(Closed) Bouquet and Garter Toss or Not?

posted 8 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Should we toss the bouquet and garter?

    No - toss that idea away!

    Definitely - it's a fun tradition!

    Toss the bouquet but not the garter!

    You should only toss the bouquet and garter if you're in your 20s.

  • Post # 32
    1131 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @SavBride:  I like the tradition, but I also see your point about it being embarrassing for your single friends… Tough call. If you have a bunch of younger (or not married) people at your wedding then I would definitely go for it

    Post # 33
    3138 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We forgot to do ours … Didn’t really think about it no regrets except maybe some funny pics ?? 

    Post # 34
    490 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I am not doing it.  My wedding will be mostly family and my good friends…and the thought of one of my single relatives or good guy friends catching something that was an undergarment makes me cringe a little.  I doubt I will do the bouquet toss either since most of them are married.

    Post # 35
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I like it.  It’s an easy and cheap way to get a bouquet and garter if you’re the catcher.  My brother and his fiance are on a tight budget so since I’ve caught two bouquets I gave them both to her so she can toss one and keep one without paying a dime.    She’ll probably mess with them a bit so they’ll match her colors better but still cheaper than actually buying everything to make one or pay to have one made.

    I don’t believe in the superstition for them or in any other tradition.  It’s just for fun.

    Post # 36
    3457 posts
    Sugar bee

    I hate both, I will not be doing either! I always hated being dragged onto the floor for the boquet and I will not make my friends do it too! I also think it’s disgusting for garters being thrown for men (much less mine).

    Post # 37
    444 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

    I have always liked the bouquet/garter toss. It could go either way though… And as a single girl I always was pulled half embarrassed out on to the floor but secretly I loved it as part of being single. 

    At one wedding I stood with another friend well behind the other girls.. We obviously didn’t want to catch it, but the bride overthrew and it came over everyone’s heads straight to us. We each simultaneously took a step away, and it hit the floor right between us. Oops. My ex caught the garter At that wedding.. Bullet: dodged.

    however, my fiancé proposed to me at a friends wedding in December after catching the garter. 

    so, I may Be biased.

    If there are singles a plenty, I think it is a tradition worth keeping. If there aren’t, who would miss it?

    Post # 38
    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I won’t be doing either at my wedding. I find the garter toss to be embarrassing and often tacky and I just don’t feel the need to toss my pretty bouquet away:)

    Post # 39
    7648 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m in my 20’s and we’re not doing it. Most of our guests are in a relationship and I just don’t feel like we would get much of a response if we did try to do it.

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