point of this?!".  I definitely have an annoyed face in all those photos!

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Nope. We are only going to have a few singles-we are the last of our friends to get married. We probably will do the anniversary dance.

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Nope, we nixed that early. As a guest, I’ve always felt super awkward during the bouquet toss. And I feel like the garter thing can get really tacky (I would be mortified for Fiance to be rooting around under my dress in front of my entire family!)

    Post # 27
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Nope, I personally hate it. On top of that, there will only be a small handfull that will be single – I can only think of 4 right now, 2 being younger teenage siblings. We may do something different, like have all the woman (single, dating, married, etc) gather to catch the bouquet as good luck or have it separate when thrown. As for the garter, I don’t know. I personally want to keep my garter and I don’t really know of any alternatives to the standard garter toss to single guys. And definititely not doing the reverse garter up the leg with the two who catch the garter and bouquet. To me, that’s just tacky and inappropriate.

    Post # 28
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    i don’t think i’m doing either..my sister is trying to talk me into it. 

    Post # 29
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Not really.  We’re doing the anniversary dance for the marrieds to give the bouquet away, and Fiance still wants a garter toss. 

    Post # 30
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Fiance is excited to be pulling the garter off with his teeth (I told him hands or teeth, not both!). ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    We decided not to do it. The awkward factor didn’t really matter in my choice (though my mother in law was begging me NOT to do the bouqet toss). I mostly decided not to do it because we have use of our venue for what seemed like such a short time that I didn’t want to waste it doing these 2 traditions that no one seemed that into, anyway.

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