Post # 1
My friend had her wedding many years ago and I actually caught the bouquet and so I also got the tossing garter put on me from the guy who caught it. I still have it and I was thinking of using it instead of buying a tossing garter. My only issue is that her marriage went from good to nightmare in .2 seconds and I am kind of a superstitious person. Do you think it would be a bad omen to use this garter as my tossing garter on the day? It would save me some money on something I really didn’t even feel like doing in the first place.
Post # 3
I think it’s fine to use the same garter (I wouldn’t be superstitious about something like that), but I think you could easily avoid this problem by just buying a new toss garter. I’ve seen them sold for as low as $5. Since you’re tossing it, there’s no point in buying a good quality garter. Just a thought!
Post # 4
@Firinne: To be completely honest, I wouldn’t use that tossing garter. Maybe I am superstitious too, but I would rather go to Michael’s with a 40% off coupon and get one there, and be on the “safe side”
Post # 5
If you’re superstitious buy a new one to use, otherwise sure save the money.
Post # 6
I’d use it. I caught the garter at my best friend’s wedding 3 years before mine. I used it at my wedding- she was excited about it.
Post # 7
Garters cost about $5.00 in Michael’s. I’d wear my own.
Post # 8
@alicia1745: I wouldn’t tell my friend I was using it because I think it would give her some bad memories. 🙁
Post # 9
Garters aren’t that expensive. Just buy a new one and use it.
Post # 10
If your desire to save five bucks out weighs your superstition there’s no reason practical reason you can’t use it. I don’t think I even had a “toss” garter since inwasn attached to the one I wore.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
If you don’t feel like doing it, skip the tradition.
Otherwise- I say use it. It’s a few inches of fabric, I’m pretty sure your friend’s marriage failed because of something else.
Post # 12
That is up to you!!
BUT, when my cousin was married I caught the bouquet and later that night she explained to me that it had been around 🙂 She caught it, and her friend that married before her caught it. So everyone that had caught it, ended up married.
I was just married 3 months ago!