(Closed) bouquet and garter toss…how many of you are doing this?

posted 8 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have never been a fan of them. I am planning a non-traditional wedding and we will not be doing a bouquet or garter toss for sure. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The fiancé and I decided not to do them either.  I think they’re just uncomfortable for everyone.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Nope, we’re not.  The only unmarried people there will be recent divorcees, his siblings, and a few women over 50.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We too are in our thirties with very few single friends, so we will not have a garter or bouquet toss.  I have heard of brides giving away a bouquet to the couple that has been married the longest.  I think that is a nice touch. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are also not doing them.  Nothing was worse to me than being paraded around as the “single girls”. 

Instead I am doing a pinata stuffed with mini-bottles and other treats 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i must be in the minority, but we are doing both.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did both. But most of our friends are still single and most of them (including me) really enjoy this part of a wedding and look forward to it. 

But I must say I have NEVER been to a wedding that does the ‘put the garter on the bouquet catcher’s leg thing’. I have only heard about that on wedding bee. All the weddings I go to – someone catches the bouquet and someone catches the garter and that’s that!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re not doing either.  Just because we don’t want to!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Im doing it….im looking forward to it too! you are never to old to have fun and if there arent enough single people say that everyone can do it!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re gonna do the boquet toss, what else am I supposed to do with the boquet anyway?  We will have a good ammount of single ladies. 

Not the garter toss, that’s just a copy of the boquet and dosn’t seem right.

My friend had a pinata at her wedding instead of the tosses. That was fun.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@FranksMama: a pinata!  that is genius! 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

We’re not doing it. I sort of can’t stand the tradition. Instead, we’ll be doing an anniversary dance and the wife of the couple that has been married the longest will get my bouquet. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

No – I don’t like single people having to parade around as if they all pine away to get married, you know?  Not my style.  Plus, having some random guy catch the piece of underwear that your hubby just fished out from under your dress in front of Grandma and then put it on the upper thigh of a stranger that caught the bouquet is g.r.o.s.s. for me!  I would NEVER consent to have some guy put his hands under my dress and on my inner thigh for fun if I caught the bouquet, lol!  Probably why I never go up for it…

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I didn’t want to do them because I have HATED the bouquet toss for years (I have attended lots of weddings single and I am 29 years old).  However, my Fiance really wanted to toss the garter for some reason. 

So, we are going to toss the bouquet to all women (married & single) and the garter to all men (married & single).  I think we’re going to attach a small gift card to both to make people actually want to catch them.  Also, I will probably toss my sister’s bridesmaid bouquet so I don’t have to purchase a “toss” bouquet.

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